It’s time to replace the MK2 and return to either a MK1 or go for a MK3. I have a couple of options I am interested in which are at the same price point - both are structurally solid.
The first is a MK1 with 160,000 miles on the clock. It is a 1.6 import.
The second is a MK3 with 110,000 miles on the clock. it is a 2.0 Sport
I have had several MK2 and MK1’s in the past and I know the 1.6 engine is pretty much bullet proof if you look after it and keep on top of the water pump / belts (which this one has). My question however is around the MK3 as I have never owned one, the engine is much more modern in comparison to my old 1989 lumps and as such, not sure what to be mindful of / what’s realistic to achieve.
The MK1 would be the highest mileage car I would have owned, but as said, structurally sound, sills sorted etc.