Ratty Rescue: White GLI at a Black Friday Price

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.