my new car (aka. dark green sex)

Taurus

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#1
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







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.
 

Glaanieboy

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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
 
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PseudoKiller

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

Taurus

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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:


'78 ford fiesta sport, "competition orange" :cool:
 

sean.ferguson

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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:
 

Dubbin1

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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.
 

Taurus

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thekore said:
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:
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. :)

Dubbin1 said:
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.
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?
 

muzikool

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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
 

dreamliner77

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Taurus said:
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)
QUOTE]


Forget about the battery for now. Better to install a more powerful alternator. If you do a new bat after the alt, get an optima.

PS. I hate VW's. Had a jetta a few years back. Nothing but friggin problems.
 

Unleashed

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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
 

dreamliner77

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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.
 

dubstar

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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 :(
 

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