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Polo GTi Prices - How more varied can you get?!

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So, on paper, the same cars are being advertised between £5k and £9k.

From my brief research, they were only made for a couple of years, options are pretty limited and most have done 40k odd.

I just can't understand why some are £5k and some nearly £9k?

The latest cars only book at £6.5k. I can't see any variation in price between 3 and 5 doors, std spec is good with the most popular option being leather.

If I budgeted £6k for a 5dr car with leather upto 60k miles - would I be having a lengthy search?

Cheers for any insight.

Ben

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Depends which model you were after tongue.gif

I'm guessing the GTI ?

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Depends which model you were after tongue.gif

I'm guessing the GTI ?

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Er. Yeah... given that the subject line reads "Polo GTi Prices..." tongue.giftongue.gif

Anyway, I don't think you're budget is unreasonable, you should be able to find a car in the specs you're after IMO. There does seem to be a lot of variation in price at the mo tho, I saw an ad for a black 3-door with climate and leather up for £8250 before the price was rapidly dropped to £6500 when other forum users pointed out the guy was asking a bit much! Maybe its down to rarity value and the fact that owners seem to be hanging on to them, especially the red models, whcih are like hen's teeth on the used car market right now smirk.gif

I've been told that there are waiting lists at the dealers for Polo GTIs. How cool? grin.gif

Main two options that vary are: leather or fabric? A/C or climate? These are the features that change most between cars I think. Good luck finding the right one - theres a couple on the VW used cars site based in and around Milton Keynes, both black 5-door examples...

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As Si pointed out Dave - indeed the GTI 169144-ok.gif

I can understand a few cars being worth a touch more, especially ones in the dealer network with the free tank of fuel and warranty.

I just don't like to insult people. If their car is advertised for £8k, I'd expect they'd laugh if I offered £6k. You guys know what your cars are worth, so I thought I'd ask.

Is it true only the earlier models have manual a/c?

I'm flexible on colour, just fancy the leather option. I could get a re-trim done but then I'd have no seat heating (which I really do appreciate).

The price is what has swung me towards this car, it's darn good value. We had a 6n 16V which we sold a couple of years back for nearly £6k so I was pretty stunned a GTI was in this price range already.

As a chap that's had 3 Mk1 Golf GTI's, I'm looking forward to my first Polo GTi drive - the original reports made this comparison.

If you guys happen to stumble upon what I'm after, then by all means holler.

Cheers

Ben

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Doh!, must learn to read !!!

I was contemplating selling my Polo at 50k miles for around the 7k mark with a little room for negotiating if thats any help.

Mods included coming with sony MP3 headunit along with upgraded speakers and original unit with 6 disc changer fitted, lowered all round which I believe is a must on this car as standard ride height is massive! Colour coded front bumper erm and others that I can't remember.

Well looked after and no clutch problems since the recall and replacement of clutch cable, new mot, some tax, new tyres all round, full vw service etc etc etc.

They are rare, but with the new model looking to be released at the end of the year, and the current GTI being 4 years old now I'd wait a month or two and watch the prices drop a lot as the new GTI is advertised. There will be bargins to be had

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Ben,

Yes that's right the earlier models (pre-alignments) had manual air con and some had no CD multichanger in the boot.

But quite a few had the electric sunroof.

I've personaly not seen many with leather, but have seen a few with sunroof's.

Other options were:

Sat Nav (mega rare due it its price £2.5k EEK2.GIF)

Auto-dimming rear view mirror came with rain sensing wipers

Side Airbags, mostly fitted to the cars trimmed with leather

If I've missed any I'm sure Dave will add them in... notworthy.gif

Good luck with the hunt 169144-ok.gif

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Ta lads.

Looks like roughly 10% of cars advertised have leather - it's not essential I guess, but nice grin.gif

In regards to Nav, this is something I will have a stab at by buying from ebay etc and having a play. I must say, it really brightens the inside of my RS4 up and will be something cool to play with in the polo.

I'm done with aftermarket ICE, as good as it may be, I like being able to leave the stuff in the dash and not have to take it out the car every night.

Other mods, we'll have to see grin.gif If Milltek to a pipe, it's going on 169144-ok.gif

Apart from the pedal box issue, is there anything else to look out for on these cars?

I guess early clutch wear is probably caused by the above.

