It all started back in March 2005. I was looking for a nice VW Golf GT TDi. I soon realised that I couldn’t afford one with the spec I wanted, and after driving some of the lesser models was disappointed. I had previously owned an Astra Mk4 1.6 Sport, which had provided me with hours of fun during my brief ownership. After 3 months I took a corner too hard and it looked like this:
Anyway I started looking for a similar car again. Thinking the 1.6 would be a compromise between performance and fuel economy. I test drove a few, and tbh there were some real dogs about at the time. Then I stumbled upon a 2.0 SRi with a decent level of trim/spec. It was gonna be a bit thirstier than I was looking for but after driving a 1.6 Mk2 Golf with no heating right through the winter I wanted it. Sods law the day I picked it up it was hot for the first time that year – still didn’t get to use the heating, but I did now have air-con so all was good!!
Still on the forecourt: