The time has come to sell Lisa's beloved GTI, with the expanding family it sadly doesn't quite fit the bill anymore. I'd thought I'd toss it out here before it goes on craigslist. Sorry if the ad reads a little generic, I typed it up for craigslist and tried to edit before posting here. Here are some of the car's basic info:
Engine: 24-valve VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 78,xxx mi
Color: Silverstone Gray
Interior: Black Leather
- Cold Weather Package
Heatable Front Seats
Heated Front Windshield Washer Nozzles
- Technology Package
Electronic Climate Control (Climatronic)
Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensor - Includes automatic wiper speed control.
- Leather Package
Leather Seat Trim
Includes molded door trim with smooth leatherette inserts.
Driver & Front Passenger Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather Shift Boot
Which includes the previously mentioned Cold Weather Package
- Luxury Package
Power Glass Sunroof
Monsoon Sound System
She is the 2nd owner, the first owner was a lease. We have all the service, maintenance, and parts receipts since we purchased her in '06. Those of you who know me, know we maintain a fleet of vehicles (3 other Volkswagens, an Audi, and a BMW at the house), and have given the GTI the same love we give our other vehicles. I recently replaced the RF wheel bearing/hub. Other recent maintenance includes a battery last summer, and brand new tires last fall (Continental ExtremeContact DW - 225/45R17) that we've put less than 1000 miles on. Modifications have been minor:
- 6k Kelvin HID's
- Autotech Cold Air Intake
- Hawk HPS Pads (all corners)
- Brembo Rotors
- Tinted side markers (have the originals)
- Blackout emblem (have the original)
- Also have a couple of minor things I never got around to installing that could possibly be part of the package.
That catalytic converter was replaced under warranty at West Side VW a couple summers ago (too lazy to go dig up the paperwork for it), because it fell below the operational threshold. So that should be good to go for a while.
We had a second set of wheels and tires for the winter, but since we stopped driving her in the winter two years ago, we sold those. I may be able to include a set of 16" steel Beetle wheels with the sale depending on the price.
It is a great little car that I love driving, I still get a grin whenever I drive her. The VR6 is still one of my favorite engines, fun and torquey, yet with the 6-speed we've seen in the low 30 mpg range for mileage on road trips (EPA rated 19/27).
We have title in hand. As I mentioned we are selling because our family will soon be expanding (have our second child on the way), and the GTI unfortunately doesn't fit our needs well anymore. We are sad to see her go, but we need something that will fit our growing family. And it's a shame that she's sat all summer without really being driven much. Just want to find a good home for her. Looking around Autotrader and ebay, other 24v VR6 GTI's with this low of mileage are going for anywhere from $12-9k. On craigslist I thought I'd start and 9 and see how that goes. On here I'll start at $8.5k.
Email works much better to get a hold of me than any other method: Corrado_92SLC (at) comcast (dot) net.
Make sure to do net not com, had that happen more than once.