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i am looking at maybe getting a GT. well i really want one but im trying to keep hold of my 1.6 due to costs involved [:p]

anyway... i would love a PD 150 but i think i have read posts saying the PD 130 is better as it has a better power band. what are 130 and 150 like compared to each other?

also it is a must that its has a 6 speed box. how do i work out if it has one? do all 130 and 150 have 6 speed?
 

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Alright Paul.

All the PD's 115/130/150 have a 6spd gearbox.

If you can afford the 150, I would definitely go for one of those over the 130 (although they are a excellent car too), so much torque....[8D][8D]
 

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The 150 PD has a stronger engine (comrods etc) and FM Intercooler. Deff go for that if you can afford it. And i concor all the PD's have 6 speed box's.
 

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arh... so its the PD that denotes 6 speed boxes.

thank guys, i know this question has been asked loads of times.

wall, as said would love to but only had licence and 1.6, 6 months so its the insurance rather than the cost of the car stopping me. also the fact that i prob wouldnt get what a want 4 the 1.6 (again due to fact not had it long).
 

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thanks diesel i knew that put it doesnt sound like it when i read my post.

just didnt know all PDs come with 6 speed.
 

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Quote: posted by diesel4 on 20/12/2004 13:30:36

The 150 PD has a stronger engine (comrods etc) and FM Intercooler. Deff go for that if you can afford it. And i concor all the PD's have 6 speed box's.

just curious, if they are stronger conrods on the 150 why is the 130 ones the same part number??
 

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AFAIK all diesels were available in 5 and 6 speed, with 6 speed being the default and 5 speed being the optional extra
 

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Quote: posted by S1R SS on 20/12/2004 20:51:55

AFAIK all diesels were available in 5 and 6 speed, with 6 speed being the default and 5 speed being the optional extra

Aye you could specify your (PD)GT TDi with a 5 speed!!!!!in place of the std 6 !
 

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Hudson - You are in EXACTLY the same position as I was [!]

What it really boiled down to was money and greed for me - I loved my 1.4 and tbh, if I'd never have found this site then I would never have thought about buying a new car. However, this particular one popped up and was ideally what I wanted as a next car and although these next 2 months will be difficult, it should be plain sailing after that and all paid for within a year.

The GT/GTI etc are a milliom miles away from the 1.4/1.6 - My 1.4 and your 1.5 are made to compete in the same market as the Clio/Corsa/206 etc, whereas the GT/GTI is a step up, competing with the lower to mid end Audi/BMW compact etc.

Just remember that it's not the be-all and end-all if you have to keep your 1.6 for another year, it's still a good car in it's own right!!

With that said I love my TDI [:D][:D][:D]
 

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IMHO a guide to GT TDis, basically the criteria that I used when buying mine (only I couldn't afford a 130/150 on my budget!)

110 - good grunty motor, good economy

115 - as 110 plus extra torque makes for a feel of more grunt and sixth speed gives very good motorway cruising

130 - as 115 plus more power (obviously!) and bigger discs for straight swap to 312mm - chip to 185ish

150 - most power, also the most peaky, so feels great and loads of oomph but narrow power band which benefits from a chip to bring back the low end torque - chip to 195ish

Personally I'd go for the spec i.e. recaros, climate, sports suspension etc then look at whether it's the 130 or 150. They're actually very similar and if you're modding then the gains will be good for both, but the 130 ends up closer to the 150 than you'd think.

Insurance may be an issue - I haven't checked but I think the 130 is in a lower group to the 150.

None of the VAG 1.9 TDis are especially quiet so don't be put off by the diesel rattle!
 

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Have had my 150 PD for 2 months now and itse endless fun. Amazing how you can sit in 30/40 in 6th and it'll still pull even going up hill! Does anyone know the actual 0-60 time standard for the 150 - Volkswagon Driver has the 0-60 for the 130 down as 7.8 !!!! Surely that means the 150 would ne low 7's?
 

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FWIW the 130 and the 150 engines are the same,

but the 150 uses a slightly different turbo and intercooler,

and runs a higher boost pressure (2.1bar as opposed to 1.9 bar)

I recently drove a 150 and a 130 back to back

when I was looking to buy a GT TDI.

I bought the 130, quite simply because I preferred it!

Go to a dealer and test drive both, then make your own mind up.

Jim.
 

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I also drove the 130 before the 150 and didn't like it - the difference was very noticiable! My last car was a Renault Sport Clio Cup so I wanted something with similar perfromance but mopre practical! The torque is immense and more than a match for any Renault sport! What made you prefer the 130 Jim other than it being cheaper/lower insurance slightly?
 

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Whichever one you go for, you won't regret it. Mine's the best car I've had [:D] Loads of grunt, relaxed on a cruise, great mpg, low tax etc etc etc

Welcome to the dark side...
 

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Absolutely - thats one big shock i got when I went to tax the car! i expected to have to hand over approx ?160 reddies! But no.... alot less!
 

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There have been a few posts on here re: insurance on the 130/150 and on quite a few occasions (inc when I was looking) the 150 is cheaper to insure than the 130!!
 
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