How long ago did you live here???????? Apparently you don't understand how age increases value.
Two years ago I found an 88 Westmoreland Golf rotting in a guys back yard. Here in Mass you have to pay sales tax based on the value of the car, not the selling price. I paid $1000 for it and it was so rusty I had to find a guy that would look the other way to get an inspection sticker, but the NADA value, which is the value the RMV uses for tax purposes, had the car valued at $1800. I just relooked at the NADA value of that year in my zip code and it ranges from $2100 low retail to $5300 High retail. If this car had lived out there in CO where rust makes something look cool and not rot it out to the point of being unsafe, I would have kept it and doubled my investment. I ended up selling it for what I paid because it would cost too much to restore it. You should feel fortunate you found what you did for that price. How do think classic muscle cars go for 100 times more than what they sold for new? Someday VWs will be the classic car that rich people reliving their youth will pay 50,000 for a fully restored one. That's why I'm hoarding every old part I can get my hands on now.
Omg screw the rmv , if you know witch one to go to (tuanton) I was able to pay 8v sales tax on a 16v GTi lmao . I lived there for 15 years and bought many a nice mk2 for dirt cheap from other vw people , like my current car I got the shell from grovervw in Freetown for 300 bucks towed to my house , and the shell was damn near mint . What I am saying is there not collectors cars YET so they shouldn't want so much for them . Also I bought a muscle car in haverhill for 2000 bucks in fair condition so you really can't use the whole miracle car think , if people would realize they have a pos and just because its old doesn't mean you'll make bank on it or make your money back that you put into the car never happens
Also how much did yates pay for his helios in RI , how much does mikey at aamco in brockton pay for his vr corrados, not much more then 2k in either case
My point with this whole thread is because people think just cause a car is old they have a collector car and want big bucks even if the damn thing doesn't run
Last edited by T-redmk2ABA; 05-17-2012 at 05:35 PM.
I personally believe its under certain circumstances , ei before the muscle car boom in 04 thanks to shows like rides overhaulin and American hot rod , the price of muscles grew over night a chevelle I bought in February that year for 2,000 I was offered 5,000 for in may at the great woods swap meet at the Comcast center in Mansfield ma and my chevelle was a ****ing pile of **** at this point .the problem lies in the fact we all own cars that have always been judged as oddball cars , people up until 5 or so years ago owning a vw even a new one was still oddball , then something happen Idk what but people started jumping ship on Honda, Nissan and Toyota and some American brands and vw ownership in the last 5 to 10 years has sky rocketed. Idk maybe its me and the fact that my last mk2 was a shell and the last one before that was 6 years ago (in 06 I picked up a 98 trek with 78k off a used dealer lot for 3,000) , I think part of the reason vws have gotten popular in the last few years is because of the exposure they have gotten in video games as of late (anyone who has GT5 will agree the polo cup car is awesome ) and we all know its not from the fast and the furious jetta 2.0 ( cheap bastards couldn't get a vr and thank god they didn't , lord knows how much of a flood there would have been then ) . Car popularity goes in highs and lows , I have noticed sense the whole stance sign started (witch was also about 5 years ago ) that vws have become more popular , I thought it was just mk4 and up (cause Hell waterfest should be called coiled and wheel whore mk4 fest) I guess I just answered my own question as to why the price is so high , wait a few years and of will go down. I just hope there will still be fresh clean mk2s then that haven't been dropped on there nuts so bad that people are cutting frames cause they wanna go lower .
Last edited by T-redmk2ABA; 05-17-2012 at 09:40 PM.
I had a whole argument typed out about how ridiculous you sound. But I'll just do this instead.
No one is saying you can't find good deals still or take advantage of desperate people fallen on hard times. Apparently you have had good luck finding stuff for way less than what most of the same stuff is selling for. I wish I could. All we are saying is you gotta pay to play and not whine when the game gets expensive.
I just found your For Sale thread for,"mint virgin 1990 wolfsber jetta gli 16v" You were in a debate with someone about why you wanted $5000 for it and then you start another thread B itch in about what people are asking for their Mk2s??????
Someone I know from the oldschool CO group kick this guy in the nuts for me.
In this thread you say you paid $4700. You were asking $5000 for the car.
PVW 5/11 Held It Down
mk2 1.8t~mk3 vr6t~7p5 3.6exec
Km done justifying this I sold the car for 4500 I paid with the new stereo 2500 , I drove mass to Denver in February and of cost me 900 dollars , in gas and hotel fees, so I think my price to bring the car back and condition was more then fair plus I didn't say that because I knew someone would bitched , thank god there are reasonable people off the internet who know how much it is to ship cars cross country
And I'm going to restate what I said these cars in Colorado should be cheap in the condition there in because they last longer out here , In new England I would pay that much for a rust free car , because you can't find rust free cars in mass , my mothers 06 accord has rust
. My whole point was wtf do they cost so much out here not in general , do I need to spell that out , out of the rust belt these cars should be cheap not in general , in new England this car is worth what the got wanted for the car witch was almost 4300
Plus the car is gonna get freshed up a bit , before it goes to lowell , and my work isn't cheap , what other aba obd2 mk2 GTis have you seen have 150hp get 35mpg ( at 90mph) and can do 160mph and run no codes and pass emissions with flying colors with no cat ... mine can .and have the absolute shot beaten out of it and be the most reliable car I have ever owned , my GTi has been drive within an inch of its life and has been pegged at 120 for an hour straight and nothing happen , I would love to see any of your mk2,3, or 4 do that , Hell if I had a long enough road I bet I could hold of at red line ay 160 tell I drain the tank and nothing would happen .. thats what happens when you put math and science in doing a build and not RSes and coil overs and dumb **** , the guy who bought the car knows my work apparently you guys don't so before you get all up in arms about stuff know your facts.
Last edited by T-redmk2ABA; 05-18-2012 at 12:30 AM.
i think i can come up with a couple of reasons you are seeing the prices go up...
1. Hipsters... they are the same reason old volvos and mid 80's plymouth minivans are getting popular again. (i actually have no proof of this, but chances are if i spent the time and looked into it, it might be true)
2. You've had 3 of your next door neighbors in PVW with their MK2s in the last year (congrats again btw guys). Maybe more people read that mag at Barnes&Noble than we thought?
3. You answered your own question... a lot of Honda kids (and others) have jumped ship and bought MK4s... now that they're (notice my correct use of "they're" ) in the scene, they want MK2s because that's what all the veteran guys have/used to have. They think this will improve their street cred.
just accept that they are an enthusiast's car now.
Engineers do it better.
It's all a matter of perspective. I was a mustang guys for 12 years. Discovered the mk3 jettas and gti's and love the things. They are fun to drive decent gas mileage and you can find parts cheap..they really are built pretty well in comparison to other cars from that period. I think $2k is decent price for one with 150k miles. Tires cost $100 ea now. 2k really is not a lot of money for a car today....
I know I'm talking mk3 but a nice mk2 is pretty hard to come by nowadays..
Just my worthless 2c..
Last edited by joe jr.; 05-21-2012 at 12:50 AM.