21/21 Mk8 Golf GTI Clubsport
£34990
competitive PCP finance available

2021 model year Mk8 Golf GTI Clubsport in Reflex silver with black/red Art Velours microfibre sports interior. First registered 1/3/2021 and supplied by Inchcape VW Cheltenham to me directly. 1 owner from new.
15100 miles from new. 2 oil changes have been performed, at 5k and 10k miles, both in the Volkswizard workshop. The latter was the first official service and has been recorded in Volkswagen's Digital Service History database. Parts and oil were suppliled by VW which isn't essential for maintaining the warranty but this prevents any claims that parts weren't to the correct VW spec should a warranty claim arise. There have been no warranty claims but a software update was performed in June 2021 and we believe some others are now outstanding. A rattle from the rear seats was dealt with at the same time. If the buyer chooses, we can take the car to our local VW workshop and have the software updates applied, and a rattle from the nearside front top mount attended to (known issue with Mk8). We will also consider letting VW perform a service should the buyer be concerned about the lack of VW history.
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SUPPLIED WITH BALANCE OF VW WARRANTY TO MARCH 2024

Complete owners manual wallet, 2 remote keys, original floor mats. Locking wheel bolt key is present. Original Inchcape VW Cheltenham branded number plates. VW Apple Lightning lead data cable for USB-C unusued in original bag. I've fitted a warning triangle in the tailgate trim which looks strangely bare without one.

Factory options of metallic paint. Standard spec of heated steering wheel, Apple Car Play/Android Auto, navigation system, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, LED headlamps with Dynamic Light Assist (auto main beam), digital instrument cluster, 18" Richmond alloy wheels, 3 zone climate control, 2 USB-C ports for rear passengers, ambient lighting in a range of colours, keyless entry which can be switched off if preferred.
The only modification to this car is the fitting of the Mk8 Golf R's extended gearshift paddles which I performed myself and can assure buyers that the work was carried out without leaving any trace of anything having been disturbed. It's a surprisingly easy job and because the paddles are simply just a switch which performs in exactly the same way regardless of the amount of plastic attached to it, no coding is required. The original paddles can be refitted if preferred by the buyer but either way, the originals will be supplied with the car. One year on and I'm still really pleased I did this swap, why VW didn't do it from the factory on the the fastest ever non-limited production GTI is peculiar especially as the Clubsport wasn't that much cheaper than the R which did get them.
It's a sad day but a positive change in my personal circumstances means that the car I have done the most miles in since my Mk2 Golf GTI in 1996 which I had for 2.5 years, is now for sale. This was my 4th new VW (2014 Mk7 Golf R 3 door manual, 2016 Mk7 Golf GTI Clubsport S, 2018 Up! GTI) but with a 50 mile daily commute which soon became 76 miles it was the only one that I genuinely used as a daily driver. You could say that a modern GTI was designed to be used exactly as I'd been using it, with fast and efficient covering of ground but also the ability to excite and reward on the right road, and just a change of tyres making it very competent on track. All this with very little compromise in the Golf's famed practical versatility, and without excessive 'performance' gilding, its classless demeanor remains intact too, just...
The majority of the mileage has been covered by steady speed cruising on the M40 where it has often achieved over 40 mpg. Part of my commute has been on 50/60 mile A and B roads during which I've been able to enjoy the car fully but the average of 37.6 mpg over the last 3000 miles confirms it's had an easy life overall. It has taken part in 2 short track events at Bedford Autodrome (one track morning and one track evening) but this has had no adverse effects on the car and considering the gentle use it's had on a daily basis I'd suggest wear and tear has been lower than an average car (it was on specific track tyres). For example my commute doesn't involve any congestion so I can fully vouch that it's done hardly any miles sat in traffic jams. Now it's done a few miles, it hits over 40mpg easily and I've seen over 50mpg on my 38 mile commute which is incredible and confirms my suspicion that it's significantly more economical than my old Mk7.5 GTI TCR.
Condition is hard to fault. All paint is original and perfect bar from some small unavoidable stone chips, fewer than you'd expect considering the mileage and largely high speed use. It was waxed in late 2021 to protect it through the winter. Not long after purchase the underside suspension components were protected with Normfest Cavity Wax to prevent corrosion.
The interior is genuinely as new, most of the time the driver's seat has been protected by a seat cover and nobody has ever been in the back. The boot has been protected by a protective sheet and remains undamaged. The original floor mats were removed when nearly new and have now been refitted for sale. The protective covers fitted at the factory, and usually removed before delivery are still present on the driver's sill and door card.
I didn't let the supplying dealer touch the car before I collected it and it's always been washed by me by hand having been pressure washed beforehand.
The original tyres were Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport, a highly rated performance tyre and these have done around 1000 miles, the original Richmond wheels are mint and have done around 3000 miles, the later 2000 miles having been while shod with all season tyres which have since been removed.

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