My Dad's old mk3 GTi was 5 years old when he bought it and had 7k miles on it! It was actually pretty bad news - quite a few bits had perished/died and needed replacing. My higher mile one (we both had mk3 GTi 16vs at the same time as did my Mum!!) was a lot more reliable.
Wonder if there are any 200K + E9*s around?
E91 335d SE Touring
Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon