Find of the Day: Your Fast, Found

With the launch of the MKV GTI, Volkswagen urged buyers to “make friends with their Fast” as part of the marketing campaign for the all-new model. The campaign was a hit. Buyers and fans clamored for their own Fast figurines, and 17,000 were made. One sold on eBay for close to $800. While the Fast campaign may not have resonated with everyone, it spoke directly to the core GTI enthusiast: young adult males.

Now you can make friends with your own Fast. This 2007 GTI is plenty fast. With its low miles, nice modifications, and an agreeable price, it may be the perfect buy for the right buyer.

Outside, the black on black car looks, well, just like a Fast figurine. The tinted tails, tinted windows, and debadged hatch give it a quite sinister appearance. The coilover suspension gives the car a hunkered-down and performance-ready look. And the 19″ wheels with GTI centercaps are quite nice.

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Inside, this Autobahn trim level car features heated leather seats, sunroof, multi-function flat-bottom leather steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, sunroof, and much more. Everything looks in very good condition, and it should with only 77,000 miles on the odometer.

Under the hood, the car has many enhancements. With a stage 2 GIAC chip, AWE exhaust, and other go-fast bits, this GTI is making over 250 horsepower. The engine mates to a six-speed manual transmission with a short-shift kit. The owner smartly upgraded the stopping power with ceramic pads with drilled and slotted rotors.

With all this kit and the low miles, you’d never expect the asking price to be $10,000. This fast GTI will probably sell, well, fast. Too bad a Fast vinyl figure doesn’t come with the car. Not to worry, you can buy a used one.

This 2007 GTI hails from Woodbury Connecticut, and the car is listed on eBay.