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1.4 TDI Lupo Sport, mega low mileage (47,500)

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Make: VW

Model: Lupo Sport 1.4 TDI

MOT: Passed 21/07/2017, valid until Aug 3rd 2018

TAX: £30 per year

Engine size: 1.4 TDI

Fuel type: Diesel

Location: Near Lutterworth, Leicestershire

Price: £2,900 ono

Increasingly rare chance to get your hands on a totally stock, low mileage Lupo Sport 1.4 TDI. I thought I'd list here for a week or so before it goes onto Auto-Trader or similar, as I'd like to see it go to an enthusiast who'll look after it. Obviously it's up to the buyer as to what they do with it, but in my opinion it'd be best being kept as is rather than modified as it's such a nice example.

As a bit of background, my wife bought a silver Sport TDI from a main dealer back in 2004, it was 9 months old when she got it and we ran it until 2008 when we had our son and it was a hassle getting him into a rear facing child seat, so it was sold. She always compared subsequent little cars to the old Lupo, so with no child seats etc to fit anymore, I found this one about 20 months ago and bought it for her as a surprise!

Registered 31/12/02 and lived in Cornwall all of it's life, and that's where i got it from in December '15 and drove it the 300 miles to Leicestershire without any issues on a filthy December day. 

The colour is a really nice metallic grey, it has factory air con (still works a treat) and factory remote central locking (on the key, not a seperate fob) and aside from that I think it's all standard Sport spec. and it also has 4 x factory rubber mats which must have always been in as the carpet underneath is almost unmarked. Also genuine mud flaps with the VW logos on the rear ones. 

I replaced the old FM/Cassette player with a Pioneer DEH-8700DAB and bought a proper bee sting aerial which is roof mounted, all wiring hidden in trim and it has a microphone on the A pillar for decent hands free calls. This lot was over £200. and will be included. I still have the cassette player if a purist wants to go back to stock!

https://www.pioneer-car.eu/uk/products/deh-x8700dab/support

It has a partial service history but not full by any means. I insisted the cam belt and water pump were replaced before I drove it from Cornwall, so that is good for 2 1/2 years. We use Vasstech VW group specialist in Rugby and they have serviced it for us. Last autumn it had a full service and they found the fuel pump was leaking, so that was replaced, and it had new passenger door central locking as that was not always working. 

It just passed it's MOT yesterday (21st July) with front tyres being the only advisory, still legal but getting low. 

For it's age, the paint and body work is really good (always garaged by us) but for honesty's sake, the near side corner of the rear bumper has had a light knock at some point. I'm sure this could be sanded and resprayed but it's never bothered us enough to sort. See last image.

My wife recently changed jobs and this makes the car surplus to requirements. We'll be sad to see it go but we can't justify keeping it. Please call / mail me if you have any questions or want to come and view. It stills pulls really well, and feels totally solid.

Thanks for looking,

Matt and Louisa

01788 860 716

07967 506416

 

 

 

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It a lovely car and don't take this the wrong way, but I think the price is way way off what it's worth.

Your into mint gti territory at nearly 3K

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If I found a mint gti with less than 50k on it for 3k I'd be gobsmacked.

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No offence taken, but i would say that mint GTIs seem to be going higher and higher in price, and they're not for everyone. (annual tax, fuel economy, insurance group all ad up) whereas the TDI has decent torque with great economy, low ins group.

I'll leave here for a couple of days longer and then it will go onto ebay or Autotrader.

Offers are welcome, but i would want it to be viewed ideally.

Cheers,

Matt

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12 hours ago, mattb74 said:

No offence taken, but i would say that mint GTIs seem to be going higher and higher in price, and they're not for everyone. (annual tax, fuel economy, insurance group all ad up) whereas the TDI has decent torque with great economy, low ins group.

I'll leave here for a couple of days longer and then it will go onto ebay or Autotrader.

Offers are welcome, but i would want it to be viewed ideally.

Cheers,

Matt

I tend to agree with that sentiment, TDI's for a variety of reasons, fuel economy VED and tunability make a better long term purchase than a GTI

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tdi is a workhorse, nothing more.

saying that, i miss mine. The Tt sucks.

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14 minutes ago, Rich said:

tdi is a workhorse, nothing more.

 

that applies to almost every car on the road so doesn't really mean anything, but as a workhorse the TDI models are better at it than most

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daily lupo gti next.

either that or another mk2.

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You don't buy a gti for fuel economy, you buy a gti because they are better kitted out, look better, infinitely more appeal further down the line as a classic. Hence the price tag that goes with them. IMO you can't compare the two purely because the only reason the tdi is considered decent is solely down to the power plant. Take the engine out and it's no better than a 1.0, 1.4 etc.

 With that in mind though this car seems a decent example and the price isn't that far off the mark.

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On 7/25/2017 at 10:35 PM, Pete said:

You don't buy a gti for fuel economy, you buy a gti because they are better kitted out, look better, infinitely more appeal further down the line as a classic. Hence the price tag that goes with them. IMO you can't compare the two purely because the only reason the tdi is considered decent is solely down to the power plant. Take the engine out and it's no better than a 1.0, 1.4 etc.

 With that in mind though this car seems a decent example and the price isn't that far off the mark.

Same argument applies to the GTI, take the longer throw crankshaft out and its a 100 bhp Sport; you are right to emphasise how good the little 3 cylinder PD unit is, and unlike the GTI it has loads of torque for pulling stuff and its tuneable too

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Yeah you're right. TDIs are the best. 

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14 hours ago, Pete said:

Yeah you're right. TDIs are the best. 

You love the TDI

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The tdi can suck it

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