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#31 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:59 PM

Thats lovely - must be very early on the X plate? Agree that it ideally wants those 9 spoke alloys like what you got on some Golf Cabriolets of the era.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:01 PM

I had a couple of these decades ago. One was a Y reg 1.5CL, four speed with the single headlights, a metallic wine red colour. Very clean but it had the usual* rubbish carburettor Pierburg 2BE iirc and the dramas that went with it - fitted a Webcon replacement that then suffered terrible icing in winter. It also had the usual* oil pump problems where the pressure relief valve would jam open, bringing on the buzzer and oil light.

Number two was a Mars red 1800 GTX, C183KHD. Think I bought that around 1990 so it wasn't very old. That was a good car, really lively and reliable. 

 

I bought a rusty but original Mark 1 Scirocco Storm in 1998 for the engine to go in a 1977 R reg LHD Golf GTi Mark 1 I'd bought with a buggered engine. I went with an E28 525i and a four wheel trailer from Oxfordshire to Somerset, brought it back, swapped the engine and then filled it with scrap and weighed it in. It was a W plate in that metallic brown, seats were really nice but I couldn't be arsed saving them. What would that be worth now? 


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

Simply not popular enough. Always in the shadow of the Golf....and more expensive. Not unlike the Alfasud Sprint's relationship to the standard Alfasud (but without the rust problems). I remember VW advertising the Mk.2 Scirocco and making great play of its lower drag co-efficient of 0.38. The contemporary Mk.2 Golf came in at 0.34. People just went out and bought a Golf.

Back in the Eighties, the parents of a schoolmate had a Mk.1 Scirocco (YJJ 750V), I think) and the only way they could get rid of it quickly was to trade it in for a new Mk.2.

 

Also bearing in mind the mechanicals on the Mk2 Scirocco were Mk1 Golf, and the interior was heavily based on it too. So having the two side by side in the dealers in the mid 80s, you had to be pretty committed to the styling to take the Scirocco over a Golf GTI.

They also missed a trick by never bringing the 16V Scirocco to the UK, making the fat hatchback faster than the sleek sportscar.....


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Forum is still going, but has moved partly over to Facebook. There's some guys reproducing the rare trim parts now, I think Dreadnaught Customs is one of them.

They're still bizarrely cheap and largely ignored by the VAG crowd.

I have a growing stack of bits if you need anything.

I used to work with the guy who owns Dreadnaught Customs. He's a VW nut and generally a top bloke.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

WARNING: Suspected hacking of Junkman's account

 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:08 AM

Like that, needs some steels though. The wheels look like they'd be much more at home on a B4 Audi 80, or a Coupe.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

Like that, needs some steels though. The wheels look like they'd be much more at home on a B4 Audi 80, or a Coupe.

Not even close, they are some aftermarket ones. There are some descent VW 14 and 15'' looking very nice on a Scirocco, just got to find them...


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:36 AM

I loved my mk2 with w*nky bodykit. As a 21 year old it felt like a rocket ship, despite only being the 1.8 carb.

It was absolutely mint and definitely on the list of 'cars I wish I never sold'.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:32 PM

i love my mk2 scirocco, i should really get round to putting it back on the road...but as we all know, too many jobs, too many cars.



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

Marvellous! !

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:01 AM

Is the Mk2 Scirocco the only car that was available from the factory with both single and dual front wipers?

 

I had an auto one of these, albeit a later 1.8 - it was a very pleasant thing to buzz around in, bit undergeared at speed but perfect around town.  Old automatic VWs seem to manage to get off the line a lot quicker than most contemporary autos for some reason.

 

It is pretty rapid around town...up to 20/30 of course, not taken it out for a decent run yet though!



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

I love these.

 

I wanted another recently, but because you can't pick them up for £300 anymore, and because I'm a tight mingebag, I've stopped looking.

 

I've had them in pretty much all forms over the years, my last one ended up in the central reservation of the A1 after a Passat clipped my rear quarter.  I was gutted, it was a Scala in Helios Blue with a sweet as anything 8v injection 1.8, it had a stainless exhaust and sounded rorty and still pulled a good 40mpg, driven like a knob, everywhere.

 

They're an ace car for mastering lift off over-steer in as well.

