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    1. Member
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      Nov 3rd, 2008
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      06 Mustang GT Vert 5MT, 08 TSX 5AT, 95 Volvo 850 GLT 4AT
      05-22-2012 05:55 PM #26
      For my '95 Volvo 850 GLT:

      -Nonfunctional sunroof
      -A/C needs charging
      -Something with the shift lock, I need to use the override to go from Park to Drive
      -Glovebox won't stay closed

      Nothing too terrible. The '78 Benz has just about all the same issues, although it's glovebox is fine but the parking brake is crap.

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      Top gear recommended it, so I bought it.

    2. Geriatric Member Aonarch's Avatar
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      Atlanta, GA
      05-22-2012 05:57 PM #27
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      how are you not the dead?
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    3. Member c0r3y.af's Avatar
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      Oct 8th, 2009
      Warwick, RI
      Bagged MK6 GLI, Boosted B5 A4
      05-22-2012 05:59 PM #28
      From my 97 A4:
      -Clutch needs to be replaced
      -Engine is misfiring due to a defective ignition control module
      -Paint chips all over front bumper from normal driving, some scrapes and dents on the back bumper from the previous woman owner.

      Lucky for me I already have all of the parts so once it's all fixed she'll be running like a champ again

    4. Member SlowMotion's Avatar
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      Jun 9th, 2002
      NNJ, NYC
      05-22-2012 05:59 PM #29
      B5 A4
      shocks all around and new tie rods
      Motor pcv hose replace (got part, too lazy to do it)
      Auto tranny needs a flush
      Windshield replace
      MK3 GTI Vr6
      Coil pack needs to be expoxied again.
      Catch can solution
      Find water leak in cabin.
      Yamaha R6
      Needs oil change
      Undertail needs to be replace
      Rewire tail light

    5. Banned FBMphil's Avatar
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      Feb 18th, 2006
      Chicago 'burbs
      Focus hatch
      05-22-2012 06:00 PM #30
      - Slight miss at ~2500 rpm under third gear load
      - There's been some sort of rubbing sound in the front right suspension for four years or so whenever I corner right at speed
      - My trunk release button slowwwwwllllly stopped working, which cracks me up to the point where I almost don't want to fix it
      - Steering wheel's been slightly askew for three years after dorifto'ing into a crub
      - My windshield looks like it's been sandblasted
      - I honestly have no idea how my lower grill hasn't yet fallen off after all the times I've snowplowed sidewalks with the air dam
      - I replaced the seat microadjust handles that stripped out, and I can NOT get the damn trim pieces to snap back on in a way that allows the handles to function, so they're just kinda kickin' around my backseat
      - I should REALLY replace my entire battery cable harness, but that costs money and I have AAA.

    6. Member InfinitiG's Avatar
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      Oct 7th, 2006
      RSX Type-S
      05-22-2012 06:00 PM #31
      Needs a steering alignment and could use some new front pads + rotors. Nothing drastic though.
      PSN: Silviatzero
      "I've got an idea for sweat shops: air conditioning! Problem solved."

    7. Member foundubbedriver's Avatar
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      Jan 10th, 2006
      chicago, il.
      mkiv gti (killed) mkiv .:r32 (unicorn sh!tbox).
      05-22-2012 06:01 PM #32
      need to redo the welds on my hatch (handle and emblem recess), paint, emphase rear valance needs paint/install, and then i can slap on my 996 dual exhaust tip.. other than that, stupid stuff like install black headliner, powder engine tidbits.. but i'm lazy right meow
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    8. Member 92skirmishgti's Avatar
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      Sep 5th, 2005
      Sunny Los Angeles
      05-22-2012 06:01 PM #33
      My transfer case started grinding...

    9. Global Moderator John A's Avatar
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      Outside Philly
      2015 Prius, 1985 Porsche 944
      05-22-2012 06:02 PM #34
      Nothing, today.

      Mostly because in the last few months I've done:

      rad fan / thermostat / thermostat housing / a/c compressor / new alternator / rad hoses / belt tensioner.

      Oh... it probably needs LCA bushings.

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      London, UK
      22b STI, F10 M5
      05-22-2012 06:16 PM #35

      Spoiler is forever in the raised position. The left side of the spoiler has an issue with the 'adjustment hole' and I've yet to get it fixed. I need to replace a small piece and just haven't got around to it.

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      Brooklyn, NY
      05-22-2012 06:17 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by John A View Post
      Nothing, today.

