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Hi guys, a while ago I told you all about the disaster I had trying to
get insurance for the new GTI that I had ordered. I returned the car
and didnt lose my deposit (thankfully). I was really disappointed by
the whole thing and was initially searching furiously for alternative cars. I
held off for a while and was keen not to just buy a car for the sake of
buying a car. After much headscratching, I decided on a 2.0 GT
TDI. I bought it with about 7000 miles on the clock and have been
extremely impressed with it. It is much quicker than expected; the
speed is soooo deceptive. The car handles very similarly to the GTI and
is very composed at speed (it kept up easily with my friend's new (old)
corrado VR6 storm (which is a fantastic car btw). The car is also
cheaper to insure than my old 1.4 mk IV (dont you just love these
bloody insurance companies?) and I am averaging about 40mpg (heavy
right foot). What more can I say, it's a fantastic car and I plan to
keep it for a year or two until I can afford (to insure) something a
bit nicer. Although I havent posted anything meaningful for a while, I
have been coming here everyday (although I cant seem to use my old
username) and will continue to do so. Anyway, here are some pics (I
will get rid of my number plate when I can be bothered).

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Why do you think I have no pics in profile view (or closeups for that matter) lol. The wheels are caked in brake dust from all the heavy braking that goes along with a heavy right foot. It's sunny outside today so I think I will finally get round to it.
 

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Hi Uzi9. Excellent purchase by the looks of it. Enjoy!

BTW, I've always been impressed with EBC Greenstuff pads on my MGF, which keep the dust down nicely. You need to be careful which type you buy, as I bought fast street/track day pads, which are only at their best after plenty of heavy breaking. For pootling around town, I'd been better off with general EBC pads.

They claim generate 1/3 to 1/2 as much dust as original equipment pads. I'll consider changing my GTI pads when the original ones wear out.

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Thanks guys, I am really chuffed. I am keen to get it chipped but I
want to wait until I can chip the car without taking out the ECU (?OBD
chipping? or something). I know a couple of places are offering this
now but want to wait until some of the big players offer this. Also, I
dont think that my insurance company would be that happy with me if I
chipped her. At the moment though the car is plenty quick enough
- all you 1.4ers will know what I mean (even a 1.6 feels quick).
 

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Glad to see you finally got sorted - welcome to the Steel Grey TDI Club [;)]
Your car was definitely an inspiration, no doubt. Looked absolutely superb in the pics you posted and I instantly fell in love with the colour.
It does look good does it not? - I particularly liked that shot with headlights and foglights on, very nice!
 
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