I love my son so much. He’s the best kid. Hardworking, honest, kind. He deserves this.
By - suddenlyfabulous
Omg is that an R32?? I bought one and drove it to 200k miles with only regular maintenance. Best car I’ve ever owned!
Edit: my dad bought one when they came out and drove it to 250k miles. I bought one in 2016 with 20k miles and drove it to 200k miles. Such a gem of a car, I hope your son treats her well!
Edit2: thanks for clarification that it is indeed not an R32 but still a fantastic car!
I believe it’s a 20th anniversary. Look identical but this has a 1.8T. I had one but in imola yellow and it was amazing. Comes stock with recaro racing seats and was pretty quick. Wish I never sold it
R32 has a different front and rear bumper but yeah, still looks pretty similar from the side.
Mk4 R32 also has different sideskirts to the Anni.
And different seats and a ton of other small cosmetic things but yeah, anyway.
It looks like it's on Aristos which were the mk4 R32 wheel.
Awesome first car, I adore mk4s
That is awesome to hear!!!
That's a lot of miles per year on the 16
Is that a golf?
I love that car
Yep! It’s the 20th anniversary Jazz Blue Mk4. #750 of #1000. It was HARD to find. A unicorn.
‘03.* Six speed. Recaro race seats stock. Jazz blue. Oh, I know this model. Great find! How many miles?
Got a minimum 40k on it before issues...great choice my boy..perfect car for the young man
About 5 years ago I got rid of a newer Audi that I couldn't afford, and bought myself a nice 05 GTI. 1.8T 6spd dark gray with black interior, only 78k miles and in fantastic shape other than a slipping clutch, and I paid for it cash so no more car payments.
The next week I put in a new clutch and did a timing belt job, I was going back to college soon and wanted this car to last me through the end of it. I also put a Forge DV and a Neuspeed intake on it for kicks.
About 2 months later I'm on my way to work on a 2-lane side road, lots of traffic and stop signs every block so it was all stop and go. The driver behind me got distracted or something and didn't stop in time, hit me doing about 17mph but at just the right place to damage the hatch, quarter panel, bumper, and roof. Insurance totaled it out, I was pissed.
Right up until they told me I was getting $7800 for it with the option to buy the car back for $700, which I sold to some teenager and his dad for $2k. Took half that and bought my current B7 A4, and it's been the most reliable (paid off) car I've owned.
ULPT: Get fully comp insurance and write your car off
OP is the mother
OP is the mother, notice the profile pic and the voice in the video
This is a pretty sweet find. I bet it’s a ton of fun to drive
Legendary move as a parent, kid will remember this feeling the rest of his life.
Something like 150 in that colour. Most of them were silver, IIRC.
Really?! Did not know that!!
Yeah, unless I’m thinking of one of the other special edition MK4’s. Typically yellow was the least produced, then blue, then black, then silver. Except in the case of the R32. The majority of them were blue. The one and only upgrade I would recommend looking into is a set of euro headlights and headlight switch. The North American models all had pretty trash headlights, but there was a full HID setup as stock in one of the higher trim Golfs in Europe, if I’m remembering my VW trivia correctly. It’s a significant safety upgrade. The euro switch also just has options that we didn’t get here like parking lights, etc. They’re both plug and play modifications, and with a car like that I wouldn’t be messing with anything else. It’s almost as perfect as a MK4 Golf can get, the R32 being the only one that beats it, IMO.
Beautiful find no matter how you slice it. I can’t help but be a little jealous. And, obviously it’s your kid’s car so it ends up as a decision in their hands, but it’s probably good for you to have the info in your back pocket if they decide they want to start digging the money pit that is modifying niche Volkswagens. Ask me how I know…
20th Anniversary never came in Silver. The 337 GTI came only in silver (which almost looks like the 20th Anniversary but it came with 18” BBS RC wheels) If you were talking about the MKIV R32 then that came in Silver, Blue, Red and Black.
