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For my birthday a couple of weeks ago I got the new DEH-6900UB head unit from Pioneer for my GTI. In anticipation of getting the new HU, I bought a new 12″ sub and mounted it in a old Q-Logic box, ran some 4 gauge wire to my hatch, and dug out an old 300W [...]
After 6 months of listening to the crappy stock stereo in my GTI, I finally broke down, bought some new gear and have begun the fun process of upgrading. I’ve got a new head unit on the way, but before getting to that I wanted to post about how I installed the 4 gauge power [...]
So the end result of all my car shopping was I bought a 2004 GTI from a guy out in CA. And man this car is so sweet. That little 1.8T engine just aims to please. It pulls hard in almost any gear, once that turbo kicks in at least. I must have called a [...]
The car search continues. I’ve tossed around around whether or not I want a regular 2002-2005 GTI, or the 337 Edition or the 2003 20th Anniversary Edition. There’s pros and cons to each, most of them being money-related and simply the cool-factor. A good-condition regular GTI can be had with low miles for under $15K [...]
Back in 2002 VW released the 337 Edition of the GTI, which has some sweet features over the standard GTI. The list goes something like this: – 180hp 1.8L 20-valve intercooled and turbocharged 4-cylinder motor – Six speed MQ350 manual transmission with upgraded clutch and pressure plate – 315mm (12.4″) vented front and 256mm (10″) [...]
So I’m in the market for a new car, or rather a newer used car that’s just new to me. I’ve narrowed my search down to two cars – the ’02 Civic Si and the VW ’02 GTI. Here some specs on both cars: 2002-2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Base price : $18,910Engine : 4 cylinder, [...]