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      10-08-2003 10:26 AM #1776
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      yes. i think it's great. not only does he make good movies, his dad use to be an SS officer.

      lol, this is true I fell sorry for anyone working in government right now...imagine trying to listen to him speak for any given amount of time I had a diffcult time understanding him in sci-fi movies, let alone if something intelligent is trying to come out of his mouth
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      10-08-2003 10:42 AM #1777
      i'm hoping he does well. my mother voted for him. i would have too just because for my mom's husband to get his old 1986 mercedes plated it costs him $250 and his car is worth less than a $700. i only have to pay $200 to get my car plated here so that's just in cali
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      10-08-2003 11:14 AM #1778
      $200-250?! to get both my cars plated in connecticut wasnt more than $150. thats robbery

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      10-08-2003 11:17 AM #1779
      which is why the last governor got recalled...that among other things
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      10-08-2003 11:29 AM #1780
      i read in vwtrends that california was thinking about passing a law that required old cars that were traded in to be crushed, which really upset the vintage folks. did that ever happen?

    6. 10-08-2003 01:53 PM #1781
      Quote, originally posted by vw fiend »
      i read in vwtrends that california was thinking about passing a law that required old cars that were traded in to be crushed, which really upset the vintage folks. did that ever happen?

      don't know bout that one.
      yeah u new car owner are really getting it in th rear with registration. i just got mine registered for 80 bucks it was 40 in lafayette
      As for Arnold, I am behind him all they way. I hope he does a great job. HE is avery good business man and should help get outta this trillion dollar deficit

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      10-08-2003 02:03 PM #1782
      it was my mom's husband's car. his car is a 1986 model and for some reason he had to pay $250 to get plated this past week.
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      10-09-2003 09:47 AM #1783
      It'll be interesting to see how Ahnold does. He's socially pretty liberal, but says he has conservative-type fiscal ideas -- but liberal-type social spending is generally incompatible with conservative economics, so either half of his views will have to give way, or else he'll be pulling off one heck of a balancing act. (Of course, it sounds like anyone could manage the California economy better than ol' Gray Davis....)
      Enough politics -- what's the word for this weekend's GTG?

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      10-09-2003 10:41 AM #1784
      Quote, originally posted by OstTrefftWest »
      what's the word for this weekend's GTG?

      Yeah, what he said!!
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      10-09-2003 10:43 AM #1785
      BTW to those who know, my car was running like crap, but yesterday I received a new MAF and all things are better, my MPG went from like 8 miles a gallon to a more respectable number
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      10-09-2003 11:57 AM #1786
      Quote, originally posted by farfromugen »
      BTW to those who know, my car was running like crap, but yesterday I received a new MAF and all things are better, my MPG went from like 8 miles a gallon to a more respectable number

      Sweet! That car is so totally sickness (or is at least on the verge of it), man -- getting MPG out of the single-digits is just icing on the cake! So what's left to do on it now?

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      10-09-2003 04:35 PM #1787
      well next in line is a polished manifold that should be on its way...not sure, I may get it p&p before I put it on...just depends on the $$$ factor; ahh yes then the underdrive pully set thats sitting in my back hatch, maybe I'll put it on if nothing else after that I want to get the dings out and repaint a few parts on it but money, that bastard is always getting in the way
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      10-09-2003 04:55 PM #1788
      i know auto speciality can do a polish and port matching. there prices are pretty good to boot.

