05/55 Mk5 Golf GTI 5 door DSG
£7990
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2006 model year Mk5 Golf GTI with 200 PS AXX coded 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox and 5 door bodyshell. Tornado red bodywork with Anthracite Vienna leather interior.

2 lady owners from new. First was a retired GP from Northamptonshire, we bought it directly from her when she replaced it with a new Golf R in March 2018. It was then owned by my wife until it was replaced by a 2013 Audi TT 2.0 TFSI S line Black Edition S tronic, her 'dream' car.

86000 miles with a full service history, mainly from VW or specialists to 2018 backed up by all receipts. Since then it was in our custody and serviced by us annually regardless of the low mileage covered. It has had its 3rd cambelt change recently and has just had its second DSG oil change and brand new Pagid front brake discs and pads and a brake fluid change. Just after we bought it the thermostat was replaced as it wasn't warming up quickly, this is a common issue on all Mk5 GTIs and can lead do engine damage if not dealt with (and many are ignored). It has recently had a new EVAP purge valve and last year it had a new PCV block. In late 2019 it had the wheels refurbished to OEM standard by Prestige Wheel Centre and they were shod with 4 brand new Falken tyres which are an OEM supplier to VW and suit the car very well (loads of tread left). The wiper blades are recent and operate with no noise. We have just replaced both tailgate struts with genuine VW parts as the originals were tired. On 1/12/2020 it had a full service with NGK plugs, Bosch oil filter, Mann cabin filter, Bosch air filter and Febi Bilstein sump plug. Oil was 5 litres of VW's Quantum Platinum 5w/40

Recent work totalling approx £2500:
Cambelt and water pump £450
Wheel refurb by Prestige Wheel Centre £300
4 Falken tyres (an OEM supplier to VW) £350
Front brake discs and pads (Pagid) £199
PCV diagnosis and repair £100
EVAP purge valve diagnosis and repair £100
Full service £350 (oil, air, pollen filters, 4 NGK spark plugs, VW Platinum oil)
DSG oil change £199
Good used genuine VW GTI headlights with VW in bulb holder and black surround £200 (originals had gone misty and restoration wasn't long lasting)
OSRAM bulbs £40 (4)
Thermostat replacement £300 (so many will have been driven for too long needing this increasig to the risk of carbon fouling of the intake manifold).
Cruise contol retrofit (OE quality Meyle stalk) - £150 (was videod for YouTube DIY video).
2 new tailgate struts (genuine VW) - £90

MOT to September 2021 with no advisories noted.
HPI clear as with all our cars

Complete owners manual wallet, 2 keys. Locking wheel bolt key is present. Volkswizard number plates. Autohaus VW rear window sticker and stickers on rear side windows. Original cloth floor mats in good condition. VW flexible loadliner.

Factory options of rear parking sensors, heated seats, leather interior, front centre armrest with 6 CD autochanger. Also has cruise control fitted by us. Standard spec of dual '2zone' climate control, trip computer, 4 electric windows, electric heated mirrors, auto headlights, self dipping rear view mirror, rain sensing wipers, electric lumbar support, space saver spare wheel and more. The headlights have been fitted with Osram Night Breaker Laser bulbs and Osram white (not blue) non-LED side light bulbs.
THIS IS A GENUINE PRIVATE SALE VEHICLE THOUGH WE WILL CONSIDER PART EXCHANGES
AGAINST IT INCLUDING THOSE OF A HIGHER VALUE
DUE TO ITS AGE WE ARE UNABLE TO SUPPLY A THIRD PARTY WARRANTY BUT WE ARE SELLING IT WITH NO FAULTS OF ANY SORT AND ANY INSPECTION OR LONG TEST DRIVE (AFTER 2/12) IS WELCOME, 3 MONTHS 'RETURN TO US' WARRANTY

This won't be the cheapest Mk5 GTI but the average condition of these now is very poor and if you want a decent one, you will need to pay more than the average price. We love the Mk5 GTI but so few are anywhere even close to meeting our standards so when one does we have to price it accordingly. While many issues can be fixed inexpensively, rust is not one of them and we are pleased to report that this is an unusually solid example. The wings which are original (date marked 2005) are pretty much perfect having had the water retaining sponge removed from them and protective wax applied by us. More of an issue are the sills which unlike the wings are a structural part of the car but I am pleased to report this car's are very good. Then we have the gearbox. Get caught out with DSG and you'll have a horrible driving car at best or a huge bill. We are firm believers the gearbox smoothness in later life is reflected by how it's been driven. With 2 very sensible lady owners you can be sure this one has not seen a lot of hard driving and neither owner has spent a lot of time in stop start traffic which can accelerate gearbox wear and affect smoothness. As a result, it's hard to fault which I can assure you isn't always the case. There is some chatter from the flywheel when in PARK only but it doesn't affect the way the car drives and hasn't changed during our ownership so we don't think it worth attending to.
Paintwork is even more expensive to rectify than the oily bits and we can report that this car is unusually good. There are some minor chips to the bonnet but these are fewer than we've seen on far lower mileage examples. Other than that there is nothing to report. We believe all paint to be original apart from possibly the offside front wing but we have seen nothing conclusive to confirm a repair and it is definitely the original panel. There is a repaired chip in the original windscreen but this is not an MOT issue.
The bodywork has just received a de-tar and light machine polish and has been finished with Colinite wax.
One of our fussy customers fitted some new headlights to his 2008 Edition 30 and gave us the originals which were far better than this car's originals which were discolouring so we have just fitted those and they look great.
The interior is virtually as new apart from some wear to the upper outer seat bolster, even the original floor mats are virtually perfect. Just after we got it we replaced the trim around the electric window switches on the driver's door as it was a little scratched.
If you calculate the cost of bringing your typical Mk5 GTI to this standard you will find this car represents exceptional value especially considering that rust will never really go away once it sets in even if you spend a lot attending to it so it's best to start with a good solid example.