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Soundbear
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Atlanta Standard Shifter

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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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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/b58 ... 1534e9.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!
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Soundbear
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Success!

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2013 GTI 6MT
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Nice!
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Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome!
(The steep grade in stop-and-go morning traffic not included)
How Steep?
Stick shiftin since '77
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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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
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WILLKOMMEN :!: :o :shock: :D :twisted: 8)

nice whip :!: :)
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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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Welcome aboard!
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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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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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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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4 door hatch FTW!
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RomPirate wrote:4 door hatch FTW!
i think you may have forgotten to change (modify? 8) ) your signature, sir 8)
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.
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