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I did think about adding Nitrous Oxide, the ultimate power button!   Didn't want to blow up my baby, so never did it.  

 

Maybe a Prius with Nitrous Oxide would put out 178hp?!?!   Don't bother googling it.  I couldn't find anyone who has tried, which in itself says a lot about the Prius and its owners.  Let sleeping dogs lie (in the slow lane on I-70 with the trucks).

Maybe Eagles uses 220V? 220...221..whatever it takes (to get to 178HP)

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I'm waiting for the next incarnation of the Scirocco!

 

 

Scirocco still exists and is beautiful, just not in the US.

 

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Scirocco still exists and is beautiful, just not in the US.

 

Would love to see the Polo GTi here, that is as close to the Mk1 GTi as they have made.

 

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Scirocco still exists and is beautiful, just not in the US.

 

 



What engine is that available with? Good looking dub...
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What engine is that available with? Good looking dub...

 

There are a handful of choices depending on the market.  The main option if it ever made it to the US would probably be the 2.0 TSI putting out 207 hp and 207 ft-lb.

 

The Scirocco R has the 2.0 FSI engine putting out 258 hp and 261 ft-lb.  There are also 2 diesel choices, both 2.0L.  One is the same that we see here in the Golf TDI; the other is more powerful, but the numbers say it's close to but not quite exactly the same as what they put in the Golf GTD.  There are also a couple of less powerful gas options that likely wouldn't come to the US if I had to guess.

post #36 of 48

This is my daily commuter - 2009 MkV:

This is the transition model from MkV to MkVI (mechanically MkVI, exterior MkV)

 

PS Always wanted to have MkI but that was back in the days where getting it was impossible... MkV arguably returned the MkI's legacy after many years with VI/VII following the path... 


Edited by VladL - 5/27/14 at 7:36pm
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too bad you didn't just add a PWR button, that would have got you to at least 178hp.....:beercheer:

 

I did think about adding Nitrous Oxide, the ultimate power button!   Didn't want to blow up my baby, so never did it.  

 

Maybe a Prius with Nitrous Oxide would put out 178hp?!?!   Don't bother googling it.  I couldn't find anyone who has tried, which in itself says a lot about the Prius and its owners.  Let sleeping dogs lie (in the slow lane on I-70 with the trucks).


A buddy of my brother's had a '79 (or maybe '78) Honda CBX (in-line six) that dynoed at 160 HP.   I think he had modified it to include a bottle of nitrous oxide, among other things.  Frame structural integrity was a problem.  Brother said he didn't like the bike; too much horsepower.  Is that even a thing?

post #38 of 48
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Would love to see the Polo GTi here, that is as close to the Mk1 GTi as they have made.

 

Drove a Polo for a month while living in Germany in '97 (month before I bought the Scirocco, in fact). Too small. Do not want to be competing for space on snow covered highways with the comparatively huge new Outbacks (andthe ski car of the year, a 2014 Prius V) while driving a roller skate, no matter how cool the roller skate.

post #39 of 48
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Would love to see the Polo GTi here, that is as close to the Mk1 GTi as they have made.

 

Drove a Polo for a month while living in Germany in '97 (month before I bought the Scirocco, in fact). Too small. Do not want to be competing for space on snow covered highways with the comparatively huge new Outbacks (andthe ski car of the year, a 2014 Prius V) while driving a roller skate, no matter how cool the roller skate.

Like the rest of the VW's over the years, the Polo has grown since 97...the one pictured about is about the size, and maybe a bit bigger, than a Mk1 GTI. 

post #40 of 48

I test drove and almost bought a 1986 GTI as it clearly out handled the solid axle rear wheel drive Toyota Corolla GTS that I did end up buying. However in '86 the Corolla had a MR2 engine with 16 valves and back then in Canada only Toyota offered 4 vales per cylinder (exotics excepted).

 

Back then the Corolla and MR2 where virtually the fastest 4 cylinder cars on the road and excelled at hill climbing in the mountains. My favourite thing was passing GTIs on the big hills as they ran out of rpms and the Corolla didn't, on the then recently opened Coquihalla super fast (and no cops) mountain highway that runs from just outside Vancouver to Kamloops. A guy once caught up to me at a gas station in Kamloops: "Was that you passing everyone on the Coquihalla? What have you got in that thing for and engine?:D

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I test drove and almost bought a 1986 GTI as it clearly out handled the solid axle rear wheel drive Toyota Corolla GTS that I did end up buying. However in '86 the Corolla had a MR2 engine with 16 valves and back then in Canada only Toyota offered 4 vales per cylinder (exotics excepted).

