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My daily drive is a 2002 Mk4 GT TDI 130 Golf in black with leather interior @ about 132K miles. It was my company car, so I've had it from new, It drives well and so far it's been fairly trouble free. The bodywork is rust free but it's looking tired & could do with some attention. The clutch was last replaced at 55K so I reckon it won't be long before it needs a new one.

I'm dithering over the decision to chop it in for newer Golf or Scirocco or spend a few bob doing the bodywork up and replacing the clutch and keep it for a few more years. My heart tells me to keep it, but it seems wrong to spend more on a car than it's worth. I've got a van for that !!.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I guess what I'm asking is what are the chances of the MK4 TDI holding or increasing in value?
 

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My daily drive is a 2002 Mk4 GT TDI 130 Golf in black with leather interior @ about 132K miles. It was my company car, so I've had it from new, It drives well and so far it's been fairly trouble free. The bodywork is rust free but it's looking tired & could do with some attention. The clutch was last replaced at 55K so I reckon it won't be long before it needs a new one.

I'm dithering over the decision to chop it in for newer Golf or Scirocco or spend a few bob doing the bodywork up and replacing the clutch and keep it for a few more years. My heart tells me to keep it, but it seems wrong to spend more on a car than it's worth. I've got a van for that !!.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I guess what I'm asking is what are the chances of the MK4 TDI holding or increasing in value?
Not a bad effort with your spelling :D
 

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I think the mk4's holding or increasing in value is a long way off yet. Therefore I wouldn't bother spending on paint / touch up. I would however keep it and replace the clutch as and when it fails, not before as it could have another 30k in it yet. It's still a top motor.. I don't think you would gain much by swapping. Unless of course you've plenty of money and just fancy something different. :ILU:
 

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I think the mk4's holding or increasing in value is a long way off yet. Therefore I wouldn't bother spending on paint / touch up. I would however keep it and replace the clutch as and when it fails, not before as it could have another 30k in it yet. It's still a top motor.. I don't think you would gain much by swapping. Unless of course you've plenty of money and just fancy something different. :ILU:
Seriously? I'm no expert on this stuff, but I'm guessing that 77K miles is high for a clutch. I must admit to driving the car harder in the first couple of years on account it was the companies car, not mine :D
 

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Aaaaaaaahhhhh. Just what I hoped to hear. People telling me my car's OK T:T:. It's paid for itself more than once with the company car allowances & tax, so if I chop it in, it won't make a lot of difference apart from me having a newer car and less cash to pay the mortgage off.

As for now, I'd have a go at the bodywork stuff if I knew how, but I don't. Any help or advice on DIY body repairs would be appreciated.
 

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Had a similar dilema about 14 months ago.
Driving a Seat Altea 2.0tdi Sport. Great car and engine, trouble free motoring for the seven years i had it. Then at about 147k miles it start to develop lots of faults.

Traded in for a 3 year old mk 6 Golf GT 1.4 160bhp. Found a one owner with only 23 000 miles on.
Really happy with the new golf. It showed how tired the old Seat was, once i took delivery of the GolfT:

Tough choice, but if you have some spare cash sitting round i would look at chopping it in before the big bills turn up:ILU:
 

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Show us the damage thenT:
These are the worst bits. as you can see, nothing major, but I've never done any body repairs, so I wouln't know where to start.



Suffing to NS rear wheelarch (My fault, reversing into a dark parking space, didn't see a brick pillar)




Damage under the nearside doors (Wife denies it)

 

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Last picture looks like a sill? Will be a pain to sort, not a DIY job unless U have a spotter

The first pic looks like a minor dent & scratxh. I undented a similar ding om my dads Golf V. The scratch I`d wetsand flat, fill & paint. U CAN get a descent finish without a full respray. "Dent doctors" around here paintbrush these us to top notch shape.. Worth a thought?
 

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Keep it, weve got one and have had it 10 years and it is by far the best car ive ever owned, my friend has the newer golf and it is not as well built as our mk 4 :)
 

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Got the same year/model with 130,000 miles on now. Only thing Ive had to replace is coil springs for some
strange reason. It was a one owner full history car. Had 3 years now and still delighted with it so not looking
to get rid of for some time yet. Pleasantly surprised when looking for a golf for nephew that they were still
fetching about the same as when I bought mine T: Get it done and keep T:
 

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Trade it in and get a mk4 estate, still find some with low miles, are far better value than the regular versions and much more practical too.

Would definitely fit in with your socialist leanings ;)
 

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we've got a 2001 gt tdi, fantastic car, window regulator replaced last wk other than that no problem 120k, a tenner lasts all wk driving all over place, newer golfs have a reputation for not as good quality & a few electric faults, like the sciirocco though:D
 

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I had this dilemma, had a 2002 bought a mk5 (still got it) the 2002 one at 186k was a smoother better engine than the gt tdi than I bought, the guy that bought my old one (I bought it with 130k on the clock) texted me a year on to tell me how much he loved it and was looking after it (so nothing can have gone majorly wrong?!)

I had the alternator belt snap a few weeks in on the mk4 and apart from that (maybe an exhaust back box?!) no bills at all, developed a knocking in the rear that had me convinced that it was the suspension (it was a tenner exhaust bracket fix) and gave me the idea that I should sell it, I did :*

Im on golf number 4, 3 of them high milers and so far Ive never had to replace a clutch (tempting fate now)... and as far as I could see from the service docs on them all they were all on original clutch (you gotta remember to take your foot off you know ;))

Chips away or one of those could repair the scuffs for couple hundred quid?
 
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