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About Mouse

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    Vauxhall Corsa VXR
  • Birthday 03/12/1986


  • Location
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Occupation
    Graduate Engineer
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    VW Polo GTI
  1. Hey guys, the dreaded day has come where I have to sell my car My new one (Abarth 500 SS) is due on the 10th and my insurance runs out on the 6th. I've basically cut and pasted below the details from my pistonheads advert. The car is looking better than ever, and its been fully detailed inside and out Description Up for sale is my 2001 VW Polo GTI which I've owned since July 2006. The car is in excellent condition for it's age and has been maintained regardless of expense. This is a rare model (only 3397 produced between 2000 and 2002) and features a very high specification. The car has tax until September 2010 and the next MOT is not due until March 2011. Reason for sale is that my new car is ready next month. Specifications as follows: GTI FEATURES - 1.6 16V engine with VVT (Rolling roaded to 126.9bhp) - Xenon Headlamps (self levelling with washer function) - VW Climatronic fully automatic climate control - Deeper GTI side skirts - Front honeycomb grilles - Red piped floor mats - GTI gearknob with leather gaitor and red stitching - External temperature gauge and analogue clock - Chrome dials - 6 CD Changer (note: will only function with original headunit which is supplied - see below) GENERAL FEATURES - ABS / PAS / EW - Heated Electric Door Mirrors - Rare full leather interior in excellent condition with heated front seats (£1000 option when new) - Front fog lights - Twin airbags - Cup holder MODIFICATIONS - OEM New Beetle chrome rear VW badge - OEM Mk4 Golf Anniversary rear GTI badge - OEM Mk7 Polo Rear Aero Wiper - OEM Bosch front Aero Wipers - Smoothed front bumper - Pressed UK Numberplates - OMP Upper Strut Brace - B&M Short Shifter - FK Konigsport Suspension (lowered 60mm, original sports suspension supplied) - Powerflex front suspension bushes - Fully refurbished 16" BBS RX alloys - JVC KD-AVX2 CD/MP3/DVD headunit with 3.5" colour screen (original headunit supplied) - RE Audio front component speakers (£250 new, original speakers supplied) - Predator 280mm front cross-drilled brake discs with Predator pads fitted in 2008 - Toyo Proxes 4 with good tread (fitted in 2009) - Philips Bluevision sidelights OTHER INFORMATION - Pedal Box recall completed - Fully refurbished gearbox fitted in 2009 - New alarm fitted with remote central locking in 2009 - New LUKS clutch fitted in 2007 - New OEM front grille and GTI badge fitted in 2009 - Brake fluid, pollen filter, spark plugs and fuel filter replaced in 2008 - Interior grab handles replaced in 2007 - Tracking and camber adjusted in 2008 - 2 keys provided - 2 previous owners - FSH up to 33k, with all further servicing and parts backed up with receipts - Oil changed every 5k since ownership - Always run on Shell V-Power or equivalent NEGATIVE POINTS - Rear washer disconnected due to fault (common problem) - Usual stone chips for it's age £3,700 O.N.O. No test pilots. Viewing highly recommended. Please contact me if interested Further pictures are available at the following website: Polo GTI pictures by Mouse_GTI - Photobucket Link: Volkswagen : RARE VW POLO GTI 1.6 16V (2001) General Photos Car is reasonably priced based on the spec in comparison to other GTI's and the recent work done on it. If you wish to view / buy the car, send me a PM and I'll send you contact details. I'm from today right through til Sunday. Through the week I'm available during the evenings.
  2. Elephant or Admiral?

    No problems with Elephant. I went with Admiral this year. Did my policy online, paid for it, thought everything was sorted - got a note 3 weeks later saying they were adding modifications and charging me an extra £100. They said I had done two quotes and one didn't include mods. Both actually did and one was done through a price comparison website, so I took the cheaper one. And the policy number was totally different when I got my pack in. It is a total joke. One month later and I'm still awaiting a call back, apparently their complaints department were dealing with it. All I get is foreign folk on the phone who don't seem to understand what I'm saying. Never had so much hassle. I'd stay away
  3. Cayman S or Focus RS

    Has to be the Cayman. One day I will have one if I keep working hard
  4. New Astra - more info

    Looks a bit meh, but then so is the current 5 door Astra. 3 door should be good though. As for the Insignia, it's as dull as dish washer
  5. Are Audi drivers worse...

    I had someone in an A4 Avant TDI race me off the lights a few weeks ago when I was sitting in the outside lane. I had no intention of racing so what was the point? It's drivers like them that give them a bad rep
  6. Disappointment

    My Polo is bad too, let's see: - Corroding roof rack rails - Red "I" on GTI badge peeling (this could apply to Mk4 Golfs too) - Paint cracked under the lights where it is indented for drainage purposes - Standard BBS RX II wheels corroded and the centre caps too - Rubber base for the aerial corrodes too At least there is no rust lol
  7. Disappointment

    I'm planning on buying my next car (500 Abarth SS) brand new next year. Hopefully it doesn't go wrong like a typical Italian car. My Dad has had his Golf GTI from new since April 2005 and mechanically it's been great (obviously the usual cosmetic problems with VW's, i.e. corroding wheels, badges, centre caps etc)
  8. .:R3series32

    Makes Josef Fritzel look attractive
  9. Mito GTA

    I'm saving for a 500 Abarth SS at the moment, but if this thing handles then I want it
  10. Test drives

    I test drove the Mk5 Golf GTI when I was 19, they didn't even ask about my age/license
  11. Hottest Golf!

    Now the V6 is gone I don't see the point in this R20 concept. Why not just make a really fast special edition GTI? Part of the appeal (to me anyway) of both generations of R32 was the noise
  12. Pimp or not to pimp?

    A BMC air filter (£150), Powerflow exhaust (£350?) and Raceland Manifold (£120?) should see power up to around 135-140bhp. Considering it's been tuned by VW already, and it's an N/A engine that is still quite respectable (ignoring Hondas) and it also increases the torque. A remap and cams can see you up to 170 bhp. S1600 cars were based on this engine with a head from a 1.4 iirc and were making over 200bhp N/A. The trouble is the gearbox won't take it and ideally you would want to take it to a specialist to upgrade the bearings etc. Depends how much you want to spend. Stying wise keep it OEM+. I sold my 15" RX II's and bought 16" RX's and lowered it 60mm all round and it looks great. Also got a chrome VW badge on the rear from the new Beetle, aero wipers - just little touches like that. Coilovers are recommended. Handling is underrated on standard suspension but coilovers transformed it, my car was a lot more chuckable in the corners and you are more comfortable on the limit because you know what's going on. You get a really crap ride mind you though
  13. Knocking noises when driving

    CV joints, mounts etc is what I'd take a guess at