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Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex member: Ville
Q: How long have you owned this car?
A: About 5 months.
Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car?
A: Only the long and hard period of waiting for the car to be built.
Q: What was your objective with this car?
A: To do something new and not to copy anyone’s old car.
Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as?
A: I would say that it is mostly Euro and OEMplus.
Q: Who helped you build this car?
A: My workmates were very helpful when we installed the bodykit.
Q: What makes your car special?
A: One guy said to me at our local GTG, “ I don’t have any idea what you have done with that car, but it looks good, and usually I hate the Golf V.” I think that is one good thing about my ride – it doesn’t look so modified.
Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function?
A: The engine – I love that torque!
Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car?
A: I think that biggest inspirations for me are German VW magazines. When you’ve read those since you were 14 years-old (like me), those magazines will definitely affect your taste and I think that you can see that from my current and previous rides.
Q: What don’t you like about this car?
A: Definitely the taillights. I’m really waiting for some manufacturer to make some new lights for the Golf V.
Q: What would you change if you could?
A: I would like to get rid of that huge front VW symbol.
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project?
A: I’d say an “8.”
Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object?
A: I’d like more horsepower. B&B has a kit that includes a bigger turbo and exhaust.
Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project?
A: I think that must be my father. He thinks that this hobby is only a waste of money.
Q: What do your family and friends say about this car?
A: Almost everybody likes it, though somebody has said that, “You put all that money into that car and it doesn’t even look so different.”
Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car?
A: Some quiet little road with good tarmac.
Q: What is your ideal day with this car?
A: Nice sunny day, a couple good mates and me driving to some nice GTG.
Q: Who gets to drive this car?
A: Only people which I trust.
Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be?
A: “Sometimes less is more!”
Q: If you had to name your car, what would you name it?
Q: What was your previous project?
A: B5 Passat Variant 1.8T
Q: What is your next project?
A: Who knows…
Q: What one word best describes your car?
Name- Ville Maaronen
Address- Paimio, Finland
Occupation- Warranty manager
Club Affiliations- FFp Motorsport, Clubb5
Model- Golf 2.0 TDI 16V Sportline
Original Color- Silbergrau Metallic.
Engine- 2.0 TDI 16V
Engine Modifications- MTM reprogrammed
Exhaust Modifications- None
Transmission Modifications- None
Suspension Modifications- KW Variante 2 with 60mm drop
Brake Modifications- None
Wheels and Tires- Helios wheels from VW Phaeton 8_X19” ET 45 and Pirelli Zero Nero 225/35/19” tires
Exterior/Body Modifications- Complete Votex bodykit, JE Design eyebrows, removed rear wiper, 3M tinted windows
Interior Modifications- OEM Navigation, Zender pedals
Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Factory VW components
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