This is my new-to-me 2000 Golf GLS, and my first VW. It has the 1.8t/5spd combo. She's fully loaded, and is only missing leather (was that even an option on these?) and the monsoon stereo. The heated seats are pretty good, but don't warm up nearly as fast as those in my previous bimmer. It has 195000kms (121000mi) and looks like it was well cared for.
It appears as though it has a lowered suspension. It also has some nice looking five spoke alloys, that definitely need a color change. Might be hard to tell under all the filth, but they are purple. I'll be stripping and refinishing them in the spring, once the weather warms up. Maybe silver, gunmetal, black or bronze. I am thinking the bronze would look sharp against the green. Possibly even gold color.
This car is a blast to drive, even on the snow covered roads here. The engine seems to be very rev-happy, and I am loving the fuel economy compared to the v8 BMW. What also shocked me a little was the room inside. Even at 6'4", I still have lots of room to move around even with one of my kids in the seat behind me.
Anyway, enough rambling on....
Here she is, road grime and all: