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    Thread: Babies change everything, so I had to get a different car

    1. Member greenraVR6's Avatar
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      10-01-2012 04:13 PM #1
      just picked it up on Sunday, '02 1.8t quattro avant, tiptronic, eibach springs, 19" wheels, factory bose, front/rear heated seats, etc...got the service records for the timing belt/water pump that were just done along with several other maintenance items. Also included in the deal were the stock wheels and springs. Don't really have plans to do anything to it just yet (maybe remove the carbon fiber hood wrap), but it's nice to have a ride I feel a bit more comfortable hauling our 9 month old around in

      it's dirty (live down a half mile gravel road) and the iphone pics suck but here it is





      car it's replacing that was just getting to be too small and impractical for family duties


      I think she might miss the Jetta as much as I will

      Last edited by greenraVR6; 10-01-2012 at 04:28 PM.

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      10-01-2012 04:59 PM #2
      Nice upgrade. kids dont fit well in mk2s
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      didn't they tell you the wheel bearing was bad when you went for an alignment?
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      10-01-2012 05:13 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jiffyjetta View Post
      Nice upgrade. kids dont fit well in mk2s
      Or in 2dr GTIs.

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      10-01-2012 05:23 PM #4
      Love the wagon!

      And I know what you mean. I have a furry kid and looking for a bigger car.
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      10-01-2012 05:26 PM #5
      Nice upgrade I'll miss the GLI, wish I had the cash to buy it
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      10-01-2012 06:30 PM #6
      I just did the same, but from a mk4 Jetta to an A6 sedan.

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      10-01-2012 08:22 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by MEISTER View Post
      Or in 2dr GTIs.

      Welcome to the Minivan/Station Wagon club.
      Yes, welcome!!!



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      10-01-2012 08:27 PM #8
      Congrats on the avant! I love mine, best all around car i have owned.

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      10-02-2012 05:44 AM #9
      thats the exact same wagon i bought my wife when we had our little one, same color and everything just a 5 speed with black interior. quick question though, with that mild of a drop do you have to run the adjustable control arms? and if not is there any excessive camber wear? thanks
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      10-02-2012 09:39 AM #10
      Sad to see the jetta go, but the new kid hauler is pretty sweet.
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      10-02-2012 10:29 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by MEISTER View Post
      Or in 2dr GTIs.

      Welcome to the Minivan/Station Wagon club.
      I don't think this quite counts as a minivan but my other ride and the wagon definitely make me a part of this club


      Quote Originally Posted by 95getta View Post
      thats the exact same wagon i bought my wife when we had our little one, same color and everything just a 5 speed with black interior. quick question though, with that mild of a drop do you have to run the adjustable control arms? and if not is there any excessive camber wear? thanks
      I don't think it has adjustable control arms (the PO didn't mention anything about them at least) and I did notice substantial inner tire wear, tapering to tons of tread on the outside edges of the rear tires when I was looking under the car yesterday. Maybe I need to look into these said adjustable control arms

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      10-02-2012 10:55 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by greenraVR6 View Post
      I don't think this quite counts as a minivan but my other ride and the wagon definitely make me a part of this club




      I don't think it has adjustable control arms (the PO didn't mention anything about them at least) and I did notice substantial inner tire wear, tapering to tons of tread on the outside edges of the rear tires when I was looking under the car yesterday. Maybe I need to look into these said adjustable control arms
      I believe the 'Minivan / Station Wagon Club' title encompasses the full sized van too. Can I get a ruling?

      Ooooo! I like the Vanagon! are you talking about the adjustable torsion bars? Cause Eurovans had the adjustable torsion bars. But the good thing about vanagons, is you can bag them pretty easy. That's functional so the kids can just walk in without having to climb up into the van.
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    13. 10-02-2012 02:33 PM #13
      Who gets the Jetta next? I can't believe it stayed with one owner for this long...
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      10-02-2012 02:34 PM #14
      http://www.034motorsport.com/chassis...8-p-21347.html these are the ones im going to order
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      10-02-2012 02:52 PM #15
      Nice avant! I'd paint the hood body color, but that's just me.

