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A proper newby hello this time
« on: September 17, 2011, 03:47:26 PM »
Right.. apologies for the shameless thread before... needed to quickly get enough posts to contact about a car.. so hopefully I'll have a GTi sooner than i thought.

Anyway... until then.. Im Nathan. 28 now. Big petrol head and I'm lucky to work with some of the most exotic cars in the world day to day. www.cambridgeautogleam.com (please delete this link if its deemed to be advertising... Im not here to advertise, I'm here as I want a GTi)

My previous car history goes a little like this..

Age 17.. passed test.. got a Honda CRX MK2 16v. Had it fully resprayed to milano red (same as the civic type R) Lovely little thing.. if you could cope with continually chasing the rust!




Age 19... was getting a bit bored of the go kart feeling so bought a VW Corrado VR6. Had a few bits colour coded, lowered, Miltek exhaust, Shrick inlet manifold.



Age 21... realised it was much cheaper to insure an Audi S3 than the Corrado so got a nice Nogaro Blue 2001 S3.



... which was a brilliant car... right up until this happened. American guy pulled out without looking my way!




The S3 was so good that I just went and bought another one with the insurance money. This time a fully loaded one. Only option it didn't have was the crappy audi satnav.





Age 25... Sold the S3 and picked up a nice BMW M3 SMG. Stunning car but unfortunately I bought it just at the wrong time just before the prices crashed and the recession hit.





Then had to sell the M3 and make some cuts.... ended up just using my 2006 VW Caddy as my everyday car which now looks like this...



Now I was after a 2005-2006 3dr grey or silver GTi or even a well priced Edition30.
Wanted:
xenons
DSG
parking sensors

But like I said.. Have now seen a great deal on a red one so who knows... watch this space.

Thanks for now..

Nathan
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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 04:07:18 PM »
 Good luck with the hunt to get the right MK5 mate, can fully recommend the ED30  :smiley:

Nice history of motors  :happy2:


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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 04:16:48 PM »
Good luck with the hunt to get the right MK5 mate, can fully recommend the ED30  :smiley:

Nice history of motors  :happy2:

Thanks..

Yeah ed30 would be great... but for the money this one I've found would be ideal and a good candidate for a turbo, injector, fuel pump etc upgrade in the future.
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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 04:26:21 PM »
Welcome & good luck with your search  :happy2:
GTI going...

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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 08:08:39 PM »
Hi Nathan...have to approve of the mk2 CRX...i had one many many years ago...lovely car...baby NSX inside.  i also had a VR6 that had been highly modded, although it was in a MK3 golf...which is the car i miss most out of all my cars, even my mk1 gti. 

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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 12:25:44 PM »

welcome along,

Good luck on the search.  Nice history btw!

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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 09:30:11 PM »
Well that was quick.... just bought this... collecting wednesday :)





2005 (55) MY 2006
55k miles
3 door
DSG with paddle shift
Xenon headlights
Luxury pack
Winter pack
Full Leather with heated front seats
Sunroof
MFD2 Sat Nav
Cruise control
MultiFunction Steering wheel
Highline computer
6 CD player in Armrest
Edition 30 Pescaras
Edition 30 Body kit
Seat inserts from gulf stream
Stainless steel foot rest from gulf stream
red stitched car mats
ed30 dsg red stitched handbrake cover and gear lever.
Rear Parking Sensors

Very excited :)
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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 06:46:39 PM »
 :congrats: loving the ed30 kit especially the gloss black...that's what i want to do.

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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2011, 06:54:11 PM »
The two S3's look lovely.

The M3 is stunning - CSL wheels and black kidney grills? Superb  :happy2:

Glad you've jumped into a Mk5 GTI. Welcome  :smiley:
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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 07:57:51 PM »
stunning cars :notworthy:

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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 10:47:06 AM »
Fantastic looking Golf mate, and that was some crash in the S3!  :grin:

Shame you've not still got the Corrado as they're going up in price recently.

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Re: A proper newby hellp this time
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 01:35:39 PM »
Fantastic looking Golf mate, and that was some crash in the S3!  :grin:

Shame you've not still got the Corrado as they're going up in price recently.

Yeah that was a great car... not seen current prices but I bought mine at £4k a week before that old top gear article and sold it a couple of years later for £6500 :)
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