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#841 OFFLINE   Hendry

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:47 PM

Panned iirc. The 115 bhp ones were alright as new cars I suppose but after the Mark 3, the 4 was such a massive improvement. Mark 5's are utter toss as well.

 

Yip, and yet they still cost a fucking fortune, as do parts for the bloody things when they need replaced which is a lot because theyre always going wrong.

 

I was never a VAG fanboy, but I at least thought they were on a far with Ford, Vauxhall, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and better than French stuff, now I realise they are worse than all of them, I regret spending so much sorting faults, getting it serviced, putting new tyres etc. on mine now because since that outlay of in total around £1000, its had a different issue every month, and is worth no more now than it was before I spent on it, my justification for it was i couldnt afford a newer and 'better' car, now realise I shouldve sold it and bought something, anything of the same value with the proceeds. 


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#842 OFFLINE   The Reverend Bluejeans

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:51 PM

The best Golf is the Golf 2, in my opinion.

 

 

The best Golf is a new one.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:58 PM

Been looking through this thread...and something kept telling me I'd seen those garages before.

Mr Cavcraft - did you used to own a Frontera a good few years back....and did you also used to be on FOG...cos if so , then I think I purchased a Chrome nudgebar off you , and you and my wife (at the time) fitted it by said garages as i'd fooked my back in....

 

If not - forget all that 

 

 

 

also I can't find the bloody pic of them fitting it!!


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:08 AM

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:33 AM

Been looking through this thread...and something kept telling me I'd seen those garages before.

Mr Cavcraft - did you used to own a Frontera a good few years back....and did you also used to be on FOG...cos if so , then I think I purchased a Chrome nudgebar off you , and you and my wife (at the time) fitted it by said garages as i'd fooked my back in....

 

If not - forget all that 

 

 

 

also I can't find the bloody pic of them fitting it!!

 

I certainly did, how's tricks?


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:35 AM

Did you get much for the Golf at the weighbridge? I helped my friend get rid of his Golf, a 2003 1.4 with 150k on the clock, no recent MOT, first gear where reverse should be, no other gears available, and broken springs, much to my surprise Car Takeback offered £156.

 

Yeah, a bit more than that. It went to a yard I use, I think he removes cat, alloys, battery etc then weighs them straight in. He also took that Ka at the same time, a bit of a double bonus really.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:17 AM

Did the press (Jeremy Cockson, What German Car? Etc) shoot their load over these GTis, or were they panned at the time?


No, quite the opposite. He pitched one against a Corolla 1.6, a car he absolutely derided (don’t know why cause they were a solid old thing) in a 1/4 mike race. The Corolla absolutely trounced the Golf GTI, there’s a clip on YouTube somewhere.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:13 AM

No, quite the opposite. He pitched one against a Corolla 1.6, a car he absolutely derided (don’t know why cause they were a solid old thing) in a 1/4 mike race. The Corolla absolutely trounced the Golf GTI, there’s a clip on YouTube somewhere.

 

 

Funny you should stay that: The Mark 3 Golf 1.8CL was slower than the 1993/4 1.3 Corolla hatchback that was superior in every dimension. That little Toyota was a genuine pleasure to drive, the Golf was just shit.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:20 AM


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:27 AM

I’d sooner have the Toyota. Not a tremendously interesting car but neither is a Golf.

Local garage to me had a 02 plate one up at £500, looked really tidy, ran like a sewing machine with a sizeable test on it. You’d look like a bit of a giffer seen in it but who cares at that money it’s transport.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:28 AM

Yeah, a bit more than that. It went to a yard I use, I think he removes cat, alloys, battery etc then weighs them straight in. He also took that Ka at the same time, a bit of a double bonus really.

 

What puzzled me is they paid £156 despite the distance from their yard (150 miles), and if I put the Inca into their site it's £0.

Are Golfs particularly desirable to breakers?



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:33 AM

What puzzled me is they paid £156 despite the distance from their yard (150 miles), and if I put the Inca into their site it's £0.

Are Golfs particularly desirable to breakers?

 

Some bits fetch good money on Mk4's, only the early Turbo cars had (very comfy) Recaro seats as standard and they go for decent coin. The headlamps are worth a few bob if I remember correctly too.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

What puzzled me is they paid £156 despite the distance from their yard (150 miles), and if I put the Inca into their site it's £0.
Are Golfs particularly desirable to breakers?



Say what? 156 miles? That’s crackers, definately must be something in them then.
I have noticed two or three ‘modern’ diesels seem to fetch quite good money too. It was well worth driving a clutchless car back home about 4 miles.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:02 PM

There's specialist VW breakers who will just stockpile engines and stuff, and be able to rattle off a list of what camshaft is compatible with which dipstick tube etc. I guess they'd pay good money, and it would be a cube of metal plus useful parts within 48 hours.

 

I know you get other specialists, but there seem to be more VW ones than any other make. There used to be three within about 5 miles in Nottingham. Perhaps it's because there's so many shared components - the engine in my Leon came out of a Skoda, different engine code related to something stupid like it was missing the oil level sensor, same engine is in a Golf too with another really minor change.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

The value of my friend's gubbed Golf went up when they realised it was a "special edition", unlucky for them it's a runout base 1.4 with crappy 14" alloys and a few posh trim bits.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:14 PM

I know someone who runs a VW specialist and in his words ‘we do really well because they’re shit’
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

I certainly did, how's tricks?

LOL funny how the strangest things can remind you...I mean how many garages are there in Chester !!

 

Been looking through everywhere to find that Bloody picture, used to turn up on google searches, but appears to have vanished..

That was the last Frontera we owned, and when we sold it it did somewhat of a journey..was on Ebay quite a few times...then the wheels were on..then it seemed to drop off the Radar..

 

Split with her 7 years back as she had a problem with her legs - she couldnt keep them shut..;) been married and divorced again since then too..

Currently single and got my Eldest daughter living with me due to the afore mentioned ex treating her like a skivvy..

 

Nice to find out my garage and bollard spotting skills are 100%  8)


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:04 PM

Ha, yes your spotting skills aren’t lacking!

Your message reminds me to try and find another Frontera 2.0 Sport.
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