Hi James... Love the car, so special in white with a manual box... perfect combination, you hit the jackpot.
I to have an early 98 MK1 Carrera. I didn't realise just how driver focussed this model is. With a direct throttle cable, lighter weight and no Porsche stability system to spoil the party, I was pleasantly surprised how much fun this car can be. I decided from an early stage that I wanted to personalise the car and make it mine. This was a difficult decision as it only had 24,000 KM's on the clock and been stored in a collection for the last 11 years. This in caused a few problems, I had to replace most of the plastic coolant and aircon components, the original 17" tyres were solid and the fuel filler was original.
So far I've... replaced the IMS (waste of time), sports exhaust modification (a must), cold air intake, brake update, wiper delete and updated the wheels to 19" Lobsterclaws (transformed the car in looks and handling). Next on the list is suspension and engine mounts as it sits on the original setup...
Oh and I'll never change the amber lights, love the retro look : )