Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Everything Else > General Automotive Forum

General Automotive Forum
All non-BMW car talk goes here...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:25 AM
Chris90's Avatar
Chris90 Chris90 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Massachusetts
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 13,797
Mein Auto: '04 330i
New VW GTI: 217 hp, LSD, 200 lbs lighter, 25/36 mpg

Sounds really impressive. Let's hope the electric variable steering is decent.

Performance Package adds an LSD and bump to 227 hp.

http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24
__________________
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Cherokee Expression
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 09-28-2012, 06:26 AM
LegendsNeverDie LegendsNeverDie is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 904
Mein Auto: BMW 328i SP
The Sport pack is 13 secs quicker around the ring! If they keep it under 30k, I might go back to VW after all.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-28-2012, 10:48 AM
ed325i's Avatar
ed325i ed325i is offline
Grumpy and Cynical
Location: Ontario; too hot in summer, too cold in winter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 7,607
Send a message via MSN to ed325i Send a message via Yahoo to ed325i
Mein Auto: 328Xi
Wonder about wind and road noise.
__________________
Bah. Humbug.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-28-2012, 01:18 PM
Chris90's Avatar
Chris90 Chris90 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Massachusetts
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 13,797
Mein Auto: '04 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by LegendsNeverDie View Post
The Sport pack is 13 secs quicker around the ring! If they keep it under 30k, I might go back to VW after all.
I'm really tempted as well, would be a perfect commuter car, and LSD would help in the snow.

My guess is with leather and sport pack it'll be pushing $32-33k. That might be a tough sell, since I can get a low mileage 335i for that.
__________________
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Cherokee Expression
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-28-2012, 10:07 PM
brkf's Avatar
brkf brkf is offline
Not Wearing Pants
Location: Earth
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 13,343
Mein Auto: Moped
If it were made by someone other than VW I'd be really tempted.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-29-2012, 05:36 AM
Chris90's Avatar
Chris90 Chris90 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Massachusetts
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 13,797
Mein Auto: '04 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by brkf View Post
If it were made by someone other than VW I'd be really tempted.
Didn't you just buy a 1st model year BMW?
__________________
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Cherokee Expression
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-29-2012, 09:40 AM
ed325i's Avatar
ed325i ed325i is offline
Grumpy and Cynical
Location: Ontario; too hot in summer, too cold in winter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 7,607
Send a message via MSN to ed325i Send a message via Yahoo to ed325i
Mein Auto: 328Xi
Would be interested in the R version.
__________________
Bah. Humbug.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-29-2012, 10:13 AM
AndrewZ's Avatar
AndrewZ AndrewZ is offline
Ones and Zeros
Location: In Between Dreams
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 10,992
Mein Auto: It has two dipsticks
Quote:
Originally Posted by brkf View Post
If it were made by someone other than VW I'd be really tempted.
Call it an Audi
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-29-2012, 02:07 PM
brkf's Avatar
brkf brkf is offline
Not Wearing Pants
Location: Earth
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 13,343
Mein Auto: Moped
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris90 View Post
Didn't you just buy a 1st model year BMW?
2nd year! :P

Having owned many of both brand and having had many problems with both... BMW hands down has treated me better as a brand. With the exception of my Cooper neither provided me with a totally problem-free car. But one brand has stood by its product while the other... yikes...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2012, 10:11 AM
tagheuer tagheuer is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: detroit
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 584
Mein Auto: 04 325i ZSP
my experience has been just the opposite.

dealer has been great so far with our 2012 VW GTI, better than BMW.

(Suburban VW in Farmington Hills, MI versus Erhard BMW across the street).
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Michael Schott Michael Schott is offline
Moderator
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,164
Mein Auto: 2014 328i Sport Line MT
Quote:
Originally Posted by tagheuer View Post
my experience has been just the opposite.

dealer has been great so far with our 2012 VW GTI, better than BMW.

(Suburban VW in Farmington Hills, MI versus Erhard BMW across the street).
I haven't bought a VW from Suburban but have bought a Honda and Mazda from them. The service has been good. On the other hand I've leased 2 E90's from Erhard in FH and the service has always been stellar.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-04-2012, 08:59 PM
AutoUnion's Avatar
AutoUnion AutoUnion is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New England
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,113
Mein Auto: German
Need to go drive this. I'm excited. Love the GTI
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-05-2012, 05:03 AM
stylinexpat's Avatar
stylinexpat stylinexpat is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Between California and Asia
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 18,090
Mein Auto: 2009 M3
Perfect city car. Weight deductions are always a
__________________
2009 M3
130i Sold
330ZHP Sold
330 Coupe Sold
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Everything Else > General Automotive Forum
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms