I was getting really fed up with with driving cars that I was picking up for cheap just to get me form A to B. My last car, a Mark 2 Golf 1.8 GL was diabolical and needed new exhaust, new tyres, new brakes and a bunch of other things to keep it going. So I started looking around and where I could spend the money on a new (second hand) car instead.
I wanted something quite fast, good handling, cheap, leather interior with good looks. So I started looking around at what would fulfil all these requirements. There were compromises to all of these, but I was finding it really difficult to find something that fitted the bill. Then I saw a GTV on Pistonheads that seemed to fulfil many of my wishes; cheap, leather interior and good looks. So what was handling like? How fast was she?
So I spent the rest of the day looking on the internet, ended up on here and found the link to that Top Gear episode... SOLD!!!
Had her for two months or so and loving it.