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      04-12-2012 03:45 PM #1
      http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/2953452112.html

      Unmolested 85 Scirocco 1.8L 8valve. 99% original.
      107276 Mi on Odometer.
      Stopped driving it in 1994 and its been garaged since then.
      Painted silver a few years ago and garaged again.
      Fuel system was overhauled then and stored in running condition.
      Need to go through car again but it will run with a few days work, I've done it before.
      Exhaust & Fuel tank are out of the car but included.
      New tires on stock rims.
      Price not firm Best Offer gets it.











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      04-12-2012 03:48 PM #2
      Non-running car is non-running.

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      04-12-2012 03:48 PM #3
      Are you surprised at the price being high or low

      Mk2 roccos don't get much love, sure is clean but an 18-year_parked non-16V isn't going to have dubbers lining up around the block..
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      04-12-2012 03:49 PM #4
      Typical Scirocco dash cracks. You can decent running one's for that much or slightly more. The Mk2's aren't that popular.
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      04-12-2012 03:54 PM #5
      Seems reasonable.

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      04-12-2012 03:57 PM #6
      Who cars if it doesnt run. Find an 8v out of another MKII and slam that bitch in there and drive it!
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      04-12-2012 04:54 PM #7
      Meh, it doesn't look to be 9.9/10. If I had to stare at that crappy dash, I'd be pissed if I paid $1500, and then had to get it running.

      I'd rather have my R for that kind of money.



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      04-12-2012 05:00 PM #8
      No mk1 no care.
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      04-12-2012 05:04 PM #9
      It's a $1500 car in TX. Take it to NY-->ME and it might fetch more $, but in reality it's a (possibly rust-free) shell that some VW fanatic could do nice things with. 8v Mk2 Sciroccos aren't terribly desirable as they sit, and that one needs an exhaust and fuel tank installed to run.

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      04-12-2012 05:07 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
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      04-12-2012 05:14 PM #11
      That car is not a 9.9. It does look like the exterior is in beautiful condition, though. Strange color combination, though. Finding an uncracked, brown dash will be next to impossible, unfortunately.

      But if it really does just need the fuel tank put back in, then I'd say that's not a terrible purchase. It's got the same 8v in it that the GTI and Cabiolet of that year had.
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      04-12-2012 05:29 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection View Post
      Non-running car is non-running.

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      04-12-2012 05:55 PM #13
      I like that it says unmolested, yet the gas tank and exhaust are removed. That's pretty molested IMO.

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      04-12-2012 05:58 PM #14
      Is it just me, or can TCL never find the positive side to anything?

      $1500 might as well be free, and it looks like an easy fixer-upper with a straight body and maybe even good paint. I don't get what isn't to like about it.

      It is definitely not a 9.9/10, but even at 6/10 it has plenty of potential.
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      04-12-2012 06:04 PM #15
      I'd buy it.

      Haters gonna hate...

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      04-12-2012 06:05 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection View Post
      I like that it says unmolested, yet the gas tank and exhaust are removed. That's pretty molested IMO.
      Molested = Modified.
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      I assume you were doing that as some act of charity? Like taking retards to the zoo.

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      04-12-2012 06:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by BSD View Post
      Molested = Modified.
      I always felt that molested meant that it is not in it's original state. *shrug* Maybe I'm just pickier.

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      04-12-2012 06:10 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by blue70beetle View Post
      I'd buy it.

      Haters gonna hate...


      I wish people would stop saying this dumb ass phrase in every thread. Even when no one is "hating".

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      04-12-2012 06:12 PM #19
      Meh.


      Call me a cynic, but why would someone store it for soo long. Then decide to spend money to paint it and stick it back in a garage...just to sell for cheap years later?

      Also, says it was restored in running condition... but many important parts are now removed '& included'.

      Sounds like someone tried to get it running, failed, and gave up.
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      04-12-2012 06:15 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection View Post
      I always felt that molested meant that it is not in it's original state. *shrug* Maybe I'm just pickier.
      I guess it can be looked at either way.

