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So after only 12 months of my Lupo ownership I was dieing for a GIT, so after a long long seach I found a Flash Red Gti with fsh, low miles and low owners.

Picked it up yesterday and I bloody love it. Apparently is a VW launch car with every option ticked. Even has a sunroof leather 6 speed, CD a massive file of bills dating back from new. I've named him Larry!

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Looks very nice, but weren’t the first ones 5 speed?

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Very nice! They were 5 speed til around 2001, I've checked and its definitely a 6 speed

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How can it be a launch car then if it is not one of the first ones? 

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I believe the guy who was advertising it recently, who presumably the OP purchased it from, stated in his ad that he believed it to be a launch car in respect of the introduction of the 6 speed gearbox. 

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Yes I have heard about this car. Is there any evidence saying that vw owned it. Then I can put this in the press car thread. I have a suspicion which one it is. But cannot prove it

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Nice spec, gotta love a sunroof.

Exhaust looks a bit weird tho, get it sorted!

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12 hours ago, Blue Loop said:

Nice spec, gotta love a sunroof.

Exhaust looks a bit weird tho, get it sorted!

What's weird about it?

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3 hours ago, Skezza said:

What's weird about it?

Fitment. Looks kind of odd on that picture.

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7 minutes ago, Blue Loop said:

Fitment. Looks kind of odd on that picture.

Think it's just the angle of the photo tbh. 

Even so, it's a nice looking GTi. I'm waiting for the elusive one that was made for me. It's out there..... somewhere.

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Exhaust is in order and is being sorted this Friday. As for province I will this week take a picture of all paperwork with the car, it has first owner stamp as VW with an address. 

I hope you guys can help me with this car and find out about it and I havn't bought a lemon 😁 

 

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5 hours ago, Skezza said:

Even so, it's a nice looking GTi. I'm waiting for the elusive one that was made for me. It's out there..... somewhere.

Surely the more you wait the more difficult (and expensive) it will become to get one of the few good ones that are left...

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12 hours ago, Blue Loop said:

Surely the more you wait the more difficult (and expensive) it will become to get one of the few good ones that are left...

True. I don't want to end up with one with 198k miles on it though.

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high milage isn't usually a problem as most mechanical stuff is easy to swap- bearings, engine, steering parts etc. the bits that do show age like upholstery, trim, hand control surfaces are much harder to find. the stuff i always check first is the inside, then bodywork and lastly mechanical stuff. you can find some 'as new' automatic lupos but then if you swap out for manual, the car is classified as a modified, which no-one wants. they make great parts donor cars though. :)

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Buying a car due for clutch, cambelt, shocks and brakes etc at about 70 - 80k is far worse than buying one with more miles that has already had that done. it's all dead money, let someone else pay for it.

 

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Same tbh. I love a shed.

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10 hours ago, Skezza said:

True. I don't want to end up with one with 198k miles on it though.

Mine was high-ish mileage when I bought it. Had been serviced all along so it was sort of safe to buy :)

8 hours ago, Sausage said:

This one is for you @skezza

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-vw-Volkswagen-lupo-1-6-gti/132586583552

I could be tempted but the state i keep my cars in there is just no point in me owning a nice one. Sheds all the way for me...

Doesn't say it has aircon, and blue ones really benefit from a leather interior as there's less red things going on inside (not a huge fan of red/blue combination, but that's me!)

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I'd prefer AC. Red hot here today.

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anyone ever seen an sdi with ac? not sure if it's possible... where'd the pump go?

yeah well warm out there.

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3 minutes ago, mk2 said:

anyone ever seen an sdi with ac? not sure if it's possible... where'd the pump go?

yeah well warm out there.

Wasn't even an option in the UK. It was in Europe though.....

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15 minutes ago, Skezza said:

Wasn't even an option in the UK. It was in Europe though.....

You’re telling me it’s been warm! Open air weather for me 

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5 hours ago, Skezza said:

I'd prefer AC. Red hot here today.

after having a GTI without and now one with AC. I could never have a car without it again!

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13 hours ago, Skezza said:

Wasn't even an option in the UK. It was in Europe though.....

It wasn't ;)

 

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