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Help Me Buy a Thing

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Alright Oppo-lockers, I need help. I'm stuck.


First, as my avatar and post history suggests, I'm a VW guy. More specifically, I'm a mk1/mk2 guy. I've owned 5 combined in 9 years of motoring. They're cheap, they're fun, there are a ton of different variations and parts and here in the Delaware Valley they are plentiful. This years tax return is quite generous, and as I am currently without a fun car I have decided that I want something else to mess around with again, and while I'd be very content with another Mk1/2, there isn't really anything out there worth putting money into that isn't a long term project, and I don't have that kind of time.

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So, as a result I've branched out. Originally, I went looking for Miata's, but nothing really caught my eye and there really isn't much out there right now either. Then I thought Scirocco, because for all intents and purposes, I understand the ins and outs and quirks of it mechanically, but it is still different than what I've had. Swing and a miss, nothing worth buying in the immediate area either. I caught one all the way up in Massachusetts, but that is just too far.

Now I'm looking at an 850R that's been manual swapped and intrigues the hell out of me, but has it's issues. It's also a bit more expensive than I think it's worth. what do I do? I'm torn, because the want for a Scirocco and the R are very, very great.

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I've included pics for far purposes.

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