• Feb 21, 2007
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For those wanting a little ray of sunshine in this seemingly endless winter, Volkswagen has a treat for you. The Fahrenheit GTI should be available right now at your local VW dealership. Limited to only 1,200 copies, this sunny flier might be exactly what you're looking for. If the driving experience doesn't lighten your mood, the bright orange paint certainly will. Besides the "Fahrenheit" badging and individual vehicle number on the three-spoke steering wheel, this special edition gets the European sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, mostly leather heated seats and sunroof, as well as all of those spiffy Fahrenheit orange interior accents and matching stitching on the floor mats, DSG boot, brake handle and steering wheel. DSG only on this one, at a starting price of just $27,665. We saw one of these in Chicago and can honestly say that the color pops, if that's what you're looking for. We might hold out for the R32 ourselves.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Mines already ordered, told it should be in within two weeks.

      Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit would be proud, it's hot!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Vdub is either really stupid or completely ignorant, why waste money on this car that will spend more time on the back of a tow truck or at the dealer waiting for warranty work, they should spend time on trying to figure out how to build something that will last rather than building cars like the German version of Ford.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #2: No, not really, the point he's making is that the car is called Fahrenheit. so therefore the climate control settings should be in, er, you know, fahrenheit. Did everyone leave their brain at home today?
      • 7 Years Ago
      that looks yellow to me, not orange.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sat in the GTI Fahrenheit at the LA auto show. The painted interior "highlights" look like some kid had a field day with some orange spray paint from Do-It Center. And $27,665? Seriously?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It should be Rankine edition.
      Respect absolute zero.
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh come on, that's not the european suspension. It still is riding so high it looks like a tractor.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a great color,but I can't get NYC taxis out of my head.Probably because I'm from NY
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yay. German rice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      farenheit GLI is an abomination, why didn't they abort it
      • 7 Years Ago
      what other country besides US uses Fahrenheit?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Alas, the venerable Volkswagen label is simply not strong enough to overcome the price barrier it seems (the spectacular Phaeton is only too true a reference). I, for one, would go so far to purchase a $30,000+ GTI/R32. So why? To be sure, some may see my statement as absurd considering what you can buy for $30,000+. Part of my argument, however, is that these cars are every bit as Audi, for example, as one car could get without the Audi badge. In addition, the Golf/Rabbit looks better, in my judgment, than does the A3.

      More importantly, however, in my view the GTI and the 2004 R32 are seriously the most driver-oriented, no gimmicks, performance cars produced today for the money they require. In fact, I would go so far as to say that they are the second most driver-oriented performance cars produced today, with the compact Porsche Cayman S being number one.

      Therefore, the label would have almost no bearing on my decision to purchase these truly fantastic vehicles. These are the best hot hatches ever made, is my controversial argument. Nonetheless, I must admit, the "Fahrenheit" model's paint scheme does not suit me in any way. My preference rather is a GTI, in Black Magic, coupled with lightweight ETA BETA TETTSUT/X wheels.
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