wow that is amazing to hear man. you don't know how bad i want an IY 20th with low miles. enjoy your dream car bro
Well after years of wishing I had a 20th, and months and months of searching for the right one, I finally found it. Found this gem in Delaware at a VW dealer.. I took the 2 hour trip from NJ and brought her home. The car is mint, and was babied for years, it only has 20,000 miles on it. People find it hard to believe its a 2003.
Number 0380 - Not sure if the original owner or even the 2nd owner are on the vortex, but that'd be cool to know.
Here's a couple quick cell phone pics for now.
Interior looks clean. Congrats.
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Thank you guys, It was almost too good to be true when I found it. The interior looks like it was never touched, as does the exterior for the most part (couple chips on the front lip and near wheel wells, minor though). I will get better pictures up when I can.. It's just a bone stock 20th AE but these cars are so gorgeous.
I paid 16k after all was said and done. It was a VW dealer, they knew what they had on their hands and were pretty firm with the price... I dont feel like i over paid at all. I have never come across a used car with such low mileage, and so well maintained. The original owner of the car only put on 14k miles in the cars first 8 years. I am the 3rd owner. This has pretty much been my dream car for years.
I'll get better pics up soon.
Last edited by Justin_Eshelman; 06-11-2012 at 04:46 PM.
“A turbo: exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens and you go faster.”
Jealous man, nice find. Enjoy!
Oh! And don't hide it away, show it off!
OUch. Sometimes you have to overpay to get what you want. Mine was a 1 owner with 36K. Better to get completely stock and make it your own. Congrats.
If you haven't registered is yet then it was previously owned by Dan K from Drums, PA. Register it here: http://www.pharfruminsain.com/20AE/RegistryUSA.aspx
Hope to get some more pictures up in the near future.
I recently bought a JB 20th and I probably paid too much but I don't care! It is awesome and a blast to drive. I love how all the Hondas want to race. Enjoy your new toy! You only live once and there aren't that many of these around.
"Life is short. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Ferris Bueller
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t-in-peace-431. not even a month...)
I bought my IY which probably looked as good as that, in aug 2009, with 55k on it for 8400... Below the market value of 13,500 at the time... FF 3 years. Ouch dude, 16k. Ouch
I know you feel it's worth it because you really really wanted it, but I hope this doesn't come back to bite you in the ass...
What if you want to sell it, or rather need to sell it in two years? When it's only worth 5k at best, but you still owe 12k on it?
Moving on, like someone else said, you should probably do the timing belt/tensioner/waterpump nonsense like soon, because that crap is 10 years old... I recommend IE's manual tensioner kit...
And start modding that thing and drive it. Cars are meant to be driven, not sat in a garage...
87vr6 - trust me, I know you, nor anyone else is giving me information that is not valid. Kelly's Blue Book and Edmunds both value the car at wayyyy under 16, even in perfect condition, I was aware of that and had all the info going in to the purchase. I also knew going in that insurance would not give me anywhere close to what I paid, and I know even trying to sell it privately I am taking a loss right away. That's a risk I put myself into.
I knew the car had been on their lot for months, and when I first saw it, I didn't seriously consider buying. It wasn't untill I came across a couple 20ths with 75k miles, in just "ok" shape, and people standing their ground around $11,000 because "they did not need to sell the car" that I considered it.
In reality, did I pay too much? Absolutely lol. Do I regret it? Nope. I had been setting money aside for a while, waiting to find something I really wanted to spend money on. Here it is. Hope I'm not coming off as rude, because I am only trying to explain why I went ahead and spent the money lpl.
And do not worry, the car is not just sitting in the garage, I am driving it lol. Ill be doing a few mods and will be posting pictures in time. Will also be taking care of the things you and others have mentioned, I do appreciate that.
Last edited by g-dub; 06-12-2012 at 09:24 AM.
damn that car is like a vw virgin! get in slam the throtttle to the floor and enjoy!!!! might wanna do the t-belt before you give it to much hell though! lol that would be absolutely horrible to have just bought it at the price and the t-belt be dry rotted or some ****! but do it to it!!!! i could care less what u paid for it really all that means is that your gonna take that much better care of it! keep us posted!
nice find i own a low milage 20th myself. bought it with 21k on it and it now has 35k. u did overpay but as long as ur happy no one should realy care. i bought mine all said and done for 13k and at this moment wouldent let it go for a pennie less. drive it and enjoy it. there a blast
Awesome find. I have no idea why everyone is getting on your case. Maybe its jealousy, thats the only reason. It has 20,000 miles. Its basically new. The interior looks mint and untouched. The car looks mint and u paid $16,000. Its 10yrs old? YA who cares its looks like its a 2012. One of the very few left with low low miles. MY preferred colour of Jazz blue Id easily pay that much for one with that low miles. The car is basically new. Wicked.
Nice find! I agree with 87VR though. I bought my bmp for WAY less than that from an original owner with only 55k. The car was mint besides having to have the Aristos refinished. It also had the timing belt and w.p done. NOTHING was unoriginal. completely stock.
On the other hand, I wanted the car sooo bad and probably would have paid close to what you did if I had my back against the wall.
Last edited by VR JC; 06-13-2012 at 11:28 AM.
OEM+ or I f@c#ed your mom = http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post78644927
See, everyone is misunderstanding, you got one hell of a nice car, there is no doubt.
But for real, get the timing belt components changed. Those gas charged tensioners don't last long, and even though it only has 20k on it, it is almost a decade old. It would definitely suck to have to put another 2k on top of what you've already paid..