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Ive got 12k in me back burner and have considerd subaru wrx bugeye, leon cupra (180) and golf v6 4 motion.

Now after changing my mind again and again and reading on how tuneable the golf 1.8t is i have opted to take a good look at one of these (+ the wife loves em!!)

Now i woould be looking at a 150 1.8t or maybe a 180 1.8t golf. Would love the anni version but just a tad too expensive....[:(]

I am having a few probs with finding out the following:

1)what model turbo does the 150 post 200 have on? K03 or K03s or K04 ??

2)Does the 180bhp 1.8t golf have the same turbo as the post 2000 150bhp version? if not what model turbo does it have?

3)Do both golf 1.8t's have vvt or is the 180bhp 1.8t golf the only one with vvt.

4)Would i expect the same sort of power figures with a revo 4bar map for both models.

5)Would any of you recommed buying a 4motion over a 1.8t

Cheerz[:)]
 

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Look on ebay, there is a black leon cupra r which the guy will remove from auction for ?12k! (currently at ?11,500 with no bids!)

In response to your questions about turbos, all I know is mine is a '99 with an AGU engine and a plain old K03 turbo

This probably wasn't very useful[:eek:)]
 

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Pre mid 2000 = AGU non drive by wire 150bhp, K03 Turbo

Mid 2000 - late 2000 = ARZ, drive by wire 150bhp, K03

2001 on = AUM (150), dbw, KO3 Sport, VVT

AUQ (180), dbw, K03 Sport, VVT

Hope this helps!

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Go for the later one mate! AUM engine. The only thing is that most of them have sport seats as oppossed to Recaros.

Ive had mine for about 10months now and more then happy. A 2001/2002 3/5 door with low milage at a dealer should be around your budget.

goodluck mate.
 

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a 2001 model with vvt it is then.

take it the diff between the 150bhp (aum) and the 180bhp (auq) engines was the ecu software then?
 

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Quote: posted by mmuuzzyy on 06/10/2004 10:03:32

a 2001 model with vvt it is then.

take it the diff between the 150bhp (aum) and the 180bhp (auq) engines was the ecu software then?

Yes, also AUM is 5 speed, AUQ is 6 speed.

When buying don't just rely on the year always check the engine code, you really want AUM or AUQ.

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AUM actually came in 2000. 12K will easily get you an even later model than a 2000. I think that some of the 180bhp models had the 312mm brake setup too, but I could be making that up.
 

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In answer to question 5) - Yes, I'd take a V6 every time over a 1.8T. Sure, they're apparantly not as tuneable, but you get instant power, 4wd and that gorgeous V6 growl. Take a V6 to AMD, spend three hundred quid and you'll see 230bhp+. In order to get the same out of a 1.8T you'll need to spend significantly more.
 

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Don't think so a latter DBW AUM or AUQ with a 4 bar FPR and Revo 4 bar program can obtain 230 and higher using an SPS-3 and the right conditions.
 

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Quote: posted by Milkfloat on 06/10/2004 11:33:42

AUM actually came in 2000. 12K will easily get you an even later model than a 2000. I think that some of the 180bhp models had the 312mm brake setup too, but I could be making that up.

My AUQ 180 came with 312mm brakes.
 

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Quote: posted by Gti Jazz Blue on 06/10/2004 12:26:42

Don't think so a latter DBW AUM or AUQ with a 4 bar FPR and Revo 4 bar program can obtain 230 and higher using an SPS-3 and the right conditions.

Not for ?300 though, which was golfv64mo was stating.

FWIW I got 245 from my AUQ 4bar Revo, SPS3 at JBS.
 

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Quote: posted by GaryM on 06/10/2004 12:32:12

Quote: posted by Gti Jazz Blue on 06/10/2004 12:26:42

Don't think so a latter DBW AUM or AUQ with a 4 bar FPR and Revo 4 bar program can obtain 230 and higher using an SPS-3 and the right conditions.

Not for ?300 though, which was golfv64mo was stating.

FWIW I got 245 from my AUQ 4bar Revo, SPS3 at JBS.

Sorry missed the ?300 quid bit, mind you would save the difference in fuel costs in the long run [^]

Why not be different and go for a PD Golf I would have though you could get into a 130PD for 12K.
 

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Quote: posted by GaryM on 06/10/2004 12:32:12

Quote: posted by Gti Jazz Blue on 06/10/2004 12:26:42

Don't think so a latter DBW AUM or AUQ with a 4 bar FPR and Revo 4 bar program can obtain 230 and higher using an SPS-3 and the right conditions.

Not for ?300 though, which was golfv64mo was stating.

FWIW I got 245 from my AUQ 4bar Revo, SPS3 at JBS.

Sorry, my mistake. 350+VAT, as priced on auto-amd.com [:p]
 

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Quote: posted by Eastman on 06/10/2004 12:24:52

Yeah but my golfs faster then yours. Standard spec 150 Aum

Not on this planet it isn't!

I wish this chestnut would just keel over and die. This is a fact: a standard, 150bhp 1.8T is NOT faster than a standard, 204bhp V6. End of.

This shouldn't be turned into a V6 vs 1.8T row, we've had enough of this. This forum is for all Golfs, not just the more powerful ones. I was merely saying that there is this apparant feeling on here that the 1.8T is the only choice when it comes to performance. This is simply not the case.

Both the V6 and V5 are more than adequate performers, and in standard guise will knock spots off of the standard 1.8T (Perhaps not the old 150bhp 10V V5, but the 170 20V certainly will). My personal choice is a bigger engine, but the turbocharged route is also very attractive, and you can make a very fast 1.8T fairly economically. I was just trying to dispel the myth that the V6 is some slow, heavy plod of a thing. It's not.

What it all boils down to is personal preference. Try and get a test drive in a number of different models - give the PD150 a try too, as that is also certainly no slouch. Take 'em all for a spin and see what 'fits' you best. Good luck!

Sorry, rant over! [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by mmuuzzyy on 06/10/2004 13:05:08

what are the weights of the 4motion and 1.8t in kg??????

around 1400kg for both??

Not sure about the 4mo but the 1.8T is just over 1200kg.
 

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Not on this planet it isn't!

I wish this chestnut would just keel over and die. This is a fact: a standard, 150bhp 1.8T is NOT faster than a standard, 204bhp V6. End of.

This shouldn't be turned into a V6 vs 1.8T row, we've had enough of this. This forum is for all Golfs, not just the more powerful ones. I was merely saying that there is this apparant feeling on here that the 1.8T is the only choice when it comes to performance. This is simply not the case.

Both the V6 and V5 are more than adequate performers, and in standard guise will knock spots off of the standard 1.8T (Perhaps not the old 150bhp 10V V5, but the 170 20V certainly will). My personal choice is a bigger engine, but the turbocharged route is also very attractive, and you can make a very fast 1.8T fairly economically. I was just trying to dispel the myth that the V6 is some slow, heavy plod of a thing. It's not.

What it all boils down to is personal preference. Try and get a test drive in a number of different models - give the PD150 a try too, as that is also certainly no slouch. Take 'em all for a spin and see what 'fits' you best. Good luck!

Sorry, rant over!

I was only messin about![:D] I know its faster.
 

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Got my 180T in may 2003 and find i run out of road too quickly!

6speed, larger front disks, ko3s turbo, but insurance group 16!

From articles i've read they say 'the 150T should have been like what the 180 is now!', so save up and get one of these!

Just paid ?523 for fully comp, 14 years protected no-claims!!! Not

bad eh!
 
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