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Soundbear
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Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby Soundbear » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:31 am

Hi all, I've been lurking ever since I purchased my 2013 GTI a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it was about time to start posting. I'm new to driving manual and having a great time! (The steep grade in stop-and-go morning traffic not included)

Specs on the GTI:
Candy White, 4 door, 6MT, Wolfsburg edition (Laguna wheels, golf ball shift knob)

Attempting to post pics in line but having a hard time with it... Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks!
2013 GTI 6MT
Wolfsburg, Candy White

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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby ClutchDisc » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:59 am

Welcome to the site! Sounds like a really nice car.

The easiest way to post pictures is to have another website host the images (I use photobucket) and then use the image tag at the top
(like this [im g]http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b588/clutchdisc/small_zps781534e9.jpg[/img] without the space between the m and g in img) when creating the post. Hope that helps. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the car!
05 Ford Focus 2.0 5-speed manual 67k
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Soundbear
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby Soundbear » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:14 am

Success!

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2013 GTI 6MT
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby ClutchDisc » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:17 am

Nice!
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby tankinbeans » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:48 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby InlinePaul » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:38 pm

Welcome!

(The steep grade in stop-and-go morning traffic not included)

How Steep?
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theholycow wrote:Why in the world would you even want to be as smooth as an automatic? Might as well just drive an automatic...

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Soundbear
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby Soundbear » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:43 pm

Wish I knew a numeric value, but it's pretty hefty. Was definitely thankful for the VW hill assist in the beginning.
2013 GTI 6MT
Wolfsburg, Candy White

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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby potownrob » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:29 am

WILLKOMMEN :!: :o :shock: :D :twisted: 8)

nice whip :!: :)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby vedran » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:11 am

Welcome fellow ATLien and GTI driver! :D

You've picked a good car to start with, it's the easiest manual I've ever driven.
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby AHTOXA » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:20 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby InlinePaul » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:48 pm

Nice avitar too, Soundbear!
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theholycow wrote:Why in the world would you even want to be as smooth as an automatic? Might as well just drive an automatic...

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Soundbear
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby Soundbear » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:35 am

InlinePaul wrote:Nice avitar too, Soundbear!


Thanks! I ripped it off the Panda Marine icon from Starcraft 2 haha.

vedran wrote:You've picked a good car to start with, it's the easiest manual I've ever driven.


Also, agreed that the GTI is a super easy drive; very forgiving. Not including the 2 stalls in a row this morning up that massive hill I mentioned. :wink:
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby Squint » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:33 pm

Soundbear wrote:Also, agreed that the GTI is a super easy drive; very forgiving. Not including the 2 stalls in a row this morning up that massive hill I mentioned. :wink:

Eh, happens to everyone now and again. Except Shadow. He's perfect. :wink:

But welcome! Nice car.
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby RomPirate » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:29 pm

4 door hatch FTW!
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Re: Atlanta Standard Shifter

Postby potownrob » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:34 pm

RomPirate wrote:4 door hatch FTW!
i think you may have forgotten to change (modify? 8) ) your signature, sir 8)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!


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