I've been uming and ahhing about getting a cheap runaround, I've had an Mk2 in the past and I've been missing it for some time. Problem is most are stupidly priced and didn't fall in to the 'cheap runaround' section like my old 8v gti did, that is until... this popped up on pistonheads
For £600 smackers! a quick phone call and a few days later the old girl is mine.
Low on coilovers and surprisingly sharp to drive considering she's done 199,048 miles! Much better than my older, lower mileage 8v. So this weekend was the first opportunity I had to give her a well deserved clean.
I started off by removing the ugly monobrow that makes her look a bit sad.
5 seconds later
Instantly better IMO, cleaning time and some before pics
You can probably see that there is no paint protection at all.
So I got on with the clean
2 bm wash
Super resin polish
Extra gloss protection.
Not too bad I don't think, but Some obvious problems that presented themselves, the passenger door is a different colour and rusty and previous owners have been idiots, just look at this on the drivers door
But its not too obvious from more than a metre a way so ill live with it and just get a couple of doors from the breakers and see which ones closest colour wise. Oh and the interior is in great condition for the miles!
I do love an old golf