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My mate is starting to see the light and has swapped his Saab cab for an '02 black 3 door GTI... [^]

However, being a retard, he's not sure what engine it is... [xx(]

He's picking it up on Tuesday, so I haven't seen it yet.

It says on the "log book" it's a 1800, however the salesman said it's a 2.0 litre...

The car has a red "I" on the rear GTI badge, and it has BBS RX rims... any idea what engine it is?

Cheers in advance!
 

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If the red I badge is original factory fit and it really is a 1.8, then good news, it's a 180bhp turbo. It will also have a 6 speed box.

If it's a 2 litre, then it only has a puney 115 bhp.

Some early 1.8t gti's with 150 bhp, also had a red i badge. They will only have a 5 speed box though.

The red i badge was also fitted to uk versions of the golf 1.9 tdi pd 150 bhp. TOP CAR. Fast as **** and 50mpg. I know, i've got one...
 

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Do not go off the rear badging, it means absolutly nothing.

I would personally go with what the log book says or give VW UK a call with the chassis number to confirm.
 

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Quote: posted by timmy on 06/03/2005 20:01:26It will also have a 6 speed box.

I already asked him that, he said he's pretty sure it only had 5 gears.

I can't believe how useless my friends are!! [:I]

I'll get him to call VW with the chassis... he paid ?9500 for it, so I can't imagine it's the 180, on an '02 plate.
 

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Quote: posted by Carlos on 06/03/2005 20:11:50

There is also a 1.8 20v non-turbo, but I can't find a pic [:(]

I dont think they did the 1.8 NA in 2002 did they?

Im not 100% sure myself.
 

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Quote: posted by timmy on 06/03/2005 20:01:26

If the red I badge is original factory fit and it really is a 1.8, then good news, it's a 180bhp turbo. It will also have a 6 speed box.

If it's a 2 litre, then it only has a puney 115 bhp.

Some early 1.8t gti's with 150 bhp, also had a red i badge. They will only have a 5 speed box though.

The red i badge was also fitted to uk versions of the golf 1.9 tdi pd 150 bhp. TOP CAR. Fast as **** and 50mpg. I know, i've got one...

Red "I" badge on boot has nothing to do with power output on 1.8T. All of them should have a red "I".
 

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Quote: posted by R44MS_K on 06/03/2005 20:39:12

non turbo 1.8 was replaced by 2 litre in 2000 or V reg..

N/A 1.8 was replaced by 2.0 in early May 1999 on a T plate.
 

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Quote: posted by matt747 on 06/03/2005 20:39:26

Quote: posted by timmy on 06/03/2005 20:01:26

If the red I badge is original factory fit and it really is a 1.8, then good news, it's a 180bhp turbo. It will also have a 6 speed box.

If it's a 2 litre, then it only has a puney 115 bhp.

Some early 1.8t gti's with 150 bhp, also had a red i badge. They will only have a 5 speed box though.

The red i badge was also fitted to uk versions of the golf 1.9 tdi pd 150 bhp. TOP CAR. Fast as **** and 50mpg. I know, i've got one...

Red "I" badge on boot has nothing to do with power output on 1.8T. All of them should have a red "I".

Not true! Most petrol 150ps gti's were fitted with all silver badges.

Enough about badges. Everyone loves changing them, including vw.

Sound like to car in question is most likely a 150ps 1.8 turbo. The logbook will give the definative answer.
 

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Check out the Kw power readings on the data sticker in either the service book or in the boot in the spare wheel well.
 

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HOPEFULLY it aint the 2ltr version.....

Back off the 2.0!! Not all of us want to go fast off the line, just to own the GTI badge and have a nice car is what counts for some. [;)]
 

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I wouldn't have thought it's the 1.8 non-turbo no-one would charge ?9500 for a standard one of those. It would be over five years old
 
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