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MKVI
« on: August 04, 2008, 02:04:17 PM »

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Re: MKVI
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 02:12:45 PM »
looks like a lowered tiguan from the rear :)

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Re: MKVI
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 02:32:02 PM »
interesting... very minor changes IMO. 
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Re: MKVI
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 03:28:06 PM »
I love the interior, more refined, IMHO.

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Re: MKVI
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 04:22:01 PM »
very minor changes IMO. 

I agree, but I like it.  Sometimes drastic changes can be too much of a risk-
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Re: MKVI
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 04:31:31 PM »
I like it too.  I think it's following the Scirocco though in design style.  Too bad we won't see that here.  I prolly won't get another VW.
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Re: MKVI
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 04:40:48 PM »
I was reading that this weekend in my new C&D that the cost of the Scirocco means it wont come to the US because of the weak dollar. Which is too bad, though I don't think the American market could support it anyway. It would be too confusing as to why they would need the GTI and the Scirocco to fill that market need.

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Re: MKVI
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 06:36:07 PM »
I was reading that this weekend in my new C&D that the cost of the Scirocco means it wont come to the US because of the weak dollar. Which is too bad, though I don't think the American market could support it anyway. It would be too confusing as to why they would need the GTI and the Scirocco to fill that market need.

I've heard that before about the dollar and it makes sense, at least until they can get the Tennessee factory (IIRC) built, when models like this would be cheaper to make here.

As for the GTI versus debate, I remember there being GTIs and Sciroccos on sale in the 80's right alongside each other.  I don't know about everyone else, but I would own a Scirocco even though I wouldn't buy a GTI.  Nothing wrong with them, but Sciroccos are what got me into VWs, cars, bed with women, etc...
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Re: MKVI
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 07:13:37 PM »
Unfortunately Dub, the rest of the American consumers don;t share the same sentiment. the costs for producing, importing, marketing and selling the car would result in a net loss on it being sold under current conditions.

Reading up in C&D with what they have done to make the new Scirocco a reality is just incredible. I agree the new car is a better choice than the GTI, but if you look at the price tag...R32 territory.

Think about how much the Scirocco's were back in the 80's, account for inflation, it still is way more. Granted it has a lot more creature comforts, technology and so forth which boosts the costs as well.

It sucks that we don't get to see a lot of what VW offers, even compared to what they sell in Mexico.

Remember, they weren't going to sell the R32 originally in the US as I recall. The squeaky wheel and all. ;)

If they do import some, you BETTER get one. :D

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Re: MKVI
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2008, 04:43:31 AM »
Unfortunately Dub, the rest of the American consumers don;t share the same sentiment. the costs for producing, importing, marketing and selling the car would result in a net loss on it being sold under current conditions.

Reading up in C&D with what they have done to make the new Scirocco a reality is just incredible. I agree the new car is a better choice than the GTI, but if you look at the price tag...R32 territory.

Think about how much the Scirocco's were back in the 80's, account for inflation, it still is way more. Granted it has a lot more creature comforts, technology and so forth which boosts the costs as well.

It sucks that we don't get to see a lot of what VW offers, even compared to what they sell in Mexico.

Remember, they weren't going to sell the R32 originally in the US as I recall. The squeaky wheel and all. ;)

If they do import some, you BETTER get one. :D

I agree with most of that, with the foible of saying "the rest of the American consumers".  I think there are those that would still buy it at that price.

As I have mentioned before, the Scirocco was what got me into the VW scene in the first place.  At the time, say 1987, the 16V Scirocco was the top end car for VW and it sold for around $17,000, about what my dad paid for his sporty version of the Cutlass Sierra, which was a good car.   

With that in mind, I really don't think VW should sell it for less than the GTI, it should be a notch above that, which, adjusting for inflation, would put it around $30K.  Unfortunately, in today's market, that would put it with some stiff competition from the Evo X and STi.

Also, like the R32, I think VW continuallly underestimates the impact the enthusiast scene has on the general consumer.  Remember how we got into cars?  How about remembering seeing your first modified VW?  I've had people in Dodge diesel pickups go nuts over my Passat and I don't think it's that outstanding.

We'll see what the future holds, but I'll sell the B5 for that car, when and if it comes here.

Until then, I'll just pimp my desktop with it.   :D

If they don't, my next car will be an A4 Avant.  Sorry VW.
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Re: MKVI
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 01:32:20 PM »
I'm just a couple payments away from paying off the Mk4... I can't believe it's almost been five years (or forty five thousand miles ;))since I met you guys. Anyway, I'm looking far too forward to not having a car payment to buy another new car.

That said, I do like the look of the MkVI slightly more than the MkV. I think it suits the cars much better to not have the large chrome/matte/grille up front.

I appreciate VWs design team trying to do something different, but I like the lines of this new one better.
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Re: MKVI
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 03:32:55 PM »
I like it very much. I didn't like the MKV at all.
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