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Hello All,

Just picked up a very tidy 2001 GT TDI 115. Was not looking for one as old as this but it was outside my friends' VAG specialist garage, GMS Kent Ltd, waiting to go back to its owner, looked so clean and possibly for sale. A deal was struck a week later and I got it Christmas eve.

In the past I have been a competitor in club motorsport, an Alfa fan - though lost interested a little after the Fiat takeover - then got in to Subarus and I still love them but needed something more economical for commuting.

Remembering my experience with a couple of Passat PDs as company cars, and with my good contacts above, a Golf was the obvious choice.

Not sure what I'll do with it yet, apart from pile on some miles and try to keep it in good shape. I'm still in proud new owner phase and looking at all the suspension advice on here - as it does not feel that pointy - but I might just settle down and enjoy it as it is. On the other hand, it did come in 50% under budget so there might be some spare...

BTW: Professionally, I am in Diesel system development and applications, initially with Bosch and now with Delphi.

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Andy
 

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Where bouts in Surrey you from fella? Oh and get some pics up! Peter
 

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Thanks for the welcome Peter.

I'm at the Surrey/West Sussex/Hampshire border, in Haslemere and my office in Gillingham, Kent, so I cross most of Surrey several times a week.

I'll take some pics of my completely ordinary looking TDI next time the sun is shining and the car clean.

Nice looking car you have. Whatever happens with mine, it'll have to remain a sleeper - and doing 50+mpg!

Oh, and I'm looking out for some 15" wheels for some winter tyres as it's easy to get stuck here in the Surrey hills.

Andy
 

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Hi Juz,

I'll look out for you. The rallying pics take me back - I'd did some stage rallying in the '80s/90's as co-driver in an Escort and then Lotus Sunbeam.

Thinking I might get back in to some club stuff now I'm working back near my old MC.
 

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Hi Juz,

I'll look out for you. The rallying pics take me back - I'd did some stage rallying in the '80s/90's as co-driver in an Escort and then Lotus Sunbeam.

Thinking I might get back in to some club stuff now I'm working back near my old MC.
This is what you're looking for [:)]

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This is what you're looking for
Should be easy enough to spot, amongst the forest of Mk4s in the Surrey Hills.

Washed the car Saturday ready for some pics, then the light was gone, then the frost didn't lift Sunday, now its Monday its dirty already and the company carpark is no backdrop...

Soon.

Andy
 

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Another couple of tidy cars, gents.

Haven't got to the end of your build thread but impressive dedication, Olly.

I'll look out for you coming up in my mirrors!

(Had a steering wobble that disappears with the torque off this last few days, Thought it was a CV joint seizing but might 'just' have been a tyre delaminating. Just what you need - to be stuck on the hard shoulder, had I got that far - on a miserable winter morning on the M25...)

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Welcome mate! I'm from Godalming and am in Haslemere a lot of weekends so might see you around!

Also didn't realise there was so many people from Surrey around?!

Come to the Guildford meet next month! Check my sig for details. [:)]
 

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Welcome along fella. Im Surrey also but barely see any members cars. Must keep my eyes peeled more often.
 

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Im a delphi apprentice ;) you could be my boss!
I'm in the Adv Eng block. My Golf is a Y plate in Indigo Blue, somewhere in the main carpark. Pics to be posted as soon as clean car, blue sky, suitable backdrop and camera meet.
 
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