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      10-02-2012 03:14 PM #16
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      10-02-2012 03:31 PM #17
      Nice upgrade, but from my experience the MkII Jetta 4 dr is adequate for kid hauling. My kids were 6 and 3 when I bought my '90 GLI and they pretty much grew up back there. I test drove a Corrado before buying the Jetta and told the salesman I needed to take it home and see if the kids fit. They did, but there was not much room for them to grow.

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      10-02-2012 04:26 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by MEISTER View Post
      Or in 2dr GTIs.

      Welcome to the Minivan/Station Wagon club.
      funny you say that, I own a gti. my daughter loves it though
      Quote Originally Posted by jiffyjetta View Post
      didn't they tell you the wheel bearing was bad when you went for an alignment?
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      10-02-2012 09:01 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by rennis View Post
      Who gets the Jetta next? I can't believe it stayed with one owner for this long...
      I've heard this car has changed hands more times than a $20 hooker on a busy weekend

      Quote Originally Posted by wRek View Post
      Nice avant! I'd paint the hood body color, but that's just me.
      the hood is just a vinyl wrap so it will come off no problem if I wanted to remove it. The PO told me the paint is great underneath too. He said he's had the whole car wrapped in a few different colors at one time or another.

      Quote Originally Posted by ExpoAccel View Post
      Nice upgrade, but from my experience the MkII Jetta 4 dr is adequate for kid hauling. My kids were 6 and 3 when I bought my '90 GLI and they pretty much grew up back there. I test drove a Corrado before buying the Jetta and told the salesman I needed to take it home and see if the kids fit. They did, but there was not much room for them to grow.
      My main problem with hauling the kid in the jetta is that I'm 6'3" so the front seats need to be all the way back which makes it a pretty tight fit for a rear facing car seat. Add in the fact that the trunk is full of amps and a sub so hauling the stroller is out of the question + you quite often get the pleasant aroma of rich exhaust in the car = not ideal family car for me. And the thought of getting into an accident in a mk2 with her in there freaks me out.

      On another note, after a couple days of driving the avant I absolutely love this car. It's so smooth and comfortable, heated seats and power everything is wonderful, and the factory light output from the headlights is awesome. It's the polar opposite of driving my vanagon or jetta
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      10-02-2012 10:22 PM #21
      Car seats have also become much larger in the last few years.

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      10-02-2012 11:50 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by rennis View Post
      Who gets the Jetta next?
      You totally need another vehicle in your driveway!
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    23. 10-03-2012 01:17 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      You totally need another vehicle in your driveway!
      All full. I think it would look better in yours anyway.
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      10-03-2012 03:35 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by rennis View Post
      Who gets the Jetta next? I can't believe it stayed with one owner for this long...
      im curious to see where it lands also... that things been around

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      10-03-2012 02:22 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by jiffyjetta View Post
      Nice upgrade. kids dont fit well in mk2s
      Quote Originally Posted by MEISTER View Post

      or in 2dr GTIs

      Welcome to the Minivan/Station Wagon club.
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      I have never understood this mentality. I own 1 each of the above mentioned cars. My girls fit perfectly fine in both. Sure, my wife has a Touareg, but we hardly ever drive it. I've had the GTI since before my youngest was born, and have never thought I would rather have a bigger car.

      The Mk2 is just about as big as any other 4 door car. especially for kids. The trunk is bigger than a lot of modern trunks, and feel the same way about the cabin. If the argument was based on sound deadening and heat/AC comfort... I'd understand.

      Personal preference, I guess.
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      10-03-2012 06:39 PM #26
      There is a great difference in rear seat space between a Jetta and an A6, and with the size of a modern car seat it makes all the difference.



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      10-03-2012 10:49 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by zackdawley View Post
      There is a great difference in rear seat space between a Jetta and an A6, and with the size of a modern car seat it makes all the difference.



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      I agree, even our '03 accord seems huge in the backseat compared to the jetta

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