I've owned mine since February. So somewhere around three months.
18 years and counting
purchased new from Bytek VW in ottawa 1st week of april 1994, saw only the 1st winter
1994 golf GL (vr swap done in 1997 once it was out of warranty)
11.91@121 mph. slicks, pump gas, full exhaust vrt v.2.0
12.09@127 mph. 205 40 17 falkens, pump gas, full exhaust vrt v.3.0
member since 2002 -banned several times
More than 9 years and over 110k miles. It's taken me everywhere and even brought me back.
Bone stock to where it is today. I change a little here and there over time to keep myself interested in it.
bought mine in 2002 with 107K on it, completely stock.
Now the body has 203K, but I swapped the 1.8T into the car around 175K.
How she sits today, minus the rear wing......
I've replaced too many parts to count, but not due to failure. The 2.0L was removed completely running with no issues. Even the trans had no gear change problems, with 175K. Original clutch at the time. At this point, I don't pay attention to how many normal maintenance items ive gone through, since nothing on the car is stock.
Last edited by jettasmooth; 05-09-2012 at 11:58 AM.
6 yrs, 191k, daily driven.
Have had very small issues, most are easy fixes. VW gods have had mercy on me
"This is like if that Blue Oyster stuff met that Afghan Kush I had - and they had a baby. And then, meanwhile, that crazy Northern Light stuff I had and the Super Red Espresso Snowflake met and had a baby. And by some miracle, those two babies met and ****** - this would the baby that they birthed." -Pineapple Express
I got mine in 1996... That puts it at what... 16 years? Dang... I have definitely had more issues that the OP... 4 sets of brakes, 2 suspensions, 2 clutchs, ignition switch, wiring issue with my stupid alarm/stereo, 3 accidents... one of them taking out a house! New set of wheels, 4 sets of tires, 4 door latches... and a few other odds and ends that I cant think of right now... All in all, I have 195k miles on it.... it will be in need of a new transmission very soon (reverse is ticking..... might just need a new reverse gear), and a couple seals that are causing a little oil leak. But even with that list, I still enjoy tinkering with it!
I've only owned it for about a year and a half, but it's been in the family since '93 when it was brand new. My uncle had it, then my younger brother, now me...
this is the only couple pics I have of it (when my brother daily'd it...)
Big changes coming... a damn good cleaning, D90's, coils, and maybe turbo the ABA...
VAGKRAFT2013 - Coming Soon!
2006 VW Passat 2.0T 6MT | 1993 VW Golf ABA 5MT | 1987 VW Golf VR6T 5MT
1998 Tornado Red GTi, purchased in September of 1998 same as Nate. Currently has 99k miles and this:
9:1 SS C2 Head Spacer
Kinetic Motorsport turbo kit with Garret T3/TO4E (.82 hot, .63 cold) & Stage III Wheel
ATP Bar & Plate FMIC custom 2.5” SS piping
Stratmosphere HyperBoost HX Diverter Valve
C2 Motorsports Stage II Tune
42# Bosch green top injectors
Walbro 255 LPH Inline fuel pump
Turn2 Stage IV Polyurethane engine mount kit
Turn2 Polyurethane Transmission mount
Neuspeed Low Temp T-stat 160 degree
Neuspeed low temp fan switch 180 degree
DSR 256 Street cams
Tial 38mm Wastegate
3” downpipe, 3” Race CAT, 3” SS piping to Borla Muffler
K&N open element air filter
USRT fuel pressure gauge
Eurosport Cool Flow Phenolic intake manifold spacer
Pelquin LSD with bolt kit
Southbend Stage III Clutch
Flipside Customs Reinforced Clutch Fork
Diesel Geek Short Shift Kit w/ 2” taken off shift lever (reduces front and side to side throw)
Momo Compitizione Shift Knob
H&R Race springs
Bilstein Sport dampers
Neuspeed Front Upper Stress Bar
Eurosport Rear Upper Stress Bar
H&R 28mm Rear Sway Bar
Front -1.5 Camber, 1/8” total toe in.
-1 Degree Rear Camber Shims (-2.0 Total Rear Camber)
Wheel & Tires:
Montreal II 16x6.5 wheels
Falken Azenis Tires 225/45 R16
20mm H&R Spacers Front
30mm H&R Spacers Rear
Removed side skirts
Removed Wheel well trim
20th AE Badging (Rear)
De-badged VR6 logo from front grill
Window tint (20% Front %50 Rear)
Smoked Side Markers
Removed rear upper valance
Shaved rear wiper
GTI 337 Pedal Covers
Autometer Boost gauge
Autometer EGT gauge
AEM Wideband Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
Forge Motorsport MBC (mounted in cabin next to shifter for ease of adjustment)
Insignia Head unit with USB and mini jack in
Kicker 3 ½” mids in dash
6-1/2” Infinity Rear Panels
US acoustics amplifier
Battery relocated to rear and mounted in a sealed/vented battery box
ECS Braided SS brakes lines
ATE Super Blue Fluid
Hawk HP+ Pads Front
OEM Brembro Rotors Front
Hawk HPS Pads rear
OEM Brembro Rotors Rear
1998 GTi Vr6 Turbo Tornado Red
2008 Jetta I5 2.5L Campanella White
had a mk3 vr last year for about a month and sold it becuase the aux water pump blew and overheated the motor, only lost $500 on the car . Now bought this mkturd november of 11' with 152k, now have 163k and only problems are the aux pump leaking and oil leaking from the oil cooler and filter housing, oh and also have created the rest of the problems its had *knock on wood* Hoarding a bunch of parts in my room at the moment for the rebuild in a few weeks, just need 3" exhaust and head work. As well as body work and respray after the build.
Last edited by mtn_dub; 05-11-2012 at 11:57 AM.
3 weeks at 129K. (98 K2 2.0)
reliable sources tell me it's never had any issues, original clutch, one set of brakes, never a CEL. I believe it. engine and interior is near mint. Body looks like it was commuted through a salt mine (North East Car).
It's my beater, I really don't care much.
Last edited by Vagguy; 05-11-2012 at 02:48 PM.