2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T

Back in July 2021 I took a look at a rare bird; a stock Mk.4 GTI 1.8T with only 75,000 miles:

2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T

That may not sound like a rare car on the surface, but it’s far more difficult to find one of these than…say, pretty much any 911 ever. Today’s example is pretty similar in some ways; it’s also got only 75k miles, also appears to be stock, and also is a 1.8T manual. But this one turns up the rarity a few notches; not only is it equipped with the Luxury Package (which adds a power moonroof and Monsoon audio), Cold Weather Package (heated front seats), and Leather Package (you guessed it), but it’s also Rave Green. It’s not perfect, but that’s not holding back bids – let’s take a look:

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Year: 2002
Model: GTI 1.8T
VIN: 9BWDE61J724022219
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,500 mi
Location: Crozier, Virginia
Price: No Reserve Auction

2002 Volkswagen GTI

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Leather Interior Power Sunroof

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Only 74k Miles! Just serviced and Virginia state inspected ! Leather interior, power sunroof!

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Thanks The Car Guys

If I’m honest, my 2002 Passat with 175k miles looked better when it left my home in 2021. There are scratches, dings, missing trim, and ripped seats here that point toward a less-than-careful ownership. Under the hood also appears to be some aftermarket wiring, which is not something I’d be excited about given the early 2000s reputation of VW electrics. Yet with a day to go on the auction, this example is over $6,000 currently. Why? I’d guess it’s most likely the color, which is somewhat sought by enthusiasts. The scratches and seats can be much more easily fixed than finding another example and refinishing it in this shade. Still, this amount of money would have me looking pretty hard at a far nicer Mk.5 GTI, personally.

-Carter

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One Comment

  1. I agree with you. Besides the R32 and a 20th anniversary GTI I don’t think these will gain that much in value. I think your money would be better spent on a Mk.5 or 6 GTI or GLI. Much more fun to drive.

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