      Mostly because in the last few months I've done:

      rad fan / thermostat / thermostat housing / a/c compressor / new alternator / rad hoses / belt tensioner.
      Ha, that's how I felt after I put in my coil after replacing the MAF, Fuel Pump relay, battery and alternator. That feeling of "phew! Anything else want to act temperamental?"

      Oh and the inspection is due.

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      LB NY
      14 Toyota 4Runner, 96 Lexus LX450
      05-22-2012 06:22 PM #37
      Rock chips on the front bumper, a lot of them.

    13. Member Smoky_Llama's Avatar
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      Nov 21st, 2005
      Bellevue, Nebraska
      15' GTI
      05-22-2012 06:22 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Grey Mouser View Post
      how are you not the dead?
      He's a Marine, so not a *****. But that drive by wire delay has given me a rude awakening a few times.
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      Current: 15' GTI Autobahn 6MT w/LP

      Previous: 12' Golf R, 12' GTI, 09' GTI, 02' Jetta TDI

    14. 05-22-2012 06:23 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      Rock chips on the front bumper, a lot of them.
      Don't ride people's asses?

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      Brooklyn, NY
      05-22-2012 06:25 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Grey Mouser View Post
      Don't ride people's asses?
      It's the proper way to drive in NY.

    16. Member silverA4quattro's Avatar
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      Jun 22nd, 2004
      Conshohocken, PA
      '16 GTI AB PP LP DCC, '10 Jetta NOx edition
      05-22-2012 06:25 PM #41
      -bumpers are all beat up, was a city car before I had it.
      -small crease that spans from the LF fender into the LF door where someone allegedly backed into
      -small dent in RR C pillar area
      -all 4 center caps missing (logos had fallen off so I took them off)
      -painted silver grill is looking a bit tired
      -windscreen pitted/scratched, small chip in upper L corner

      -headliner could use a cleaning, got a few areas of grime, not terrible
      -armrest hinge broken (common, mine made it until last year and about 115K miles)
      -soft touch material peeled everywhere
      -former owner was kind of a fatass so drivers seat is tired, could use new foam
      -carpets need a good vacuum at the moment

      Mechanically nothing is wrong except I will needs new pads/rotors soon-ish. All maintenance is up to date, even timing belt/wp/etc. Plugs/Wires are new, suspension is almost all new including springs shocks. Tires are at least 8/32nds and match (Hankook).
      A/C is ice cold, heat is tropical. Radio works fabulously.

    17. 05-22-2012 06:27 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      It's the proper way to drive nowhere.

    18. Member builtforsin's Avatar
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      2007 Audi A4 Avant 6mt Quattro, 2009 e320 Bluetec
      05-22-2012 06:29 PM #43
      E30 needs:

      Rear subframe bushings and trailing arm bushings.
      ...... Really that's about it.

    19. Member FourPointOh's Avatar
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      Sep 16th, 2009
      North Shore, MA
      NC Miata + E46 Touring
      05-22-2012 06:29 PM #44
      I am proud to say that the only thing wrong with my R53 right now is a small crack in the wind sheild. I am astonished that it has put up with 35k miles in last 14 months driving in and out of Boston rain, snow, shine. Multiple AutoX events, and some hooning here and there. Some say these cars do not last, I would disagree.

      Then again, its due for some maintenance soon, like a s/c rebuild (+/- $800) and a clutch within the next 20k miles but those are wear items and should be expected with a 100k mile car.

    20. Member FACTORYBOOST's Avatar
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      Sep 12th, 2011
      The Fort
      03 Jetta GLS 1.8T
      05-22-2012 06:31 PM #45
      SAI pump is dead, waiting to delete its.
      ABS and traction light came on after brake pad wear sensor cable got caught in the rotor
      Drivers headlight won't stay pointing up, has become permanent fog now.
      Bumper just doesn't quite line up right.
      Lots o' scratches.
      couple dents.
      Trans problems.
      Heated seats melted a piece of the leather seat cover, so they are basically inoperative.
      Center console is broken.
      Turbo is too tiny...

