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

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCOTD is an Imola Yellow 2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary asking $6,750.

This Ohio-based car has 130K miles and a manual transmission, plus a 1.8-liter turbo.

Mods include a high-flow cat, short-throw shifter, and Pioneer audio.

It also sounds like the car has been well maintained, though the body is showing its age -- there is some sagging cloth inside and a little bit of exterior rust.

Click here to check out this Ohio-based car.

[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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  • The Oracle The Oracle on Apr 27, 2023

    This is a $4K car.

  • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Apr 28, 2023

    No MKIV VW product is worth the pain and effort. The were heavy and slow when they were new. Once you get past the failed interior components, failed window regulators and the host of mechanical problems, you still have a heavy and slow car.

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  • Exner fan Can a CT go through an automatic car wash?
  • SCE to AUX Here's the affordable EV you've been asking for. At $34k, it will crush the $39k Model 3.Sure, the Model 3 has twice the range, interior volume, acceleration, looks, and mfr support, but the Fiat is cheaper, made with Italian flair. And we like their CEO better.
  • Eliyahu The odds of finding a Pruis SE plugin appear to be close to 0. Possibly vaporware found only on the Toyota configurator.
  • Paul Alexander Hahaha!