my new car (aka. dark green sex)

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Taurus, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    year: 1998
    make: Volkswagen
    model: Jetta
    trim: GLX
    engine: 2.8L 12V V6
    horsepower: 172
    torque (ft/lbs): 173
    transmission: 5 Speed Manual
    curb weight: 2927 lbs
    color: Classic Green Pearl Metallic
    Clean CARFAX Report

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    features include: fog lights, sliding/tilting sunroof, 4-wheel drilled and slotted discs with ABS, factory bose sound system, leather interior, and power windows, mirrors, and locks w/ remote and alarm.

    bought from Sacramento European for $9375 +tax and fees. their showroom is full of near-new beemers (even a Z8), benzitos, jags, and even a 911. i was told that the previous owner was a volkswagen guy and had a few jettas. he kept this one immaculate and stock and traded it in and got a M3 convertible.

    my first 24-hour impressions are.. well... it hasn't set in yet. i'm waiting for the car to explode or get stolen. right now it still seems to good to be true. this is the car of my (practical) dreams. in perfect condition, at that (clean carfax). superb, responsive handling and smooth, ample power. just, wow.

    it's bone stock. even a vw air filter. there are things i'd like to eventually do to it, including:
    · battery (more amps and probably dry cell)
    · k&n filter (cheap, easy power)
    · chip (more cheap, easy power)
    · wheels (thinking 16" black)
    · springs (~1.5-inch drop in front and less in back)
    · audio stuff (mp3 deck and front speakers for starters, bose rears put out decent bass)
    ...but for right now it's fine. my wallet says so, at least.
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    oooh, looks good. Is that plastic covering I see onthe floor in the car? And you should clean out your garage :p
     
  3. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Beautiful car.... good luck with it. Now you need to change your username. :D
     
  4. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    You know what I just realised? I've got a dark green car too! We're buddies! :D
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  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    haha, i've never owned a ford taurus. i was born on may 15th.

    neat wheels, glaanie. i wish they sold cars like that here. i've always liked small cars. this was my first:

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    '78 ford fiesta sport, "competition orange" :cool:
     
  6. Jettas rock, always loved them...
     
  7. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    2.8 V6 :drool:

    fast i bet ;)
    i am currently in the looking for work, but the first car i am buying Focus RS just means having to get in 20k debt first :shrug:
     
  8. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Just so you know, Carfax can not be trusted. I had a car that I smashed the hell out of (4 grand in damage), had it fixed at the dealer and it still shows up as a clean car that without any accident damage.
     
  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    :drool: looks great :D
     
  10. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    it is fast. :) a little more so once i calibrate myself with the car and pop in a filter and chip. i want to do some track time and even get some 0-60 and 1/4mi times in the future.

    i want to see your RS once you get it. :)

    well, that's pretty scary and discouraging. i had faith in the carfax.

    so the only way to be sure is to have it thoroughly inspected by a dealer or serious shop, i guess?
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Very nice car! I actually looked at one very similar to that a few months back... it was even the same color! Ended up getting an '02 Maxima though. I hope you enjoy it! :D
     
  12. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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  13. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    I hate it when my friggin gives me problems :D
     
  14. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i need a car
     
  15. Dreamliner, seems to me youre the opposite of me :D
    I love VW, wouldnt trust many other manufacturers at all..
    I really really want a Corrado though, my sisters boyfriend has one and I just fell in love on the first drive (with the car that is, not him) :D
     
  16. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    argh, my jetta, in under 2 years had these problems:

    3 alignments
    2 clutch retaining clips (internal in transmission)
    3 sets of tires
    window regulator cable disintigrated
    dash cracked

    those were teh major things, and oh yeah, it sucked in the snow and the ashtray broke often.

    I love my Mercedes 240D now.
     
  17. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Nice Car, I think you break in low 15s in the 1/4 with that car
     
  18. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Thats because they asked you to change it in another thread and you didnt. It was too BIG :D
     
  19. deej0tt

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    nice jetta indeed Taurus. you should get yourself more agressivelook wheels, then it would be (Y)
     
  20. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    had a 89 Alpine White GTI, 16valve, 1.8... soo sexy. Hauled buttox for what it was. Dropped 1.5" with 17" MoMos (old school MoMos not Momos, but MoMos, the classic logo'd ones), MoMo steering wheel, nuespeed sway bar front & back, clean as clean gets... traded it in for a Black 2001 Ford F-150 XLT Ext Cab Short bed. i should have gotten the 4x4 version :(