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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2016, 08:55:43 am »
Came across this article whilst searching for something unrelated:

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/309173/Car-owners-could-be-set-for-windfall

Its from 2013 but interesting stuff.

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2016, 10:03:51 am »
Could any of the mk5's be considered a future classic? If any, I'd say the R32; We're never going to see another V6-engined hatchback...

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2016, 10:25:29 am »
I want to keep my Ed. 30 until it becomes a classic... :laugh:

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2016, 10:50:17 am »
Give it 30 years when all others are scrapped or breaking for spares ans you'll have a classic in no time  :signLOL:

That's how it works right?.

Fiat uno turbo mk1 loved the car  :jumping: was selling for £99999 last year. Renault 5 gt turbo ? Peugeot 1.9 gti 1.6 gti classics?.

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2016, 11:30:22 am »
Not keeping it because of a future resale price. :wink:

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2016, 12:24:18 pm »
I wished I had space for all the above including my mk1 gti mk3 gti and my tt as they'd all be stored by now. I need a barn  :signLOL:

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2021, 02:08:20 pm »
BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

Interesting read with the future of modern classics and the price rises of late i think the ED30 is a pretty solid car for "Modern classic" status.

Pretty much overall view that the MK5 was the first GTi that was as good as the MK1 & 2..........

Does anyone know what the prices were of them in 2016 when this thread was started so we can compare them to todays prices

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2021, 06:02:19 pm »
The MK3 and MK4 were the only lemons.  MK3s rusted to hell and drove like crap, and the MK4 was just a soggy dog.....but bizarrely enough, built way better than the MK5!

MK5 is a superb car dynamically.  I've had all versions of GTI up to MK5 and driven 6 to 7.5.  MK5 is still the best, subjectively  :happy2:

As for values, I paid £9.5K for my manual 70K old ED30 in 2014. 

I have no idea what they go for now but there a lot of people who over rate them in the market place and ask stupid money.  Far more than they're worth imo.  It's just a GTI with different wheels, engine and seats.  Nothing that special imo.




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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2021, 07:07:15 pm »
I don't don't have experience of the Mk1 or Mk2, but had a mk3 golf driver & then a mk4 1.8t. My family still think it's funny that I call the mk3 a hippo - well, that's what it drove like. My 1.8t came alive after a remap and then I think I lost my senses with a k04 conversion, R32 everything, TT short rack, and it became a bit more of a fun car.

There seems to be a lot of ED30's up for sale at the minute - 5-dr's seem to have lower miles, weirdly.

I think they are already at 'modern classic status', all I will say is that I think if you look after them, they depreciate more slowly than most. Bought mine on 47k for £12.5k from VW in 2012, now on 104k and maybe still worth £7k - maybe a bit more with the options & history of the car. Still, as ever, it is whatever someone is willing to pay... I'd rather drive the thing than polish it / look at it in the garage...

I still think the Pirelli will be the classic of the mk5 range, as few know what it is!


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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2021, 07:20:40 pm »
MK4s can be good with mods, way better than OEM, but for me the body shell was too floppy to properly bolster up the stiffer aftermarket suspension. It just never had the requisite foundations.  Roll on MK5 and you can fit the stiffest suspension in the world and the body shell can support it.  Uber hard springs and dampers are worthless if the foundations bend and move.

That was very evident with the MK4 R32.  It shipped with Bilstein B8s and H&R springs from the factory, which is a proven combo.....but the core structure couldn't cope with it.  Crashy, wobbly, uncontrolled and unpredictable on the limit.  The same kit on a MK5 is a completely different story  :smiley:

But anyway, I agree, the ED30 is better as a driver's car than an investment. 

Mine's now on 151K and probably worth 4K  :grin:

 


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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2021, 08:29:41 pm »
If I had the finances and a garage for this I’d be buying it!

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2021, 08:49:45 pm »
It's just a GTI with different wheels, engine and seats.  Nothing that special imo.

Plus the turbo surely :)

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2021, 01:32:39 am »
MK4s can be good with mods, way better than OEM, but for me the body shell was too floppy to properly bolster up the stiffer aftermarket suspension. It just never had the requisite foundations.  Roll on MK5 and you can fit the stiffest suspension in the world and the body shell can support it.  Uber hard springs and dampers are worthless if the foundations bend and move.

That was very evident with the MK4 R32.  It shipped with Bilstein B8s and H&R springs from the factory, which is a proven combo.....but the core structure couldn't cope with it.  Crashy, wobbly, uncontrolled and unpredictable on the limit.  The same kit on a MK5 is a completely different story  :smiley:

But anyway, I agree, the ED30 is better as a driver's car than an investment. 

Mine's now on 151K and probably worth 4K  :grin:
I'll give you 4k for it........ :drinking:

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2021, 01:39:54 am »
My thoughts on future values are.... Just look at Mk1 and Mk2 campaign models, campaign editions only had a slightly better spec and are now worth a lot more than the standard spec cars as they are more desirable.

Also if you keep your Ed30 until it is 40 years old then by definition it will become a "Classic Car"... :jumping:

I won't be parting with my Ed30 anyway, I guess only time will tell if it becomes a valuable classic!!!!

Max
« Last Edit: April 12, 2021, 01:49:57 am by maxamplitude10 »

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Re: Are ED30's future classics?
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2021, 04:02:55 pm »
Give it 30 years when all others are scrapped or breaking for spares ans you'll have a classic in no time  :signLOL:

That's how it works right?.

Fiat uno turbo mk1 loved the car  :jumping: was selling for £99999 last year. Renault 5 gt turbo ? Peugeot 1.9 gti 1.6 gti classics?.

I sold my series 2 RS Turbo mk4 escort for £4500 along time ago. There going for 20k now!
This was my red RS. I owned the xr3i next to it at the same time before I sold them.