      It's not a P.O.S.; It's just a MKIV Jetta, it's expected to be broken more often than working 100%
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    21. Senior Member Chris16vRocco's Avatar
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      Big Bird
      05-22-2012 06:32 PM #46
      78 Scirocco

      • Hasn't run in 15+ years
      • Surface rust.
      • Hideous teal respray, faded through to primer by SC sun.
      • Fuel system in need of near-total replacement
      • Dash wiring hacked up/incomplete
      • Missing main fuel pump
      • Missing exhaust system
      • Brake system in need of overhaul
      • All 4 tires are dry rotten and flat

      80 Scirocco

      • Dash/instrument cluster are incorrect.
      • Instrument cluster is non-operational
      • Speedometer cable is broken.
      • Dash wiring needs to be redone.
      • Alternator bracket needs to be replaced with non-AC version.
      • Paint peeling away at corners of windows and at bottoms of fenders.
      • Drivers door has deep gouges from a tow dolly mishap.
      • Rust holes where rear valence meets quarter panels.
      • Small rust hole on rocker panel beneath drivers door.
      • Pinch welds and boxed floor sections crushed from improper jacking.
      • Cassette player not working.

      87 Scirocco 16v

      • Mysteriously losing coolant. Suspect head gasket leak.
      • Will not start. Suspect faulty wiring at starter.
      • Left front fender is bent/damaged.
      • Car still has adhesive remnants from the factory body kit I removed 2.5 years ago,
      • Small rust spot on left rear wheel well.
      • Rust bubbles around rear window.
      • Paint is badly worn and severely scratched.
      • Passenger door has rust holes around handle.
      • Neuspeed rear sway bar needs to be reinstalled.
      • Clutch needs to be replaced again, due to slipping.
      • Dash is badly cracked and in need of replacement.
      • Blower switch needs to be replaced.

      85 BMW 524td

      • Injection pump timing needs to be set/adjusted.
      • Oil leaking from oil filter housing.
      • Rear brake pads and rotors are worn out.
      • Power window circuit breaker needs to be replaced.
      • Rust at bottoms of fenders.
      • Rust hole in left front corner of floor.
      • Large rust hole on trunk floor/spare tire well
      • Front lower valence is badly bent from hitting snowbanks.
      • Front fog lamps have broken lenses and badly bent brackets.

      1974 FJ40

      • Body pan is dented and rusty in places.
      • Front fenders are bent.
      • Soft top frame is collapsing at right rear corner.
      • Soft top fabric has been torn and restitched.
      • Missing latch striker for ambulance doors, preventing hard top usage.
      • Front fenders are bent.
      • Front turn signals are incorrect non-standard parts.
      • Carburetor is in need of adjustment and/or rebuild
      • Ignition tune-up will be needed soon.

      74 Opel Manta

      • Hasn't been driven since 1991.
      • Drivers frame rail is partly rusted away, and in need of replacement.
      • Drivers floor pan is rusted away.
      • Both rear quarter panels are severely rusted.
      • Both front fenders have some rust in corners.
      • Fuel, ignition, steering, suspension, and brake systems all in need of rebuild.
      • Further problems unknown until aforementioned list is partially completed.

      Current: 80 Scirocco|87 Scirocco 16v|05 S4|74 FJ40|86 745GLE Turbo Diesel|84 230CE|91 318is
      Former: 87 Conquest TSi|97 Grand Cherokee Limited|88 Scirocco 16v|85 4Runner|85 524td|74 Manta|78 Scirocco|89 244DL|91 164L

    22. Member VW...vw...wv...WV's Avatar
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      2013 Dodge Dart
      05-22-2012 06:54 PM #47
      list of things:
      2007 Ford Fusion
      bad motor mount
      both rear tires with big balloons
      front and rear brakes are toast
      shocks/struts pretty worn
      broken windshield

      2003 a6
      bad cv joint
      bad control arms

    23. Member torquepower85's Avatar
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      Aug 17th, 2010
      2007 focus SE, 65 vette sting ray, 00' S class
      05-22-2012 07:28 PM #48
      got a '07 focus hatch SE.. every things doing great, bought it at 35k now at 43k! except my passenger side window won't roll down from the driver's side.. so weird for a young(er) car.

      also bought it without cup holder inserts... thought those cup holes were a little big, but i didn't learn until searing hot coffee from knees to d#@$

    24. Member stascom's Avatar
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      Sep 12th, 2009
      So. Oregon
      a Nissan
      05-22-2012 07:32 PM #49
      I seem to have an on-going problem. Every time I drive the car, it's not fast enough

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      May 10th, 2012
      05-22-2012 08:16 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      I seem to have an on-going problem. Every time I drive the car, it's not fast enough

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