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Hello and welcome. Introduce yourselves here

ClaytonBrown

Ready to race!
Hey-Oh

Just closed on the deal last night and full on lovin' this GTI :happyanim:. Have never owned a car that even remotely came close to giving me the feeling this car gives me. So glad a dealer insisted I test drove one a month ago. Didn't buy that one, had to do my due diligence, but absolutely thrilled with what I ended up with, a 2013 GTI Autobahn DSG. Might do some mods, might not, seems solid as is. Cheers and thanks for having me, -Clayton

 

KramNella

New member
New guy to the Golfmk6 Forums. Had a MKIV a long while ago and have had my MKVI for just over a year now. I've done a few small cosmetic mods but after lurking here for quite some time I can't help the fact that I want to go all out with it now. I drive the car a few times a week along with the 2016 A4 I just picked up. Having the GTI in manual makes it a little more of a fun drive too and from work. Located in southern NJ - I've gone to a few Cars and Coffee events run by High Octane South Jersey on Route 73 in Marlton.

Basics:

2012 Tornado Red Coupe
6-Speed Manual
Picked it up from an AutoLenders in Southern New Jersey

Mods.

K&N Drop in Filter
GTI seat wrench emblems
Tartan trunk logo decal
Weighted Red Billet Shift Knob
Tint all around
SilverStar ZXE Bulbs
Nokya Yellow Fog Bulbs
Carista App - Windows with Remote/Fogs as DRL/Gauge Sweep
Euro Switch

Looking to do coilovers, wheels, exhaust sometime soon. Still on the fence about intakes - So much conflicting information on them all.
 
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VMRWheels

Go Kart Champion
:happyanim:To those I've quoted and to all the new members who've joined prior, Welcome! :thumbup:​

Hey, everyone. New guy here from DC, stepping out of the lurking shadows. New to the GTI, just picked up a 2012 CW Autobahn 4D stick a few weeks ago. Bonus: already came with APR Stage 1 and exhaust (dealer had no idea car was lightly modded)....
Hey guys, my name is Blake I'm new here - but not so new to the world of car forums and passionate gearheads. As a result, I figured I'd get myself set up while I still get to know my new ride....
Hey everyone my name is Mike,

I bought my 2011 VW Golf 2.5L two month ago. It was a fast buy after my MINI Cooper S got a crack in the block. I been slowly liking my Golf more each day, just miss the handling of my MINI....


You can follow me on instagram @CZ_MATE
Hello,

New to the forum and thought I'd introduce myself. Picked up a '12 2DR Shadow Blue GTI a few weeks ago and loving it so far. Car is all stock, haven't decided which mods to start with yet. Had a '00 GTI VR6 years ago, which was a blast to drive. After bouncing between a few BMW's [E46 and E90], I came to appreciate the practicality of the VW GTI's. Hoping to find good info on these boards!...
Hello all, and greetings from the other side of the world in Malaysia. Joined the forum to learn more about the mk6, as well as get some inspiration and ideas for my car...
Hello, just picket up my TDI the other day. Though I would join yet another forum...
Hi,
I'm a newbie.. Jess from Carlisle (North UK)

I have a bluemotion 1.6 tdi (Not as flashy as some of you guys) but I love her :)
Pretty awesome reading the forum, lots of ideas and very nice cars!
Just closed on the deal last night and full on lovin' this GTI :happyanim:. Have never owned a car that even remotely came close to giving me the feeling this car gives me. So glad a dealer insisted I test drove one a month ago. Didn't buy that one, had to do my due diligence, but absolutely thrilled with what I ended up with, a 2013 GTI Autobahn DSG...
New guy to the Golfmk6 Forums. Had a MKIV a long while ago and have had my MKVI for just over a year now. I've done a few small cosmetic mods but after lurking here for quite some time I can't help the fact that I want to go all out with it now. I drive the car a few times a week along with the 2016 A4 I just picked up. Having the GTI in manual makes it a little more of a fun drive too and from work. Located in southern NJ - I've gone to a few Cars and Coffee events run by High Octane South Jersey on Route 73 in Marlton.
 

The_Squire

New member
Hey Hey

After I broke up with my girlfriend of 7 years, I started hanging out with someone who was a diehard VW guy, and he pretty much introduced me not just to cars and VW, but the "dub life." He had this sexy candy white mkv gti crushed, 3" straight pipe, 12" subwoofer, tinted windows... The thing gave me hard-ons. Needless to say, I was hooked.

My first car was an '02 Civic Si hatchback (don't even start lol). Had that thing for about 6 months then randomly saw an 07 Sage Green Rabbit on Autotrader and bought it the next day, ditching my Honda. Then back in April I snagged a certified '12 CSM GTI and I still have both.
 

Baldilocks73

Go Kart Champion
After I broke up with my girlfriend of 7 years, I started hanging out with someone who was a diehard VW guy, and he pretty much introduced me not just to cars and VW, but the "dub life." He had this sexy candy white mkv gti crushed, 3" straight pipe, 12" subwoofer, tinted windows... The thing gave me hard-ons. Needless to say, I was hooked.

