Old guy new to the forum looking for more information keeping my 2005.5 2.5 Jetta in top shape. A gift, (Raven the car and all the remaining payments) from my daughter after her move overseas. Cheers!!!
My name is Brian & I am the proud owner of a 1996 VW Jetta. I enjoy working on my ride as much as possible! I joined this forum to connect with fellow VW'erz & to gain some inside knowledge on my Jetta as this is my first VW!
HELLO ALL!!! MJ, 34 yr old girl in Emerson Ga. forgive me if im not doing ths right. im in a panic over this.
very glad to have found this forum and have already learned a good bit. decided to join b/c of it. im a huge fan of the vr6. i've been t-boned in my first and walked away. a few yrs later (missed it every day since) i was in the possition to get a new car. i got a 96 jetta. sadly 7 wks later someone pulled out in front of me & i t-boned him. on;y damage to the car (aside from airbag deployment) was a busted head light. well, and a broken elbow (i drive for a living) i insisted on another Jetta and REALLY wanted a vr6 b/c theyre quick. so here i am....... got a 00 vr6 glx. for only $3,500! BUUUUUUT of course a few days after buyng it a TON of problems have come up. i NEED advice as to which are more serious and need immediate attn b4 the remods come. check engine light is on- check engine light flashes (which i guess is misfire?) the oil pressure light comes on stays on (no loss of power or over heating) at 1500 rpm (btw is a 5 spd) says to shut the motor off and refere to my manual. big letters saying "STOP" kinda scary. the belt slipping- and heres the worst thing it just SHUTS OFF driving down the rd. it needs to have rewiring work done b/c it rolls up windows & locks at random times. has a battery thats waaay to small for it. so far the coil pack has been changed the oil switch replaced and filters. I LOVE THIS CAR AND REALLY THINK I GOT A DECENT DEAL BUT W/ DRIVING FOR A LIVING IT NEEDS TO BE PEAK. PLEEEAASE HELP ME!!! thank you in advance.
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Hello, I have a 1999 VW Cabrio. I love this little car, but about a month ago something went wrong. Not sure if it is the clutch, pressure plate or what. Need help!!! It will start now without having to push the clutch in.
I'm new to this forum but have been a member of several others such as rx8.com and my350z.com. Never owned a VW (or a 'vert) before, all my previous cars were Japanese. I was a huge Mod-Freak but am favoring OEM parts more these days.
I'm picking up a '99 Cabrio GLS (MT) on Monday. My former car started puking oil (about a quart a week!) so I was looking for something fun with good MPG to replace it. It's black on black leather with a black top. The previous owner picked tasteful black rims and a nice light tint. I've already nicknamed it "Schwartz"! Pics to come...
It's an older car and has seen some miles. My test drive was great and everything seemed solid. That said, I've read some reviews that has given me cause to try and learn more about my new machine.
I hope to take advantage to the marketplace for some odds and ends and to utilize the archives for tips and how-tos.
Below is some bio-info:
Schools: UC Berkeley (Undergrad); UC Davis (Law School)
Location: SF Bay Area
Last edited by Phantom Menace; 11-25-2012 at 02:36 AM.
New to the forums! Ive had my mk4 gti 337 for about four months now and love it! Im currently working on a wheel refinish project right now of the BBS RC wheels that the previous owner was kind enough to curb several times!
My name is Blake Baldwin and i just started working in Sales at Stone Mountain VW in Atlanta! Im new to these cars but so far.....LOVE em! Im coming from the Euro Motorcycle industry where i was a technician and sold the things....lookin forward to seeing what we can do to these things!!!
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