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2006 Golf 2.0TFSi GTi - Bargain Basement 197k miles TFSI Club Member


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Mrs SiC is deeply unhappy with me. Apparently I should at least let her know that I'm buying something. However I did show her the advert the other day when she asked what I was doing. Turned her nose up by saying it's old looking and thought I was buying something decent next. Well I thought it was decent ... In truth I was intending to spend a good few grand on something far more modern. 

Except I was thinking about it while on the long walk to the garage to pick up the TT from it's MOT. Decided to message the chap to have at least a gander. Problem is that I tend to just buy if I see a car. So I tend not to see cars otherwise I'd be in even deeper multi-car doodoo.

Seller took it in as a part ex. Got his dad to weld the sills up and then listed it. No interest at the original price. So knocked £195 off his asking price and offered it to me at a price with £500 off since Xmas. I'm a cheeky sod at times and knocked another hundred quid off despite being no offers. 😇

So it's cheap. It's done 197k. Zero history with the car. There is a massive hole where there should be a stereo. It runs, it drives and no warning lights. 

As there was no tax or insurance, I got the seller to do the test drive. Seemed to drive okay with no untoward noises and no apparent clutch slip. There was a weird grinding type noise when turning sharp out of a corner but I pretended I didn't hear that. 

While it's cheap, that doesn't mean it is a bargain. So it could be an absolute bargain or just as much an absolute turd that someone has used up all it's life. 

I'm catching the bus into work as handily there is a direct bus to his. Collection will be tomorrow afternoon/evening after work. Or probably today by the time you are reading this.

P.s. someone buy my TT as I have too many cars again.

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29 minutes ago, wesacosa said:

good luck. I found the way to get acceptance of sorts from the Mrs is to just have so many cars that when the next one is in the offing she just shrugs and says well you already have N, so may as well have N+1

IME that works OK until one of them has blocked your missus in when she's trying to get to work and she can't move it  because you accidentally left the keys in your coat pocket which you are currently wearing 300 miles away

GLWC, may your voyage be bon

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Welded sills? Not an Ovlov then errrr - silly money on a Jag, otherwise I'm in for MB ?

As to t'missus - they are what they are. I 'ooohed' big time over this mint AX (on at £1550 - now sold) - "Ugly". (From  Bini licker!)
I try to keep mine in the loop but have learned that the equation is best kept at:
number of cars = number of adults in the household +1 

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Did a total car check check last night that I should have really done before I bought it...

Anyway it's not a Category insurance write-off but it does show up at Co-part as a salvage auction. Missing sill covers and some very rusty sills. Also explains the confidential stamp over the last owners address on the V5 and lack of history. So the seller is telling a few porkies that he had it as a part ex. Shaping up to be a great buy already. 👍🤣

He did admit his dad welded them up though and at least one thing to not worry about. It was up on the MOT history and then disappeared with the pass, so I did check. 

Tbh I see it as a good thing as they do rust there and gives a good explanation why the last owner got rid. Better that as a problem and sorted than a hidden mechanical problem. (Still could be though at this mileage)

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16 minutes ago, sierraman said:

It’s not got budget tyres fitted has it? 

Four budgets that I think are all different brands. On a car that has a fair amount of performance. 

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34 minutes ago, Coprolalia said:

With that rust story and your history I'm going Jag.

I think an XJ or S-type would "look old", but I don't think it's special enough.

Maybe a cheap XK8?

I won a XJ6 on a roffle and I was most pleased as I really wanted a Jag having never had one before. I especially wanted an XK8 and so was looking forward to it.

It was a nice car but an utter disappointment to drive and put me off any modern Jag of that era. 

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1 minute ago, Split_Pin said:

Is it petrol or diesel? 4 or 6 cylinder?

Diesel is a no go for me nowadays as needs to be free in Bristol Clean Air Zone. Well post 2015 diesel is okay but can't get them for sub £2k yet. 

4 cyl petrol

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22 minutes ago, w00dy said:

Performance petrol 4-pot , post-2001 with rusty sills, I'm going Mazda Mazda Mazda6 MPS.

Close but no. 

I do like the MPS and would have one in a Mazda3 body. But rust and the engines are a bit of a liability.

That said, this engine in the car I'm buying is probably not that far off on the liability stakes!

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Has a turbo. That clue might give it away.

Slight change of plan due to gluten making a war between my stomach Vs cheap Lidl bread I had for breakfast, so not in the office to catch the bus.

Hopefully my wife can drop me over but failing that I will drive over to pick it up and then come back another day to pick the other car up.

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30 minutes ago, SiC said:

Has a turbo. That clue might give it away.

Slight change of plan due to gluten making a war between my stomach Vs cheap Lidl bread I had for breakfast, so not in the office to catch the bus.

Hopefully my wife can drop me over but failing that I will drive over to pick it up and then come back another day to pick the other car up.

Its a Golf GTi...maybe, or an A3 TFSI.

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