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Old 05-02-2004, 08:45 PM   #1
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i wanna buy a vw

anybody got any good suggestions as to a good [maybe online] vw seller?
anybody trying to sell a vw?

**money is limited, used is aok**

i'm lookin for either a kind of golf or tdi or somethin of the likes, you know, the cool kind of vw's

as you can tell i havn't given this a world of thought, which means i am still open for sugestions *hint*

thankyou all so very very much
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:15 PM   #2
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I too am planning on buying a VW and I chose to go with the Jetta personally because the Passat is a bit too expensive for me (and a bit too large) and I hate station wagons/hatch back's...they just don't look cool to me, so that ruled out the Golf. Their just not my style personally.

Your style my be different than mine, however, but if I were you, I would go to cardomain.com and look at what people have done to their Jetta's. The most common year for those seems to be 1995 and 1996. I'm going with the 1996 when I buy. If you take a look and read some review's on the vehicle, you will find out that there are a ton of things you can do to/with that car. Just look at what others have done to it; the possibilities with that car are endless, or so it seems.

Going deeper into the Jetta class, you see that the three main classes of the vehicle are the GL, GLS, and the GLX, respectively. The GL is the most common one I see and is the most standard. It started at around $14,000 in 1996. The GLS is the next step of that gives you many more options on the vehicle, including power windows. The last is the GLX which is the GLS with more power...I think it's a 1.9 turbo diesel, but I really don't know. Beware though; at around 70,000 miles tons of things go wrong with the electronics, this is why I personally and going to go with the GL because everything the GLS has seems to go out, and since it's European, it costs an arm and a leg to repair since the warranty is almost certainly up. Also, leather is very uncommon in these cars, but is available. Many are manual's too. The size of the engine is a 2.0L 4Cyl. 8 valve.

I have learned more throughout my research of this vehicle, but I don't have the time to talk about everything I've learned about this car. But mind you, I don't even own a VW and haven't ever...but I plan to. So I don't have any actual experience with them, so I suggest you read reviews and go test drive them!

As for where to buy, look at carsoup.com and eBay, those are the only ones I can really recommend and know of. As for pricing the vehicle, I suggest kbb.com before you buy. However, kbb.com assumes the vehicle is in very good condition, which is not always the case (duh!).

lol Sorry for the length!
Have fun with it man,
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:21 PM   #3
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anybody got any good suggestions as to a good [maybe online] vw seller?

How about Ebay Motors? They have auctioned over 1 million automobiles.
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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Get a GTI...good stuff dat...
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:29 AM   #5
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thanks guys (especially andrew) (andrew do you work at google answers? everytime i read one of your posts it's like a book........kinda creepy.................... nevemind, thanks a hella)
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Old 05-03-2004, 06:29 AM   #6
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lol

lol naw dude...if just figure that if I'm going to help someone out, I may as well do it right.

but naw, just like everyone else here...I was typing up an essay for english all day basically and I was kind of in that type set I guess you could say...I dunno.

glad I could help though
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Old 05-07-2004, 07:35 PM   #7
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Well. Being a brit i dont always see eye to eye with the whole american atitude about auto box's and euro car maintaince.

before you have a go at them have you driven a euro manual? compare it to a manual for an american engine and its very diffrent, well i thought so any way.

What do you want from your car?

first question to ask.

How handy with a spanner are you?

Things go wrong with all cars, have you thought of importing used parts from the uk or europe, might save you stacks of cash if you need a ECU or another non wear item.

Why are you after a VW golf in particular?
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Old 05-23-2004, 02:44 AM   #8
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cuz golfs are schweeeet
specially the gti vr6
see if u can find one of them cheap
or check out the one i found
its in a separate thread
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