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Late 1998 Mk4

Come across this little guy for sale just up the road from me.

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120,000 miles, 1.4l engine, MOT till the end of November.
All round electric windows, sunroof, CL.
Just spent 800 on a service with Cambelt, waterpump, alternater, battery etc..

New summer tyres and winter tyres.

Owner states no rust and never been painted.

I have first refusal when the guy returns from his holiday later this week.
All this for 1,200.

So what do you you guys and girls think, should I buy it or not assuming it's as good as it looks? 🤔 ☺️

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Looks nice, especially for price  but is it actually a 4motion with a 1.4 engine, didn't think the 1.4 had enough power to turn all four wheels!

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RichardHall said

Looks nice, especially for price  but is it actually a 4motion with a 1.4 engine, didn't think the 1.4 had enough power to turn all four wheels!

Hi Richard, yeah I think it's just an original badge 📛 stuck on! 😉

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Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it  :thumbs:

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Hairyarse said

Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it  :thumbs:


It's just for the wife to do the shopping in, take the spaniels out and her girlfriends etc…

She loves driving that beast of a Mk6 I bought last year but I'm trying to keep her away from it.  ;)

We do have a Nissan 4x4 but we don't go skiing anymore. We've added nearly a 100,000 miles on it and I just think that with the maintenance costs of that it's time to let in go after 11 years.

The Mk4 would save a fortune on insurance and running costs, it would pay for itself in two years.  :lol:

But let's not jump the gun, I should get to see it tomorrow or Friday and I'll keep you updated!  :thumbs:

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Keep us updated ;)

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As I've mentioned many times over the years, you can always tell when a Seller is not telling the truth.

Their mouth moves, just like Politicians. :lol:
But it's the real deal I will apply the 3 golden rules that the seller has 3 prices.

1. The asking price
2. The price he would like
3. The price he will accept

And of course I will apply mine which is between 5 and 6 and wait for the screams!  :lol:

I can always go up!  ;)
Don't you just love this game?  :thumbs:

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It's all part of the fun Mike  :lol:

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Hairyarse said

It's all part of the fun Mike  :lol:

Well as you know Andy I don't play this game very often so I'm waiting for the guy to contact me and then we'll have some fun.

In this fight there's no Ref, so a firm knee in the soft wobblie bits is mandatory. Help him up and see how he feels, well apart from the eyes watering, let him get his breath back and take it from there.

I won't lose a deal for 50 but I know that I'll get great pleasure fighting for it. 😉

I don't need the car anyway, I own four.
But I bought my wife a VW Motorsport jacket for the AGM, so to get her in the mood I thought she should own a Golf! 😂👍

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 :lol: Sounds fair  :thumbs:

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Well we went to look at this near perfect car yesterday.
My son and I had to stand around for twenty minutes even though the guy said he'd be there in 2.

Once I saw the guy walking out the apartment block in his tatty tracksuit, flip flops and his 8 year old daughter in tow I knew straight away what I was in for.
Now normally I would have literally walked away at this point but I thought it would be good experience for my 19 year old son, so with a wink of the eye from me we carried on!

He took us into the underground garage and halfway back we came across it sat in almost complete darkness, the lights only come on later in the evening.

So I just said let's bring the car outside if you don't mind, to which he replied "why?"
I just said look, I do not buy cars in the dark, so we can take outside or I walk away.

He reluctantly agreed and once we got it out it became abundantly clear why he was against it.
Just 50 yards of driving we found the gearbox rattles and gear selection is pure guess work.
There's a full 1/4 + of play on the steering before the wheels begin to move.
Way to much travel on the brake pedal before they bite.
The interior is well let's say Grotte.
The paintwork is bright like in the photos but there's not a panel on the car without scratches, all to deep to buff out.
Rust on the inside of the tailgate and some light bubbling on the rear arches.
Under the bonnet it didn't look bad to be fair and nor did the underside.

So the fella turns to me and just said, "Are you going to buy it?" Just like that as if it was a done deal.
Well my son is looking at me and I at him and you could see that the pair of us are fighting back the laughter big time.  :lol:

I just said to Daniel (just to put him on the spot and drop him in it) Daniel please explain to the gentleman what you've found wrong with the car thus far.
Which to be fair he did, politely and professionally!  ;)

The guys face dropped like a stone and he said, "Well how much are you prepared to pay for it" looking at me.
I said look it's not what I'm looking for, I don't really want one in that condition and I certainly don't want to offend you.

