MK5 Golf GTI

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Title: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Buzetti on January 07, 2022, 08:53:52 am
I like the look of this little baby (at the right price!😁)

https://www.dtperformancecars.co.uk/used-volkswagen-golf-atherstone-warwickshire-3583187

Anyone close to Atherstone who could take a look at it for me, for a fee? (I’m 200 miles away…)

Cheers

Buzz
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Pudding on January 07, 2022, 11:37:01 am
£15K for a MK5, are you frickin kidding me  :doh:

The world truly has gone mad.

Half arsed detail on it as well.  Oh it's only done 15K miles, that is what will sell it, just clean it and lob it up for sale under some mega bright studio lamps.  Lazy.
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Golf_is_not_a_sport on January 07, 2022, 12:07:38 pm
Agree! - They could have put a little more effort into the prep here, dent on the boot next to the NSR lamp too, exhaust not polished, rusty arch fixings..

I think you could do much better for half the price!!
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Clarkj93 on January 07, 2022, 12:34:46 pm
15k.... never understood why people pay so much just because of super low miles. Time breaks just as many components as running mileage does! That is only going to go down in value I bet at such a crazy price, it is the standard model as well and not a pirelli or ed30 so even more likely that its over priced. If it were me I would cut the budget by 5k and look to get a very very good ed30 for 10k. Low miles on a car of this age is not necessarily a good thing, it's not like they're a ferrari f40 that's been serviced every month on a trickle charge inside a heated showroom, probably just sat on someone's drive rotting like the rest of ours :grin:

It's your money though, and this is just my worthless opinion :grin:
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Pudding on January 07, 2022, 01:30:07 pm
Yeah exactly. The chassis and every bush fitted to it are still the same age as a car that's done 10x the mileage.  Tyres, cam belts, plastics and bushes all harden and rot with age, regardless of mileage.

So that leaves a 15K old engine, unchipped/scratched paintwork and seats that haven't been farted on by several different owners.  That lot still isn't worth 15K in my book!  That is Golf 6R DSG money, maybe even an early 7R.  I know what I'd rather have!

Haven't read the blurb, but I bet the cambelt hasn't been done  :grin:

I wouldn't pay that silliness for a 5 mile old Pirelli or ED30, let alone a GTI!
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: terrier on January 07, 2022, 02:24:53 pm
i paid less than that (almost)brand new in 2007 :happy2:  I have no doubt it will sell once someone sticks an ed30 badge on it :signLOL:
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Jons1001 on January 07, 2022, 02:40:51 pm
This Pirelli edition (Jap import) with decent miles (67k) sold on collecting cars for half that just 6 months ago.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2009-volkswagen-golf-mk5-gti

This seems way over the top.

Or this Red mk5 import with just 15k miles.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2005-volkswagen-golf-mk5-gti-1

Would look into the Jap cars as they are generally rust free.

Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Pudding on January 07, 2022, 03:40:33 pm
i paid less than that (almost)brand new in 2007 :happy2:  I have no doubt it will sell once someone sticks an ed30 badge on it :signLOL:

Lol yeah, I was just thinking brand new GTIs probably weren't far off that, after discount/trade-in etc!
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: Pudding on January 07, 2022, 03:41:07 pm
This Pirelli edition (Jap import) with decent miles (67k) sold on collecting cars for half that just 6 months ago.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2009-volkswagen-golf-mk5-gti

This seems way over the top.

Or this Red mk5 import with just 15k miles.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2005-volkswagen-golf-mk5-gti-1

Would look into the Jap cars as they are generally rust free.

Much more sensible pricing, and look equally in good condition!
Title: Re: Mk 5 GTI for sale in Atherstone
Post by: JoshB on January 12, 2022, 02:40:29 pm
I like the look of this little baby (at the right price!😁)

https://www.dtperformancecars.co.uk/used-volkswagen-golf-atherstone-warwickshire-3583187

Anyone close to Atherstone who could take a look at it for me, for a fee? (I’m 200 miles away…)

Cheers

Buzz

That car was for sale last July when I was looking... says it all.