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MK2 Golf GTI Bought today

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jackpe

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285 posts

70 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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My ex flatmate had a Golf GTI, MK2, red 8V, second owner. Really straight unmolested car, properly looked after, full service history, all MOTs, 86,000 documented miles, he'd owned it 18 years. Interior perfect. I always told him to let me know before selling. Well the car's MOT expired in October (but always passed before) and he could not be bothered with the selling rigmarole so he's letting me have it for £300. An absolute bargain in my view. Never driven one though..what they like?

Can anyone advise on a good specialist in West London or Surrey, close to Putney so i can get it serviced, MOT'd and so on?

Pretty dusty but will polish up a treat!








Edited by jackpe on Sunday 1st July 17:14

Steamer

9,804 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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WoW!

Why do I never get offered cars like this!?

Just take it for what it - a fairly iconic vehicle that you can hopefully enjoy and keep running for many years to come.

I have to say when I drove one (already knocking on a bit) it was a fairly underwhelming, but solid experience compare to the other hot hatches of the era. But solid, reliable, cult status counts for allot!

Expect a terrible feeling brake peddle.

TheProfessor

158 posts

51 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Three words spring to mind...

You Lucky Sod!!!

Enjoy.......

Easy to look after yourself.

Peanuts for basic filters, oil & plugs.




The Nur

8,564 posts

91 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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These seem to be coming out of the woodwork at the moment.

Lucky sod.

Willy Nilly

8,065 posts

73 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Look after her
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barky

480 posts

117 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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86000! these 8v's seem to get faster over the 100K ... had one years ago

epom

4,027 posts

67 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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well done you... people will tell you that its overated, too slow etc etc.. but as someone else pointed out treat it for what it is and you will have a lovely car.. well wear smile

sday12

4,794 posts

117 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Nice one!

, exchange the peddle for a pedal, that's what brakes, or should I say breaks, use.

Edited by sday12 on Sunday 1st July 17:24

Changedmyname

12,450 posts

87 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Nice car ,well done.

croakey

947 posts

94 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I'll give you £500 for it... Easy profit wink

R1-Jay

444 posts

89 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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had a few myself, loved them all!

as its red, the paint will fade very quickly and go dull, needs a good clay and orbital polish and sealing it, then they look stunning!!

wished someone offered me one for £300!!!

matchmaker

5,583 posts

106 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I think I hate you frownfrown

I'd love another Mk2 smilesmile

The comment on the brakes - nothing wrong with the pedal feel on the Mk2. The Mk1 is a different matter...

Vee

2,755 posts

140 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Put the right wheels back on though - those look terrible.
Otherwise great buy.

jackpe

Original Poster:

285 posts

70 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Vee said:
Put the right wheels back on though - those look terrible.
Otherwise great buy.
I quite like them... you got a pic of the originals? not sure what they look like.

S3_Graham

12,639 posts

105 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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The Phirm are in 'Hook' usually come high rated, I've never used them though.

wildcat45

5,591 posts

95 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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The Pirelli P wheels look grear, but the standard steels, refurbed in silver, set it off a treat. I think those wheels on yours were a period option.

fatboy69

6,877 posts

93 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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£300? Jammy bugger! What a lovely car for less than the price of a decent TV! That will scrub up into a cracking car.

rallycross

7,365 posts

143 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Nice to see an original low owners/low mileage example.

I'll happily give you a £1,000 for it and a free lift home if you bring it down to me Kingston. biggrin

I will pm you the details of who to take it to locally if you want to get it ready for you to use it (mot/service/freshen up).


Roadrunner23

532 posts

101 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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It's not worth £300. Probably needs loads of money spending on it for MOT, I'll give you £500 cash and we'll say no more about it.

Lucky bd!

soad

26,767 posts

82 months

Monday 2nd July 2012
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Damn, that's a good deal. I'm green with envy