My first car was an '02 Civic Si hatchback (don't even start lol). Had that thing for about 6 months then randomly saw an 07 Sage Green Rabbit on Autotrader and bought it the next day, ditching my Honda. Then back in April I snagged a certified '12 CSM GTI and I still have both.
Welcome to the forum. :)
 

Dub_Polo

Ready to race!
First Real Car

Well when I turned 16 I used whatever car was available with my parents so it'd either be a 2001 Toyota 4runner, but when i was lucky I could drive my sisters newer 2008 Nissan Sentra. Hey being 16 I didn't care what I drove as long as I was driving. That all ended when about 2 years ago when I smashed my sister's car into a utility pole cause a deer hopped out and instead of hitting the damn thing i swerved into the pole.
After that they had to look into getting my sister another car because she had a job she had to commute to. After they got that settled we looked for me. After my cousin got a Mk5 Gti I had fallen in love with so I started looking for Gtis but couldn't find one with lower miles in my so I started looking at other cars until my dad came home and said would you want a Gti? My cousin in Massachusetts was selling his Mk6 and knew I was looking for a car so we agreed on a price. Thats how I got my 2011 Gti DSG for $14,000 and only 38k miles. Been driving it for a year and loving it.
Just a couple days ago I finally convinced my parents to let modify my car so I am saving up for an intake and hopefully going stage one around Spring. This is my first post, but I will definitely be posting a ton!:thumbup:
 

SuperSkyline891

Passed Driver's Ed
I've been on GolfMkV for almost two years now. I don't own a Mk6 but since so many parts are common between the two generations I decided to sign up here also.

I own a 2008 3-door GTI that I'm building into a track car. I've done a lot of chassis work over the past two years. I'm going to spend next year doing fine tuning, long term I'm going for a time attack style with a full aero package.

All the details are in my build thread linked in my sig for anyone that's interested.

 

raik0

New member
Checking in from Boston here! I come from a long line of American muscle drivers (bought a Mustang at 17), but city life makes owning one a huge pain. I bought my '11 DSG Autobahn after someone totaled my '11 Mazda 3 in October. The Mazda was zippy and corners were a hell of a lot of fun, so I knew I wanted to increase that thrill with a turbo, but I didn't want a manual being in the city... living on a steep hill... with winter coming.

This is my first VW and my first turbo. It's not in bad shape, but the previous owner didn't take great care of the exterior and I didn't get a chance to do anything beyond a wash/wax before the cold set in. So far I've replaced the window tint and picked up some plaid resin seat lever inserts, 'cause hey, there has to be plaid somewhere on this thing, right?
 

Baldilocks73

Go Kart Champion
Checking in from Boston here! I come from a long line of American muscle drivers (bought a Mustang at 17), but city life makes owning one a huge pain. I bought my '11 DSG Autobahn after someone totaled my '11 Mazda 3 in October. The Mazda was zippy and corners were a hell of a lot of fun, so I knew I wanted to increase that thrill with a turbo, but I didn't want a manual being in the city... living on a steep hill... with winter coming.

This is my first VW and my first turbo. It's not in bad shape, but the previous owner didn't take great care of the exterior and I didn't get a chance to do anything beyond a wash/wax before the cold set in. So far I've replaced the window tint and picked up some plaid resin seat lever inserts, 'cause hey, there has to be plaid somewhere on this thing, right?
Welcome. :) Any plans for it yet?
 

Hella1

New member
Hi ev'rybody, Bay Area guy, first post, first VW, a 2011 GTI Autobahn (2dr CSG DSG) in great shape, low miles, obviously very well-loved by the original owner, and now well-loved once again by me. It was exactly what I was looking for and then some; I can't imagine being any happier. So much fun yet still so practical. Here she is in all of her current glory:



All of my plans are of the tasteful/subtle variety, the original owner had already done a number of things that I would have done -- Borla catback, front lip spoiler, Euro cupholder & cubbie, Edition 35 e-brake handle, silver glove box handle, seat lift inserts -- and in the time I've had it I've managed to add OEM R side skirts, the bottle opener for the cupholder, classed up the license plate frames and installed red deAutoKey footwell LED's.

Next up is a full 5-window tint (30%), DG springs, OEM LED Tails and a nice powered sub to round out the Dynaudio. Beyond that, maybe a badge-mount backup cam and a set of Charlestons (although the Detroits are growing on me).

I look forward to learning a lot from everyone and helping wherever I can, this place was invaluable in helping me figure out exactly what I wanted. Thanks!

P.S. - KESSY = :wub:
 

GTIfromFIN

New member
Hello everyone!
I've been reading the forum for a while but only now registered.

About 2 months ago i went from BMW E92 325i to this MK6 GTI.
This far i've had a couple issues like atm thermostat started leaking a little. Might be because 2 weeks of -30C weather here in Finland and i dont have a carage :( Glad the dealer arranged it and i'm going to service next monday.

