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    Thread: Need help deciding which car to buy

    1. Member VolKaniK's Avatar
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      02-19-2012 02:25 PM #1
      I currently have a budget thats around 10k.

      My current findings are:
      20th AE gti for 9500 (65k miles)
      2005 black gti for 8250 (90k miles)
      2005 gray gti for 9500 (40k miles)
      2006 black gti for 10,450 (92k miles)

      All are manual transmission.... and yeah.
      I don't know which one I should choose.
      Opinions?

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      02-19-2012 05:29 PM #2
      I think I would go for the 2005 gray one.

    3. 02-19-2012 07:13 PM #3
      get the one that has been maintained the best

      a 40k car that was neglected is worse off than an 80k car that was cared for

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      02-19-2012 08:07 PM #4
      Before you part with the $$$, I would get it inspected thoroughly by a mechanic of your choice. It would be well worth $100 or so to make sure all is well.

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      03-09-2012 06:00 PM #5
      Get the 20th all day

    6. 03-31-2012 04:27 AM #6
      2005 gray gti for 9500 (40k miles),I prefer lower miles

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      04-02-2012 03:17 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VolKaniK View Post
      I currently have a budget thats around 10k.

      My current findings are:
      20th AE gti for 9500 (65k miles)
      2005 black gti for 8250 (90k miles)
      2005 gray gti for 9500 (40k miles)
      2006 black gti for 10,450 (92k miles)

      All are manual transmission.... and yeah.
      I don't know which one I should choose.
      Opinions?
      Get them inspected first, that will tell you if they are on the same playing field. Year, price and mileage doesn't tell us much about the actual car.

      Also that 20th AE GTI with 65k you will want to see if the timing belt has been changed because that will put you back $600-$800 as they are recommended to change at 70k miles.

      Are any of them modded, or had been modded and put back to stock?

      The used car market has some great finds, but you need to check them out in person and check maintenance records.

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