Cheers for the help so far,

Ben

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You're right Ben, early models had A/C and sunroof, I was talking to moschops at the weekend who told me these cars were "pre-alignment" - both of us have 2000 "W" reg cars with this spec. Later cars had climate and no sunroof.

EDIT: must learn to type faster or proof-read faster... tongue.gif

Other things to look out for... accident damage and paint finish, naturally. It is very important indeed to check the BBS alloys for signs of corrosion, they are known to go a bit crap over time - I've read that this is because when the wheels were manufactured, they were bolted together before being lacquered, and so road grime and dirt can find it's way in and eat the lacquer from the inside out confused.gif. Make sure all the leccy toys work too, that was the other thing grin.gif

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EDIT: must learn to type faster or proof-read faster... tongue.gif

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Got that one confirmed then tongue.gif

Anything else I should know? No engine/ECU changes?

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I'm a it of a stickler for accident damage, bad paint etc - my family own a bodyshop so I know where to look 169144-ok.gif

I'll certainly have a good look over the wheels - I take it they can be refurbed OK?

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Yeah they can be refurbed fine. I've been quoted £75 per alloy to have mine split, taken down to the bare metal and resprayed with a longer lasting choice of finishes (such as black chrome or titanium silver) before being bolted back together. So thats... £300 all in. I'm saving up to get them done before summer so I can have some summer bling to roll on cool.gif before finding some winter wheels for next mid-october onwards!

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My allows are riddled aswell, think you'll be doing very well to find a GTI without corrosion. Miltek as such don't do a pipe for the polo, although my name is on the development list 169144-ok.gif

My car is a W 2000 with climate no sun-roof spec.

Something worth keeping in mind is the cam belt tensior, no conclusive evidence but i've heard a lot of stories of these braking, mine included - thankfully under warranty. Not enough for it to be a "common" fault but I've heard a fair amount talking about it!

No ECU updates that I know of btw

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My allows are riddled aswell, think you'll be doing very well to find a GTI without corrosion. Miltek as such don't do a pipe for the polo, although my name is on the development list 169144-ok.gif

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Need to put the pressure on them grin.gif

Ok, so no real horror stories to look out for. I take it the top end of the engine is normally rattle-free (even on start-up?), gearbox can be a bit notchy and the earlier cars have manual a/c and sometimes sunroof.

Let the search commence ECLIPSe.gif

Cheers

Ben

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Something worth keeping in mind is the cam belt tensior, no conclusive evidence but i've heard a lot of stories of these braking, mine included - thankfully under warranty. Not enough for it to be a "common" fault but I've heard a fair amount talking about it!

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Oh yeah, forgot that one blush.gif my cambelt tensioner went at about 53k miles (under warranty) so the whole cambelt assembly was replaced, apparently along with the water pump and various tubes and hoses - thankfully didn't cause any major damage. On the plus side my 60k service interval was mighty cheap because the cambelt was done a month beforehand on Volkswagen's tab grin.gif

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Traded my 3dr GTI in at Honda dealership. They gave me £5.25k against a Civic Type R. They advertised it with a years warranty for £6.8k. Pretty much A1 condition with full VW history. Standard spec. 38K miles. Not a bad price I thought. Avoid VW dealers. They add £1k onto everything! yelrotflmao.gif

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Traded my 3dr GTI in at Honda dealership. They gave me £5.25k against a Civic Type R. They advertised it with a years warranty for £6.8k. Pretty much A1 condition with full VW history. Standard spec. 38K miles. Not a bad price I thought. Avoid VW dealers. They add £1k onto everything! yelrotflmao.gif

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Thanks for that mate 169144-ok.gif

To be fair, the only car I've bought from the VW dealers was a 16V Golf a few years back and it was a bargain (considering it was a dealer). I only lost £300 on it in 6 months grin.gif

Cheers again chaps,

Ben

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Whilst you guys are talking about GTI prices, I popped into the local dealership earlier & nearly fainted when I saw a new TDI Polo up for £14k+..what on earth..that's about £2k more than I paid for my brand new Polo GTI a few years ago.

A new bora TDI highline was up for £17k

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What me, noooo! Come to think of it I missed the opportunity for a comedy conversation about a PX price for mine lol.gif

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Are you rich enough to offer finance to family yet? tongue.gif

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