Wrecked VW Golf R Comes With Big Surprise For New Owner

Buying a used car can come with some surprises, and we’re not talking about those mechanical gremlins eager to empty the new owner’s bank account. We like good surprises, surprises that delight rather than discontent, like finding Nickelback’s first album in 1996 Brake left in the CD changer. For an owner of a bite-sized 2016 VW Golf R, surprises could save a lot of money in repairs.

YouTube channel BackYardBoyz bought the Golf R online knowing it had horrendous rear damage. The rear bumper is gone, as is the driver’s side rear quarter panel, although the most alarming damage is the rear wheel, which is bent and broken. This is not bad news. The airbags did not inflate, and it still starts and drives, although there is a low coolant level warning. It will be an expensive repair, although it will be a little cheaper thanks to the surprises inside.

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The Golf R came with many necessary spare parts. There’s a new bumper, new side skirt, new matching rim with a tire, diffuser, door handle, rear reflectors, and more. However, some parts are missing like a replacement taillight, a broken bumper bracket, a body vent and a VW crest. Several suspension parts also need to be replaced, like the broken lower control arm, although it appears that the driveshaft is working fine.

Not all used car purchases come with a treasure trove of freebies like this. For most of us, finding a few bucks of change under the front seats or a pint of used oil in the trunk is a godsend. The Golf R gets even better, as it features several Phase 2 modifications, such as a new intake and downpipe, new intercooler, new clutch and melody. As standard, the 2016 Golf R produced 292 horsepower (217 kilowatts). With the upgrades, it could be closer to 400 hp (298 kW). Talk about winning the jackpot.

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