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Offline RayRoocroft55

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Shadow Blue MK5 GTI DSG - Premature Midlife Crisis
« on: September 08, 2021, 10:52:08 pm »
A bit of back story (Skip if not required, but think it may be relatable) - i've always been into cars since my very very early teens. Ive owned around 30 now in my 14 years of driving, ranging from a 1987 mini to toyota MR's, honda civic to ford focus, ford fiesta to seat ibiza, and many many more.

Since 2016 ive had a job that required me to do 100 miles per day, and came down to 'only' 80 miles per day when I moved homes. This meant I needed a motorway car, and I owned a VW Passat 1.6 BlueMotion with all the mod cons. It was a dream to drive and since I first stepped in it, I fell in love with VW.

Now, fast forward 5 years, a pandemic and a baby, and things have changed somewhat. I have less mileage (currently working from home, and when we return to office ill be doing less mileage), and with my endless pursuit of personalising things I couldnt wait to get my mitts into a new project.

Cue my new purchase - a Mk5 Golf GTI DSG in Shadow Blue with 89k miles on, fsh, and in good -> spiffing condition.

I've made a website - rayroocroft.uk - which outlines many of the intricacies of the project ive been through so far. No matter how small, I think its the start of a journey of learning every nook and cranny about this car, about taking it up through the stages and making it something my daughter may enjoy driving with me in the future! (She is 5 months old, but I have grand plans for her  :grin: )

Once i've figured out how to add images, ill get them sorted!









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Re: Shadow Blue MK5 GTI DSG - Premature Midlife Crisis
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 07:15:41 am »
Welcome and a nice colour. I have a steel grey GTI and would have got shadow blue if my wife did not have one in that colour already   :happy2:

One thing that I have noticed on yours............are your handles plain black plastic or is it the photo, as they should be colour coded to the car.
Mike


S3 8L ---- Lupo GTI ---- Golf Mk4 GT TDI ----  A4 B6 Sline ---- Golf Mk5 GTI

Offline RayRoocroft55

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Re: Shadow Blue MK5 GTI DSG - Premature Midlife Crisis
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 09:46:56 am »
Welcome and a nice colour. I have a steel grey GTI and would have got shadow blue if my wife did not have one in that colour already   :happy2:

One thing that I have noticed on yours............are your handles plain black plastic or is it the photo, as they should be colour coded to the car.

haha nice so you have two of the best colours!  :wink:

Yes they are plain black plastic - did GTI's always come with colour coded handles? Ive looked for any info about them and nothing came up, but i do have the paint to colour code them and the front splitter at some point.

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Re: Shadow Blue MK5 GTI DSG - Premature Midlife Crisis
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2021, 10:56:40 am »
Looks clean!

Same/Similar boat as you, pandemic/wfh has made my 20k p/a mileage reduce to about 3k.. So, I sold up my 2020 Mazda 3, and came across a Golf GTI 2005, 85k Manual - Which i've relished the opportunity to get stuck in with a few bits of reconditioning and hopefully some mods!

I'll keep and eye on this thread to see what you get up to!