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So I purchased this lupo gti on 3rd October 2020, I happened to just be browsing autotrader/pistonheads/ebay for cars like you do when you're bored, always kept my eye on lupo gti's as they don't often come on the market.

So fast forward I happen to see this one come up, was very much an impulse buy what with already having the 182 trophy.

Spec of the lupo is

uk car
6 speed
Air con
Cloth Interior
52k miles
Janspeed exhaust
Brand new mats in the boot

Went to go see the car with @Ash J did a deal and drove it home this being my 3rd lupo gti now, first with the cloth Interior which is my favourite, the leather tends to age badly and sag..

Like any car though its not without its faults, some I knew about, couple I didn't. But that's always the way when buying second hand cars.. 🙄 Il get onto those in abit, firstly some pictures
 

 
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Cheere

Will update more in abit

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So going in from last post, the lupo had a couple of niggles I wanted to sort out..

The car came with a coin holder that wouldn't close and the previous chap used it connect his phone to play music through, wasn't for me so replaced with another cup holder..

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After

 
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Next was a tempermental drivers window switch, I knew about these two issues..

So bought two new switches which solved the issue 👌
 

 
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Next was the cd player wouldn't light up or play cds, tried taking it out and seeing what the prob was but couldn't get it to work, looked on eBay and bought another for just £20

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I cleaned the car and put on the new clean plates which you see in the pics in the first post, tidies it up imo.

Only issue I have left is the windscreen washer not working, the headlight washers work, checked fuse, seemed ok so will book it in with jkm soon.

Work has slightly changed since buying the lupo typically, so I will keep both the lupo and trophy for now but one will have to make way in the coming months being self employed, I need a new van (starting out on my own) and moving in with the gf means freeing up some money.

Anyway I will update as and when I do more

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44 minutes ago, mickster said:

Very nice, those brand new mats must have sealed the deal! 

Yeah they certainly sweetened the deal. Knowing how rare they are. 

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2 hours ago, bernd said:

Nice one! That looks very tidy... How much did you pay for it? If you don't mind me asking...

 

I'd rather not disclose but will say was top end of the market still.. ☺️

 

And thanks guys I'm loving the little gti

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Fair enough...

And yeah I get what you're saying I'm in love with my little Gti too, I'm even almost ok with it being silver and not blue. 

Looking at yours, I think I like the grey interior better than my red one, especially the door cards look so much better. I'm glad I've got the anthracite wheels though. I did wonder if there's a reason that the cd player is installed on top of the stereo? (first time I've seen it that way round)

Oh and nice key fob! (I've got the same one, lol)

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1 hour ago, bernd said:

Fair enough...

And yeah I get what you're saying I'm in love with my little Gti too, I'm even almost ok with it being silver and not blue. 

Looking at yours, I think I like the grey interior better than my red one, especially the door cards look so much better. I'm glad I've got the anthracite wheels though. I did wonder if there's a reason that the cd player is installed on top of the stereo? (first time I've seen it that way round)

Oh and nice key fob! (I've got the same one, lol)

 

True I never spotted the cd player other way round... Kinda works better for me that way weirdly. 

 

Yeah ive had leather Interior in my last two gtis (black, laser blue) but I knew this time round it had to be the this Interior colour combo. I quite like the silver tbh not like I see any lupo gtis on the roads. 

Yeah the keyring come with the car 😁

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