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So my past car was a handed down to me by my sister and i want to buy either a Golf or a Jetta.
i came across a 2003 golf 2.0 with 70k for 5,000$ witch is all i can afford rite now. it has a K&N air filter and Magnaflow exhaust and bbs looking rims i dont know the brandThe car is also very clean and is being sold by a owner of a body shop my cousin knows.
I wanted to know is it worth buying this to eventually do engine work to? and how more difficult this would be rather than buying a Gti or a 1.8t
Don't listen to all these negative responses. That car for the money is worth it for you. You're obviously young and new at this. That motor and car will be reliable which is exactly what you need. It's got low miles, a reliable motor and the body appears to be in good shape.
Typically when people mod their first car, it doesn't turn out all that great as they're still learning. Buy this, it's really a good deal.
But when you get it, find the MK4 section for things pertaining to this vehicle, not the motorsport section...
Also try knocking the price down because at 70k miles it needs its water pump and timing belt serviced. If they try telling you it's been done, ask for proof that these components have been changed:
Timing belt tensioner
EDIT: The 2.0L may be a fine car, but it is really not moddable beyond what the previous owner has done. The 1.8T is much easier to modify to much greater power levels.
EDIT2: You need to do some actual shopping. Right now on ebay there is a 2003 1.8T Passat GLS for $4700 buyout. This is a better car than the 2.0L Golf in every way possible.
Last edited by Waterfan; 01-16-2013 at 07:36 PM.