Been a while since I updated this thread.
2013 Tiguan - still fine. Completely dull, but very capable, family motoring.
Last September a friend got in touch about an old Golf.
His stepfather had passed away six months previously, and his mother was looking to sell his old car.
The garage that always maintained it had offered £500, someone had left a note on the windscreen offering £650, and he wanted to know if these were fair offers.
At this point I didn't know what sort of Golf he was talking about, and then details began to trickle through.
At this point I arranged to go and see it, simply to help decide what it was worth.
On arrival, I was greeted by a very dirty Mk2 that had been parked outside for a long time.
I'd found my holy grail.
However, I've got a young family, and we really didn't need another car.
What followed was a period of intense negotiation with my wife.
I initially presented it as an opportunity to make some quick cash, buy it, clean it up and flip.
However, in the end I admitted that I wouldn't ever want to sell it... So, a lock up was rented, a price was agreed and it was mine.
Tried to start it...battery totally flat. The previous owners have full AA cover, so a yellow taxi was booked to jump start it. He turned up, was a VW nut and proceeded to check it over.
The last battery was an AA one, so he radio'd base - who confirmed was under warranty. One nice new free battery fitted.
He then checked the tyre pressures, made sure the handbrake etc wasn't sticking, got it all up to temp and I set off home.
I took the next day off to give it a proper once over.
Visited the local Auto Glym emporium. £17.50 later:
It's safely SORN'd and tucked away in the garage now while I gradually deal with the bits that need sorting.