JVranicar Posted December 17, 2016 Share Posted December 17, 2016 I found LegacyGT.com in 2007, not too long after I purchased my very slightly used 2006 LGT MT. This site has been my go-to resource for LGT ownership ever since. Two weeks ago, after about 18 months of consideration, I decided to finally pull the trigger and purchase a new VW GTI. I went with a 2017 carbon steel gray 6-MT SE. I normally keep cars for about five years. But I drove that awesome, stock LGT for nine years because it was the best car I ever owned. I suppose I decided to sell it only because I was attracted to the lure of new car technology, primarily when it comes to connectivity. I've mostly been a lurker on this site, rarely chiming in or asking questions. But I came here probably five times per week to learn more about the good and bad of these excellent, well-built Subarus. I want to share a few confessions from the perspective of a non-modded, stock LGT owner. Here goes: 1) Max Capacity, you are by far my favorite LGT.com poster. Thanks for all you do to help those who own these vehicles. You not only educated me on these cars, you did it in an entertaining way. If I lived on the east coast, I'd take you out for a drink to celebrate all did for me and all you do for LGT owners. You are the best. 2) I decided early on that I would not take my LGT to stage 1 or 2. That's because I read about so many problems those who did had with their turbos failing. But I did have my mechanic remove the banjo bolt filter. I would have never known to do so if I had not found this forum. 3) I often rolled my eyes at the majority of you who took these cars off the stock turbo grid only to have your turbos fail. I felt like a minority keeping my LGT completely stock and often wondered if doing so would lead to my car's ultimate demise based on the warnings I read on this site. But it never happened. I never had ANY mechanical issues with this non-modded vehicle. Not one. In the end, my stock LGT won. I feel like many of you who modify your turbo set-up on these cars lose. What I read on this forum every week helps to prove this out. 4) Lastly, I have to admit that while I really enjoy driving my new GTI, I miss the feel of the LGT. The GTI is fast and has plenty of go, but it doesn't have quite the same spirit that my stock LGT had. That says a lot about the 4th Gen LGTs considering I say this about a car that is 11 model years older than my new VW. I sold my LGT last week at 105k miles. It was difficult to see it leave my driveway one last time. But I feel good about who I sold it to...a guy who now owns his seventh Subaru. This new owner works for a Goodyear Tire shop which means he'll take care of my favorite car of all time. He promises to keep me informed on how the car is doing. Hell, I might even buy it back from him some day. We are now a one Subaru/one VW family as my wife owns a 2014 Forester. While I don't have much of a need to come to this site anymore, I will still visit here often because I love the sense of community that can be found here. Good luck to all you remaining 4th Gen LGT owners. If you happen to own a stock model, speak up more to vouch for the fact that a LGT can be a great car even if God forbid, you decide you don't want to take it to Stage 1 or 2 or 3. Sincerely, JVranicar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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