Selling the GTI, or not.

A week ago I put my GTI up for sale. I’ve had a lot of people get in touch regarding parts, but as usual (like with all my cars) I like to sell them as they are, with all modifications in tact.

I had a solid offer on a straight swap with a Mitsubishi EVO 8 MR, the guy even suggested I keep a few modifications (seats and suspension). This offer tempted me for a good few days. I did hours of research on the MR, amazing car, amazing technology but ultimately I could get over the way it looks. I just think the newer EVO’s are so damn ugly. Long, narrow 4 door lancers with a huge wing, they really don’t do it for me at all.

Yesterday I had a guy inspect the car. I even let him test drive it. He loved it (as cheesey as “first to see will buy” sounds, it’s usually the case when I sell my cars) and wanted to put a deposit down, but I refused it.

I’m awesome at creating my own problems (!). After the track day earlier this week I’m 50/50 on selling it or keeping it.

Pretty frustrating as I want to move on and start a new project, but my GTI is so good. Perfect power, perfect response (no lag!), amazing on fuel, cheap to insure, not a cop magnet (just another Golf!), amazing on the street, amazing on the track, racey but luxurious at the same time (auto HID’s, wipers, icy cold A/C, lovely dash design, solid euro build). It’s such a trap and I’m so stuck on it. I said I’d sleep on it, maybe I need another night’s sleep.

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6 Responses to Selling the GTI, or not.

  1. Geoffrey says:

    Keep it!

  2. Sorin says:

    Don’t do it!

  3. Silver says:

    Dont sell it otherwise You will regret it sooner or later. I have had this kind of situation.

  4. Andy says:

    Depends…What do you want to get next?

  5. Geoffrey says:

    Sad to see it go :(

  6. Justin Fox says:

    It’s a bitter sweet kinda vibe I’m feeling right about now. I’ve LOVED owning this car. I’ve loved it from day #1 and man I’ve given it heaps of love, work, money, thought, blood, sweat and tears over the last 1.5+ years.

    I’m not selling it because I don’t love it anymore, just the opposite. I actually think its a keeper, and I could own it for many more years to come (one day it’s going to be as cool as a MKI GTI) but I’ve got that keeper car, it’s the GT-R and I can’t afford to keep 2 keepers on the road so the GTI just had to go.

    Yesterday I spent the driving part of my day hitting boost from 2500RPM – 4000RPM and shifting up at 4000rpm every time. Do you know what that feels like? In my GTI boost comes on at 2500RPM and it’s on song at 4000, shift up and it’s boosting up all over again.

    1st to 2500rpm
    2nd to 2500rpm
    3rd to 2500rpm

    Whoosh whoosh whoosh! BOOST is addictive, and this little car with it’s little turbo just brings me so much joy, so responsive. It’s more responsive down low than any other turbo car I’ve owned, EVO TME included. I’m going to miss that as the car I’ll be getting next won’t have the same urgency down low.