Got it in 07/11 and still making payments. Just have visual mod's to it: Red tail lights, rear wiper delete(it's like 5lbs off my car ), and a healthy maintained engine by a gearhead. It's a future dad car since I'm having a son on the way.
Rear wiper motor delete [4-5lbs]
Corrugated plastic held on by zipties belly panel for most of the car.
VDO Vacuum and voltage gauge's
Coilovers to lower ride height, but really just to be somewhat slammed like my GTI's in the past were.
Lighter weight wheels.