• A refined and practical hot hatch, this Golf GTI is in excellent condition with very low mileage.
  • Under the bonnet is the 197bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, which drives the front wheels via a dual-clutch DSG transmission.
  • This Golf GTI was first registered in Japan in July 2005, and was imported into the UK by the seller and registered with the DVLA in May 2019.


  • This five-door GTI is finished in the vibrant hue of Tornado Red, and features black cloth upholstery with the model’s signature tartan pattern on the seats’ centres.
  • Factory-fitted equipment includes dual-zone climate control and electric windows.
  • It rides on the correct set of 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, which are in good condition but feature some minor scuffs on their rims.
  • The original stereo has been replaced with an aftermarket Pioneer Carrozzeria unit.
  • The car will be accompanied by its original Japanese service book and a selection of invoices detailing its past maintenance.


  • No known bodywork damage.
  • It is not known whether the paintwork has been resprayed in any areas, but it presents excellently, with no noticeable marks or blemishes to speak of.
  • The cabin is in great shape, with the upholstery certainly reflecting the low mileage, though the driver’s window control switches are slightly worn.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults with the vehicle, and there are no warning lights showing on the dashboard.
  • The car’s last MOT test was conducted on 21 October 2020 at an indicated 13,918 miles, resulting in a clean, first-time pass.


  • This GTI’s most recent routine maintenance was a full service including replacement of the belts and fuel pump, which was carried out at approximately 14,000 miles.


Seen by many as a return to form for the iconic German hot hatch, the Mk5 VW Golf GTI offers sharp, engaging handling, a peppy turbocharged engine and ample practicality in one well-engineered package. Imported from Japan two years ago, this fantastic example is reported to be as smart underneath as it is outside and in, and its smooth DSG gearbox means it should be equally capable on both its next owner’s daily commute and spirited weekend drives.

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Car Overview

  • 24,416 Km / 15,172 Miles
  • automatic
  • RHD
  • Tornado Red (LY3D)
  • Black
  • 2.0L
  • VINWVW2221K25U027077

Lot Overview

  • Lot #04843
  • private Sale
  • Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom


  • Chriscstudio

Exterior  (53)

Interior  (48)

Mechanical  (14)

Documents  (9)

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