Picked this beauty up of a fellow vortexer a few months ago for $350. The body is in great shape and it was very clean for its age/mileage, so I decided to buy it just because. The car was one owner from '93 until September '11. The original plan was to replace my jetta with this because I was bored with it, but my girlfriend decided to get rid of her Pontiac G6 and daily this. The fellow vortexer's original thread can be found here https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...in-interesting
Also, for those who are interested, a link to the build thread for my other car. https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ey......Part-2
Picking it up, I think I was slightly happy!
Besides replacing all filters, an oil change, plugs/wires/cap and rotor, valve cover gasket and a hanger bearing, it needed nothing more than regular maintenance items. I have $350 into the car and about $500 in maintenance items and fluids. The current mileage in km is 685700, verified by the MTO by yearly license renewal records. We are hoping to take it to a million!
I'll be updating as I do more work on it, and posting pictures of its travels along the way.
Goodies from IPD
First day on the road, and it's first grocery run
July 28th, 2012- purchased- 685323km
Oct 22nd, 2012-on the road- 685552km
Oct 27th, 2012-first 1000km- 686387km
Dec 8th, 2012-first 5000km- 690000km
Mar 15th, 2013-first breakdown-699030km
March 20th, 2013- 700,000km
April 29th, 2013- alternator failed-704,717km
Oct 22nd, 2013-1 year ownership 722,303km
November 10th, 2013- 725,000km
January 22nd, 2014- 734,900km
March 19, 2014- new rear brakes,shocks,springs, catalytic converter- 741,560km