Otherwise i am enjoying the car ALOT! Last owner tuned it with stage1 and put some awesome looking 18" rimms :) also he kept the paint perfectly nice. Cant wait for summer to come and bring the grip between tire and the road :D

Sorry if my english sucks, but thats all i got :p
 

scatterbunk

New member
Greeting from NW Connecticut (a mile from Lime Rock Park) New Owner and Poster. Not a youngster, Ex-Motorcycle Racer (Triumph) ex NYC cabbie, 1973-1976.

We purchased our GTI 2 weeks ago ! (Black, 2014 Driver's Edition, 13k miles, previously a VW Finance company car from Ohio). The family had been in need to replace the Honda Fit Sport for awhile ( yes, laugh if you like..not very "sport"y, great sound system, tho..and when revved above 4500, kicked a bit of butt..."little engine that could" etc) . I had owned an '84 Scirocco back in the 80's ( and then a 95' Volvo 850 TurboWagon Ripper), when I met my wife (Rocco the Scirocco). We gassed all over the place in that little buzzbomb. So there its some sentimentality at work here, and a VW history, for us. We wanted some "pep". Another Turbo. Thus, the GTI.

Anyway, we are very, very pleased with the GTI. It will be our road car and playtoy. The fit and finish are WAY better than we imagined. Quite hi class. Electronics superb, NAV is a joke, tho. That Motor ! Youza. and the DSG. Unreal. Paddle shifters etc...Waaaah ! We'll keep it stock. All the power we need, as is. Hoping for good reliability. Proven design, right ? Right. (I think I'm going to need a radar detector, tho ! Any thoughts on That, y'all ?)

The dealer s-cked, I must say (no names). Didn't budge on price and lo-balled me on the Fit trade-in. I wanted the car. Wife need AT and 4 doors. I brought it home and looked a little closer at things. Hmmmm. Under the plastic engine cover, acorn shells ! Oil, which I asked them to change (they said it wasn't needed) BLACK as pitch..I did a home service immediately with the correct synthetic 5-40 and filter, air filter etc. It is "certified, for what that's worth.

I am So Happy to own this car. My soon to be 16 year old is happy too. Wife likes it lots. So, That's about it. Happy to have found this site. Forward !
 
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MrZedCarter

New member
Hi thought i would introduce myself I've just got myself a 62 plate GT TDI 140. I live just outside Norwich in Norfolk and work at Car Shop selling cars..

I stumbled upon my car at work as I've mainly owned BMWs but this GT140 with a DSG box full leather in dark grey turned up with only 50k on the clock and with my discount got a complete bargain and HAD to have it...

Got a few things planned for it but i guess I'll save them for another thread.
 

JLaw1443

Passed Driver's Ed
First VW For Me

Hey all,

Name is Jordan, I'm 26, one of the few females from what I've seen so far, and I just got into my first Volkswagen and GTI. First off, not let down at all!

I purchased a 5 door 2011 GTI Autobahn, CSG with the 6 speed manual. I read up all about the DSG, but I'm a standard tranny girl all the way. That is, at least since I learned how to drive one. :thumbup: (The day I got it below)


Prior to the GTI I have owned 2 Acura Integras (first car was a red automatic, the 4th car I owned was a blue standard tranny), A 1996 Jeep Cherokee, and two different Jeep Wranglers ('93 Base automatic, '99 Sahara manual). Now, due to an accident, I am on my GTI and could not be happier to own it.

Getting into VW was my mom's idea. My sister has a '98 Beatle; growing up my parents had a '70's Bug and a 90's Passat. My mom and uncle had an '84 GTI and loved it, so I took the idea and began my search.




The wishlist is short, but I've always been about the stock cars and lifted Jeeps.
  • New Detroit Rims or other OEM VW Rims (mine are scuffed)
  • Stage 1 Tuning
  • Air Intake System (COBB was recommended from a co-worker)
  • Maybe aftermarket stereo that works better with my phone than the stock Navigation system
  • Offset License Plate Mount
  • LED Taillights and maybe upgrade the Xenon headlights
  • Possible fog light upgrade

It's great to meet you all and hoping to meet some GTI/Golf/R owners close to me (Colorado).
 
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AJStova

New member
Hi, my name is Aundrea. I'm a 29 year old female from CA. Distinct, sleek looks, german performance engineering, reliability and character got me into VWs. My last two cars I purchased were VWs (Jetta and GTI).
I currently drive a 2013 6 speed manual transmission Candy White VW GTI with Detroit Wheels, Front and rear Dectane lights + OEM front and rear lights, Tinted windows, Stage 1 APR Carbonio intake + OEM intake, Stage 1 APR reflash with 4 interchangeable settings (Stock + 91 OCT + 93 OCT + 100 OCT) and Dark side markers. Happy to be here.
 

0-henry-0

New member
Hello all. UK expat based in Dubai. This is my second Golf and currently have a 2011 GTi. Have changed the intake to a K&N Typhoon intake and am looking at a stage 1 and downpipe in the coming month or so.
 
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