Re: TO THE OWNER THAT HAS THE BLUE 1.8 TURBO SWAP (golfSPORT95)
Yeah the grill is not Mattig but looks the same - only diff is the mattig is a two peice, meaning it uses the metal bottom peice of the factory older Jetta grill - and is a bit higher quality than my all-plastic one, I'd say
The 1.8T swap is not cost efficient, pretty difficult to do, but damn sexy anyways
Definitely the best motor setup if you don't like compromise - the weight of a 2.0 but the technology in the 1.8T is steps ahead of both the 2.0 and VR
To have it done for you and done right, expect to pay 6-10K depending on who does it.
If you do it yourself you can save a couple grand but it wasn't worth it for me, so when it comes to technical questions about the swap I could very well have no clue