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Offline Hertsman

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Re: Goodbye
« Reply #20 on: Today at 10:07 »
I was required to take Early retirement on ill health grounds in 2011. I was devastated.   My lovely wife encouraged me to buy a car that I really fancied as a treat, soon after retirement started.   I agonised. Eventually opting for a Golf GTI that I’d always liked, but had never quite been in comfortable, let alone easy reach.
A New Mk6 GTI was ordered in Jan 12 and delivered in May with some carefully chosen options.  Black. 18” Monday Shadow wheels. Dynaudio and Cruise +,+.  It was a gem of a car. A real head turner.  Got many an approving nod.
I part Ex’d it to upgrade to a new R in 2019. I wish I’d kept my GTI as our second car. They become like a second skin.  I understand  It’s still a beaut.  65k miles and Not a single Advisory to be seen aged 12, Hahah.

Scratched an itch couple years ago, and bought MK 6 GTI with 60k miles as second car for wife, and was super impressed with it, great build quality and really pulled strong, the only reason we moved it on was the media unit and overall lack of tech just became too much of a miss, and we too replaced that with a 2019 Golf R with all tech would ever need. MK 6 GTI was a brief experience, but can definitely see why some run them well into the 100k
Present - BMW 128Ti Alpine White, 18" Performance Tyres, Sun Protection Glass, Parking Assist, Heated Steering, Boston Trim, Split Folding Rear Seats, Electric Lumbar Support
- 2nd car: 2019 Golf R DSG Pure White 19" Black Pretoria, Privacy Glass, Rear View Camera, Dynaudio, Keyless
- 2019 Pure Grey GTI TCR 5 Door DSG Reifinitz Wheel DCC Climate Screen 90% Tint
- 2016 Lapiz Blue Golf R 5 Door DSG Pretoria DCC
- 2013 Pure White GTD 5 Door DSG DCC

Offline Hertsman

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Re: Goodbye
« Reply #21 on: Today at 10:15 »
I currently intend to keep my Ed40 as the sensible car in retirement, it doesn't get much use as I seem to be driving the sports cars more of late and using the free bus/train/tube pass.

A friend really wants my Golf in a deal against his 250 mile GR86, as tempting as it is I think I will hang on to the Golf?

When my 128Ti goes back next year, a ED40 is an outside replacement as my personal run around, does not have to be perfect or low mileage, so not looking for a keeper, as intend to keep my next car for 2-3 years and so will be driven without any thought to its future value, just needs to do its duties and provide some enjoyment also,

A 2017 > Golf R or GTI PP are in frame also, but if see a decent enough ED40 at my price point of sub £20k can see me being tempted to just enjoy one for a few years.

Present - BMW 128Ti Alpine White, 18" Performance Tyres, Sun Protection Glass, Parking Assist, Heated Steering, Boston Trim, Split Folding Rear Seats, Electric Lumbar Support
- 2nd car: 2019 Golf R DSG Pure White 19" Black Pretoria, Privacy Glass, Rear View Camera, Dynaudio, Keyless
- 2019 Pure Grey GTI TCR 5 Door DSG Reifinitz Wheel DCC Climate Screen 90% Tint
- 2016 Lapiz Blue Golf R 5 Door DSG Pretoria DCC
- 2013 Pure White GTD 5 Door DSG DCC

Offline Pixwix

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Re: Goodbye
« Reply #22 on: Today at 18:04 »
I think I was being sensible as my pension isn’t great and didn’t want to have to fork out any big bills, hadn’t spent anything in 8 years so thought my luck might run out . Had no paint on her or anything as well and thought perhaps best get rid before that happened as I’d be mortified.  Just seen what vertu Leeds have put her up for sale price and wish I’d stuck out for a bit more!! Picked polo up today and think my OH is sick of me saying .. ‘and it’s not got…. ‘
just keep saying to OH.. ‘ it’s not got ‘..

Offline Exonian

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Re: Goodbye
« Reply #23 on: Today at 18:26 »
The deed is done then Pixwix.
I’m sure you’ll settle in to the new car soon enough. There are things the Polo won’t have but whether those features that it lacks you use much is another thing. Less to go wrong in any case!

How about a photo or ten of the Polo?

I for one get your line of thinking, get a simpler car to run on a lesser income and have less to worry about.
I’d be the same, possibly sooner rather than later!
‘23 8R
Serial white Golf owner


Offline Pixwix

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Re: Goodbye
« Reply #24 on: Today at 18:37 »
Just about to do first wash Exonian…. Didn’t let garage do that. Just searching back for Booth11’s ‘new car wash schedule’ 😀.
Also my retirement plan is to travel more abroad, so strictly speaking car even less important.. (who am I kidding  :cry:)
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