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Mon Jan 8 19:51:39 EST 2007
No Steve, not the 2.0T!
The 2.0L, 8v engine as used in A3 and A4 Golfs, Jettas and Beetles- 115hp.
would I suggest a GTI 2.0T for a teenager- I had a Jetta GLI and I'm
surprised I never
really broke anything major (except for understeering in the wet and sliding
into a big
rock which bent the front control arm and trashed the strut).
After the defensive driving courses, I think you're much better off in terms
of bang for
your buck by taking autox and karting schools- you learn a lot more about
BTW, you can't easily improve the output of the 2.0T- turbo housing
integrated into the
exhaust manifold means you have to change a lot. If you're just talking
about a chip,
then that's different. Also with FSI, I wonder how easy it would be to get
On 1/8/07, Steve Marinello <smarinello at entouch.net> wrote:
> My 15 year old is totally different. He absolutely wants a stick and
> already has been driving a bit around the undeveloped part of the
> neighborhood. He was afraid I would go DSG with the GTI because of
> traffic, which I almost did so that my parents would have something to
> when they visited, but... couldn't do it.
> We will probably travel somewhere for the Audi course and then maybe do a
> Bondurant or equivalent driving course once he gets his license.
> And, Taka, in my opinion the 2.0t has more power than I'd actually feel
> comfortable giving him in the GTI. Maybe in the Passat, but it's only
> heavier. Amazing what that does for it, though... I am suddenly not
> leaning towards 'improving' the output of the GTI, but I might consider it
> in a larger car, which I would have done with the A4.
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