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So ive got an 04 SRGT, 43k, CPO through Jan 2010. No major repairs/breaks. I owe like 8k on my loan.<p>Im considering (if i can find one i like) trying to do a trade-in or private sale my R/dealer purchase new-to-me R.<p>I like my auto trans for all the city driving I do (almost exclusively) and im averaging 16.8mpg <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> however I want to seriously start looking at aftermarket upgrades, DP, exhaust, chip, but I am having a hard time reconciling in my mind the fact that modding out a GT is kinda weak...<p>Anyone have any advice/thoughts? Im thinking if i were to do it, going for a 04/05 non-nordkrap, black saph or sonic.<p>Or, do i just wait till my warranty is bunk and tweak the hell out of it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Been toying with an idea - Swap my R? (AbsolutZer0)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AbsolutZer0</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So ive got an 04 SRGT, 43k, CPO through Jan 2010. No major repairs/breaks. I owe like 8k on my loan.<p>Im considering (if i can find one i like) trying to do a trade-in or private sale my R/dealer purchase new-to-me R.<p>I like my auto trans for all the city driving I do (almost exclusively) and im averaging 16.8mpg <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> however I want to seriously start looking at aftermarket upgrades, DP, exhaust, chip, but I am having a hard time reconciling in my mind the fact that modding out a GT is kinda weak...<p>Anyone have any advice/thoughts? Im thinking if i were to do it, going for a 04/05 non-nordkrap, black saph or sonic.<p>Or, do i just wait till my warranty is bunk and tweak the hell out of it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Two of the highest HP R's on here have been GT's (Boosted, Tigers) with no transmission issues. <p>I would not let 5 speed GT transmission reliability be your determining factor.
 

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Re: Been toying with an idea - Swap my R? (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Two of the highest HP R's on here have been GT's (Boosted, Tigers) with no transmission issues. <p>I would not let 5 speed GT transmission reliability be your determining factor. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1<p><br>And just think, only $8k more to go and then you can buy all the goodies you want for her <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Been toying with an idea - Swap my R? (AbsolutZer0)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AbsolutZer0</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Im thinking if i were to do it, going for a 04/05 non-nordkrap, black saph or sonic.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sonic only available in 2006/2007.
 

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touche salesmen.<p>Very good points. And i didnt know that about the sonic.... hmmm
 

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Re: (AbsolutZer0)

It's more about your preference. I'd be extremely bored in a GT personally but seems like 5spd GT can handle the abuse.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Spizzy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">16.8 mpg <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>16.8 mpg all city is not bad. I've had mine down to 15.4mpg in the city.
 

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yeah, my commute is 10 minutes, all street driving. RARELY does it go on the highway. But when it does......<p>Just city driving ive managed to fanagle 250 miles +/- out of a full tank.
 

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damn...im at 13.6mpg in the city; I need some open roads and less stop and go. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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haha i just had my coworker ask me if 16mpg would qualify for the obama cash for clunkers program.<p>I told him he could shove his prius up his....
 

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lol, I drove from Newport to SD the other day and got 30 mpg (granted it is highway, but I was rather impressed) averaged 70 mph too, not too shabby.<p>BTW, Top Gear's worst MPG ever was from the EVO at less than 5 MPG around their track I think (it may have been lower).
 

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10 minute commute? Heck, I wouldn't even drive...lol (except in winter, as I'm sure yours are worse than ours). Save your pennies for mods.<p>
 

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Kinda in the same boat since I'm thinking of parting with my R and getting something else like a boat etc etc...
 

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Swap your R, for <i>another</i> R? You're a sadist, my friend <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>In general, I wouldnt mind having a nicer R than my own. However, if the financial guards turned their backs for a second, I'd bolt to a German. If you do get another, will you have a bunch of stuff you could swap over immediately?
 

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Re: Re: (JoeLvo)

You guys get some terrible mileages... I commute about 8 miles each way in purely city traffic and I manage 21. Chalk it up to the GT i guess?<p>Edit: that is WHEN i drive, which is usually only in rain.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Spizzy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">16.8 mpg <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm averaging 16.7mpg in my new to me 2004 Loaded F-150 Lariat Crew Cab!<br>Somebody drive with a very heavy foot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>My R got 22.4mph. Averaged 32 mph so In Town.
 

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$8k / less I can put a Manual in for you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And do some other small mods at that same time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oceans60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>My R got 22.4mph. Averaged 32 mph so In Town. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Town and city aren't quite the same. I only average around 18-20 mph, but like I said I get mileage more similar to you.
 
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