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Offline Leon27

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Where have all the Mk3s gone?!
« on: 24 November 2019, 22:16 »
I actually saw another one today on the A406, it was a 1.8 SE but looked tidy all the same! It made me think... am I the only one still rocking around in theirs because I havent seen another Mk3 in ages!

I'm at the stage where I actually need to stop driving mine because of the ULEZ charge in London next year, so I'm looking for something else but it made me wonder about what is everyone else doing? Did I miss the memo and should I be storing it because Mk2 prices will apply?!

Only 22 Mk3 16v Anniversarys on the road according to stillontheroad
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Offline Jasikasisback

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Re: Where are all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #1 on: 21 December 2019, 08:40 »
I doubt it will be sought after except for the 16vGTI or VR6. I don't think they will ever reach MK2 status.  I had to scrap two of them because the neighbours complained because I couldn't get anyone to even take them off my hands for free.

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Re: Where are all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #2 on: 19 March 2020, 21:26 »
It's like anything else,supply and demand.

Mk 1's went up because of scarcity and status

Mk 2's went up because enthusiasts were priced out of the MK1 sector.

Mk 3's will go up in time and already are but all models will only achieve a higher price based on condition,mileage,service history,spec etc.

Mk 4's will also go up in time but expect a very long wait as there are so many still around and so many were made.They were produced at the beginning of the "throw away" era.

The more there is of something the less it is worth.

Mk 5's ?. Lol,not in my lifetime and i'm only 3 years old !.

The answer is in how many were made and how well they were made.Quality went down with every model made.

Mk 1 suffered from rust which is why many were scrapped,they were also made in lower numbers compared to later models.

Mk 2 and early mk 3's suffered from rust in some areas.

MK 3 got better the later years they were made,same as some MK 2's.

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Re: Where are all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #3 on: 20 March 2020, 11:20 »
The problem with Mk3s is they rust really badly. I'd like an 8v Gti to run round in as a daily, but any that aren't rotten are silly money sadly.

Few years ago I bought a half decent 16v Gti with Recaros for £700 ... I miss those days

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Re: Where are all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #4 on: 05 April 2020, 11:11 »
I will be on the hunt for another Mk3 once lockdown is over, and I am hoping that's the reason for the current lack of them advertised for sale.

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Re: Where have all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #5 on: 21 May 2020, 16:59 »

Just before the lockdown I got hit in the NSR. I think my heart broke along with the bumper and boot lid.

I really did my homework before the assessor arrived because I had spent so much time and money on my Anni, the heater matrix and rear beam bushes were done along with whatever it needed. The car had 103k on it and still needed a bit of work but was still in great condition.

I had found 2x clean 16Vs going for £3995 and one mint Anni with 51k going for.... £11995!

I didnt get £11995! But felt I did quite well thanks to the other sellers' adverts at the time.

I agree with Gasketface, Mk3s are getting rarer especially the good ones so don't undervalue your cars guys, the prices are already high now. I didn't buy mine back due to lack of space and time to repair it.

I am gutted to have lost mine after having had it for 10 years this year but think it was time for something new :'(