Advice needed

What to do?

  • Keep my car and finish it off

    Votes: 8 19.5%
  • Get an 1.8t and swap stuff over from mine

    Votes: 28 68.3%
  • Get a mk golf vr6

    Votes: 5 12.2%

  • Total voters
    41

Randomjim

Registered User
Help.......

What to do..

Keep my car and finish it off

Get an a4 b5 1.8t and swap bits over then tune it up

Get a mk3 golf vr6 (fallen in love with the sound)
 

Randomjim

Registered User
Thing swaying me away from a 1.8t is that i've had an a4 for 2 years and i kinda fancy a 6 cylinder car....
 

JamS3

Registered User
They are getting quite old now the Mk3 VR6's would be hard to find a good example.

They are not very tuneable and nowadays 174bhp from a 2.8 V6 is not very good!!

I used to own one.
 

Randomjim

Registered User
JamS3 said:
They are getting quite old now the Mk3 VR6's would be hard to find a good example.

They are not very tuneable and nowadays 174bhp from a 2.8 V6 is not very good!!

I used to own one.

What was it like? I know there not that quick i just like the idea of all that grunt. Also one of the best sounding cars ever.
 

smitch

Registered User
Mate, i'd get a Corrado VR6 over the Golf.

And it's a 2.9.

Or a Vento for that sleeper look.
 

nivagh

Registered User
Yeah - supercharged Corrado for the retro cool!
 

L1 HCS

Registered User
Get whatever you can afford. Or be greedy and buy the lot!
 

JamS3

Registered User
Don't get me wrong it was a good car but drank the fuel!

It was good when I had it but that was around 1996 and they are getting on a bit now, loads on e-bay fairly cheap and would consider one as a weekend project car but they all have mega miles on!
 

marmite

Counting the Tesco Club points
I would go for an A4 1.8t!

BUT I do love the VR6...there are always nice ones to perv at when going no-rice!
 

Randomjim

Registered User
Corrado g60 is a possibility.....

Going to no rice this month marmite?
 

Rev-head

Registered User
1.8T chipped and all the goodies on it you will be happy
 

Randomjim

Registered User
Everyone seems to be saying 1.8t, might have to find someone at no rice to take me for a spin......
 

marmite

Counting the Tesco Club points
Randomjim said:
Corrado g60 is a possibility.....

Going to no rice this month marmite?

Can't make it buddy this month, but fingers crossed going to get there for April

There were some lovely cars there when I went up there last

You going Herts Meet?
 

Randomjim

Registered User
Working and preparing my car for no rice, bit of a trek for me too
 

marmite

Counting the Tesco Club points
Randomjim said:
Working and preparing my car for no rice, bit of a trek for me too

Should see you no-rice 11/4 then buddy
 

marmite

Counting the Tesco Club points
WOW we have mentioned No-rice with out any abuse this time
 

JayB5UK

Registered User
2nd option, buy mine and swap bits over! You seemed interested a while ago, mine is ready to sell in about a week and is fully sorted now i've done all the niggling bits to it.
VR6's aren't that quick and very good handling, a good mate had one and was always letting me drive it. Sounded the nuts with a K&N, but was horrendous on fuel and drove like a barge, brakes were crap too.
He was gutted when I caned him in my E30 325i too! LOL rolling start and top speed.
 

hiltoa

VAG erfahren
I went from MRC tuned (190ish) VR6 Passat to 1.8T A4 quattro 180 - A4 feels a little quicker, infinately more traction, much better handling, build quality in another league.

BUT, there is no music!

I miss the VR6 sound soooooooooo much.
 

Randomjim

Registered User
Decided to keep mine and finish it off. Still love driving mine and love the looks it gets.

I will cash in my premium bonds and get something amazing in a few years. A5 maybe....
 
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28v6

Guest
JamS3 said:
They are getting quite old now the Mk3 VR6's would be hard to find a good example.

They are not very tuneable and nowadays 174bhp from a 2.8 V6 is not very good!!

I used to own one.


Ditto! As did I and Olly K...
 

PhilR

One Ate Tea
IMO a B5 1.8t with remap only keep up with a well maintained late OBDII vr there wouldnt be very much in it, and will never compete on sound

Late ones tend to have more power than the 174 that is quoted

However mk3s feel like bangers to drive compared to even a high mileage a4

Id say MK2 VR !!!!
 

hiltoa

VAG erfahren
Save up for an S4.
 
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