I don’t know if your joy or your son’s reaction was more heartwarming. Hell yeah dude!
A dam mythology car
And mom of the year goes to…
Jokes aside, that’s amazing! True dedication to family <3
I know nothing about cars, what makes this one so special? Is it from some movie or something?
Very rare spec, and much rarer color. They're fun to drive, the looks aged well, and overall pretty sought after cars. They have excellent aftermarket support as well.
I hope he looks after it! That’s a sweet car!
Wow, lucky kid. When I was like 25 or 26 I test drove one that a guy was selling. Not sure if it was 20th anniversary, but it was this color. Golf GRI VR6. Ended up getting turned down for the loan. Was such a badass car.
Stopped by to comment on this. That’s an absolute beauty!
WHAT! That’s so fucking cool OP
What a beautiful car, I’ve always had a soft spot for a MK4. I’d be stoked to drive that car!
You're a good dad with a good son.
Holy shit!! You are awesome!!
Jazz blue is one of the best paint colors of all time. If I ever respray a car or buy a paint to sample, it is my top choice.
Miss my mkiv GTId I had 3 of them including a 337 edition.
This is my dream car, and I’m 30! Can you be my mom?
I LOVE my Golf!
Right? It looks fucking sick dude, bro can modify it however he wants too if he wishes to make it even more dope
Every Christmas morning I ask my husband if there’s a car with a gigantic bow in the driveway? I love those commercials.
He doesn’t understand that it’s about the bow, I want the damn bow. He can slap it on the car I’ve been driving for years.
Last night I told him “Honey, trust me… There’s nothing I want more than to give you a car with a giant red bow on it” and he was like “It’s okay Mom, I know you wanted to”. He’s the legitimate best.
Hand in hand with good parenting! Congrats!
Didn't cry till this one. Thanks for sharing
you guys are the best parents in the world!
So [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxtjwFp7fRE). I'm on board with that.
My husband keeps threatening to give me a gift box with car keys in it, and then be "what? the car keys, that's the present, just the keys"
I’m in my 30s, and I’m a pretty straight to the point kind of a person - I don’t like fanfare or fuss.
The car I own now was the first car I ever owned from new. Turn up and it’s been detailed, covered in a reveal cloth with a huge bow on it.
Guy offered to video me pulling it off to ‘reveal’, but said I wasn’t really fussed, so offered it to him to ‘reveal’.
He was so happy, he was like a kid in candy store . Even though he was the dude who put it on in the first place 😂😂
So sweet! Heck, I’m happy for him!!
When I bought my first ever brand new car (the one I'm driving now), I asked the dealer if I could have a giant bow on it. He said, sadly, that the bows were like $200 to buy and for display only, but when the car arrived on the lot, he put it on the bonnet just so I could get that moment of happiness when I saw my car for the first time. It was all I wanted 🤣.
At least THIS didn’t happen https://youtu.be/WcEylCwkSxE
Haha I’ve heard those bows are like $200 but they’re really cool!
My husband surprised me with my X3 for Christmas 2 years ago and they wouldn’t let him keep the bow! We had to return it when we went back to finish the paperwork. I told him we should “forget” the bow at home and just add it to the cost at the end. We ended up returning it. :(
Do you need another son? Asking for a friend.
Where do I apply? Do I get a dad too? Never had either of them tbh
It's me, your friend
Love how the siblings are just as stoked!... no jealousy. Happy family 🤟🏻 congrats to him!
Expectations have been set though...
All the siblings will receive the same car. When it reaches the young girl it will be a shitty mess of a car. This is the way of the youngest sibling.
This is the way.
Source: Youngest sibling.
This would have been the way with me but my sister kept totaling beater cars so my dad bought me a brand new one for my 17th birthday to spite her. Drove it for ten years.
Yeah.... Great parents... A little too great the bar is set high now.
Yeah, that young lady is asking for a pony in 4 days time.