      I prefer to think of the term as a vehicle was modified to something other than factory. Like putting on exhaust, intake, different suspension, different interior... etc.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      I assume you were doing that as some act of charity? Like taking retards to the zoo.

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      04-12-2012 06:15 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by BSD View Post
      Molested = Modified.

      False.

      Molested = ****ty cheap pep boys modifications. Clean OEM european market parts for example are far from molesting IMHO.

      If you disagree, then my Phaeton must be molested by me adding factory european market headlights, taillights, refrigerator, Bentley stalks and lighter, etc.
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      04-12-2012 06:22 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      Meh.


      Call me a cynic, but why would someone store it for soo long. Then decide to spend money to paint it and stick it back in a garage...just to sell for cheap years later?

      Also, says it was restored in running condition... but many important parts are now removed '& included'.

      Sounds like someone tried to get it running, failed, and gave up.
      something doesn't jive...sorry but a car that's been repainted is NOT ''unmolested''
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      04-12-2012 06:22 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      False.

      Molested = ****ty cheap pep boys modifications. Clean OEM european market parts for example are far from molesting IMHO.

      If you disagree, then my Phaeton must be molested by me adding factory european market headlights, taillights, refrigerator, Bentley stalks and lighter, etc.
      Defensive a little?

      Ah yes, people and their OEM+ obsessions..
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      I assume you were doing that as some act of charity? Like taking retards to the zoo.

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      04-12-2012 06:23 PM #24
      You can't just make up definitions and declare things as true or false.

      Molested doesn't have to mean anything negative. All of my cars are heavily molested, but it is up to debate if they're well molested or poorly molested.

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      04-12-2012 06:40 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Omnilith View Post
      You can't just make up definitions and declare things as true or false.

      Molested doesn't have to mean anything negative. All of my cars are heavily molested, but it is up to debate if they're well molested or poorly molested.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      I assume you were doing that as some act of charity? Like taking retards to the zoo.

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      04-12-2012 06:43 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection View Post


      I wish people would stop saying this dumb ass phrase in every thread. Even when no one is "hating".
      I'd like to cosign this. People have lost sight of what "hating" actually is.
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      04-12-2012 06:56 PM #28
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      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      Meh, it doesn't look to be 9.9/10. If I had to stare at that crappy dash, I'd be pissed if I paid $1500, and then had to get it running.

      I'd rather have my R for that kind of money.
      You can get (whole) 850Rs for $1500?? Interesting...

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      I wish people would stop saying this dumb ass phrase in every thread. Even when no one is "hating".
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      04-12-2012 07:19 PM #30
      As stated, this thing is not a 9.9/10.

      As a clean shell for a built vdub, MAYBE it's a 9/10, but as a car, in and of itself, we are looking at a 6/10.

      Now, should you be so inclined, if you were to buy this car, swap in a 1.8t, install a decent suspension, and put in some period-specific recaros, then you might be on to something.

      As it sits, it is an odd car that is in a bizarre (and questionable) state of disrepair.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      As stated, this thing is not a 9.9/10.

      As a clean shell for a built vdub, MAYBE it's a 9/10, but as a car, in and of itself, we are looking at a 6/10.

      Now, should you be so inclined, if you were to buy this car, swap in a 1.8t, install a decent suspension, and put in some period-specific recaros, then you might be on to something.

      As it sits, it is an odd car that is in a bizarre (and questionable) state of disrepair.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      I assume you were doing that as some act of charity? Like taking retards to the zoo.

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      04-12-2012 07:41 PM #33
      the price is OBO too, i'd rock it.
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      04-12-2012 08:07 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by salteatervw View Post
      Who cars if it doesnt run. Find an 8v out of another MKII and slam that bitch in there and drive it!
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      04-12-2012 08:10 PM #35
      Fairly easy to fix and no rust make this a semi-interesting car. But, no 16v no care. I could swap parts from the Jetta though...

      Also repainted cars scare me. usually better to start with crap OEM paint and do your own work.

      CIS is picky as **** and the fact that it sat for so long is no help. I have no doubt he tried to get it running and couldn't. I also think that it's probably an easy fix for someone who knows CIS.
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