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MartinB

With my Polo breaking down on me late last year and not really spending much time on it this year due to getting married I decided recently to down tools and see what else is out there. House purchase and wedding have dominated the last few years, so being able to take a look for a new car was something I was looking forward to! 

 

I thought i'd narrowed my choice down to a mk2 Scirocco. maybe another Corrado but was happy trawling the usual places to get some inspiration. Anyway, I came across a Golf advertised on a local website in Oxford that is very quiet these days (even quieter than Gumtree!), I checked the mileage & MOT history and was put off by the mileage so left it. A week later (last Friday) i'd seen that it had been re-advertised at a much lower price. Fast forward a couple of hours and i'd had a chat with the owner, and learnt that he has had it since 2003 and bought off his brother who had it for a few years before that. He also told me that he'd had it serviced a couple of times a year and wasn't an enthusiast etc. 

 

Took it for a drive on Saturday morning, liked what I saw and did a deal! It's very original apart from 90's era wheels (may a dealer fit?!) and some 6x9's in the (broken) parcel shelf! Despite the mileage the interior is in decent condition for its age, requiring some trim inside and a bloody good clean inside and out. The worst piece of rot I can find is on the passenger door which i'm OK with as the chassis looks good to me. 

 

Pics to follow!

 

 

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MartinB

Here's a few pics of how it stands:

 

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kiran_182

Nice big bumper

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MartinB
2 hours ago, kiran_182 said:

Nice big bumper

Thanks dude!

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kiran_182

Keep it oem+ no permenant changes. Thatll go up in price 

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Jim1500

Great buy, they wear the miles well! Get the back to black out, some BBS or the like, paint the lower half and that'll be even nicer! Looks like a really straight genuine car.

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MartinB

Thanks all! Gave the interior a good clean over the weekend, pulled the rear seats out, binned a load of crap that had accumulated, hoovered and cleaned the carpets, seats etc. Now it's just drying. Fitted uprated headlight loom and some Osram nightbreaker ultimate headlight bulbs and some better bulbs for the spots. 

 

Fuel pump is noisy so it's looking like the lift pump is to blame for this - that'll be the next job...

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MartinB

Did a 300 mile round trip to the Peak District a couple of weekends ago - the Golf was an absolute joy to drive and din't miss a beat! Quite decent on fuel as well. I have a new lift pump so will look to fit that ASAP. In the meantime I bagged a set of Teardrops for her from @prankstar2003

 

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