Because they know now he can drive them around, maybe get some ice creams
That’s awesome. All I got when I turned 16 was a carton of cigarettes. Here, smoke up Johnny.
We’re breaking cycles like glass over here 💜
I love to hear this.
No, dad! What about you?!
OMG did you have weekend detention with a jock, a princess, a basket case, and a nerd?!
And a jerk of a principal.
The janitor was cool.
🎶 don’t you 🎶 forget about me 🎹
Eat my shorts
That’s so sad omg
Jk community and bfc
My mom is a nurse and works nights. Back when the Playstation 4 was released I wanted that more than anything. Around Christmas season she let me know that she wouldn't be able to get it. It sucked but I knew it was hard to get so I understood. My mother worked overnight on December 24th and went straight to Best Buy at 6 am to wait in line until they opened. She made sure that I had that PS4 on Christmas day and I don't think she'll ever understand what that meant to me. It's one of my favorite memories and this video brings me right back.
OP was this more fun for him or you guys? :) Id imagine you got almost as much out of this surprising him and seeing him so happy. Good for you guys. Wonderful to see people happy these days!
Also your son sounds deserving
It was sooooo much more fun for us. He had no clue. All of his presents were blue, the decorations were blue, we kept pointing out that color car and saying like “ooooh I love that color”. We were even “super pissed” when “someone else” bought it within an hour of it being listed. So. Fun. You can hear my voice shaking 🥲
I love this. You guys sound like great parents. A happy memory for sure!
You’re so sweet 💜
Amazing parents, video almost made me tear up.
Your a good *mom* my guy. I can't wait for this with my daughter. A literal tear to my eye.
I’m Mama. Daddy’s cool too, tho 😉
Banger of a job
When I was young, my dad surprised me with a teal jeep we had been eyeing up. He told me it would be great for my first car, and took me to look at it. A few days later, it was gone from the lot and I was so disappointed. He played along, saying how upset he was. Turns out he hid it at a family members house, and surprised me with it a few months later for my birthday. I will never forget the joy I had. Was so bummed when it was falling apart 5yrs later and I had to sell it, because I couldn’t afford the parts or labor. You guys seem like great parents who raised a lovely child!
Omg totally reminded me of something my dad would do. He loved to make me think he wasn’t able to get x thing that I really wanted before Christmas just to make the reveal better when I opened it. He’s a great dad, and y’all are awesome parents too :)
So, he had seen the car listed, and showed it to you? Or vice versa?
Bahaha I love these stories so much!
Tell us about the hours afterwards. Was he just beside himself?
He is currently trying to go to sleep, but I don’t see it happening.
He went to my husband (we’ve been looking for something appropriate, safe and fun) with this listing and was like “This is the one. No doubt”.
I instantly transferred money to hubby and we bought it within minutes. Then the kid comes down, like SUPER upset. “It’s gone already?! SERIOUSLY?! This is SO FRUSTRATING!” We played it like we were so frustrated too, and that we’d probably have to wait a year for the used market to calm down.
What’s hilarious is we did his cake right after this and the video is basically just him in stunned silence 😂
OMG!!!!!!!! Omg!!!! The story makes it so much better!!!!!!!!!
Awesome. Keep your parents trust always. Just tell them the truth first.
And as parents, don't be a dick when your kids tell you something you don't like. You blowing up on them when they did what you told them to will make them never tell you anything ever again.
Yes! The parent-child relationship is a 2 way street. If you’re not perfect, don’t expect your child to be perfect. Also no one is perfect.
Parents and children need to learn to give each other grace when appropriate.
Definitely, but it’s up to the parents to show their children what grace means in the first place, you know? Teach them, and then invite the opportunity for a two way street by modelling the behaviour.
