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

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCOTD offers only three pics, and they all include the engine. Here's why: This 2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary with 143,000 miles on the clock has a long list of performance upgrades.

The seller asks for 10 grand.

In addition to performance upgrades, the seller has also replaced plenty of wear-and-tear items.

The car isn't perfect -- one wheel needs to be replaced -- but appears to be in fairly decent shape. Oh, and it's a manual.

Give it a look-see 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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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on May 31, 2023

    Yikes, too many people have been sipping on the Hateorade this morning.

  • Irvingklaws Irvingklaws on May 31, 2023

    Here's something cheaper, non-german, and more intriguing...

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    • Irvingklaws Irvingklaws on Jun 01, 2023

      All good points. Probably would have picked it up myself if it was a CRX or a Prelude 🙂

  • FreedMike It's a little rough...😄
  • Rochester Always loved that wrap-around cockpit interior. The rest of this car, not so much. Between the two, it was always the mid-90's Cougar that caught my attention.
  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X [h2]1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2DR CPE LX for $7,900 with 127,000 kms at a local car lot. On steel rims. lol[/h2]
  • SCE to AUX "Very rare just need my money back out of it"Rare doesn't equal valuable, but luckily you might break even at the $1500 price.
  • 28-Cars-Later Were mufflers optional in this model year?