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Worst Build Ever... Jetta

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by SnowroxKT, Feb 27, 2012.

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What do do with her...

  1. Keep her

    15.5%
  2. Sell her

    54.9%
  3. 3/4 cam, turbo, awd conversion, cage, new adjustable coilovers, etc

    38.0%
  1. Mar 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    goufcustom

    goufcustom 7.62x63mm

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    Every VW I have come into contact with has been just like this... :mad:, and a couple were owned by some friends and family that knew how to work on cars, or were mechanics, and they still couldn't fix the VW issues. My experience, and opinion, not fact; since VW is one of the largest, and may soon be the largest auto manufacture, but I would sell it. But I am very very jaded towards VW in general, same way I am jaded against Ford and Saturn.




    Just my .02
     
  2. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM
    #42
    hitmans.army

    hitmans.army Just a guy.

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    I miss my Jetta(s). Sold one, traded one, totaled one. My favorite was a '93 with a 16v DOHC and tricked out 5 spd. Thats the one I sold. The one I wrecked did 3 full rolls, one end over end and one cartwheel (all in the same wreck) roof was like this / / but worse. Put 2 spare tires on it, rolled it back onto its wheels and drove it home. The handled great in the snow, not so great going 80 and doing an extreme turn to keep from hitting someone (pedestian walking in the street). No pics unfortunately.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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    SnowroxKT

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    :eek: :eek: I would like to have a 16V, right now I am running front studs and unstudded rear so I drift pretty good, but wow hope I don't do that!
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    UPDATE!

    Totaled as of 3/21/12

    On the way to the college library I got rear ended by a 95 Ford Explorer... Ouch, I would guess he was going 20-25 mph (VW tech who owns an Explorer agreed FWIW)

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    Drivers rear door got squeezed so I am certain it is totalled... Kinda sad :(

    Unibody Jetta-0 Ford Explorer-1
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    Nirvana

    Nirvana Long time lurker, first time poster.

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    That'll buff out.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    It actually will.

    Just take a sledge to the door jam so the door works again and drive it...
     
  7. Mar 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    :D

    To park for 2 years? :(

    The door works now, just slam it ;) and sledge hammering will commence if I keep it but after I get a check from insurance. :cool:
     
  8. Mar 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    steve o 77

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    cool, definitely check over the "frame" for major damage that might affect handling. Also check suspension but if it's all cosmetic I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    All cosmetic ;)
     
  10. Mar 25, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    steve o 77

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    psh rattlecan the entire thing flat black and throw some mad max bumpers on there haha.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    Where IS that photoshop request thread :D
     
  12. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    jw1983

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    Is there any crash comparisons between a Tacoma and a Jetta? You since dad knows best, Jettas are apparently safer.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    haha well insurance is buying her tomorrow for A LOT more than I paid for her so it was worth it :) (leaving in under 2 months for 2 years for the Philippines)
     
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