Hi. Name's Orlando. I'm a dyslexic grammar Nazi and computer geek. Weird right?
I have just acquired a 2000 Jetta. It cost me $1,500US.
1.) Mostly good body. Just saw a very tiny pinch of rust on the hood, like smaller than a fingernail (I'll check more tomorrow). Just a few small dents here and there, and usual body wear.
2.) VR6 (or so I was told) black leather seats. However the driver side slide adjustment doesn't work. I'm not sure the heat works on them either, I'll look more into it.
3.) Stereo pre-installed. Takes most of the work I have to do out.
4.) Transmission swapped. 160k on it (or so I was told).
5.) Nice decent wheels. Better than what I have had so far.
6.) HID kit already installed.
1.) Transmission is in "safe mode" (i think). It won't shift out of 3rd. I got the turbine code in OBDII. I'm working on having someone fix it soon.
2.) 210,000 on body and engine.
3.) HID kit has no projectors. I worry about blinding people, but it seems they are pointed down, or they have shields on the bulbs. Also no high beams and HIDs are always on, unless I turn parklights on and then highbeams.
4.) Speaking of tranny, G38 wire harness is damaged.
5.) Stereo installed is crap, so are speakers, and I already blew out crap amp (Kicker KX250.2).
6.) Front tires need new rubber. Mis-matched tires.
7.) Driver window does not go all the way down.
8.) Keyfob is glued open, and it does not lock all the doors. Only the front passenger. I have to manually lock rear doors and driver door with key.
9.) Battery was too small (gonna get a yellowtop).
10.) Cat is busted. Not sure if muffler exist. Car is loud, but not terribly loud.
11.) AC needs recharging.
A lot of the bad is just stupid minor crap.
I hope to fix her up, get her looking good, and hopefully not be an embarrassment to the VW community. It's an auto, so please don't crack on me. I can sort of drive stick, but honestly I don't want to bother with having to change gear so much. If anything I kind of would like it to be the auto-stick that I see in some models.
So it has much potential. I already got some props from the local VW guys, but I'm embarrassed when I drive it. This is the nicest car I've owned, coming from a 1986 Civic, 1989 Acura Legend, and then a 1986 Cavalier.
I was part of the Acura Legend forums, and there was quite a bit of racism. I hope to not receive the same treatment here. Feel free to be blunt about my car, but please be aware of the weight your words may carry.