Find Of The Day: Summer Show-Ready GTI

What’s that? There’s summer car shows popping up all over and you don’t have a thing to drive? Check out our latest Find Of The Day: a 2017 GTI. And it’s stuffed full of mods for show season.

We don’t have to sell you on the virtues of the latest GTI, do we? Packed with power, nimble in the corners, and yet it coddles the driver and occupants. Sure other cars are faster, or handle better, or are more luxurious, but the MK7 GTI may be the best all-rounder on the market today. Take to the track and shuttle your grandma to the grocery store on the same day; it’s does both well.

This 2017 GTI comes with some great stuff. It’s a “Sport” model with the Performance Package that has larger brake calipers and a limited-slip differential. PP trim cars also have a slight bump in horsepower, but this one kicks it up a notch with a Stage 2 APR tune. The brakes have additional upgrades: cross-drilled discs with ceramic brake pads. It has an APR downpipe, an Integrated Engineering intake system, and a Neuspeed exhaust.

Outside, this GTI rides on super light-weight forged wheels mounted with Falken Azenis tires. The car sits low on BC Racing coilovers. There’s a serious-looking front splitter and a matching-in-intensity rear diffuser. This car means business.

Inside the GTI is essentially stock and completely spotless. It has alloy shift paddles on the steering column. Not to mention Apple CarPlay and the immaculate plaid seats. The ad states the rear seat was never used, the passenger seat was only sat in a handful of times, and the driver’s seat was covered with a towel on every drive.

Not a fan of all the add-ons? We’re happy to tell you the stock exhaust, suspension, and wheels and tires come with the car. Buy it, swap out the gear, then sell it and make some cash. Win-win.

If you’re looking for a ready to go ride, this may be the car for you. Check out the ad in our classifieds. The license plates are from North Carolina: a more specific location isn’t noted. Current asking price: $26,000.