So last year I purchased a pre-owned 2015 GTI in order to get back into a more entertaining daily driver/family car.
Aka the Daddy Bucket.
About a year later, it looked like this.
I had the car just about where I wanted it. Wheels fit it perfectly. ECU and TCU tunes were both working great. VWR springs brought the car down to a reasonable height without rupturing my kidneys. Just installed a Clubsport muffler about a month ago to give it a bit more sound while still feeling like an adult when I drove it. Had a few other small touches such as paddle shifter extensions from Leyo. I was in love. It looked good. It drove well. What a great bang for the buck. Hard to beat the combination things the GTI provides.
Then the bucket arrived in the wrong place at the wrong time. I walked away. The bucket didn't. It's just a car and it did exactly what it needed to do in that situation. I'm sad to see it go however.
It's now a week later and the slight bruising and muscle soreness has subsided.
I walked outside this morning and took a picture. Daddy bucket 2.0 has arrived. We will rebuild.