I am currently looking at a mk4 R32 in the OH/IN region at a dealer, but I am pretty sure they will not ba able to do anything logical for my trade ('11 Mini Cooper JCW). With that said, I am looking for a reliable VW with cash in hand. What would need to be done for your car to pass emissions...simple reset? I commute roughly 30K a year, so it needs to be pretty bulletproof (for a VW anyways). It looks as though you spent the right time on the right parts & details--what does it truly need?
I am currently in the Akron, OH area...could possibly fly out/drive back.
Thanks for the info,