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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2011, 08:12:30 am »
Hes already had it for sale for over a year with people saying its not worth what he wants.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2011, 08:15:29 am »
Do you recall what he was asking back then?

I'm pretty sure it hasn't gotten better from another year of sitting in the carport.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2011, 08:21:24 am »
I can't remember what he wanted then but it was more than number21 wanted to pay and that's who I checked it out for.
 What does he want for it now?
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2011, 08:43:14 am »
Well....... I'm glad I made this thread...

He said he wanted in the high $2ks - I was pretty quick to tell him it wasn't worth it, but he was not convinced. 

I did get the impression he doesn't actually want to sell it as much as say, his wife does.  But then, it's makes me cringe to think of it just sitting there rusting when someone could be treating it properly.  You know, if you love something set it free....

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2011, 09:21:54 am »
I've seen that thing tearing up Onewa road, enthusiastically making massive smoke screens pouring out the exhaust.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2011, 09:51:34 am »
So I had the hard conversation with him. He says he's just going to leave it for another few months (because the rust might get better?) and then he'll list it on Trademe.

I think it was all a bit emotional for him, he's had it for over 15 years.  He is not keen to show it to anyone else for the moment.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2011, 10:13:46 am »
Hes a dreamer.
 If he so attached to it he should just keep it, and loose the nagging wife >:D

 Mean streak comin out again :P
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2011, 10:17:23 am »
Funny thing is, this guy writes for Classic Car magazine - Including Buyers Guides!!!!  ;D

I guess it's easy to tell someone else how much they should pay for someone else's car, but putting it into practice on your own 'pride and joy' is a bit different.

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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2011, 10:26:28 am »
No law in what you can ask for ;)
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011, 10:29:04 am »
No law in what you can ask for ;)

Wanna give you your GTI then?  >:D
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2011, 10:54:08 am »
Have a chat to JDVW his gold Mk1 GTI would be a better project for you:

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,22932.0.html
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2011, 11:36:15 am »
Yeah, I think I'll hold out for something more completed.


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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2011, 11:40:47 am »
Wanna give you your GTI then?  >:D

 My one is a rough tough track car. Quite fast tho. :) Not for sale really...how much would you pay me?
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2011, 05:49:24 pm »
Funny thing is, this guy writes for Classic Car magazine - Including Buyers Guides!!!!  ;D

I guess it's easy to tell someone else how much they should pay for someone else's car, but putting it into practice on your own 'pride and joy' is a bit different.

That tips off who it is. Agree with your call though.
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Re: So tempted. Stumbled upon a MK1 GTI...
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2011, 06:38:07 pm »
That tips off who it is. Agree with your call though.

The guy who writes the crossword?