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Hi guys.

Most of you know I am saving for a Mk5 GTI at this point in time. Although it could be some 6 months away before I bite the bullet and buy I have been thinking about what I would like to do to the car as soon as I get it.

Foxy's post with the new GTI racer has got me thinking (and his BBS GB!)

*edit - pic is huge so here is the link instead*

http://www.imagevaults.co.uk/images/volkswagen/2005/racingcup/newgolf/Static01.jpg

Also the colour coded MK5 (for which I hope he does not mind me using his picture!! eek) - cant remember his forum name!

Anyway this how I would like it to look and would like your opinions!! (my photoshop skills are naff so if you can do a better job please help)

3dr standard Mk5 GTI Non Metallic Black (mods :BBS CH 18" and colour coded valances)

- Please ignore the huge brembo brakes, not sure if i would do that straight away and also it perhaps could do with being lowered some more too!

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But I am thinking it looks pretty nice so far ! (not bad for a car that i dont own, but rest assured WILL!)

Thoughts plz!
 

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We will have a black car shine battle mate when our GTI and GTI D arrives you mark my words!!! hehe
 

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very nice. those valences definately do have to be colour coded.

yeah go for the brembos straight away...it looks good

lowered some MORE????
 

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Has to be said I would save money with the stock 18"s Irish, but I do really like those CH's - but they could look a little bit busy!.

Green: Brembos would be an awesome upgrade and something I would consider a long time down the line! [:)] - ikle bit more lowering [;)]
 

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Looks great - alloys will be a right pain to clean though don't you think? Standard alloys are a doddle to keep sparkly (maybe I'm just a bit lazy). Never driven a car with Brembos but the standard Golf GTI brakes seem pretty good so far, way better than the GTI 150 diesel I had before.

Cheers

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Hi Mark, great to hear from an owner! - would you say I am doing the right thing? - for some people buying a car for 20k is not a big thing, but for me @ 24 it is!!! but its what I want and something I am willing to save for (my job situtation should be much better mid year anyway).

I know whatt you mean about cleaning . I did think that when I first say the stock alloys! - easy to apply some wax to em too [;)] I dont think that your lazy, just realistic with your spare time, my gf hates me cleaning mine!

When I test drove the cars, the brakes did seem pretty beefy, the brembos would be nice for a track day tho!
 

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Fantastic! please make sure you post them here when you get the pics done! [:)]

Is it a black 3dr? - what other mods you got planned for it?
 

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You only live once Oxford! Go for it. 20k is a lot for a Golf I reckon, but this has to be the best Golf for ages. If you can afford it, why not?

Mine's a company car (diamond black 5 door) so it's a bit different with the cash side of things. I did buy a new Clio 16v years ago ("M" reg) which was ?13k at the time. I fretted for ages over buying it, but never regretted it once delivery day arrived. There's something about experiencing a new car that's worth shelling out a few quid for!
 

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In a few years time to hope to have a company car, that would help a lot! I am a few job grades away - just 2 or 3 promotions and I should have one. Hope to be pushing 30k by the end of the year and will be better able to factor it in then! @24k its pretty tough.

Housing wise, dont even want to go there just yet! GF has not even finished uni yet! lol

awesome - thats going to be one nice car!
 

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[:D] Well I think that settles it for me - my next company car will be a black GTi on the 18" wheels. Unfortunately as a lease vehicle it won't be possible to mod it at all, but hey, I'd rather have it than not!

Only other consideration is the A4 2.0T S-Line which my boss has just ordered - they do look the biz!

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Oxford the thing with buying expensive cars at a young age is you just have to see first off if you can afford it, realistically.

The way I have done it in the past is see how much extra it will cost per month and break that down into a week then. My A3 costs 240 extra per month than my GTI did so I just figured that 60 quid a week extra wasn't going to bother me at all.

Then just make sure you can still do all the things you do eg. pub, cinema, meals out, rent, hols etc and if on paper you can just go for it.

New repayments always cause concern but it's like everything, once you start paying it every month you don't notice it going out.
 

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Funk - Great choice! Post some pics when you get it! ( IMO they look great as stock anyway, the mods will only ever be a slight improvement of what is already a good car).

Irish - Yep, I know what you mean. I would only be able to get it really if my salery does increase this year (which I know it will). I still have a small loan on my current car about 2500 pounds for which I pay 170 pounds a month. My target is to pay that off in 6+ months time (I am saving extra hard for this) - then I can start from scratch and use any money from my current GTI as a desposit and hopefully some more. There are loads of ways to bring down the monthly costs of paying for one of these cars its just a case of which one is best for me.

Like you I am not in a position to buy a house yet, thats a few years off yet and am currently living with my dad who is hardly ever there as he is away (but I do pay rent of course! [:)].

So the way I see it is that I am managing fine with 170 pounds a month towards a car and I am saving around 250 pounds a month now (company shares and ISAs) so if my pay was to increase I should be in a better position.

I just dont want to rush it which is why I am trying to consolidate first and then I will hopefully be able to do a deal.

Of course the lady thinks I am CRAZY! lol and she hates the Golf and thinks they are boring as hell - whats wrong with this lady?

- would be interesting to have a chat with you about how your finding it to pay for the A3 as your in a kind of similar position.
 

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Mate, your still living at home & young so just do it [^]

When I lived at home I had a courtney tweeked Chavalier GSI & no money concerns, now I have my own place, & still no money concerns[:)]

As long as you can pay the bills & put food in your belly every thing else is spending money.[^]

I used to save cash & worry about the future but since my dad had a HT last year I now live for today & worry about tommorrow later.

JUST DO IT [:)]
 

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Thanks for your support mate!

Think I will be still "semi sensible" and pay my loan off totally first, should happen sooner rather than later and get myself an ex demo or something like that.

I agree with you chap, got to live for today!

Those Cav GSIs were QUICK! My dads old company cav SRI was well quick! - and he crashed it (I was in it! [:(]) - not his fault mind!
 
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