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    Thread: What does TCL think of my 30yr old 536k mile daily?

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      06-25-2012 12:37 AM #1
      so im just in love with my car as of late, wondering if im just out of my mind or what.. she gets me a solid 50+mpg, and with the diesel cost continuing to drop i cant see myself ever getting into something newer again.

      so what does TCL think?










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      06-25-2012 12:40 AM #2
      That's a very clean mk1 jetta. I would have never guessed it had half a mil on the clock.

      Color me jealous.
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      06-25-2012 12:41 AM #3
      still running strong great car

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      06-25-2012 12:41 AM #4
      If you ever sold it you would have major regrets. That is a very nice car and great pictures.
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      06-25-2012 12:41 AM #5
      I'm guessing its' top speed is what, 40?

      That's a nice old Jetta. Lotta miles.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      06-25-2012 12:42 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      I'm guessing its' top speed is what, 40?

      That's a nice old Jetta. Lotta miles.
      top speed is a healthy 82 and thats pushing her hard...


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      06-25-2012 12:43 AM #7
      Its great it works for you!!! I loved my MKIII but think I'm too spoiled now to have an older car again.

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      06-25-2012 12:45 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 01 View Post
      so im just in love with my car as of late, wondering if im just out of my mind or what.. she gets me a solid 50+mpg, and with the diesel cost continuing to drop i cant see myself ever getting into something newer again.
      Diesel Jetta?

      I can see why you went for the low and slow look since the slow is already a given.

      How much of the car is original (no rebuilt/refurbished)?
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      06-25-2012 12:48 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Diesel Jetta?

      I can see why you went for the low and slow look since the slow is already a given.

      How much of the car is original (no rebuilt/refurbished)?
      ha yeah


      and actually its all original, i have all maintenance.. every single receipt and oil change record from 100k forward.. has had several clutches, timing belts, and the lower bearings replaced

      the stack of maintenance records is quite small when you think about how many miles she has

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      06-25-2012 12:48 AM #10
      Really like that. Nice.

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      06-25-2012 12:51 AM #11
      Where are you located that diesel costs are dropping? Jealous.


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      06-25-2012 12:53 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      If you ever sold it you would have major regrets. That is a very nice car and great pictures.
      No kidding. I regretted selling mine the day after. I even tried to get it back. I kick myself every day for selling that car and I wish I could find another.

      It's a beautiful car. Keep her on the road as long as you can.
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    13. 06-25-2012 12:55 AM #14
      Sick car, sick mpg's .

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      06-25-2012 01:03 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Where are you located that diesel costs are dropping? Jealous.
      Utah, diesel is cheaper than mid grade here.

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      06-25-2012 01:03 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Where are you located that diesel costs are dropping? Jealous.
      Not sure where the OP is, but in CA Diesel has been below regular for two-three months, now. It's about 15 cents / gallon less than regular for me.
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      06-25-2012 01:05 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by feels_road View Post
      Not sure where the OP is, but in CA Diesel has been below regular for two-three months, now. It's about 15 cents / gallon less than regular for me.
      Wow.

      We're still at $4.05-$4.25 for diesel here. Compared to regular which is $3.04-$3.15 as of today.

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      06-25-2012 01:18 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Wow.

      We're still at $4.05-$4.25 for diesel here. Compared to regular which is $3.04-$3.15 as of today.
      Diesel is quite a bit cheaper than that here.

      This is just karma for bashing California.
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      06-25-2012 01:18 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 01 View Post
      top speed is a healthy 82 and thats pushing her hard...

      OK so first, what's the arrow pointing up in the middle of the cluster? Hazards? Don't tell me it's a shift indicator...

      Secondly, my initial reaction to the cluster was,

      "Hey his tach looks like a clock.

      ...

      Wait...it is a clock!"

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      06-25-2012 01:19 AM #20
      I am by no means a Euro-type guy, but I love that everything about that car. I'm gon need moar pics. Hmm, Diesel ATM is 2~ cents less per litre in my area.

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      06-25-2012 01:22 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Wait...it is a clock!"

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      06-25-2012 01:22 AM #22
      To the moon and back

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      06-25-2012 01:23 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      OK so first, what's the arrow pointing up in the middle of the cluster? Hazards? Don't tell me it's a shift indicator...

      Secondly, my initial reaction to the cluster was,

      "Hey his tach looks like a clock.

      ...

      Wait...it is a clock!"

      Yea that is a shift indicator and yeah no tach. She only revs to 5500rpm
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      06-25-2012 01:25 AM #24
      Mint. Classic.




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      06-25-2012 01:26 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by 01 View Post
      Yea that is a shift indicator and yeah no tach. She only revs to 5500k
      5.5 million?!



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      06-25-2012 01:28 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Where are you located that diesel costs are dropping? Jealous.
      diesel is dropping around Seattle as well, it is now pretty much right with unleaded or mid-grade at many stations. all the stations I have seen have diesel at premium $ at very most.
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      06-25-2012 01:49 AM #27
      Forgot about the super retro blue original interior.


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      06-25-2012 02:01 AM #28
      That's one of the cleanest 500k+ mile cars I've ever seen!

      Well done!
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      06-25-2012 02:07 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      That's one of the cleanest 500k+ mile cars I've ever seen!

      Well done!
      Thanks !





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      06-25-2012 02:12 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 01 View Post
      Thanks !





      woah, amazing records! i keep track of all my receipts and maintenance, but never thought of doing mileage/gas fill ups. nice MK1!

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      06-25-2012 02:12 AM #31
      I honestly think that the paperwork alone is worth as much as the car itself if not more.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      06-25-2012 02:39 AM #32
      Impressive both the car and OP for keeping the car for so long 23 years and still going. Is it your only car or you have weekend/another car?

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      06-25-2012 03:01 AM #33
      keep it up!
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      06-25-2012 03:11 AM #34
      Love it. High five on having a 30 year old daily. Mine only has 1/4 the miles though.
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      06-25-2012 03:14 AM #35
      I regretted selling my mk1 diesel, I bought another. Mine has 1/5th the miles, and doesn't look as clean as that.
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