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Dear all,

I'm going to buy a mk4 GT TDI 150 or 130 in the next week or so.

Any opinions on the differences?

Which one would be the best to get?

Thanks,

Jim.
 

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Depends on your budget I suppose. The 150 is more 'exclusive' with lowered suspension, different alloys etc but costs more. THe 130 is a good car, depends if you want the top of the range model or not (in that case it'd be the Anni anyway). The 130 is fast enough for me.

Nice choice to have mind
 

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Thanks for the reply, NETDI.

I've driven both now (although a couple of weeks apart)

and I couldnt really tell any difference.

Did I miss something, or are they really similar?

(ie is it not worth the extra for a 150?)

Thanks,

Jim.
 

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I'd go for the 150, for some reason[:D], the anni version if you want to stand out from the crowd, but also want less in your pocket.
 

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mmm agrees totally ...horses for courses...if u can afford a 150 have a 150...if u cant have a 130 and change littll bits like the alloys and things to make it more like a 150...im not gonna knock a 130 cos there a good car too ...
 

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Never driven a 150 so can't really comment. I'd have bought one but didn't have the funds to justify it. If you get a 130 you could put the money towards 'personalising' it I suppose. If you want more 'oomph' you could always chip it. Both are good cars - you pays ya money etc. Let us know how you get on.
 

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I have a 130 and it's a great car. Only thing i would say is that the 150's have a stronger turbo (apparently) as well as all the other bits (already metioned). So, if your thinking of a remap you can get more from a 150.

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The 150 feels more petrol like in its acceleration, and has a stronger top end pull. It's also a myth that 130 & 150's are the same when chipped. They are like night and day.

On pg 82 of this month's Golf there is a superchipped 130 Bora, which managed 169bhp & 264lbs/ft. The 150 turbo is stronger and benefits from a titanium compressor and 360 degree thrust bearings.
 

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Well, I just drove a 130 again at lunchtime

(those dealers must be getting right p'd at me by now...)

First thoughts: It's smoother - less vibration.

Revcounter didnt seem to want to rip round the dial

like it did in the 150 though.

Decisions decisions...
 

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Quote: posted by Jiiim on 04/10/2004 14:25:18

Got any advice when I go to buy?

Anything in particular I should look out for?

Depending on mileage - the TDIs should have their timing belts etc changed every 40k. Check the log book to confim it's been done if necessary. if it's close to 40k you could negotiate a suitable reduction in price (don't want to buy a car and pay ?300+ in the first year). Not much else apart from usual checks etc. The late MkIVs have all the quirks pretty much ironed out so you should be fine and hopefully still under manufacturers warranty.
 

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Check the passenger footwell to see if it's wet (search other threads for this). See if you can get as many options as poss....
 

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incidently, the 130 i drove today

had a "yellow coil" light flashing on

the dashboard the whole time I was driving.

Any idea what this means?
 
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