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On the subject of price, of the 58 GTIs I can see on Auto Trader, it's certainly one of, if not the cheapest when one considers age/mileage/spec.

The dealers I spoke to at the weekend were certainly going to price it higher so I feel it's competitively priced, all things considered.

To be honest, it's such a great wee car, it's no hardship keeping it another year and enjoying it for what it offers. I just get bored quickly lol

Martin
 

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Hello, send me your email address and I'll send plenty on.

I'd be prepared to travel to the border to make a deal easier if required.
 

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Hi Marti

Quick question (sorry, have a TSi so no need of a GTi) I see you have wind deflectors fitted. A/C as standard, how and why do you use them and are they any good ?
Good luck with the sale, car looks sharp
 

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Hi Mike,

I tend to fit them to cars simply because I like how they look. They do a good job of keeping moderate rain out when the windows are down although I'm less convinced by their ability to deflect the wind away tbh...but I have the same thoughts about the Mugen version fitted to my Civic!
 

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For 11.5k I would expect the owner to have had it serviced by a main dealer.
Let's all just remember that you work for VW, and hence have a totally biased opinion here.

Perhaps if people had more positive experiences with main dealer servicing, they'd be more willing to use them, but as it is many people will pay more to take their car to a reputable indy.

Good luck with the sale Marty.
 

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Thanks Andrew.
 
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The OP has a nice car and it is well priced in my opinion. If I still lived in the UK I'd seriously consider it. Good luck with sale! As for dealer and specialists... I avoid both when out of warranty. The "specialists" I have experience with I find much worse than dealers. These were AMG specialists and Land Rover specialists... they didn't have a clue! I take all my cars to a local mechanic that doesn't specialise...but he knows his cars, invests lots of money in equipment and various courses for him and his employees.
 

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I pop in an out of this forum every 6 months for a nosey as I got sick of the pointless never ending what's best shape, 3 or 5 door? what's the best colour? remap etc etc arguments on the GTI page and now I see this main dealer/specialist nonsense some clown wants argue about when a guy just wants to sell his car, nobody is forcing you to buy it. I hope you get what your looking for Martin (y)
 
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I pop in an out of this forum every 6 months for a nosey as I got sick of the pointless never ending what's best shape, 3 or 5 door? what's the best colour? remap etc etc arguments on the GTI page and now I see this main dealer/specialist nonsense some clown wants argue about when a guy just wants to sell his car, nobody is forcing you to buy it. I hope you get what your looking for Martin (y)
Thanks mate. I’m in no rush to sell tbh and may well trade it in next year after Christmas is done and dusted etc. Hope you're well.
 
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Marty, why not try advertising your car on WIZZLE. I sold my Smart on there. Its free to advertise and the ads are only seen by traders who post bids for your car. You can pick the best bid or the closest dealer and they collect and pay for your car at your home. i found them excellent and a local trader gave me the best price, far more than anyone else had offered and paid me in cash.

As for mail dealer service or not. I had a Spitfire years ago in the 70s and took it for a service to the main dealer. I also knew the clutch pedal return spring had come off the pedal and needed fixing back on which i told them about. On collection i asked if the spring had been fixed and was told there is nothing wrong with it. I had a look and the spring was still hanging down. All the mechanics are busy now so cant help you i was told. Needless to say i never dealt with them again.

I had an excellent Indie who looked after my Smart. I wish he did VW as well but he only worked on Mercedes and Smart. I have found my VW main dealer to be very good so far and i have the VW service plan, so i will not have to decide on main agent or Indie until 2023.
 

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Hi folks, hope everyone is well. Car now priced at £10500.

Pics and videos can be viewed on my Instagram page @mr_glasgow84

Thanks,

Martin
 

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Thanks Charlie.
 

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when you see an Audi Q2 with the same engine only requires a service every 18000 miles and mine has had 2 services in 8000 it does make you wonder if its good money well spent.
I got the service pack but a pty it isnt 3 years like it used to be.
You wont struggle to sell it,they appreciated this month.

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Different manufacturers specify different service intervals for cars fitted with the same engine. Even the requirements for a cam belt can differ.
They do it with the least amount of requirements so the forecasted price of service and essential maintenance is as lower number as they can get...
 

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Indeed....

Also, when does a Q2 need a cam belt change? Arrgh - it's that cam belt thing again ! :) :)
One time when fiction is stranger than the truth is when we are talking VAG UK.....

NB - levity. No axe to grind.
 
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