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    Golf GTI second hand

    Hi I am currently driving a Ford Focus 1.6 zetec my insurance runs out at the end of the month and I知 pretty sure I知 going to buy a used golf and replace it, I am looking to get the 1.4 tsi from around 2012 seen them online for around 」6000 but I知 wondering if somebody who is a bit more clued up would rather get maybe a older Golf GTI like mk5 ? Are they a nightmare to maintain ? Should I avoid getting a high milage gti and be sensible and get the 1.4 tsi more modern mk6?
    Any advice would be appreciated as I was hoping to have got a car by now so I can get rid of my current one but Still am undecided.
    RegArds josh .
    Ford Focus 1.6

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    Very difficult one but for me I do not like these little high power engines, for me a decent 2L turbo lump BUT the early GTI units specifically the AXX can get a bit thrashy and suffer cam lobe fuel pump lifter wear.
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    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
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