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Taylor's 89 VW Golf GL

Well, Ive been searching for the right small car for a while now. And here she is.

Its an '89 Volkswagen Golf GL. Wolfsburg edition.

Volkswagens have been in my family a lot (especially old VW's) so I couldnt resist when I saw this car up for sale. I also couldnt pass up the asking price.

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My uncle has worked on VWs most of his life. He would have multiple Rabbits and Beetles in his shop. He would "Fix them up" for racing, and repairs for the public in general.
Well he has also been blind most of his wife. He knows VWs like the back of his hand. I recently stopped by and he was replacing a front end suspension part. He still to this day, walks down to his shop with his cane, and works on VWs.
Pretty awesome. That was one reason why I wanted to get this car.





HATE ALL YOU WANT HAHAHA. I love this little car already.

Interior shot (I know, plain old car interior) I took off the shift boot, because it is loose...and was getting on my nerves.


The previous owner has been the only owner of the car. It needs some TLC. ENGINE RUNS GREAT! I drove it over 2 hours after I bought it.

Things to do list:

-Replace door handles (One is broken, so I want to replace all of them)
-Short shifter and shift boot + MAYBE new shift ****
-New shifter tube thing, or just attempt to tighten up stock linkage (piece that runs from shifter to transmission)
-Possible paint job
-Vacuum this thing out lol
-Slight window tint to maybe keep temp down some
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Looks nice a nice base, not a ton wrong to fix.

i'd love to get me a golf one day.
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it'd be pimp with some nice, different, but subtle wheels.
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Looks nice a nice base, not a ton wrong to fix.
Thats the main reason I bought it. Mainly cosmetic issues, but nothing serious.

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it'd be pimp with some nice, different, but subtle wheels.
I thought about that as well. Im not too sure though. I think I might keep it stock.

We'll see.
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volkswagen* lul cut the springs and rub


i'd just paint it and leave it alone. doesn't look bad
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Airride and a ABA turbo setup. Or go big w/a VRT.
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Airride and a ABA turbo setup. Or go big w/a VRT.


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i'd just paint it and leave it alone. doesn't look bad
lol you caught it. I thought about the spelling the other day, but never bothered to look it up.

What color?
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lol you caught it. I thought about the spelling the other day, but never bothered to look it up.

What color?
whatever it is now just to keep it original
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One thing I am considering (if possible) is a front end conversion.

I kinda like the round headlights. I need to join a VW forum and research like crazy.
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whatever it is now just to keep it original
Yeah thats a good thought.

I might need to add a list of things to do to the OP.
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X2. I'm beer can on there.
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license plate says it all, BAM-Bad *** ****
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congrats, man! i had a '91 in high school and loved it. it was red, had a euro grill, with the 4 lights, CAI, catback, 16"bbs wheels and got 30mpg. then a guy in an explorer ruined it. :/
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license plate says it all, BAM-Bad *** ****
Yeah, the lady who sold it to me was at the DMV when I got the plate. She thought that BAM was awesome lol.

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<3 lol

OMG why? lol.
bye bye gas mileage?
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OK, with the little 1.8, will a CAI do anything for it? lol.
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Maybe. I know there was like 3 efi systems. Digifant, cis-e and something else.
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Ordering OEM replacement door handles today. I only need 2, but I might as well go ahead and replace all 4 of them.
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OK, with the little 1.8, will a CAI do anything for it? lol.
drop in a VR6 and call it done
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Went outside tonight and de-stickered this thing. Used Tutle Wax label and sticker remover. Stuff did pretty well.
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LOVE that thing.
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I like it. The round headlights would look much better than the square ones.
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