08/08 Golf GTI Edition 30 5 door MANUAL
2008 model year Mk5 Golf GTI Edition 30 built at Wolfsburg. 4 owners from new. Supplied by Parkway VW Derby in March 2008 to original owner. Then in July 2011 with 44000 miles it was sold as an Approved Used car by VW main dealer JCT 600 to a gentleman from York. On 26/1/13 it was purchased by a lady from Devon who travelled a significant distance to West Yorkshire to buy it due to its condition (along with her fussy VW enthusiast husband) having traded in their Mk5 Golf GTI which had been purchased from us. In 2016 at 76000 miles we took it in part exchange from them against a £19000 Mk6 Golf R and sold to it to a local gentleman who offered it back to us directly. We don't normally buy cars at this age and mileage but we love Mk5 GTIs and this one while not perfect, is a good unmodified example with a superb service history and that is rarely the case these days..
112500 miles with a full service history in original service book (see images above) mainly from VW or specialist. We performed a 10k service on 23/1/2020 and on 6/5/2020 we performed (early) a cambelt change using original quality Dayco kit and water pump.
MOT to 13/11/2020
Complete 'GTI' branded owners manual pack. VW dealer branded number plates. Spare remote key. New red edged cloth floor mats.

Factory options present are rear parking sensors, front centre armrest and cruise control (retrofitted by us). Usual 18" BBS 'Pescara' alloy wheels, heated front seats, Interlagos sports seats with Vienna leather bolsters, automatic headlights, trip computer with fuel range, RCD 300 CD/tuner in dash, front fog lamps, remote central locking, alarm, ESP traction/stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, heated door mirrors, rain sensing wipers, self dipping rear view mirror.


While the Mk5 GTI is generally a reliable hot hatch, there is no getting away from their age and in most cases, mileage. The last owner spent a fair bit on this one backed up by a lot of receipts (aircon fix, steering rack etc) but still left us work to do such as replacing the thermostat due to overcooling (a very time consuming job) and the rocket cover gasket. We've also had the wheels refurbished at great expense by Prestige Wheel Centre (new centre caps too) having carefully selected a shade of silver that we felt was a good balance between silver and grey. They are shod with 4 decent, matched Michelin tyres. We've also replaced the cruise control stalk which we fitted originally with a better quality Meyle part.

Cosmetically this Edition 30 is very good condition but it's 12 years old, has covered well over 100k miles and is believed to have all original paint except on the rear bumper. The images and video should reassure you that for anyone with reasonable expectations, it won't prove a disappointment.
The car has received a full machine polish using green and yellow 3M compounds, and finished with a coat of Autoglym HD wax.

Interior is good too with no smells or evidence of pets having been carried. In 2016 we replaced the worn driver's seat upper bolster panel but due to fabric that wasn't fit for purpose being used, this had worn again so has been repaired again. We have also replaced the faulty lumbar support adjustment switch on the driver's seat. Some new red edge floor mats have been installed as a finishing touch.
We have also fitted Osram Nightbreaker Laser dipped beam and main beam headlamp bulbs for a DIY video and this also included whiter side light bulbs. We've even replaced the VW badges on both keys.
Driving wise it's spot on. As per the history images above, the specialist that looked after it for the last owner criticised the clutch for having a high biting point but we can only assume that they had confused it for another car as it's perfect (and easy for anybody test driving to confirm....). The suspension is original and the struts therefore are displaying unsightly surface corrosion but it still retains the well judged balance on a British B road that made the Mk5 GTI famous, so we don't feel any need to mess with this. The engine is strong and revs sweetly but will easily return over 30 mpg if driven sensibly (we've seen around 35 mpg at 70 mph). To summarise, we would change nothing if using this car solely on the road.
The rear brake disc splash guards have recently been replaced. We've painted the rear brake disc bells with silver Hammerite. All brake discs and pads are in good order. Handbrake and rear brake callipers work perfectly.
There are probably cheaper cars out there but if you total the recent expenditure from us and the previous owner which most cars will need now or in the very near future, you'll probably find they won't be cheap enough. When cars get to this age, you have to look a bit deeper than age and mileage to value them and for those who want a car that's had our seal of approval and comes with a degree of useful warranty (not just a bit of paper that excludes nearly everything) then this is easily best value and due to the effort involved, we don't and won't sell many as they just don't work out financially.