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From an old Mk2 Golf Driver to >>>>

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Musty Pie, 15 Mar 2010.

  1. Musty Pie

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Jan 2009

    Posts: 6,064

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Not much of a car fundie myself And i rarely come into motors but I got myself a new set of wheels so i thought I would share


    As the title suggests i upgraded from a G reg Mk2 Golf Driver 1.6 to a Mk2 Ibiza Cupra Sport 2.0L 8V GTI

    Here she is:

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    Its not to every one's tastes but I love it. It needs a little bit of work doing (tiny bit of surface rust on the rear drivers side wheel arch, actual arch itself is sold but just surface paint rust starting to appear. And a few electrical issues such as passenger side window regulator etc.)

    And its sitting on G60 steels what more could you ask for?
     
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  2. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    G60 steelies don't really suit it, I like the grille :p
     
  3. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,809

    Location: Staffordshire

    Any particular reason you went for the awful 2.0 8v?
     
  4. Musty Pie

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    Because finding a well kept 16V version that isnt located in scotland/wales is impossible.
    Believe me I tried.

    Came across this 8V which was a 2 1/2 hour drive away (closest mk2 of any kind for sale at the time) And fell in love. Its been VERY well looked after.


    I LOVE G60 steels but I agree they dont suit the car, but it came with it so im not going to complain. Im after the multi spoke ronals in white but again they are hard to get hold of.

    And yes the grill is pap, but again came with it. Ordered the original to replace it with ;)
     
  5. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    Location: Staffordshire

    How much was it?
     
  6. cm1179

    Mobster

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    where's your old mk2?
     
  7. Musty Pie

    Soldato

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    Paid 1K for it and got the guy to throw in a full tank of fuel too. (your now going to tell me that was to much) and after selling my old Mk2 for half of that It seemed a worthy upgrade.
     
  8. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Terrible engine, that car shouldn't have a GTI badge on.
     
  9. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: 13 May 2003

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    Location: Warwickshire

    What's the name of the paint colour? Looks like blood orange. The grill looks like the Guttmann ones they put on 205s.
     
  10. Musty Pie

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    Well I think its classed as either "burnt orange" or "copper" But it certainly is a little different.

    Terrible engine or not (in your opinion) I'm very pleased with it. Yes its not the fastest thing in the world but I don't need it to be. Its nippy enough for what i need and Ive only had my licence for less then a year (even though im 22 years old I was a late driver) and the insurance on this was pretty fair for what it is.
     
  11. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    115bhp and 0-60 in 9.3 seconds (Its only a small tinbox) from a 2.0 lump, i'd class that as pathetic if you ask me.

    On the upside i've always loved that colour and it does look quite smart from the back.
     
  12. Musty Pie

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    Yeah as said its not the fastest kid on the block but I drive the to limits of the road (as everyone should ;) ) Its a comfortable drive and a fairly decent upgrade from the old 1.6 Driver.

    Its clean and tidy and a little different which ticked all the boxes for me
     
  13. Michael Myers

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Northampton

    fail.... should have upgraded to a mk2 golf gti!!
     
  14. Musty Pie

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    Didnt want to upgrade to another golf regardless of the engine size etc. There are TOO many bad examples of Mk2 Golfs about and to get one as tidy as this cupra i picked up would set me back more then double the price.

    Meh I knew posting my car on motors would get me flamed but hey ho I'm used to it I live in GD half of the time.
     
  15. Stormster

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I like that dude, I used to fancy one at some point myself :)

    Take no notice of the haters, we like what we like, thats why we buy it.

    But I like it anyway :)
     
  16. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

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    The perfect world of OC motors won't like it much, but I think you've done ok there. I love the colour - with some restoration attention that will really come up and stand out from the crowd.
     
  17. martinbeaver

    Gangster

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    Quite like that colour. I drove one and was dismayed at how gutless it was for a car wearing a gti badge. but that example looks tidy.
     
  18. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    Location: Staffordshire

    2.0 16v and 20vT are the only engines worth getting in an Ibiza Cupra/GTi.
     
  19. dave1983

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    Location: Andover

    For a GTI badged car i would of least expected 150BHP, but as long as your happy with it, change those wheels get some nice alloys
    :D
     
  20. Moeks

    Sgarrista

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    Is that an E39 in glacier green that your neighbour has there? :)