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Offline Pwardy

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Back after several years
« on: 06 February 2018, 07:35 »
Hi all

I've been absent from the forum for several years; thank you to John for assisting with account recovery,

I see the few posts I made have been ruined by Photobucket so I thought I would start again.

Bought my Golf GTi 8v new in 1989.  Used him heavily for approximately three years and then retired him when I got my first company car and GTi insurance became prohibitive.  For the last 25 years he has been used as a summer car clocking up just short of 90k miles in total.  I would describe the car as used but not abused and the thing I like about it is it retains many original components and is unmodified with the exception of an after market alarm.

I'm Phil and this is Gordon the Golf:


Offline hardmonkeys

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Re: Back after several years
« Reply #1 on: 06 February 2018, 16:45 »
Lovely motor!!
'05 VW Golf Mk V GT TDI Laser Blue
'98 VW Golf Mk IV GTi Black
'97 VW Golf Mk III GTi
'58 VW Golf Mk V GT Sport TDI Steel Grey
'10 Audi A4 B8 SE Multitronic

'00 VW Golf Mk III.V Cabrio


It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, who you are with or even the conversation...all that matters...is the car you arrived in!

MK3.5 Cabrio 2.0 8v Automatic to 2.0 16v Manual Conversion Project

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=272728.0

Offline SRGTD

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Re: Back after several years
« Reply #2 on: 06 February 2018, 21:50 »
Looks great Phil. Nice to see a loved, unmolested classic.

One of my regrets is owning a number of Ford XR3 / XR3i’s in the 1980’s and not owning a mk2 Golf GTI.

Would’ve loved to have had a Tornado Red mk2 GTI.
2016 Pocket Rocket Polo GTI 5dr manual, Blue Silk, Jacara tartan seats, Sports Performance Kit, Climate Control, Convenience Pack, Parking Pack, VW Motorsport Alloys in anthracite.
Gone but not forgotten; 2011 Golf GTD; 5dr Carbon Grey, Grey Jacara tartan seats, 18" VW Rotary alloys in Anthracite, Bi-xenons, Parking Sensors, RCD510+Dynaudio, Luxury Pack.

Offline Pwardy

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Re: Back after several years
« Reply #3 on: 07 February 2018, 12:33 »
Thanks both.

I had a Ford XR2 (very rare now) that I traded for the Golf.  The only regret I have, as it was and still is a fantastic car, not buying either a GTi Cabriolet or a 16v,  Considered both but allowed head to overrule heart. Also looked at a 205 Gti they are rare too but the Golf won on the test drive.

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Re: Back after several years
« Reply #4 on: 08 February 2018, 08:42 »
Some more pictures:


















Offline Pwardy

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Re: Back after several years
« Reply #5 on: 13 February 2018, 16:09 »
No longer relevant.

Is it possible to delete posts? 
« Last Edit: 14 February 2018, 14:02 by Pwardy »