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#1
General Discussion / Re: Next car choice
Last post by superfueler - March 01, 2024, 09:38:11 AM
Quote from: Oturbo99 on February 29, 2024, 11:21:38 AMThank you, I will look into this. What are your thoughts on the MkV R32?

A manual Mk5 R32 should be fun. I would caution against a DSG that's been living city traffic life, seeing as these cars are a getting up there in age and most people owning them coast them along in traffic like a regular auto, not good for the clutches. That's how my DSG S3 saw its arse 3 months after i bought the car. Hefty repair bill comes to mind.
#2
Mk2 Golf - Jetta - Corrado / Re: NZ Corrado list
Last post by RS ZWEI - February 29, 2024, 02:37:48 PM
Quote from: 998Len on February 27, 2024, 08:29:11 PMMy sincere apologies for the delay in replying. I haven't really used this forum before and I (wrongly) assumed it would notify me by email if there was something I needed to reply to.
I based the (original) asking price on sales of immaculate Corrado Storms in the UK. There were a couple a while back and the price was 22k and about 27k GBP.
If you convert say 25k GBP at current FX rate of 0.48 it equates to NZD $52k. Then add GST @ 15% = $60k, then add in Shipping, Customs charges, registration etc and you get to about mid 60's NZD.
I have it listed on Trademe at the moment at $65k ONO.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/used-cars-used-car-buying-guides/used-buying-guide-volkswagen-corrado
https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/volkswagen/corrado/listing/4577233361
I am open to reasonable offers and would certainly prefer to sell to someone who will treasure it for what it is, rather than go and put some great big wheels etc on it, if you know what I mean.
Thanks and regards

Factoring in GST costs, shipping etc is pretty odd? What if you had a UK purchaser wanting to buy the car? Would you then discount it by VAT, shipping etc?

I read that autocar review. I noted that was written in 2022 - so peak Covid madness. The car market and interest rates have changed a lot since then.

Best of luck with the sale.
#3
General Discussion / 98......Gull phasing it out?
Last post by Pristle - February 29, 2024, 12:51:36 PM
It's been a subject on Mike Hosking in the morning, but something I had noticed. Where I've bypassed a BP or Mobil in favour of headin a few km more to a Gull, only to find only 91 and 95 available.

Using the Gaspy app has also shown a number of Gull sites that no long stock 98. Is this because of Marsden? Economic issue? Or the push back against an ethanol boosted fuel?



#4
General Discussion / Re: Next car choice
Last post by RS ZWEI - February 29, 2024, 12:12:49 PM
If you REALLY like driving and can live with a 3 door Id recommend a Renault Megane 250/265.
#5
General Discussion / Re: Next car choice
Last post by Oturbo99 - February 29, 2024, 11:21:38 AM
Thank you, I will look into this. What are your thoughts on the MkV R32?
#6
General Discussion / Re: Next car choice
Last post by superfueler - February 29, 2024, 10:35:14 AM
If you want a euro car that will be etched into your memory in future, i would suggest getting a Mk4 R32. They are a great driver's car, solid, mostly reliable and good fun. Should be able to get a decent one in your price range.
#7
General Discussion / Next car choice
Last post by Oturbo99 - February 29, 2024, 09:47:20 AM
Hey Guys,
I've just joined the forum but followed the FB page for a couple years. I know some of you are very knowledgeable about these euro cars.
I am fortunate enough to be able to spend a little bit of money on a car ($15k can stretch $20k if I have to) and I wanted to get some insight from you guys as to what is a good option.
I am wanting a car that is considered quick (for me that is 0-100km/h in 6 and under) as well as decent reliability. I am not too fussed on age of the car, nor Km's as long the model of car is known to be pretty good at those kms (eg 1.9TDI at 170kms is nothing but is considered a lot for other cars).
I also don't mind having to tune a car to get it to that 6 sec and under point if it only jeopardies reliability a little bit.
So I am tossing up over these options but very open to others!

- VW Mk6 GTI, 40-70,000kms. Looks like a good option but understand the Timing chain is a risk and other smaller things like intake manifold and waterpump. At the km's I am looking at would this really be of much risk though?

- VW mk7 GTI, 70-110,000kms. Also a good option but have heard they can be prone to turbo failure and again the waterpump.

- Audi S3 8P, 70-100,000kms. Cam follower and oil pick up pipe.

- Wouldn't mind a 1.9 TDI manual (then tune or buy tuned) but quite rare to come across a good example these days.

I am planning on keeping the car for 1.5-2 years (20,000-30,000 kms for me. Mostly city driving)
I understand all cars have their issues but would love someone to shed some light on these.
All cars I am interested in will get a PPI and have a good amount of service history. Apologies for the novel haha.
#8
Mk2 Golf - Jetta - Corrado / Re: NZ Corrado list
Last post by 998Len - February 27, 2024, 08:29:11 PM
My sincere apologies for the delay in replying. I haven't really used this forum before and I (wrongly) assumed it would notify me by email if there was something I needed to reply to.
I based the (original) asking price on sales of immaculate Corrado Storms in the UK. There were a couple a while back and the price was 22k and about 27k GBP.
If you convert say 25k GBP at current FX rate of 0.48 it equates to NZD $52k. Then add GST @ 15% = $60k, then add in Shipping, Customs charges, registration etc and you get to about mid 60's NZD.
I have it listed on Trademe at the moment at $65k ONO.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/used-cars-used-car-buying-guides/used-buying-guide-volkswagen-corrado
https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/volkswagen/corrado/listing/4577233361
I am open to reasonable offers and would certainly prefer to sell to someone who will treasure it for what it is, rather than go and put some great big wheels etc on it, if you know what I mean.
Thanks and regards
#9
General Discussion / Re: Rego Plate Mounting
Last post by brian - February 26, 2024, 11:35:24 AM
Well, I installed as per Glen's instructions plus 2 extra strips at the ends where there was a large flat  area (Euro plate) before the lettering began and it hasn't fallen off overnight.
#10
General Discussion / Re: Rego Plate Mounting
Last post by RS ZWEI - February 26, 2024, 10:06:32 AM
A few of us use 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips.