Build or Buy: The Joy of Six

The world is a very very strange place. So let’s take some time to think about joy. It’s something that’s a bit in short supply, but as auto enthusiasts, we know where we can find joy. And there’s joy in six. Powerful fun that makes you giggle, swoon, and lust for open…roads. This week we’ve found two sixy playthings. But do you buy your six, or do you build it?

Argument: Build
Article: 1992 Volkswagen MK2 GTI VR6

While we hesitate to call a car like this “sloppy seconds,” there is something a bit strange taking on something that another person has so thoroughly gone over. But get over it: VWvortex member jtveedub22 has put a ton of work into this ’92 GTI to make it what it is today. Your experience and time can take round-the-bases and allow you to slide into home plate (let us know when we’ve exceeded the analogy limit).

JT, as we’ll call him, stripped this MK2 down to its bare body, did some fine bodywork, and resprayed it from stem to stern. The plush velour seats will caress you and firmly hold you in place as you rocket down the road while the coilover suspension keeps you planted as you explore the curves.

But what will really get your engine going is…the engine. That’s right, under the hood is Volkswagen’s iconic VR6 engine. This six-cylinder power plant will have you thrusting in and out of traffic with a huge smile on your face.

Take a look at jtveedub22’s personal for-sale ad in our forums, or the craigslist ad. This ’92 GTI VR6 is York, PA, and all this six can be yours for just $4000.

Argument: Buy
Article: 1992 Volkswagen MK2 GTI VR6

Some people are turned off by overly-modified “professional” cars. But take a look at this beauty. Every inch of this ’92 Volkswagen GTI has been loved-on and labored-over. The custom blue paint looks like it’s about to drip off the picture-perfect body. It’s completely spotless top to bottom with quilted leather covering all the right things.

And it’s packin’ the same heat: there’s six under that hood. Big power in a lightweight frame; you can toss that thing all over the place and it will respond.

But for perfection like this, you gotta pay to play. This show-pony is going for $19,900. Take a look at the beauty of this ’92 GTI on its eBay ad. This car is in Miami, FL.