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MKIV GTI 1.8T 7 31.82%
MKIV Jetta GLS 1.8T 3 13.64%
Stay with your stupid slow gold automatic focus thats starting to make loud noises when you turn the wheels 2 9.09%
Something else (specify in post) 10 45.45%
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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moving on up?

Well I've came to the conclusion that my dream of a 350z might take a little longer than I thought haha...sooo I've been thinking alot lately about an intermediate car inbetween my focus and any hope of a 350z. So I've been looking alot at MKIV Golf GTI's and Jettas GLS's. Maybe just the thought of a stock turbo and lots of aftermarket potential is what is leading me towards these two. Well I would love to stay with another focus, but they just dont have what I'm lookin for power wise. So any input on these cars...good and bad? If you vote for something else, tell me what that something else would be, and keep it within the same price range as a 2003-2004 VW, im lookin to spend no more than 12-14k.


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Old 04-17-2007, 12:55 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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Jetta.

And the stupid slow comment was rude.
I'm sure the focus doesn't want you either.

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You could try to find a 300zx fairlady edition. Thos should be reasonabley priced and you can use the money you saved to replace some of the internals to make up for the high mileage...

I was gonna do that but I needed a car with a warranty.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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yeah a 300zx would be nice but that would be more of a project car, too many miles for me to want to mess with now, i want something reliable, relatively cheap, and has more power potential than my focus while remaining a daily driver
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Go with a used SVT Focus for like 10K and throw a Procharger on that for 4k, Talk about a 350Z killer! And dont worry about the engine, the stock SVT internals can easily handle that power. The only thing you will have to change later is the clutch and flywheel, but if you dont push it all the time and drive some what mature, the stock clutch combo will last you a while.

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Here's your car ----

2002 Audi A4 1.8T

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Old 04-17-2007, 02:28 PM   #8
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Go with a used SVT Focus for like 10K and throw a Procharger on that for 4k, Talk about a 350Z killer! And dont worry about the engine, the stock SVT internals can easily handle that power. The only thing you will have to change later is the clutch and flywheel, but if you dont push it all the time and drive some what mature, the stock clutch combo will last you a while.

Stay Focus... better yet... Go SVT!
Not a bad plan at all; VWs are easy-mode for power modding, they're also apparently real easy to break. I'm not still settled on if that's an urban myth or not, but it seems like everybody I talk to with a VW has had maintenance issues of varying magnitudes.

In 12k-14k, I'd look for a 2003 EAP SVT and boost it. I tell you what man, stock SVT -> EAP is a pretty sizeable jump itself, and base Focus -> SVT is nothing to cough at either.
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MKIV GTI = Fat and slow

MKIV Jetta = Lady's car

Your Focus = Weak

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ford fusion, but it might be more than what you want to spend @ this point.
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