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Old 12-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Test drove it today and the thing actually pulls and rides nice. He wants time to talk it over with his dad so I'll know by friday.

But my dumbass drifted it into a curb today... I think I bent or broke my lower control arm on the drivers side, when i slightly turn the wheel to the right, the passenger side wheel moves but drivers side doesnt. What could that be? Wanna be able to fix by Friday...
you broke the steering rod that goes to the rack and prolly some other stuff
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Stay away man. I've owned 3 of the MKIIs which are much less complicated and easier to work on and it was still a love/hate ownership. I hate to say this, but if you want something FWD go with something jap like a Honda (yup, a Honda, sorry, but they are well built).

If you are aiming for an E30 or E36, as was suggested above, just drive the NA and save up.
And BTW, Bimmers love to rape wallets as well, but at least they are much better cars than VWs. And most importantly, they are also RWD.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:45 PM   #33 (permalink)
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rwd 'tards ftl...
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:46 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Miata to a mkiv Jetta is the equivalent of going from "in the closet" to burning the closet down. Might as well buy a 2000 beetle.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #35 (permalink)
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You know, why screw around. I've got a nice PT Cruiser I'll sell you. If you take out the back seats, you can put an entire Miata in one. Or a suitcase of cash ... dealer looks for those, you wait less for oil changes.

Less reliable than a Jetta, yet paradoxically more expensive to repair. I humbly suggest it's perfect for you.

Example: Dealer wants $700 for a radiator fan, yet the radiator fans break on every single example on the road. None the less, no dealer stocks them. See? You'll be in car-less heaven far more often than that Jetta thing. You gotta think big, man.

Hey, it was built when the Germans were running the show. That's why you need special coolant.

Since that's obviously the direction you want to move, I can effectively double his offer. I only wish it was an automatic trans ... that would TRIPLE the offer. Because it needs special ATF, or a week after you put in some generic stuff, the auto transmission explodes. (Unless you use the special ATF in the power steering instead of the generic stuff. Then the PS pump explodes).

Just ask any Ram owner ... they deleted the ability to even order a manual trans in the gas engine trucks. Reason was something about being "too reliable".

Home ownership is a con anyway. Why drive a cheap, reliable, fun car like a Miata while saving up for an asset of nebulous value? Medical emergencies? Google "self-surgery". Retirement? Getting old is a myth ... you're immortal.

Give the money to the Germans ... no, wait ... Italians instead.

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #36 (permalink)
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An E36 or nice E30. But, I honestly feel I could sell the Jetta faster and for more.
good luck finding a nice e30. especially without a cracked dash or some other "janky-ass" mods done to it for under $3K

I'd keep the miata and repair your control arm and call it day.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Dealer Tech to Jetta Owner:
"Your Humberflatzen is conflicting mit you Shitzer Pantzen. Could be two, three, maybe more."

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"What do you mean, two, three?"

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:44 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Stay away man. I've owned 3 of the MKIIs which are much less complicated and easier to work on and it was still a love/hate ownership. I hate to say this, but if you want something FWD go with something jap like a Honda (yup, a Honda, sorry, but they are well built).

If you are aiming for an E30 or E36, as was suggested above, just drive the NA and save up.
And BTW, Bimmers love to rape wallets as well, but at least they are much better cars than VWs. And most importantly, they are also RWD.
I traded my E30 for the NA, miss the E30 a ton. But what I plan to do is trade and sell, then buy a new project E30 or 510.

My original plan was to keep trading up after the E30 to the NA.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:45 AM   #39 (permalink)
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And of course its a 5 speed....
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:31 AM   #40 (permalink)
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OP: "Hey guys, should I trade my Miata for this Jetta?"

Everyone: "NO!"

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:40 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I traded my E30 for the NA, miss the E30 a ton. But what I plan to do is trade and sell, then buy a new project E30 or 510.

My original plan was to keep trading up after the E30 to the NA.
I don't really know the condition of either your miata or the jetta, but in my area the least expensive miata right now is $3400, and the most expensive (non dealer) 2001 jetta is $3500. So I don't really know if you're going to "make" any more money. You also at this point probably have to fix your car, if the Jetta owner has to "talk to his dad", I doubt his parent is going to let him trade for an already broken, much older, less safe car.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:44 AM   #42 (permalink)
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op, please go.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I'm suprised you used to have an E30, went to a miata, and miss the E30.

I used to have an E30...and 37 other cars before my NA, and the only car I sorta miss from the bunch is an 85 RX7.

No way I would go back to the E30 from the miata...EVER.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I think I have an itch on my ankle, but dont know if I should scratch it or not. Opinions?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:39 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I think you should trade it. If you're going to drift into curbs you belong in a FWD car anyways.

Also, your concept of directions is clearly flawed if you think going to an E30 is trading 'up' from a miata.
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I think you should trade it. If you're going to drift into curbs you belong in a FWD car anyways.

Also, your concept of directions is clearly flawed if you think going to an E30 is trading 'up' from a miata.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:05 PM   #48 (permalink)
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LOL.

Wants to "trade up" and make money.

Has Miata.

Grand plan is to trade for a MK4 Jetta and then "arrive" in a nice E30.



Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Good luck. Do it. Post your success stories here so we can all laugh at y- errrr i mean congratulate you.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I don't really know the condition of either your miata or the jetta, but in my area the least expensive miata right now is $3400, and the most expensive (non dealer) 2001 jetta is $3500. So I don't really know if you're going to "make" any more money. You also at this point probably have to fix your car, if the Jetta owner has to "talk to his dad", I doubt his parent is going to let him trade for an already broken, much older, less safe car.

Miatas in my neck of the woods are on CL for 2500-4000, mine is definitely not in the best condition body wise, has two big dents and quite a few little ones.

The Jetta on the other hand is clean, no dents. And on CL here, theres about 5 VR6s on there ranging from 4500-6000

And about being broken, I put in a new control arm today which was one of the problems, but I'm pretty sure it has a bent tie rod because the wheels seem to like veering off left or right if I let go of the steering wheel.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #50 (permalink)
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I have a better idea. I go out and buy a MK4 Jetta, and i trade you for your Miata. You like?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #51 (permalink)
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get an e30 man. cheaper for you and it's his ultimate goal from the trading game.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #52 (permalink)
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get an e30 man. cheaper for you and it's his ultimate goal from the trading game.
E30s worth buying are a pretty penny.

Clean MK4 Jettas are worth about a dollar because they're piles of shit.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #53 (permalink)
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roffles ^

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dude, clean is obiously subjective. i can get an outwardly nice car for under a grand here. cut the springs, give it a wash and it might be worth 4x what you paid to the OP. get some cash with the miata to fix the dorifto damage.
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Why are we still here? Some people, no matter how much guidance, just constantly make bad life decisions. I think OP is one of those people. Let him be.
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In his defense, they did just legalize in Washington. The Mk4 would hold a lot more food.
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I'm suprised you used to have an E30, went to a miata, and miss the E30.

I used to have an E30...and 37 other cars before my NA, and the only car I sorta miss from the bunch is an 85 RX7.

No way I would go back to the E30 from the miata...EVER.
I miss my 83 so much
It was riced to shit so I dont miss how it looked (that and my friend who bought it from me fucked it up) but man would I love to get my hands on another one.
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I had a mk4 jetta, but the miata is way better
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