Last edited by Jrod511; 05-06-2012 at 09:15 PM.
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I, too, remember reading this.
April 1999. I was 16 years old, about to turn 17. My lust for cars was just hitting its Apex.
Futura Yellow AND Cosmic Green were both limited (very VERY limited) production colors that were available on the 99.5 Jetta at launch.
I worked for VWoA very briefly, and I managed to dig up the production numbers. I want to say there were 50 - 100 Futura Yellow Jettas made, and 100+ Cosmic Green Jettas.
So, it IS production, but so rare, you will likely never see one.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Edition30, Pure White/Black V-tex/carbon
2016 Honda Accord Sport CVT w/ HondaSensing, Crystal Black Pearl/Black
Sorry, I've seen 3 Futura Yellow Jettas. There wasn't a lot of them made, but they were there. All 3 of them were VR6s.Based on?
BTW, am I the only one that notice the Jetta's NON-PRODUCTION COLOR?
I've also seen 2 Cosmic Green Jettas. One was a 2.0 and the other was Paul's (Cosmic TDI) TDI.
Surprisingly, I've only seen 1 Jazz Blue 99.5 Golf. Weird thing is that the 99.5 Golfs had Jazz Blue listed as a stock color, but FY and Cg weren't options on the Jetta. I still have the literature from the 99.5 MY somewhere around here.
Originally Posted by Surf Green
RIP Cosmic TDI
Last edited by TJSwoboda; 05-07-2012 at 09:04 PM.
Example: Even the bargain-based 323i in this review was $28,200 in 1998. Assuming a conservative 2.5% inflation rate, that is worth OVER $40,000 in 2012 dollars. You can currently snap up a custom-ordered 2013 328i with sport package for $40,000 -- a MUCH more solid car than that old 323i.
Same assessment goes for the Audi.
The only category of cars that is not at an inflation-adjusted historically cheap price is exotic and supercars. Those things tend to perpetually increase in price wtih or exceeding the inflation rate.
But, I did convince my parents to buy a 2002 Infiniti G20 Sport, and reading this article way back when was the start of the love affair for me. They loved that car, but it was just too small...ended up selling it after only two years. If I had more disposable income at that point in my life, I would have bought it...and I'd probably still be dailying that right now instead of my GTI.
Last edited by BRealistic; 05-07-2012 at 10:55 PM.
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