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      10-09-2003 10:17 PM #1789
      Quote, originally posted by farfromugen »
      but money, that bastard is always getting in the way

      Well, if you just would've changed jobs back in January or February, I would've bought the GTI through you, and could've helped with the budget. But nooooo -- you had to still be working at the City at a time that I wasn't seriously in the market for any electronics. Now see, if you just would've planned ahead a little better....
      As for Saturday, I might be a few minutes late, depending on whether I have the Miata road-force-balanced ($19 per wheel! ) this Saturday morning or next. One way or the other, though, I'll be there! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      10-10-2003 12:33 AM #1790
      guys, i'm thinking about buying this car:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1025274
      i need ideas of questions to ask, things to look for. i've got a pretty big list... it would be a nice step up from what i have, and i think i'll be giving it to my brother here on campus. car is now going for $1600... its:
      chipped
      big brakes, 5 lug
      sport exhaust of some kind
      power everything
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      been in an accident & stolen & recovered
      cam
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      electric recaro interior
      in baltimore... but it may really be worth the drive. current owner is 33, previous 28. what do i need to do to have a mechanic look at it from a distance to get a good idea without having to travel there?
      i'm excited

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      10-10-2003 09:37 AM #1791
      Looks like a great deal! My best suggestion would be to go into whichever regional forum includes Baltimore, and ask for recommendations for a good shop to do a pre-purchase check of an A2. In a city that size, there's bound to be several good VW mechanics who could hook ya up.
      Dude, I hope you get it!

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      10-10-2003 10:36 AM #1792
      done and done. why does it seem to be too good to be true? anyone want to take bets as to whats wrong?

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      10-10-2003 12:36 PM #1793
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      done and done. why does it seem to be too good to be true? anyone want to take bets as to whats wrong?

      I'm not sure it is "too good to be true":
      1. The FS thread notes that at least the odometer (and so probably the speedometer, too) doesn't work, and GLI-specific clusters are hard-to-find/expensive, IIRC. That hurts its value.
      2. Also, it's a theft recovery with branded title. Car thieves obviously don't treat cars with respect, which leaves some question about what it's been subjected to. That, and the title brand, also hurt its value.
      3. It has collision history -- even if it was repaired correctly, that hurts its value, too.
      4. Unless you know Dubs, even a GLI is "just another old Jetta" -- outside the enthusiast market, I'm not sure they hold much more value than a GL in the same condition. That keeps the value down.
      5. The seller just plain needs money, it sounds like, which gives him incentive to move the car for less than it might technically be worth. (The flip side is, maybe he's looking at a new car because he's tired of putting money into this one -- but that's what your independent mechanic inspection is for!)
      So I don't really think it's too good to be true, assuming it checks out acceptably to a mechanic. A very good deal for a car that smart guys like us know is desirable, yes -- but not too good to be true. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


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      10-10-2003 01:05 PM #1794
      there was a catch:
      doorpanels dont match seats
      dent in passenger rear door
      dent under drivers tail
      various oil leaks
      couple missing fender flare
      "tweaked" drivers seat
      and the kicker:
      8 salvage reports on the title
      john says i should lowball and see if he bights.

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      10-10-2003 01:06 PM #1795
      ok, the GTG has been canceled due to low turn out. will try to arrange something else later.
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      10-10-2003 01:21 PM #1796
      Eric, keep your eyes out for slightly modded cars with reasonable price on them for me, will you?

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      10-10-2003 01:27 PM #1797
      tried call you eric. gimme a call
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      10-10-2003 02:51 PM #1798
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      john says i should lowball and see if he bights.

      Under the circumstances, I'd agree. It'd be hard to find an enthusiast-oriented A2 like a GLI that didn't have oil leaks, and mismatched interior trim is just a simple swap assuming you can find someone else in need. But a tweaked driver's seat is trickier, since seats were a desirable "scavenge" item out of GLIs (though my GL was a little tweaked, too). And eight(!) salvage reports is a little worrisome (though I'd still overlook it if it checked out okay and the price was right)....
      If they're still asking $1,800, I'd open at an even grand. Probably wouldn't go higher than $1,200 unless I'd already lined up some really good deals for the parts to fix some of the problems....

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      10-10-2003 04:00 PM #1799
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      10-10-2003 04:20 PM #1800
      the price was dropped to $1600. john thinks i could offer around $700ish, in that case, i *may* buy it.

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