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Offline peter_booker2003

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GTI or ED30? Up to £10k
« on: September 18, 2020, 10:54:23 PM »
Looking for a nice ED30 or Standard GTI.

Ideally DSG and 3 door but would consider manual and 5 dr.

Up to £10k for the right car. Lower mileage and better kept the better.

Past: MK5 Golf GTI, Black Magic Pearl, Xenons, SatNav, MFSW, Highline
Past: Edition 30 #1411, Tornado Red, Xenons, Revo Intake, H+R Springs, Highline, DSG,

Current: Mk5 Golf GTI, Steel Grey, 3dr, Manual

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Re: GTI or ED30? Up to £10k
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 09:48:15 AM »
GTI's are good as I have one, but hold out for a nice ED30 for that money

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Re: GTI or ED30? Up to £10k
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 05:39:06 PM »
As the owner of a GTi, I would recommend a Pirelli. It’s more rare than the ED30 and I think the values will rise due to both scarcity and the historical resonance with the mk1 Campaign which was marketed as Pirelli edition outside of UK hence the wheels.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2020, 06:22:03 PM by colesey »

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Re: GTI or ED30? Up to £10k
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 08:10:49 PM »
Yes, but Edition 30s look a heck of a lot better than Pirellis. Tyre tread seat patterns and kitsch 1990s 5 spoke wheels, hmmmm.

TBH, the whole 'Edition' thing is severely watered down - Edition 25 (MK4), Edition 30 (MK5), Edition 35 (MK6), Edition 40 (MK7)...... who bloody cares, it's just wheels and clip on body panels  :grin:

However.........visually, the Edition 30, especially in Black 3 of the best looking GTIs ever, imo.  The MK4 Anniversary looks nice as well.  Pirelli looks........meh.

And I suspect few people know the significance of 'Pirelli' anyway.  Apart from the MK1 GTI with Pirelli 'P slot' alloys, there hasn't really been a Pirelli edition since.....and that's because it doesn't mean anything.

The only advantage of ED30/Pirelli is the engine.....but even then it's not a CDL equivalent, just marginally stronger than a BWA.

2007 ED30 | Ohlins Coilovers | Revo Map | Plus some other stuff | Is all a GTI needs :-)