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Got a new car today.....

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sanchez, 26 Jan 2006.

  1. Sanchez

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,681

    After posting this thread and been quite encouraged by the replies I decided to go out and get myself a Pug 205 1.6 GTI.

    I searched the Autotrader, Ad Mag and finally Ebay and I came across a nice looking 205. I went to view it in Burnley on Tueday, decided that I wanted it and went to pick it up today

    You can see a picture of my new car here).

    It cost me £1200 which I know sounds a lot for a 1989 (G) 1.6 but I'll give you a few more details which I think made it worth it

    • 70,500 miles
    • Full service history
    • 2 owners from new
    • all previous MOTs to prove milage
    • All receipts since new to show maintenance
    • It's only done 20,000 in the past ten years
    The cars also still got great body work (1 small crease on one wing) and not a spot of rust anywhere (I know they don't usually rust though).

    Sadly it's not perfect. As usual the drivers seat needs replacing (bolster), the door pins need replacing on the drivers side and so does the drivers seat belt (sticks) but other than that it okay (for now).

    Drove it back today and was suprised at how quick it was for quite an old (and not massivly powered) car. Put a smile on my face anyway!

    The new stereo gets fitted tomorrow and the immobiliser on Monday (brought the insurance down to £322!) Anyway, i've never had a good/fast car so thought I take my only oppertunity to brag about it :D
     
  2. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 938

    Location: North Wales

    very nice! lol its like 10 years older than my car and done alot less miles!
     
  3. Axeboy

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Nov 2002

    Posts: 4,672

    Location: Scotland

    nice, top stuff
     
  4. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,292

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Looks good just been getting some quotes on 205 GTI's and Clio Williams cheap enough infact the insurance works out the same as my current clio.
     
  5. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    205 gti's look nice, get some 1.9 alloys :D
     
  6. Sanchez

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,681

    Yeah I'm currently deliberating that! But I think I'm a purist and so the 14" :o wheels are staying I think! If I was to do anything to it I'd put the 1.9 alloys on it, change the indicators and side repeaters for clear ones and get the half leather in there too!
     
  7. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,292

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Don't get the 1.9 alloys i hear it messes up the feel of the car.
     
  8. TerryWogan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,813

    Location: UK

    Although the 1.9 alloys are lovely, I think it's only right to keep the pepperpots on the 1.6!

    Looks like a good example :)
     
  9. Del Lardo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,368

    Location: Cambridge(ish)

    One day I will have to go out and buy a sensible car. On that day a 205 GTi will be top of my list (of cars to run as a fun 2nd car).
     
  10. TerryWogan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,813

    Location: UK

    I see what you did there! ;)
     
  11. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,317

    looks sweet dude :cool:
     
  12. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 27,553

    Location: Leicestershire

    Looks like a tidy example - Graphite grey always shines up well.
    Keep the services up on it, they do like regular oil changes or the breathers eventually gum up and need stripping off and washing out (it's these blockages that tend to cause the infamous rough idling)

    Keep the 1.6 wheels, less tendancy to tramline and torque steer over rough surfaces.
     
  13. Sanchez

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,681

    Thanks for the advice Lopez. The guy I bought it off said he had just cleaned the air flow sensor so the idleing is quite constant but how often do you/they recommend oil changes? Every 6k or so?
     
  14. Dead Dog

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,874

    Location: SantaPodshire : )

    sure looks like a good'n :)
     
  15. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,865

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Excellent choice of car. I'd love one as a fun trackday car someday.
     
  16. Hesky82

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,405

    Location: Worcestershire

    lovely looking example! reminds me of a friends old 1.6 gti.
    I'd snag a set of 1.9 gti wheels for trackdays ;)