Yes! One of the most important ways I build trust with my kids is admitting when I fuck up and apologizing when my fuck-up hurts them. It shows them that I know they're going to fuck up, too, because it happens to everyone, including me. It shows them how to address the problem and take steps to improve the situation, if they can. And it shows them how to be accountable when something is their fault without feeling their personal value has decreased. Although we're just entering the teen years, we're still really close and I feel confident they would be honest with me if they were in a situation they knew I'd be mad about, but I'd be able to help them. And just because I'm mad doesn't mean I love them any less; anger is a valid emotion. Just be mindful of not using answer to hurt others.
I don't know why I wrote this long-ass comment but I really love my kids. They are interesting and individuals. I just can't understand parenting like it's boot camp to send forth young adults into the world that are angry because I've tried to make them like me and now they're just starting to explore for the first time who they are without the tools to communicate boundaries since "because I said so" has been all the thinking they've been allowed to do. Why do those people have kids?
I agree! I should add that when I talk about kids giving their parents grace, I’m talking more about teens and not young children. And obviously parents should role model any good behavior before expecting it from their kids.
That was one of the biggest lessons I learned growing up. Just tell the truth, it’s so much easier to be honest.
It depends on the parents.
Right? *is honest* … *gets beat*
[i tried to be honest and got hit lmao](https://i.imgur.com/mWSv9C3.png)
I think This might be the saddest cartoon Ive ever laughed at.
Waiting on #1 child to realise this (14), whilst the younger one (13) has nailed it.
purely anecdotal, but i feel like the oldest sibling has the hardest time being honest cause they're the ones that had to deal with the parents overreacting whenever they tried being honest. and then the younger ones comes along and gets the luxury of experienced parenting where they don't overreact as often.
Underrated comment here⬆️⬆️⬆️ very few people the EXIST will want to help you more when your in a spot. Good or bad..
And yes I know... not all of them... sucks
"Just tell me the truth, that's all I ask."
"Okay... I ended up drinking beer at the party."
"WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? YOU ARE GROUNDED FOR 6 MONTHS AND I'M TAKING YOUR DOOR AWAY AND YOU WILL NEVER BE UNSUPERVISED AGAIN AND FORGET EVER SEEING ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS AGAIN! HOW FUCKING STUPID COULD YOU BE?!"
"Cool, thanks. I learned a lot just now."
This unfortunately is actually a good lesson for the adult world too lol. In lots of situations a white lie just makes things better. My boss doesn't need to know I'm not going into work because I'm depressed. Food poisoning it is!
Man fuck that. As a employee I sell you my time and labor for money, if I call and tell my employer I won’t be able to come in today…… we’ll that’s it. I won’t be there so ( unless I want to use a PTO day ) don’t pay me.
If I put in for PTO that’s different because it’s something offered from the employer, in those instances I give a week or two of notice and write “ personal “ in the reason. They don’t need to know what you do in your free time and you don’t want them to know.
I made the mistake of telling my boss last year that since everything is closed I’ve just been chilling at home playing games, and even now they still bring it up like “ hey your working this Saturday instead of playing YouR VIDeO GaMes “ or my favorite “ hey your working this weekend right. “ “ no I got pla-“ “ HO WHAT YOU GOT A HOT DATE?…. I’ll see you Saturday then, give your tv a break “
If there really wanting you to tell them a reason tell em your brinding pickles in your ass to make chocolate pickles but that takes awhile and you don’t want to leak any brine, you still remember the last time you tried that and it didn’t go well.
No one *should* ask you for a reason ever again, I currently got it loaded up for the next time they give me shit for using my PTO.
Yeah dude. There was nothing in my life growing up that I needed that I didn’t get. No human in their lifetime will be able to do for me *half* of what my parents did, and I’m very grateful. I wasn’t always, and I’m completely embarrassed about those times, so I do my best to do anything I possibly can for them now. (Good) parents are the best.
Nah, I dont want their trust, and they dont deserve mine
Awesome. And your dad looks like Dexter. Super awesome.
Hunted through the comments section for this one comment. Now I can sleep.
