I have a chance to get either a 1998 Golf K2 or a 1999 Golf CL at an auto auction coming up.
I would like to replace my '94 Jetta with a newer Golf, just not sure which would be better.
- power windows
- heated seats
- no AC
- red stitching trim
- 143,000 kms
but, has rust on the hatch, two cracked headlights, one rusted rocker, small dent in fender, one per windows doesn't work.
Now the '99:
- manual windows
- non-heated seats
- has AC
- basic black interior
- 257,000 kms
- no airbags
- missing grill
- body flawless, no rust or dents
- BUT, and this is the killer for me, NO sunroof.
I can fix pretty much everything that is wrong on both cars, but I am not willing to add a sunroof, so I am leaning towards the K2, mainly for the lower KMs and sunroof, but the '99 is so perfect body wise.
What makes the K2 so much better than a regular CL? Is a sunroof worth more than KMs over a nicer body?