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Remember my Jetta?

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A quick timeline:

April (ish) 2019: I pulled it inoperable but running out of a guy’s yard in Indiana.


Late April, early May: I have it running and driving. It essentially acts as my daily until...

July: I realize “holy crap, this thing is a rusty pile of shit and an absolute death trap”. I list it and stop driving it.


August: it sells! The same day I bought my Cabriolet, as well.

October: the new owner has put paint on it (with a roller) and put something resembling an exhaust on it. I join a local euro car group and watch him roll the fenders with a jack handle in a parking lot. It now looks like this:

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Yes, it is slammed on ebay coilovers. As it should be.

The new owner probably came to the same conclusion as me and listed it.

November: well would you look at that. The fourth owner in seven months has now listed it... for two grand.


However... I’ve now found myself desiring a Mk3 Jetta. Four wheel disc brake cars are kind of hard to find, so... it might be time to make use of my intimate knowledge of this car and drop a fat lowball on it.

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