Well, let’s hope that is the only similarity he shares with Dexter lol. DEXTER: NEW BLOOD November 7th!!! Set 10 years later!
Dude is that an R32? 🤯
How’d you find one?
All credit goes to him. He stalked that car. He was soooo frustrated when someone bought it from Cali (we’re in FL) like two minutes after it was posted. It was us. We definitely tricked him.
U stole a car from your own son to bring it to him
Thats a pro gamer move
I want to like this comment 8000 times lmao
Aww man awesome for u. Good job snagging it. Those are becoming super rare
When I sold my car earlier this year I had two very interested buyers. They turned out to be father and son. Dad had seen it and thought it would be something his kid would like.
An R32!? You got him a unicorn!
Coolest parents EVER! Especially after factoring in the details from your comments, and how stoked everyone is. Very cool.
Happy for all of you.
20th Anni GTI, not an R32! But none the less awesome.
Touché, you’re right. Nonetheless, best parents ever!
this reminds me when the time my family bought me my first car too a 2003 Volkswagen GTI even though i would have loved an r32 then but i had just the same feeling he did it warms my heart so much!!! Thank you for sharing this its so close to home.
A wonderful memory for you to share together! This is so sweet.
FUCK YES! You payed so much attention and put in so much though. Thanks for sharing this with us!
The little sister is killing me. “IS THIS REAL? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Did you ACTUALLY do this??” Lmfao
At first I legit thought the post was about the kid with glasses. I was so confused 😂😂😂
WHAT A FIND!!!!!!!
Around how much are these going nowadays?
It was ~8k. The used market is insane rn.
I was expecting way more.
That’s how bad the market is lmao.
That’s why it wasn’t even a choice. Just buy.
I feel so happy for him mate, that car is a dream!
This is the type of stuff that makes me want to be a badass parent one day
Gotta be the best feeling giving your son a gift like that. Bravo
Thrilling, tbh. Happy Cake Day!
This is awesome!
Im currently restoring a 72 Super beetle as a project with my 10 year old daughter to teach her how an engine works and how to use tools. its going to take us a few years as its a complete teardown to frame and replacing it to a bolt.
Im going to give it to her for her 16th birthday.
Dang that’s awesome. My first car in 04 was a 93 Plymouth cherry red Neon with a standard transmission. It was a blast to drive even tho all my friends called it the screaming metal death trap. The drivers side door rotted off and my dad found a sea foam green neon in a junk yard with a decent door. It was like white trash Christmas on wheels.
That sounds… like a blast 🤷♀️
What makes me sad is I’ve never been called such nice words by my parents
Edit: don’t really care about the car
Neither was I. We can be better.
Same here. I have a baby girl and I am so happy she will never have to go through the abuse I went through. I love that you’re also giving your son the childhood you always wanted and the one he deserves. :)
Such a wonderful gift for a hard working young man!
I’m a mom of 3, older son 26, and two daughters 14,16 .. I’m 50, but your love and infectious personality are inspiring to me❤️ God Bless you and your Hubby , family . You guys deserve all the happiness 😊
Your laugh is cute as hell. As an Audi s3 owner that car will be a basket case for repairs but what a badass car to have at 16!
We both have Audi’s. Mines a drop top A3 in purple. Only made in 2015. We like unicorns, I guess 🤷♀️
Little does he know…its for the little girl.
Good car for a first car. Husband says it’s a 25th anniversary “jazz blue” (we are VW enthusiasts). Congrats to your son!
20th anniversary (2003)
25th anniversary is called a 337 and it was made in (2002).
This is a 20th.
Wait, wait, wait..... You said you bought the from Cali? This Anniversary looks really really familiar. I followed a build thread on vwvortex where a guy bought it and completely restored it. Is this the one? If it is, this thing is gonna be solid! If not, I'm sure it still will be solid. I love these cars. Currently on my 3rd mk4
It absolutely may be. In fact, I’m almost certain.
