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Specs of mk3 vw golf

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Hi, I am looking at getting a mk3 gti 2.0 16v gti and I was wondering if there is anything that I should look out for when inspecting it that anyone knows of!

Whats your view on gun metal grey as a colour?

How can I tell it is a 16v and not 8v by looking at the engine because person is not sure which it is?

Were leather seats an optional extra when mk3 gti golfs came out?

Should I wait for one with leather seats?

This is what the advert says:

1996 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0 GTi 3

DR, N reg. 66000 miles, finished in metallic grey with contrasting cloth upholstery, pas, alloys, remote locking, e/windows, only 66,000 miles, fsh, in lovely condition. £3,495

....does this sound dodgy?

Sorry about all the questions but a newbie here smile.gif

Tobi

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Tobi

when you look under the bonnet the 16v engine has the inlet manifold over the top of the engine, the 8v hasn't.

the add is for an 8v..IMHO...not 16v

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Lo Tobi, all i can say is that the owner should know if its a 16v or 8v. Why dont they know confused.gif?

It should be on the log book/ V5 anyway.

Is it at a dealer or a private sale and how many owners has it had?

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It will have a red 16V badge on the back (a lot of grill badges are nicked) and DOHC on the cam cover.

The red line on the rev counter will also be higher - It will start at about 6800rpm.

Shop around - I PXed my R reg 80k mile late 1997 one for a paltry £2500 when I got the R!

A great choice BTW - Fast, practical, cheap to run and well made.

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Chances are it will be an 8 valver because every time they'd lift the bonnet the engine bay is dominated by the inlet manifold which has a big DOHC-16v written across the top. it'll probably be quite difficult to find one with leather though !! The mileage is reasonable providing it's genuine

good luck

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