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Old 10-04-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Des Moines, IA?

Anyone in central Iowa on here yet?
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Old 12-27-2015, 10:57 PM   #2
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Just bought my 2016 GTI, I live in Des Moines (Merle Hay area).

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Old 12-28-2015, 12:21 AM   #3
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:46 AM   #4
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Did you JUST buy that R? When I was shopping there, they had a DSG R in stock and said the 6MT just sold
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:58 AM   #5
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I got my on October 9th
When I was buying mine they had a Black one with DSG but I didn't want DSG or a Black car


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Old 12-28-2015, 01:02 AM   #6
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I hear you on the DSG. I drove one just for kicks, but I just couldn't do it.

I grudgingly went with black on this GTI, as I wasn't prepared to spend (almost) R money on a red or white car.

Not sure if you like to race, but I usually hit most of the NQS AutoX's up in Marshalltown and a few others when I have time. Would love to see the R in action sometime. That goes for anyone else too!
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:46 AM   #7
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I hear you on the DSG. I drove one just for kicks, but I just couldn't do it.

I grudgingly went with black on this GTI, as I wasn't prepared to spend (almost) R money on a red or white car.

Not sure if you like to race, but I usually hit most of the NQS AutoX's up in Marshalltown and a few others when I have time. Would love to see the R in action sometime. That goes for anyone else too!

Yeah I traded in a Red MK6 GTI DSG Apr Stage 1.
DSG is fun but I was missing the manual. I felt like I was in a video game with the DSG if that makes sense lol
I have been looking to get into AutoX I have never done it but I think I will try to find time and do it next year.


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Old 12-28-2015, 05:32 AM   #8
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:50 PM   #9
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I pass through Lincoln pretty regularly to visit my old man on the Farm (Hebron, NE area).

DasStig - https://www.facebook.com/NQS-Performance-340169165053/

Just keep your eye on that page, they typically run 4 per year. They are held on the, what was, 0.6mi go-kart track (paved road course, plenty wide for a single car) in Marshalltown. It's a mix of domestic, Japanese and European (occasional exotic) vehicles that show up. No ego's or anything like that and it's a good time. The classing isn't as uptight as the SCCA event around here either. My outgoing 2008 Cobalt SS/Turbo was stock class and running at the top of that class. A lot of the folks involved with NQS can instruct/ride along too if you are not comfortable doing it solo yet.

$25 to race, and lasts from sun-up to sun-down basically. They have approved helmets you can use, but I bring my own for my kid and I.

I mention ego's because, and maybe its just me, but the couple times I've done to SCCA sanctioned events around here... my experience was not good.
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:03 PM   #10
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:42 AM   #12
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I have seen you on PKG and saw the car at Karl Cars and Coffee (october i think) nice car!

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Just bought my 2016 GTI, I live in Des Moines (Merle Hay area).
Are you the one I was talking to on PKG facebook page who also has a mk4 gti for their wife?
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:44 AM   #13
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I pass through Lincoln pretty regularly to visit my old man on the Farm (Hebron, NE area).

DasStig - https://www.facebook.com/NQS-Performance-340169165053/

Just keep your eye on that page, they typically run 4 per year. They are held on the, what was, 0.6mi go-kart track (paved road course, plenty wide for a single car) in Marshalltown. It's a mix of domestic, Japanese and European (occasional exotic) vehicles that show up. No ego's or anything like that and it's a good time. The classing isn't as uptight as the SCCA event around here either. My outgoing 2008 Cobalt SS/Turbo was stock class and running at the top of that class. A lot of the folks involved with NQS can instruct/ride along too if you are not comfortable doing it solo yet.

$25 to race, and lasts from sun-up to sun-down basically. They have approved helmets you can use, but I bring my own for my kid and I.

I mention ego's because, and maybe its just me, but the couple times I've done to SCCA sanctioned events around here... my experience was not good.
NQS auto-x is awesome!! I have been there in my old mk4 stage 2 gti, 91 miata, red e30, 135i and bone stock reflex silver 1.8T GTI last year.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:21 PM   #14
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Yep, that's me!

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Old 08-07-2016, 11:02 PM   #15
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Not much going on in Iowa. Okoboji area checking in.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:03 PM   #16
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Not much going on in Iowa.
Grew up in Ames, and that's been true for decades and will likely continue to be.
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:26 PM   #17
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Cedar Rapids here. Moved here from Minnesota last year, I notice a few different GTI's driving around this area and always wonder if any of them are active on the forums
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