 

Also, two portly people can make whoopie in the front seats of them if you push em back a little. :D



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

They still come up cheap, just less often. There's a couple of eBay at the moment <£500. Still not quite hit critical rarity.

I quite fancy another to go alongside the TD conversion. I've driven injections and owned broken injections, but never owned a decent one.

Handling is very sweet with front and rear strut mounts fitted. Add a mk3 golf break servo and they're a peach.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:16 PM

The one I bought from Hillman Imp on here was claimed to have a mileage of 90,000 miles when I bought it. Driving it home I noticed that the odometer showed just 81,000 miles and I thought I'd got a super-bargain. A week later I realised that the odometer didn't actually move at all, so I replaced it with one showing 110,412 miles. That was in October 2011, the mileage today reads 149,658.

It is thirty years old and has broken down twice in my ownership.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

The one I bought from Hillman Imp on here was claimed to have a mileage of 90,000 miles when I bought it. Driving it home I noticed that the odometer showed just 81,000 miles and I thought I'd got a super-bargain. A week later I realised that the odometer didn't actually move at all, so I replaced it with one showing 110,412 miles. That was in October 2011, the mileage today reads 149,658.

It is thirty years old and has broken down twice in my ownership.

 

the odometers are definitely best taken with a pinch of salt, i drove mine to the mot centre...failed, drove it home, fixed the advisories...drove it back and the guy asked why the mileage had only gone up by 3 miles when i lived about 3 miles away.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:56 AM

the odometers are definitely best taken with a pinch of salt, i drove mine to the mot centre...failed, drove it home, fixed the advisories...drove it back and the guy asked why the mileage had only gone up by 3 miles when i lived about 3 miles away.

 

 

I'm not convinced that there's much up with my odometer.

I have done 40,000* practically trouble free miles very, very cheaply.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:12 AM

Hello!

I want to say goodbye to my Scirocco 1.6 GL Auto

I passed this today, it was parked near work and it's been there for over a month, largely forgotten!

Anyway, I have absolutely no feelings for it and I don't really want to drive it anymore.

Good points:

MOT until 2019

Taxed TGYH

Solid

Starts and runs well from cold

Manual choke

Auto box changes well

Rare single wiper version

Fancy Alloys

Looks great from 10 yards

Keep fit windows

Had a new track rod end for the pre MOT

Tyres are good

Brakes Are Good

Has a few spares

Got it's book pack!

Bad points:

Doesn't look great from 9.9 yards

The clocks / dash lights and fuel gauge aren't connected

dash is cracked

Front seats aren't matching

Dash is cracked

Sometimes doesn't start when hot

No Radio

was a Cat C in 2001

Shocks need changing I think

 

Anyone fancy a deal? It owes me over £500 but I'm up for swaps or offers


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:28 PM

£8.50 a ticket,you could get your roffle on


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:35 PM

I could but haven't a clue what to do!



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:43 PM

Blimey I don't usually like VW's but that's lovely. Looks like a bargain 'My first old car' for someone.

 

Sadly unless you want a Laguna 2 as a swap it's not going to be my first older car!


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:25 PM

Possibly! Got details?



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:52 PM

What a barg, these have not been street furniture for so long they have a certain WTF appeal out and about these days.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:54 PM

I wonder had someone retro fitted the inner driving lamps- didn't v early ones not have them (or maybe that's just the mk1)
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:08 PM

I'd definitely have a roffle ticket. Always had a bit of a thing for these.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:26 PM

I wonder had someone retro fitted the inner driving lamps- didn't v early ones not have them (or maybe that's just the mk1)

Sporty ones got driving lamps but lower models made do with just single ones.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:54 PM

Do you want a Frontera sport? ????
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:35 PM

Is the Mk2 Scirocco the only car that was available from the factory with both single and dual front wipers?

 

I had an auto one of these, albeit a later 1.8 - it was a very pleasant thing to buzz around in, bit undergeared at speed but perfect around town.  Old automatic VWs seem to manage to get off the line a lot quicker than most contemporary autos for some reason.

 

 

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Factory might be stretching it, though.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

Tomorrow I find out if I can have a cheap lockup just down the road.....

Just saying.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:05 PM

I’d be up for a roffle ticket





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