Used Car of the Day: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

I use a corporate database that shows what's for sale on our forums to highlight each UCOTD, and the pickings were a bit slim today. So this modified 2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary car stood out to me.

Especially since the seller wants just $9,000.

This manual-transmission GTI has 124,000 miles on the odo and is pretty heavily modified. It has an airbag suspension and a long list of performance and audio mods.

The seller claims it's in pretty good shape for its age but also notes some minor cosmetic and rust issues and says that some of the mods, including the suspension, aren't working at their best and/or are showing age.

If you can live with that -- and maybe get those mods working properly again -- this Colorado car may be for you.

Check it out here.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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