2003 20th Anniversary GTI
Final Price - $10,000.00!!!
Just got the car back from Good Carma. They did the timing belt, tensioner, water pump, thermo, coolant, etc. A complete timing belt kit I purchased from mjmautohaus. General check up was rock solid!
I purchased the GTI from Westside VW in April of this year as a 1 owner/clean carfax trade in on a new Golf R. Previous owner cared for the car very well as have I. The 20th is completely FACTORY, besides the previous owner having had it “chipped”. I am not sure what software he installed, but it’s definitely been tuned, because it has considerable more pull than a regular 18t! The car was serviced at Westside VW by the previous owner. The carfax report I have indicates all services intervals and what he had worked on. We purchased the car as a fun summer cruiser with the intent to own it for a very long time (It’s our third vehicle). We’re expecting our second child, which is coming sooner than we had thought. And the money from the sale will help purchase a larger family SUV! (hopefully a nice Q7!)
For being nearly a 10 year old car it is very clean inside and out. VW just warrantied some rust repair on the vehicle for us which included rocker panel on both sides (underneath the factory 20th side skirt near the rear wheel arch), replaced the hatch (rust had begun to form underneath the inside lip where the factory water drip is), and did some general touch up of some rock chips. I have all paper work for repair work. When the hatch was replaced they installed the incorrect “GTI” emblem. I was aware of this; apparently they could not find the original through OEM VW parts. I still have the original though which could be installed.
Ratings are my own personal opinions:
Body: 8.5/10 – After a nice wax the 20th shines up well. Front end could use some touch-up, I’m picky, most may not even notice unless you’re really looking. The front spoiler has a few scratches underneath, though not visible unless you’re down there looking for them. No structural cracks!
Interior: 9/10 – Driver side polished interior door pieces have some small dents from previous owner. Looks like small dents from a watch face hitting it while exiting the vehicle. That’s my best CSI report! The driver seat has a slight opening in the stitching; I purchased it this way and haven’t sewed it back up yet. It’s about 2 inches long at most. It’s not a tear just separation in the stitching.
Wheels: 8/10 – Some nicks and scratches, nothing major. No dents or vibrations while cruising at freeway speeds. Baby runs straight and true! Tires measure 7/32
Mechanically: 8/10 – Everything is in working order. Westside just changed the oil and inspected the car. I replaced the Diverter valve (N710) and changed the plugs (NGK 1 range colder, can’t remember the code). The brakes are strong and appear to be pretty new. The carfax report shows them being replaced in April of 2012! Clutch is strong and grips well with no noise or play in the linkage.
I have two key FOBs and the mechanic key. It will also come with the original window sticker!
(612)718-1355 – call or text. After 8 text or leave a voicemail, thanks!