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215K plus miles
By mtcranium on
2000 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback
Over 215k miles.
I bought the car with 20K miles. Replaced two sets of spark plug wire/ignition coils (70K & 150K), clutch (170K), replaced various cooling connectors (180K), front brake rotors (180K), control arm bushings (210k).
Now needs a water pump and thermostat.
There are several interior items worn out.
The cd changer has an electronic tick when hot. The center arm rest/console hinge broke, along with the stick shift console housing/ash tray wrap-around.
Vanity mirror light is dead. Cigarette lighter is dead.
Seats look like new and still feel like aftermarket sports seats.
Monsoon sound system has never blown a speaker (trust me I turn it all the way up and I have a teenage son, they should all have blown by now).
This is a true sports car without the hype.
I have seen 145mph in it.
Solid speeds, great gear ratios.
I can race the kids in the new AWD rally style cars fitted with $$'s of aftermarket parts and keep up.
I won't say they can not win on a track but on the street this car is more than you need.
Mountain driving is exhilarating; my GTI can handle better than I can drive.
I will keep repairing this car until gasoline is illegal!
As for aftermarket parts the only modification I would add is sport shocks if you can handle a stiff ride. The only power option I have heard of that will make a marked difference is a supercharger.
I wouldn't think the $2500 investment is needed on the street.