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    Thread: 98 Jetta VRT for sale...ok this time I'm more serious.

    1. Member Jettin2Class's Avatar
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      01-19-2012 09:37 PM #1
      So after coming into a good daily driver and wanting to move on my poor 914 project, I'm considering moving on from this car. No, I will not part it out except for the sub box and maybe air horn setup.


      -Sporting the newish 16x8 Snowflakes

      Recently rebuilt the bottom end with Forged Wiseco pistons, 9:1 CR + Mk4 HG, so compression is 9.x now.

      The good:
      -fast, powerful, fairly comfortable even for long haul drives. It's been to Northern CA and back quite a few times since '03 when I bought it.
      -newish PT5862 billet wheeled turbo. VERY smooth, impressive spool
      -42# C2 chip = good drivability and no CELs
      -Snowflakes. Love these wheels. If they'd fit on either of my other cars I'd consider keeping them. BFG G-force sports with tons of life. Recent alignment.
      -Mk 2 Recaros: hands down the best seats my seat has sat in. See long haul comment.
      -air horns out of boat w/ brand new uninstalled Viair 380c.
      -rebuilt trans, 02j gears, w/Peloquin LSD, brand new Southbend Stage II daily clutch with bottom end rebuild.
      -bottom end rebuild done ~6-7k miles ago with many new parts, all receipts.
      -custom stealth box style sub enclosure (thanks Darren!)
      -Neuspeed Race springs, Koni Sports, adjustable dampening.
      -pulled and rolled fenders = no rubbing. Ever.
      -smooth Abt rep skirts, textured to match bumpers and moldings.
      -has a custom, all metal heater core*
      -setup has been set at 13psi daily, could probably fuel to ~20ish psi. (has Walbro 255)
      -A/C is there and works well.
      -Mk 4 look real Hellas w/ 4300k HID drop ins
      -blue reverse LED gauges, blue LED switches
      -35% nano film all around, clear nano on windshield.

      The not so good:
      clear coat issues. If I keep the car, it'll get resprayed.
      3 window regulators are working to off themselves.
      front seats could use reupholstering.
      *custom all metal heater core not installed.
      cruise control doesn't work (steady foot always worked fine for me).
      scratch on window tint, driver front from window reg.

      So I think that's about it. It's been a pretty good car for me all in all. Just time to move on.

      $6500 OBO

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      01-21-2012 09:21 AM #2
      wow,
      3 out of the tucson group have our cars up for sale at the same time.

      I hope some of us get them sold.
      I think we're getting OLD.

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      01-21-2012 10:01 AM #3

    4. 01-22-2012 03:40 AM #4
      Nice vrt. i want one.
      Ill trade you a mk4 TDI 2dr with deployed side airbags.

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      01-22-2012 10:50 AM #5
      dave whats your new daily?

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      01-22-2012 03:10 PM #6
      AZTDi: I'd prefer a couple more doors, and hold the side airbag issue.

      J-new daily is a nice, boring 97 Altima with 88K miles (was my Grandma's car) and has been well maintained. It's amazing: heat works, cruise works, windows work. You know...the little things.

      I want to cash out, pay bills, and focus on getting the 914 running. It'll be the screw around car.

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      01-23-2012 10:13 PM #7
      more pics!!

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      01-24-2012 12:00 AM #8
      Blasphemy.

      The new owner will be getting an awesome car, that's for sure!
      Straight Edge revenge.

      My '95 Golf Sport Overhaul

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      01-24-2012 12:06 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DuB-P View Post
      more pics!!
      Working on it. My detail guy moves very slowly. He did the outside yesterday, but needs to do the inside still.

      I need to figure out how to take some night pics to show all the purty blue gauges.

      And Darren...fear not...this is to hopefully pave the way for another small German car to head your way this summer.

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      02-07-2012 08:05 AM #10
      And finally got pictures and got them off my camera:

      Click picture below for link to gallery.