 

Back then the Corolla and MR2 where virtually the fastest 4 cylinder cars on the road and excelled at hill climbing in the mountains. My favourite thing was passing GTIs on the big hills as they ran out of rpms and the Corolla didn't, on the then recently opened Coquihalla super fast (and no cops) mountain highway that runs from just outside Vancouver to Kamloops. A guy once caught up to me at a gas station in Kamloops: "Was that you passing everyone on the Coquihalla? What have you got in that thing for and engine?:D


LOL, I can relate.  I used to beat shiny new Firebirds up the hill in Fort McMurray with an old Ford station wagon.  400 cubic inches, trailer towing gears and good tuning, beat a whole lot of pollution control despite the racing stripes and the screaming chicken on the Firebird's hood. ;)

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LOL, I can relate.  I used to beat shiny new Firebirds up the hill in Fort McMurray with an old Ford station wagon.  400 cubic inches, trailer towing gears and good tuning, beat a whole lot of pollution control despite the racing stripes and the screaming chicken on the Firebird's hood. ;)

LOL, I can relate. Driving the highway from Fort McMoney (for those that don't know Fort McMurray is where Canada's Oil Sands are located and where the oil for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will come from) to Edmonton on a Friday night is an absolute zoo as you are literally taking your life in your own hands.

post #43 of 48
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I test drove and almost bought a 1986 GTI as it clearly out handled the solid axle rear wheel drive Toyota Corolla GTS that I did end up buying. However in '86 the Corolla had a MR2 engine with 16 valves and back then in Canada only Toyota offered 4 vales per cylinder (exotics excepted).

 

Back then the Corolla and MR2 where virtually the fastest 4 cylinder cars on the road and excelled at hill climbing in the mountains. My favourite thing was passing GTIs on the big hills as they ran out of rpms and the Corolla didn't, on the then recently opened Coquihalla super fast (and no cops) mountain highway that runs from just outside Vancouver to Kamloops. A guy once caught up to me at a gas station in Kamloops: "Was that you passing everyone on the Coquihalla? What have you got in that thing for and engine?:D

 :D  Yeah, that corolla GTS had a really sweet engine.  Steel crank and rods and the redline came in at 8000rpm IIRC.   i remember demoing one when they first came out in the UK.  I thought the salesman was going to soil his pants when I took it 180 degrees round a roundabout on opposite lock with the tail out the whole way!    Trying to remember what it was rated at - 136 or 150bhp?  Was quite a hot rod at the time.  :D   My ex wife had an 88 MR2 with the same engine and it was a great little car!

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I test drove and almost bought a 1986 GTI as it clearly out handled the solid axle rear wheel drive Toyota Corolla GTS that I did end up buying. However in '86 the Corolla had a MR2 engine with 16 valves and back then in Canada only Toyota offered 4 vales per cylinder (exotics excepted).

 

Back then the Corolla and MR2 where virtually the fastest 4 cylinder cars on the road and excelled at hill climbing in the mountains. My favourite thing was passing GTIs on the big hills as they ran out of rpms and the Corolla didn't, on the then recently opened Coquihalla super fast (and no cops) mountain highway that runs from just outside Vancouver to Kamloops. A guy once caught up to me at a gas station in Kamloops: "Was that you passing everyone on the Coquihalla? What have you got in that thing for and engine?:D

 :D  Yeah, that corolla GTS had a really sweet engine.  Steel crank and rods and the redline came in at 8000rpm IIRC.   i remember demoing one when they first came out in the UK.  I thought the salesman was going to soil his pants when I took it 180 degrees round a roundabout on opposite lock with the tail out the whole way!    Trying to remember what it was rated at - 136 or 150bhp?  Was quite a hot rod at the time.  :D   My ex wife had an 88 MR2 with the same engine and it was a great little car!

I cross shopped a Toyota too when I bought my 83 Rabbit which was replaced with the 84 GTI which was the only car I considered at that point. The 16V options didn't come until the 85-86 years in the market. 

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I cross shopped a Toyota too when I bought my 83 Rabbit which was replaced with the 84 GTI which was the only car I considered at that point. The 16V options didn't come until the 85-86 years in the market. 

 

I think by 1988 the GTI had a 16valve engine:) and the Corolla had gone to FWD:(

 

I named my 86 GTS the Black Beauty, but a friend looked at all the plush velour seats, door panels, side panels, and said it reminded him of the inside of a clarinet case, so the Clarinet Case became the new name.

 

I traded that GTS in on a diesel in 1991, the 5.9L Cummins that Dodge put in it's 3/4 ton pickup. I still own that truck today.

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1984 was when the Corolla sedan went FWD

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I think by 1988 the GTI had a 16valve engine:) and the Corolla had gone to FWD:(

 

I named my 86 GTS the Black Beauty, but a friend looked at all the plush velour seats, door panels, side panels, and said it reminded him of the inside of a clarinet case, so the Clarinet Case became the new name.

 

I traded that GTS in on a diesel in 1991, the 5.9L Cummins that Dodge put in it's 3/4 ton pickup. I still own that truck today.

post #47 of 48
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1984 was when the Corolla sedan went FWD

 

NOPE. My 1986 Corolla GTS, purchased new, was a rear wheel drive.

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NOPE. My 1986 Corolla GTS, purchased new, was a rear wheel drive.

I said SEDAN.

 

my hand-me-down 1984 Corolla sedan (purchased new from my aunt) was FWD.

 

around that time, the Corolla was sold in 2 platforms, AE86 (2-door coupe, RWD, which you have) and AE82 (4-door sedan and 5-door liftback).

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