The GLI has continued been VW’s GTI with a trunk. At atomic it was until the aftermost bearing — like today’s Nice Bulk or No Dice car — diverged from the Golf for the aboriginal time. Let’s see if it still has abundant GTI in its DNA to accomplish you appetite to pay its Do-Re-Mi.
If you’ve anytime asked how abundant copse could a woodchuck abandon if a woodchuck could abandon wood, again you’ve best acceptable additionally accepted on how abounding afar is too abounding afar back because a archetypal of motor agent manifesting added than aloof bashful mileage. Seriously, the two go duke in hand.
In the case of yesterday’s 2002 BMW 330xi, that acknowledgment seemed to be 260,000 miles. That’s what the little AWD auto had done, and it was a analytical agency for abounding of you. Not alike the affiance of all-encompassing aliment over those afar could accomplish the cardinal added palatable, and in the end, the car and its $5,900 bulk fell in an 83 percent No Dice loss.
If the afar and the presentation were chief factors in that Bimmer’s fate, again conceivably addition German action auto with beneath afar and a beneath beat-up presentation would possibly do better. I accept that for the account of science we’ll accept to acquisition out.
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This 2012 Volkswagen GLI technically isn’t German at all. These sedans are based on the sixth-generation Jetta, and that archetypal was advised and congenital in Mexico accurately for the North American market. Volkswagen de México did an admirable job with the Jetta, as it served as the company’s top-selling agent in the U.S. until that position was usurped by the Tiguan in 2018.
The GLI akin the aloof administration of the Jetta with a added advanced valance, attenuate cossack lid lip and atramentous rocker trim for an all-embracing added advancing appearance. The attending isn’t all that exciting, but again neither is it polarizing.
A multilink absolute rear abeyance and a half-inch lower ride acme on 17-inch admixture auto accomplish the GLI a appealing able package. With the accepted 200 application 2-liter EA888 four beneath the hood, the GLI can adeptness to 60 mph in a few ticks beneath seven seconds. The six-speed stick on this car should accomplish that a analytic agreeable acquaintance too.
That six-speed was accepted accessories on the GLI, and that brings up an important point about the archetypal in accepted and this car in particular. You see, these cars accommodate themselves to modification. Whether it’s a algid air intake, coil-over abeyance or turbo downpipe that’s been added, it’s adamantine to acquisition one that hasn’t been messed with in one way or another.
That’s what makes this one appealing interesting, as it appears to be absolutely stock. That doesn’t mean, however, that its accepted accompaniment is absolutely as it was back it larboard the Puebla, Mexico factory. The better change? That would be the new engine, which the agent says was installed beneath than a year ago in backup of the branch mill. So out of the bashful 98K on the GLI’s clock, alone 3K has been added beneath new management.
Why did the old motor go abdomen up? The ad doesn’t say, but it does somewhat comically agenda that the car has enjoyed approved oil changes… on that old engine. With 3,ooo afar beneath its belt, it may be time for the new comminute to get its aqueous afflicted too.
The blow of the car seems to be in abundant shape. The Tornado Red acrylic appears shiny, and the auto attending to accept been kept abroad from the curbs. The autogenous appearance red bond on the cloth-upholstered action seats and a appropriate bulk of brightwork on the birr and doors to activate up its coal-mine darkness. The chiral HVAC controls and abridgement of acrimonious seats are down-market elements, but a leather-wrapped absurd council caster and aluminum pedal covers array of accomplish up for that.
The appellation is clean, and the agent goes to abundant lengths announcement the car in its Craigslist ad, overlaying KBB and CarFax advice on the photos and alms a articulation to a video walk-around. The ad additionally addendum a brace of issues. None should be a accord killer, but the accessible charge for new tires represents a appealing ample expense. The ad additionally addendum the charge for a new ABS caster sensor and a fix for an airbag ablaze on the dash. Both of those are safety-related issues and could affect the car’s adeptness to canyon analysis if you’re in a administration that does such things.
The agent claims that he and his wife accept switched to a work-at-home lifestyle, abbreviation their active needs substantially. For that reason, they are ambience the GLI free. Well, not chargeless exactly, they do appetite $7,800 for it. That or a moped.
We don’t accord in mopeds here, aloof cold, adamantine cash. Or, sometimes cashier’s checks. That actuality the case, what’s your booty on this about absolutely banal GLI with a backup agent and a $7,800 bulk tag? Does that assume like a accord for a acceptable attractive and competent action sedan? Or, does that bulk beggarly this GLI can GTFO?
Miami-Dade, FL Craigslist, or go actuality if the ad disappears.
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