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Bought a car today.

It's a 4 banger w/ 200hp. It's a 06 model w/27,000 miles on it. Got it for $14,500. Is that a decent price? It will eat the interstate up. 2.0 turbo w/200hp. I love it!

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You'll love it until you have to start repairing it. Welcome to the world of Volkswagen ownership. Want to know how I know? My best friend's brother-in-law. I've spent more weekends at his house putting expensive sh*t in that car than I care to remember. CV shafts, wiper motor, ignition... You name it, it's been done.

But for two or three years, you'll love it.
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turbu charged with vtak?!?!?! naw but for real make sure you keep that things warranty for as long as possible my moms bug is worse then my 89 ranger was. starter, alt, glow plugs are always going out, glow plug coil went out, the check engine light is pretty much just always on for something goin wrong, but maybe thatll break too and we wont have to look at it.
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you only need to breath on a vw for it to throw a code...lol
(had many vw's since the 70's....)
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I like those cars. I wouldnt own one but Id let my wife drive it
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yeah definitely a ***** maintaining these cars when there's no warranty present hahaha

one of my aunts has an 04 (i think) vr6. THE MOTOR DOES NOT FIT IN THE CAR! hahahaha
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oh and, i usually say this about full size trucks, but you shoulda got a diesel :)
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I like those cars. I wouldnt own one but Id let my wife drive it
yep my wif has beat the crap out of her jetta since it was brand new in '96..\
must say the iron head 2.0l vw engines are practically bulletproof..
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yep my wif has beat the crap out of her jetta since it was brand new in '96..\
must say the iron head 2.0l vw engines are practically bulletproof..
wouldnt say bulletproof. ive seen a bunch of those 2.0l veewee engines **** the bed under normal driving conditions.
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I like VWs, but don't get cocky about your "200hp 4cyl." My N/A 2.3 eats those turbo 2.0s for lunch. Nice car though. Sell it when the warranty goes out.
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wouldnt say bulletproof. ive seen a bunch of those 2.0l veewee engines **** the bed under normal driving conditions.
well we've had 2x 1.8's and a 2.0 and none have blown up. you do have to change the oil religiously though...
sry i meant to say alualloy heads.
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Don't let them rag on you too much about it. It's cute.
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Nice car

Have fun with fixing it. I have busted all my knuckles working on our VW
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Don't let them rag on you too much about it. It's cute.
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Congrats man. I like the car.

I really like the CC but way too much $$$$$ for it.
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BS. VW's are like diesel's. Don't skimp on the maintenance, you do, you will be sorry. Maintain it and it will last quite a long time. Keep making it "eat up the interstate" and you will be changing axles like they're going out of style.

You should have gotten the diesel. 45mpg ftmfw. Got a bud with a few "mods" on his diesel jetta. It surprised a few "veeeeetak" owners.
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Good looking car, but they are expensive to work on!
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