That's awesome! This car is truly a gem. Let me see if I can find the build thread.
jazz blue!!! also shameless plug for r/golfgti they might like this too
It's nice when nice things happen to nice people. Nice.
Just about the coolest first car anyone could ask for
For sure, I love this car
This whole thread has made me stoked to see how many people out there appreciate VAG/GTi etc
Yeah- giving new or used cars to teens is not something I grew up with in my neighborhood- (get that obligatory back in my day stuff over with) but these parents seem pretty cool personality wise- such a wholesome moment.
Wish my mom called me “dude”- it was always “dumbass”. 😃
Some parents teach you how to be. Some teach you how not to be. 💜
Was your mom Red Foreman?
Happy Birthday lil fella!!!
He must have done a serious amount of housework for that
I can honestly feel the love from my screen, and it’s super sweet to see. Happy Birthday to your boy, OP. Thank you for raising a real one, and for posting ♥️
I can tell you what, he is going to never forget this. My dad and uncle caught me off guard with my truck. We were at the shooting range with my rifle team for my birthday and when my uncle pulled up in my truck, I had figured he got himself another project vehicle. Instead he gets out and says "She is all yours and tosses me the keys. Took me a solid 20 seconds to respond. What you did was amazing and you should feel that way.
That's cool. The best my parents could do was give me PTSD. But good for him.
Yeah, same. That’s why we want to do it differently.
What a lovely family. Awesome to see good things happen to good people. Thanks for brightening up my day OP.
Thank you for brightening MINE 🥰
Nice Mac hoodie 🥳
Ok see THAT compliment he will appreciate 💀
This reminds when I was in high school that I used to tell my parents I wanted a Toyota Yaris hatchback (I just loved how tiny they were) and after graduating, like two weeks later they told me to look out the window and there she was. They told me they gifted it to me because of how good I was in school and how good I was with them and everybody.
This made my heart warm! You are an amazing parent.
So… We also got him a matching cake 😂[Pretty dang close!!!](https://imgur.com/a/Z9iBjHj)
that is the cutest shit ever wow I'm actually more impressed at the cake tbh lol
As someone who loves Golfs - I am so jealous of this kid 😂
Hate to say it, but this one MadeMeSad …..
Mom hugs for you ❤️
OMG, a damn unicorn! What the freeeeek! Congrats!
I though that car was for the 8 year old girl that walked in
She’s gonna be SO HAPPY you think she’s 8 lol literally it will make her 5 year old day 💜
Lol I haven’t been around kids in 20 years, this was my best guess. You seem like a good parent and I hope you and yours stay safe and happy!
Dude is rhat an R32? omG! Man, I’d kill for one of these now even at my age.
Man those things sound so good. Hood for him and yall, look like an amazing family. LOL the kid “is this for real? Did you ACTUALLY..” 😂
Celebrate kind hearted people! Normalize this.
Being a jackass is not cool.
Happy for the kid and all the best in his life.
That little girl is already thinking of what car she wants when she turns 16! XD
Cleanest 20th anniversary I’ve seen. I have an ‘04 R32!
Nice to see someone happy they got a car instead of mad because it was the wrong colour mustang.
People are stoked about this particular car. What makes it special?
I wish my mum loved me the way this person loves their son. I don't think she would have anything nice to say about me
It's so weird that it's common to buy your children cars in America.
Jazz Blue 20th is a gorgeous car and color. Congrats to the kid!!
I am so happy for you that you could do this for your son! It brought tears to my eyes! I could never afford to do this for my son and I would’ve loved to. He is 20 and saved up on his own for 2 cars now, the 1st at 17. But man, if I could’ve I would’ve in a heartbeat cuz he is my heart and a great son. Good for you…I can imagine the feelings you both had! Props.
thats a hot lookin little dub yo, i hope he enjoys it well
Omg thats the coolest first car i can think of. Yall are great parents
And its a awesome golf great parents