Intended to buy to get the black leather interior for my Black/Beige TDI coverted B4V GLX but it's too pretty and complete to dismantle. Looks like I'll be driving it for awhile while deciding what to do.
Damn, i thought mine was in great shape. Nice wagen, nothing needs to be changed other than a trans mount..
I have had mine for 3 years, stock aside from the trans mount , and still enjoy driving it. Lots to love about the b4 wolfsburg
stock 97 GLX wagen........
Anyway, besides bumper scratches from parking in the streets of San Frsncisco, there are two very tiny dings on two of the doors & a bigger one on the passenger rocker panel. The sunroof cables and or guides was replaced by the DPO (dreaded previous owner). He said he was unable to line them up. Essentially he just manually shut the roof. I'm afraid to touch it right now as it is just fine in the closed position for me. You also can't see that the rear hatch is slightly misaligned to the point that it's whistlin' Dixie when I'm driving at speed. DPO duct taped a piece of foam in the opening.
Mechanically, she seems to "...fly through the air, with the greatest of ease..." DPO had some electrical gremlins after reversing polarity on jumpstarting the car. Blew some fuses including the fusible link in the fan control. Changed that and everything seems to be peachy. So far so good.
Driver's seat has a hole the size of a quarter. The flap for the hole is still attached. It's just a shame that it happened as the rest of the interior is in very good shape.
One last thing. Radio is in SAFE mode and doesn't seem to want to come out of it. I have heard these radios burning themselves into SAFE mode until some part in the radio is replaced. I've got the code if only I can get it out of SAFE. Damned DPO.
Thanks for the tip on the rear hatch. I'll fiddle with it some tomorrow. The winds are howling outside right now.
You might say I'm an 'accidental B4 owner. Had a TDI sedan who's
drivetrain went inside my black wagon. Then I bought this silver wagon thinking it was just a parts car. Running so well that it's now my daily driver!
I have been organizing the Van-O-Rama Vanagon GTG every September for 11 years. If we can get enough B4 folks, maybe a NorCal GTG would be a possibility.