Re: Next GTI to crush current Si?
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Yes, owned one of each (83 GTI, 88 GTI 16V, and 97 GTI VR6 Driver's Edition).
Each car progressively lost more of it's fun-to-drive elements while continuing to pick up speed and grow in size. VR6 was the worst handler by far, but made beautiful sounds. Not much HP to be gained on the VR6's either compared to a B-Series VTEC honda/Acura for normal I/H/E mods. ECU tuning was much easier though (then).
Went from a GTI VR6 to an Integra Type R. Talk about night and day different.
Powered by Honda wrote: GTi has always been a more expensive upper class-men type SI.
Provided always means the past ten years or so. The 1st gen GTi was the Plymouth Horizon Chrysler wasn't able to build. The 2nd Gen GTi took a good thing and softened it up a little too much. Does anyone really remember the 3rd gen GTi?