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20 years old today
« on: 06 May 2022, 12:07 »
Time flies when you are having fun.

I started this thing on the 6th May 2002.

Earliest snapshot is this from the 5th June 2002:



and here we are 543 million page views later :smiley:

What were you doing 20 years ago?
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Offline SRGTD

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #1 on: 06 May 2022, 15:42 »
Wow! Happy 20th anniversary @jv! (And to the forum).

20 years ago I’d just ordered my first VW; a deep black pearl mk4 Golf GTI PD TDi 150 (with the mk4, VW badged the fast diesel Golf as a GTI). 20 years on and I’m still driving a VW - my fifth. It’s not a Golf, but it is a GTI; a Polo GTI+. 20 years is the longest I’ve ever stuck with one brand of car, and not having a Golf hasn’t stopped me contributing to the forum :smiley:.

Here’s to the next 20 years!
2020 Polo GTI Plus; Pure White, DSG (because they all are)
Gone but not forgotten;
2016 Polo GTI; Blue Silk
2011 mk6 Golf GTD; Carbon Grey
2007 mk5 Golf GT (2.0 170bhp TDI version); Deep Black Pearl
2002  mk4 Golf GTI (the 150 bhp diesel version); Deep Black Pearl

Offline Agreeable Slick

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #2 on: 06 May 2022, 17:36 »
Probably calling len a c*nt.

Ah good times.

Happy Birthday to our dear forum and congratulations on giving it life Mr V.

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #3 on: 06 May 2022, 20:01 »
Happy 20th! 🎉🎈 I hope your stretch marks have eased over the years since that birthing trauma jv
2020 GTI Clubsport
Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs


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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #4 on: 06 May 2022, 22:12 »
Thank you - I've learnt loads from reading posts here.

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #5 on: 06 May 2022, 22:22 »
Congratulations!

2002 I was driving a Saab 9.3. No idea why I bought it, really didn't like that car. Rubbish in so many ways.
2019 Oryx White 5dr TCR.

Was - 2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.

Offline joe6

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #6 on: 07 May 2022, 17:58 »
Congratulations. Found lots of useful info on the forum. I was driving a MG ZR 180 and Vauxhall Astra coupe 2.2l back then. The ZR was a hoot.
Mk6 GTI Carbon Grey, 2010 Bluetooth and voice fitted, a few VCDS mods still a comfortable family car. Red Scirocco 2011 twin charger stage 1 - enjoyable drive now gone.  White 2016 Polo GTI (roller skate on steroids) replaced with an Indium Grey 2019 7.5 GTI PP.

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #7 on: 07 May 2022, 19:47 »
Congratulations.............20 years ago i was ragging it around in an Escort GTI  :whistle:
A chequered previous car history (mainly blue oval, sorry) prior to owning Golf's.
2001 mk4 TDI - died at some traffic lights due to someone not stopping!
2000 mk4 GTD - a dog of a car, sold to WBAC in limp mode!
2000 mk4 1.8T - most fun i've had in a Golf (until now) but nearly cost me my licence!
2020 mk7.5 Tornado Red TCR - current ride.

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #8 on: 14 May 2022, 13:55 »
20 years ago I was thinking about what to change my Mk4 Golf 2.0 GTI for. I decided on a Leon Cupra. Ordered it mid August for early September delivery. Remember those days?
Red Mk6 gone replaced with a white Mk7 which has gone too. Green Mk2 here to stay.

Offline Adam T7

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Re: 20 years old today
« Reply #9 on: 14 May 2022, 15:08 »
Ordering a C240, nice car but a bit soulless. 2.6 V6, smooth as silk but a bit lazy at 170 BHP.
MY2019 GTI 5 Door, PP, DSG, Indium Grey.