Hi. It's finally time to part with my lovely GTI because my son is starting to learn to drive and I need something he can insure and not knock about.
I've had this car since 29th May 2012 and it's been our 2nd car / runabout / wife's transport to the station. We got it with about 100k on and since then we've added about 3k a year so now it's at 136k. Higher mileage than some but still way below average for a 19 year old car.
Original factory fitted leather interior with heated front seats
6 speed box
Pioneer double DIN bluetooth head unit with phone mic
All of the options apart from the MP3 player. I believe this car was a dealer demo vehicle so has everything.
It had the cam belt changed by the previous owner at 65k and then by me at a local garage at 120k. It's serviced once a year but I do it myself so no service history for oil changes over the past few years. I have got all of the MOTs, receipts for things etc.
Last year I had it almost all resprayed and I put some Vogtland coilovers on to lower it just enough to make it look like it should. Lupo GTIs on original suspension look a bit out of place these days. They almost look like Polo Dunes. I think the height this is at is pretty much perfect. The suspension is great, it isn't harsh but it keeps the car very flat around corners.
I also changed the rear bushes on the front wishbones for polyflex, and new top mounts on the front and rear shocks. Last year new battery, new alternator, new Brembo discs and pads front and rear.
At the same I had the 4 wheels refurbed and repainted with new centre caps.
I've recently replaced both window regulators and the windows go up and down fast and smooth.
This car has wanted for nothing. It would have been sacrilege to not keep it looking and running nice and it looks and drives like a dream. It turns heads everywhere you go.
I've got a mass of photos and I also did a YouTube video which is here.
I'm aware of how rare this car is and how well its been looked after but I'm also aware that the mileage is higher than some would like. I *think* £3500 is a fair price.
There are currently 2 problems with the car: the aircon isn't very cold and the passenger door actuator is intermittent. I intend to sort those before selling the car.