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Polo ownership from start to finish

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kiran_182

For some of you this will be familiure but for most itll be new. This thread is a time line from my first polo to its end and all the polos ive had along the way and what happened to them 

 

Ive had:

• black cl coupe 

• white cl coupe

• silver breadvan

• blue gt

• black gt

• black gt 

 

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Black cl 2007 - 2019
Continuous project and daily even work horse
 
Original spec
 
• factory cl
• 1.3 AAV 
• no 5th gear 
 
November 2007
This is how I got the car, it was a run about my brother bought whilst between cars. he owed me £200 so gave me the car instead 
 
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This was taken in Worthing where it had sat for a few weeks before I got it. My brother drove 30 miles to where I live,  The car spent 8 months on the garage slip way looking sorry for itself.
It also had a 5th gear lose that rattled about so a new gearbox was on the cards 
 
These pictures are with the new wheels I got from the breakers yard, as you'd expect they've been seriously kerbed but they were £80 and I couldn't say no. They needed new tyres and I found a set of 195/45/15 in the paper that week for £50 so it worked out nicely 
 
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To wash the car we took it across town to a jetwash whilst it was covered from head to toe in leaves and birds muck. never had as much attention in the car as on that day 
 
These are after painting the bumpers 
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This was the first of a long line of problems I've had with the car. The radiator fell out and cracked open whilst going round a mini roundabout, as you can see I had a healthy colour coolant 
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This was courtesy of the dustman 
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I t-cut it because the back looked oily blue 
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This was my 1st accident done at a roundabout where the person in front pulled out and then stopped suddenly. I'd already looked right to see whats coming and hit the back of them, only 5 mph  
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I drove it like this over to the garage to get a replacement bash plate and bumper from my donor car. surprising how few people are prepared to pull out on you no matter how slow you go 
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And so the repairs began
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i was fortunate that one of the guys living where i am is a body shop worker and he sprayed and helped me fit the panel if i did a days sanding on a truck he was working on

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White CL
 
Bought  from an auction for £180 with 3 months mot to use whilst the black CL had work done 
 
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This was used for work as the black kne was at the time this was rough on the outside but mint interior and engine
 
Ended up breaking it once the mot was up 
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When this went the black cl went back to work

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It rolled around like this for a while
 
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The tracking out and I ended up with this so back on steels for a while. 195s were a shade to wide anyway
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This is how the engine looked when i got it 
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This is how it looked after a few mods. This was the start of the engine work
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Started painting the plastics, this was before i knew of better ways. Sometime around 2011 i think
 
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