My 1.8T is a GTI. You cannot buy a 1.8T that isnt a GTI, regardless of what the rear badge says, they are all GTI's.
Just face the facts: The Original GTI reffered to a PETROL INJECTION engine. VW have NEVER released a diesel GTI. Im not questioning that it has a GT spec, but it doesnt have a petrol engine, therefore cannot be badged a GTI. If anything the best it could be is a GT TDI, which I think suits the model perfectly.
If anything its VW's fault for making the badging so variable, but if you really think about what I am saying, and what the GTI name stood for when it was first made, then you know that you can never truly have a Diesel GTI. FACT.
As for the GTI "wannabe" comments, if the DIESEL GTI doesnt exsist, badging it as a GTI is making it something its not. Hence Wannabe.
Lets sort this one out! REF: EVO Mag issue 48/49 or something where they were reviewing the 150 GTTDi PD. I remember reading that VW decided to rebadge this as GTi because it was indeed every bit a GTi albeit it is diesel. Its still as quick and has identical spec, has more torque etc and also they made 2 versions of the GTi Anniversary remember - the petrol and diesel verisons and they were both badged GTi.........
Mine came badged GTi (Red I) with no Golf badge to the back left! I've put one of those american spec 20th anniversary GTI badges on with the rabbit coz I figured it looked different! Also fited an anniversary roof spoiler coz it looks much better than the standard votex spoiler that VW charge a fortune to fit and spray! Where abouts you from in Norn Iron dood? Probably passed you in my travels as well as many others on here! Make it a policy to flash next time you see a fellow member!
How come all Anniversaries were badged GTI whether petrol or diesel? The only way to tell the difference is to look at the exhaust- 90mm tailpipe is petrol, hidden pipes with no valance cutout- diesel.
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