But he again said how much?
This guy just doesn't read the signs no matter how big they are, so again I said it's not what I want but I will give you 300 and not a penny more.

Well that did it, he grubbled something, got in his car and disappeared into his black whole again for the final time.

Now as we are walking back in silence to my car we heard the guy parking it and getting out and starting to justify to his 8 year old daughter how stupid those men were.

My son just couldn't hold back any longer bless him and he bust into laughter, which of course set me off.
God knows what people must have thought seeing us two trying to hold each other up with tears running down our faces.  :lol:

The best bit was the guy could see this from inside the garage!  :P  

Even at home two hours later as soon as we looked at each other we started again and my wife doesn't know why, she asks but we can't tell her for obvious reasons! :thumbs:

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Looks like I'm going to be extending my Golf family.

Oh no what a waste!! At least you had fun which is the main thing. It annoys me when people don't describe their cars honestly. Did he really think you wouldn't find out lol


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…..and you shouldn't have told us the asking price - we could have had a mini GAP!!  :lol:

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Looks like I'm going to be extending my Golf family.

Glad you didn't get it.. Personally don't like the mkIV. A mate of mine had a silver GTI Anniversary Edition, very well looked after.. he's now got a MkVI R..


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…..and you shouldn't have told us the asking price - we could have had a mini GAP!!  :lol:

Yeah we should have done that!

I just didn't see that one coming and now I'm thinking about it and giggling like an idiot and people are looking at me again. 😉

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Glad you didn't get it.. Personally don't like the mkIV. A mate of mine had a silver GTI Anniversary Edition, very well looked after.. he's now got a MkVI R..


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Fair comment Dean but I'm just looking for a cheap but nice looking runaround golf for the wife.
I would have done a one for one straight swop but the guy didn't like the look of my wife! 😂👍

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Glad you didn't get it.. Personally don't like the mkIV. A mate of mine had a silver GTI Anniversary Edition, very well looked after.. he's now got a MkVI R..


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Fair comment Dean but I'm just looking for a cheap but nice looking runaround golf for the wife.
I would have done a one for one straight swop but the guy didn't like the look of my wife! [emoji23][emoji106]

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Lol.. nice Mike.. I really don't know what it is about the 4.. personally didn't have the Golf look or appeal to me, seemed to big & too many curves.. like VW we're experimenting with something I don't know.. you get my drift I'm sure [emoji23]


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Yeah Dean I've got your drift mate! 😀
I'm on a very tight budget as I own and pay for four cars, you name it, I pay.

Golf Mk1 1990 Cabrio
Golf Mk6, that sd off DSG, TSI, Highline etc…
Nissan 4x4
BMW 320 I my son's car

Not been at work since Christmas so the wages have dropped like a lead balloon.

But if I can find a proper clean golf for under 2,000 I'll go for it because the 4x4 is starting to cost a little to much for my liking! 😉👍

I'm in no rush and as my dear wife has always loved the cars I've bought until now (apart from the Mk1) I'm sure I'll find something to her taste. 🤗👍

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Looks like I'm going to be extending my Golf family.

I can imagine Mike, especially 4 cars too.. I got 3.5 years before my son drives.. (paying maintenance too at the mo. which really gets my back up! A bit of a long story) & no he ain having the cabby! [emoji1] I'm hoping he will do further ed. & Uni & I need funding for that as I bite my nails!!

Would the 4x4 fund the new car & more?? The TD Mk3 are supposed to be a strong reliable car.. or you got your eye on anything else?


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My son who is a great young man thinks I own the bank.
Has done for a long time because he's our only child, thank God.

My dear sweet wife thinks if she fills the dishwasher then all and I mean all the costs of her car including 50% of the fuel is down to me. 😕

She has done about half of the 15,000 Km's we've done since I bought the Mk6 forteen months ago and she has never put a liter of fuel in it.

She did and 150 Km's yesterday in it. 🤔

Anyhow we only have one family and this is the burden I must carry.

It's a great pleasure to btch about them! 😊

I'll find something but it will be VW. 😉👍

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