A very reluctant sale but we have seen a house we want to buy and this will bump up our deposit.
Members of this forum will probably be familiar with the car already and there is a long thread with everything I've done to it here:http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,35270.0.html
I run a detailing company (Cambridge Autogleam) and I am pretty OCD about this car and even though its "only a golf" its my little baby and I'm gutted to have to put it for sale as its worth way more to me than its monetary value. (Only selling due to a house purchase which A means I need some funds for a deposit and B I won't have a garage at the new place)
I bought the car in 2011 and the car has been garaged for the last 3 years and will be handed over cleaned to the standard I'd expect to buy a car in.
During my ownership I also had the front wings replaced under warranty and at the same time I paid for the bonnet and bumper to be repainted to freshen the car up and get rid of the stone chips. If your in the market for a Golf MK5 make sure this has been done as most would be out of warranty now.
I realise selling a car like this is always tough as I'd like to recoup some of the costs that have gone into it. I'm going to advertise it for a couple of weeks as it is and then if there is no interest I may put it back to standard.
This is ideal for someone who would want to buy a standard car and fit all these parts anyway. You can see below how much it has all cost so doing it this way would save you a considerable amount!Spec and price as new.
Basic car OTR, 3dr DSG GTi - £20,982
18" Monza 2 alloys - £445 (no longer on the car and sold. now running 19" BBS)
Cruise Control - £270
DVD Nav system inc highline dash / arm rest / 6cd changer - £1845 (nav removed and sold, 6cd arm rest in place but not connected. now running RCD510DAB)
Bi-Xenon lights - £725
Full Leather seats inc heated seats - £1645 (now swapped for ED30 heated seats)
Electric folding and auto dimming mirrors - £180
Rear Parking Sensors - £295
Multifunction Steering Wheel - £375 (now swapped for MK6 GTi Multifunction wheel)
Electric Glass Sunroof - £495
Winter Pack - £200
The car also has Lux Pack and Light Pack which I was never able to find details of the price but the Light Pack is excellent with extra footwell lights and puddle lights under the mirrors which light up when you unlock the car.
Total - £27,457Extras added since new and how the car currently sitsED30 Look
ED30 front splitter / side skirts / rear lower bumper / red stitched hand brake / red stitched golf ball dsg gear shifter - £unknown price, added by previous owner
ED30 3dr Interior - £500
ED30 Dark Rear lights with white fog lens mod - £135
MK6 GTI DSG Multifunction red stitched steering wheel - £300
MK6 'CH' steering controller - £115
OSIR GT metal DSG shifters - £45
Genuine BBS CH 19x8j - £500 plus refurb in satin black with silver lip £400
New genuine BBS centre caps in carbon finish - £60
Michelin Pilot Super Sports 225/35/19 88Y XL - £650
Respray bonnet and bumper and wings (wings replaced under warranty)- £650
The badge / boot handle has been colour coded and the small front splitter and rear diffuser section painted in contrasting metallic black compared to a standard car which has this part in the body colour. Have a look at other cars and hopefully you will agree with me that this small modification makes a big difference.
The front numberplate plinth has been smoothed and wrapped in black vinyl to get rid of the numberplate holes and the number plate attaches by strong magnets and has passed 3 MOTs. If you so wish though the numberplate can easily be stuck in place with conventional sticky pads.
The car has just had 2 brand new Michelin Super Sport tyres and the other 2 were only a year old on the rear so are barely worn. All 4 wheels have just been refurbished and fitted with new genuine BBS centre caps.Power and Handling
Milltek cat back non res exhaust - £300
R-Tech Stage 1 remap - £290
H&R lowering Springs - £300 fitted
H&R rear 24mm Solid ARB - £200 fitted
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit - £120
The slightly lowered suspension is not crashy or harsh and again, it out drives a lot of more modern cars.
The power increase makes this car more powerful than a standard Edition30 which had 230bhp. The Whittline Anti-Lift mod is well known in the MK5 GTI world and almost completely eliminates torque steer. The first time I drove the car after this suspension mod it almost felt 4wd such was the added traction and stability when accelerating around a corner.
The rear brakes (discs and pads) were replaced last year at the same time as the front brake upgrade was carried out. The front brakes are from the Mk7 Golf R. Lots of people upgrade to the 345mm brakes from the MK6 Golf R / Audi S3. These MK7 Golf R brakes I chose are 340mm so are slightly lighter and the piston in the MK7R caliper is larger so the overall braking force compared to the MK6R upgrade is better making it a more effective upgrade.ICE
RCD510DAB headunit - £230
Latest CANBUS - £75
AUX 3.5mm input - £25
JL XD400/4 amp - £290
Hertz HSK163 speakers - £360
JL 10W3V3-4 Sub - £150
Custom Sub Enclosure - £160
Misc ICE wiring and sound deadening - £100
Audison Bit Ten with remote in custom ash tray location - £180
VW 7P6 J revision Bluetooth handsfree / audio streaming - £140
With the interior updates to the newer style headunit with bluetooth that plays from iPhones etc and displays the track names, the newer style heating controls and speedo with the white text info panel like the Golf MK6, it feels like a much more modern car.. part of the reason I've kept it for so long as it simply wasn't worth upgrading to the MK6 GTI.Misc
All interior and exterior bulbs changed to LED with no bulb errors - £30
Mk6 red halo highline clocks - £240
Mk6 Climate controls - £140
OEM LED Number Plate lights - £25
340mm MK7 Golf R brakes - £500
HEL Braided lines all round - £80
£6790 worth of upgrades / improvements.
Plus all the usual servicing and maintenance costs which have all been done on time.
As I mentioned I'm a detailer by trade (Cambridge Autogleam) and I have looked after the car as I would a customers car so I'd say you probably won't find a cleaner / shinier car out there.
The car currently has 94k miles and this will change slightly as I'm still using the car occasionally.
All servicing has been done on time including the important DSG services and have been main dealer earlier in the cars life and then VW specialists later on. I have the manual, 2 keys, service book and a little file of the most relevant receipts and MOT history. Aircon pump was recently changed and the system re-gassed.
As you can perhaps tell, lots of research went on before any of the upgrades and the result is a very usable, surprisingly fast yet comfortable little car that out performs many modern hatchback for a fraction of the price!
Viewing is highly recommended which can be done in the Leigh-on-Sea area by appointment.
Thanks for looking.