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Adrian
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I sealed the deal yesterday, after laying down a deposit last weekend, I made the 300 mile trip back up to Halifax, by train, to pick up my new shiny MK5 R32!

  • 85k miles
  • 2007
  • sunroof
  • DSG
  • Recaro buckets
  • multi function wheel
  • satnav (default sound system is fantastic! shame mine doesn't have bluetooth/USB... yet)

Basically all the optional extras i was looking for. HPI clear and everything. The only thing that put me off at all, was a higher mileage than i was hoping for, but other than that, it's my dream car [In-love]

But enough of the gabble, here's some pictures:

Our awkward 'first date' set me back £85 it was literally on fumes when i left the dealership, thankfully, there was a station near by.

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Then i drove to Oldham to meet my sister, and pick up a few bits to bring home

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Then that beautiful V6 called me back for a second date before i even made it home [:DD]

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And i finally made it home about 11:00PM after catching a train at 10:45AM to London, it was a very long day, but a very memorable one.

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I had a spout of excitement as i glanced down at the dash when she was at 84,999 miles, and i watched her hit 85K, it felt like a milestone had been reached, and we had a little 'moment' [In-love]
 

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Adrian
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So today i set about making her 'mine', i pulled up the boot carpet,
to
discover years of leaves, twigs, golf tees, receipts, and most of all,
dog hair [+o(] So i cleaned her out, pulled all the foam inserts out,
and gave it a damn good going over (it was 'valeted' by the garage, but
they were not very thorough, it seems). After all the dog hair was
hoovered out, i put the inserts back, and began finding homes for the
'essentials' i had in my V5, tow rope, jump leads, first aid kit etc.

Tanks
to the shallow floor pan, i couldn't find room for the foot pump i
usually carry, which is a shame, as i like having one with me, just in
case. But regardless, i checked the pressures, and reset the tyre
pressure monitor. (ooh get me)

Then set about solving a bulb fault
(the light was on) which turned out to be numberplate lights, so i
swapped them over to the LED units from my V5.

Another light related fault, is the O/S repeater LED unit is waft, so i'll be replacing that soon.

And
finally, spent the rest of the day cleaning the interior where the
garage had missed, and played with all the toys. As is tradition with
any new car. [:D]
 

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Very nice,you'll be on first name terms with the guys in the petrol stations in next to no time[:DD],my one is Ishmael[;)].
 

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I ate a big red candle !!
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Im jealous mate. Can i ask how much it cost you?
 

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I've not at all been drooling over this on Facebook. Not jealous at all about the recaro seats or the blue needles on the dash or anything you know?

Hopefully will be able to catch up with you soon and see it in the flesh!
 

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Adrian
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Looks like a good weekend has been had


Looking forward to seeing/hearing it at some point
It was a good weekend indeed, and absolutely [Y]

Very nice,you'll be on first name terms with the guys in the petrol stations in next to no time
,my one is Ishmael
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It's already about to beep at me again. i did get 270 miles to my first tank, which i don't think was that bad [au]

Awesome Adrian, congrats, look forward to a close up in the kent meets
Cheers Royce, She's quite the show pony, but probably quite underwhelming compared to your turbo monster [:)]

Ooh that's gorgeous!
how's the dsg??
Thank you Dan, the DSG is nothing short of fantastic. It takes all the effort out of driving, but leaves in all the fun. The changes are almost impossible to notice, and it sounds great when giving it the beans [8]

Im jealous mate. Can i ask how much it cost you?
Don't be. I'm now skint. [:D]

I had a flick through the big stack of paperwork that came with the car, and found the original sale receipt; £31,500

It was up for sale at £11,995. and i obviously did a bit of haggling [mo]

Probably Could find one cheaper privately, but i wanted exactly this specification, and some consumer rights and a 3 month warranty.

I've not at all been drooling over this
on Facebook. Not jealous at all about the recaro seats or the blue
needles on the dash or anything you know?

Hopefully will be able to catch up with you soon and see it in the flesh!
You can get a good look on your way past the fuel station, just to make sure [:DD]

And definitely over due a catch up, sir. [Y]

very nice indeed and a good find with the sun roof
Thank you [:)] It's one of those things i'll get to use 2 days of the year, but it's nice to have the option [:D]

Looks great mate!
Thanks Stu
 

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Adrian
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Having recently bought a dud car I have to agree with you that it's worth paying a little extra from a garage to have some rights!
Exactly! after my last car, i decided i didn't want the hassle! And even this car isn't without its problems, but what car is...

Very nice mate !

Look forward to hearing it if I ever manage to make one of the M20 meets ! :)
We're not meeting regularly at them moment, due to the weather being so awful. How about making your way to prept one week? look forward to meeting you

woooooo she looks a beauty mate! 270
miles seems good! I only get approx 300 from a 1.8t and i know which one
i would bloody prefer!
Thank you [:D]

my V5 was about 300miles per tank, too. If driven carefully/on cruise control, i reckon she's good for 300.

Very nice!
My ideal car! (although I'd be after a steel grey one
)

You got any mod plans or just enjoy the sound for a while?
Thanks bud. Yeah, steel grey is a fantastic colour, as is white, i would have had either, but this one turned up, in the right spec, and i just had to have her. The colour is very 'me' and ties in with the V5, and i'm okay with that.

Mod wise, all i've done so far is LED numberplate lights. As for plans, i can't think of anything i want to change. MAYBE a Miltek, but i don't want to make it very loud. I love the blend of performance and practicality this car offers, and down want to do any mods to ruin that (no coil overs on this one, i think).
 
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