    11. 02-13-2012 11:36 AM #11
      BUMP for a dope car.

    12. Member Jettin2Class's Avatar
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      02-22-2012 08:48 PM #12
      Bump.

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      02-27-2012 12:57 AM #13
      Last edited by Jettin2Class; 02-27-2012 at 01:00 AM.

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      02-27-2012 01:40 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettin2Class View Post
      damn I wanna buy this for the wife, think this would be a good daily for her, to and from work about 25 miles on it a day?

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      02-27-2012 08:40 AM #15
      That's exactly how I used it for the last almost 2 years, as my daily and only. Down to Nogales for work, up to Phoenix, out to CA...wherever I wanted to go. It got over 30mpg going to Phoenix (downhill) and high 20's coming back at ~80mph. Not bad at all for a car that is capable of ~400whp

      I was contemplating selling it so I could "man up" and focus on the P-car.

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      02-27-2012 11:20 AM #16
      great, well-maintained, clean car

    17. Member Jettin2Class's Avatar
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      02-27-2012 05:38 PM #17
      Haha thanks man! How you been, stranger? And where are you these days?

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      03-26-2012 09:41 PM #18
      Still kicking around selling this thing.

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      03-28-2012 04:14 AM #19
      Not trying to lowball you,I got 5k.ill be in Phx on the 17th if you still got this.txt me 928-257-2745 jason
      EüroBred

    20. Member Jettin2Class's Avatar
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      03-29-2012 12:30 AM #20
      You're right. You're not trying to low ball me, you are. But thanks for the bump.

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      03-29-2012 12:52 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettin2Class View Post
      You're right. You're not trying to low ball me, you are. But thanks for the bump.
      classic.
      Ive had more $5k offers than I can shake a stick at.
      You and I are already giving our cars away at just over $6k.
      Its a rough market out there. I guess we should ask 7500 so people will lowball us to 6500.

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      03-29-2012 02:04 AM #22
      Lol I guess I did contradict myself saying that,lol okay man,either way clean Jetta n glws
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      03-30-2012 01:05 AM #23
      guess if peep have 6-7k laying around they buy something not 10+ years old..... I do like the car not dogging it....

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      03-30-2012 10:40 PM #24
      Yup. These cars can only easily be sold in parts

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      03-31-2012 01:59 AM #25
      im digging those snowflakes...

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      03-31-2012 10:08 AM #26
      You can buy a set just like them from 1552, or free with purchase of car.

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      04-07-2012 09:43 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettin2Class View Post
      Haha thanks man! How you been, stranger? And where are you these days?
      Been good, out in Italy with the 173rd Airborne gettin my paratrooper/airborne infantry on...heading back to AZ for 2 weeks tomorrow then back to Italy to get ready to head to the sandbox this summer to play war for a little while...

      BUMP

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      THE SHOP aka Kayla lied to me, ignored me and stole from me. VERY wrong!
      04-10-2012 07:11 PM #28
      I don't have much money and this would be my very first car.

      Will you take $1000? Please??



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      THE SHOP aka Kayla lied to me, ignored me and stole from me. VERY wrong!
      04-10-2012 07:12 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by VWnutAZ View Post
      I don't have much money and this would be my very first car.

      Will you take $1000? Please??



      Oops. I forgot to clear my signature......

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      04-17-2012 09:15 AM #30
      It looks like the car is going to a new home. There's a deposit down on it and the buyer is looking into shipping it so this car will be leaving the area. My last road trip this weekend in it makes it hard to see it go, but I think it's just time.

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      04-18-2012 05:58 PM #31
      Cool.
      The good thing is that its just a car. There are many others out there.

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      04-29-2012 10:31 AM #32
      Car is GONE and on its way to Minnesota now. It was a good run and I enjoyed it while I had it. Will you guys let me show up to GTGs in my rockin' 97 Altima?
      Last edited by Jettin2Class; 05-02-2012 at 09:31 PM.

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