Alright, So I have a buddy selling his 2001 Jetta. Below are the details on the car:
12v vr6 with 197,000 miles 5spd.
Full Coilovers, gli interior, all aluminum trim, Jetta monster floor mats, gli recaros, r-line shifter knob, gli valences, color matched notched hood with badgless grill. Polished stubby antenna, candy cane tailights, oem headlights with glass protected lenses, black door rubstrips, polished audi fat fives with new tires, fk streetlines with audi half caps and bushings, neuspeed upper strut tower sway bar, neuspeed polished resivour caps, cat back magnaflow with magnaflow muffler and tip, short ram k&n intake with heat shield, audi tt shourt shifter FULL special edition gli big brakes with calipers and rotors, oem red paint with tons of life left, fog lights with yellow hid bulbs, diesel geek skid plate, 4motion front valance and a gli dash swap.
I'm thinking about buying the car, but the fact it has almost 200,000 miles is what's driving me away from it. He's asking $4,500.00 and he's awesome about keeping up with the maintenance. Also, timing chain has been replaced 12k miles ago. Is this a good deal or not?
for around $9k you can find a nice stock one with nearly half the miles.. Thats a lot of miles on that one and you never know. In a couple months you could be left sitting with a lot of aftermarket parts in a car that doesnt want to run. If it was me, even though I have the GLI and Im just going un-biased here but id buy a stock one with fewer miles. sure it looks cool, but have fun with all the little problems involved with high-mileage cars.
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Originally Posted by Shameless
The OEM clutch in a mk4 VW is more forgiving than a Canadian.
Seems like a lot for milage and year.
The recaros, coils and valances don't really make up for the cost difference, I think.
As said it would be a much better investment to get an 04 gli with much less miles on it.
It's an old motor and the motor already is a heavy gas hog.
I went ahead and kelly blue booked it for you. As per your zip code and the options on the car.
Very Good $2,957
Originally Posted by groundupjetta
speed without looks is as useful as a girl without tits
No offense but I would never pay over $1000 for a car with almost 200,000 miles. The previous owner knew his stuff. It shows he really wanted out of the car because he didn't take the time to part it out. Vr6's are good engines but the early mk4's are electrical nightmares. Just be prepared. You may want to find someone in your area with vag-com.
ive got a 01 glx vr6 with 204.000 miles and ive had no problems at all, if the cars been maintained and not abused you can see another 100k outta that motor with no issues, i get 438 miles on the highway to a tank of gas and burn NO oil, not one drop so again depends on how its been treated before you so enjoy and welcome to the 200k club
That is a lot of miles. But here in the south cars can go for 300,000. Up north the body goes long before that. Worse case scenario, the motor blows and you have to part it out. Most people prefer to buy the car fully stock but since it was a friend of yours I'm assuming you can vouch that the mods were done correctly. First thing I'd do is check for oil leaks, replace the water pump, and replace all the gaskets.
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