What constitutes a VWVortex Ratty Rescue? It can be a number of things: a rare model in rough condition, a popular model in need of a top-to-bottom restoration, or in the case of this 2012 Jetta GLI, a decent car at a low price. If you like the Vader-in-training GLI we featured on Monday, here’s one you can get into for a lot less coin.
Let’s start with the best feature of this car: the price. For only $6500 you can park this winter white sedan in your driveway. Speaking of winter: the car even comes with Michelin X-Ice XI3 tires mounted to aftermarket wheels. And not to worry: the OEM “Bathurst” 18″ wheels come with the car too.
The rest of the car is standard GLI stuff. There’s a sunroof, heated seats, Fender audio, power windows/locks/mirrors, and it may have Climatronic, but it’s tough to tell from the photos.
This 2012 GLI also has new brakes, a new water pump, and a new battery (maybe that explains the jumper cables in the trunk). With 138,000 miles, you should ask for the DSG service history.
For such a low price you get plenty of performance. The 2.0T is begging for a chip tune, a performance exhaust, and even some lowering springs or coilovers.
If you want to check out this GLI in person, it’s in Long Island, New York. Take a look at the ad in our classifieds or the craigslist ad. And if you missed Black Friday deals, know there are still some great offers out there.
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