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Offline gsi

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Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« on: 17 May 2003, 02:55 »
Hello people!

Im looking to buy a mrk3 golf gti but im a little confused which to go for.... the 16v or the 8v?

I hear that the 8v is nippy - is this true? i know  the 16v is faster on paper, but i have heard that the 8v golfs are kinda quick to.

whats the performance of the golf gti 16v???

which is the better choice overall?

Thanks! :)
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Re: Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« Reply #1 on: 18 May 2003, 01:29 »
c'mon! someone must know summin about the 16v and 8v mark 3s!!!  ???
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Re: Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2003, 19:43 »
mk2...;) ;D :o
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Re: Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« Reply #3 on: 20 May 2003, 11:30 »
Ive had a couple of MK3 8v and yes they were faster than my mk2 1300. Ive just bought mk3 16v. No contest.
Things happen between 3-4000 in an 8v and then drop off. In the 16v you have to work for it by getting it up to 4-5000 and then things start to happen. Then theres always a VR6!?
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Re: Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« Reply #4 on: 20 May 2003, 16:10 »
yeah i've had both, the 8v is basically a slug, you wouldn't actually believe it's a gti, the 16v is much better even though you need to get the revs up.
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Re: Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« Reply #5 on: 20 May 2003, 18:45 »
The 16V MK3 has got 30% more power than the 8 Valve and it makes the right sounds also when the engine is working.

I aggree what the others say about making the engine work, when you want to go fast you have to drop down a gear and it all happens above 3500RPM and it takes off after 4000RPM as you would expect from a 16Valve.

Then the 16Valve has a LSD fitted which is useful and I belive the later ones have the same brakes as the VR6

Glen ::)
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Re: Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« Reply #6 on: 20 May 2003, 19:03 »
for the money...get a mint condition late mk2.....8 valve or 16...it will be much quicker to drive....(maybe not quite top end but all the way up there!)
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Re: Mrk3 GTI - 8v OR 16v?
« Reply #7 on: 21 May 2003, 15:36 »
Remember that the MK3 has a higher BHP version of the 16Valve lump, it might be a little heaver but there is plenty of power to make up for it. The MK2 16V is a very fast car and the 8Valve is quick also
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