All the things left that I want to mod on my GTI are really expensive, which means I'll probably keep coming up with little cheap things to do when I really should just budget for the big things...
I think I'll probably get the most noticeable enjoyment and improvement out of #1, since I drive ~12k mi a year and autocross ~1x a month.
- Shocks/Struts. Stock ones are at the end of their life. (I'm still under CPO, so I could probably get stock replacements soon, but I don't want stockers. However..... free....). I'm not looking to lower the car or significantly stiffen the ride. Just looking for more ride polish and control. Something like Koni Special Actives or Bilstein B6 (leaning toward the Konis). Next sale that hits I might pull the trigger.
- Headlights. I want to get rid of that stock base mk7 ladybug look. Probably not worth ~$800 to me.
- Wheels. I like the stock Austins OK, so this isn't a high priority, but I would like a different look that isn't so flashy.
Other confession: Sometimes I drive too fast in the city when there aren't others around. This car is going to get me arrested.