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Old 12-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was offered an '01 Jetta VR6 today and I think I might do it. I'm just trying to work my way up by trading, so why not. The Jetta is super clean compared to my Miata.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not a huge fan of VW's. stick with the NA!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1. Raise Miata
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not a huge fan of VW's. stick with the NA!
Well theres two reasons, I want a new project, and I need money. Really my plan is to trade, then sell it for 4.5k and get an E30 or 510 for cheap.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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work your way up to where? both cars have different values to different crowds. i personally would pay more for a miata than any jetta but thats me. (of course it'd have to be somewhat modified to justify the price im not stupid haha)

EDIT: nvmd you answered me before i could post.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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work your way up to where? both cars have different values to different crowds. i personally would pay more for a miata than any jetta but thats me. (of course it'd have to be somewhat modified to justify the price im not stupid haha)
An E36 or nice E30. But, I honestly feel I could sell the Jetta faster and for more.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You could trade for the Jetta and then when you regret it I'm sure you could find someone else with a miata that wants a Jetta for "more space."

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Yeah be like that kid that started out with some pos NA and worked his way up to a mansion or something
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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LOL I can't even BEGIN to describe what a stupid idea this is.

just light a few hundred bucks a month on fire...and don't drive the miata about 10 weeks out of the year...that's like owning a VW. I'll never own another one of those wallet raping shitboxes again. 2 Jettas was enough for me...
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LOL I can't even BEGIN to describe what a stupid idea this is.

just light a few hundred bucks a month on fire...and don't drive the miata about 10 weeks out of the year...that's like owning a VW. I'll never own another one of those wallet raping shitboxes again. 2 Jettas was enough for me...
well the vr6 is relatively reliable but its still a piece of shit because it will never grip nor be near as fun as the NA
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The Jetta will cater to more people if selling is what you want to do.
I was going to trade my FD for a built Civic (i hate civics) because my friend said he would buy it from me for more than I was selling the FD.

Guy couldnt daily the FD tho so it fell threw.

I would do it if you just plan on selling it
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you can return the Jetta to a semi-respectable condition I say go for it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Mk4 Jettas are garbage. You were probably offered the car because something expensive is about to break on it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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from the look of your car, you want something you can just cruise in and look hellastanced, flushbro. if this is the case go for the jetta. the vw scene has WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more hipsters that would give you cred for a dope fwd auto scenewhore ride.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Mk4 Jettas are garbage. You were probably offered the car because something expensive is about to break on it.

This.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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LOL I can't even BEGIN to describe what a stupid idea this is.

just light a few hundred bucks a month on fire...and don't drive the miata about 10 weeks out of the year...that's like owning a VW. I'll never own another one of those wallet raping shitboxes again. 2 Jettas was enough for me...
Lol pretty much this. Owning one jetta was enough for me, they really love raping your wallet.

I had an 01 also and I had nothing but problems with it. And as already stated they don't grip for shit.

If you're trying to sell it though, it would be easier to sell it. I sold my 01 with 128k miles and a handful of aftermarket parts for $5750 in a week.

But I'd keep the miata.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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1. Raise Miata
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4. Profit!
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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my female co-worker just picked up a vr6 jetta and i would never trade my NA for that car. RWD > FWD and more fun that crappy VW's
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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No bueno. FWD + Expensive maintenance. Just keep your NA and save up for that E30 or 510.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Do it, I find once you hate a VW you appreciate a miata that much more
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Do it, I find once you hate a VW you appreciate a miata that much more
So true haha
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My first car was 1.8t mk4 gti, my second car was a mk4 vr6 gti. They are such a love hate relationship! That jetta will ruin many of your days. I now own a miata and enjoy every single minute of being on the road.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I had a '99 Audi 1.8T A4. Different car, but same interior, and same electronics. Was a pain in the rear to live with. The computers in the German cars of those years are garbage. Although your Miata looks no better than the VW, I'd still keep it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #24 (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...
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:31 PM   #26 (permalink)
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^ That's probably for the better. Keep the miata, maintenance is hell with vw.

I am sorry to hear you broke the miata though
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I had a '99 Audi 1.8T A4. Different car, but same interior, and same electronics. Was a pain in the rear to live with. The computers in the German cars of those years are garbage. Although your Miata looks no better than the VW, I'd still keep it.
Not even close.

I love my miata, I've owned, well... 6+ VWs and Audis (none of them hellastanced yo)... VWs have their place, but my favorite car so far is my Miata.

Although, the Jetta's actual monetary value could potentially be higher than your miata, but that's all dependent on condition, also if that Jetta is an auto, and it's the 4 speed transmission, it's probably about to blow up.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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RWD>FWD /thread
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #29 (permalink)
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as a VW technician i have to say that the MKIV is a good platform. the vr6 is a good engine provided the proper maintenance has been done, oil changed, etc. you cant beat the sound of a VR6. i wouldnt trade if it was an automatic trans. they dont have the best reputation for longevity. if you're serious i would take it to the dealer and have a GFF scan performed with the factory VAS scanner. that's probably gonna be around $100. or if you know someone with a RossTech VCDS, so you can see ALL the faults in ALL the modules, not just the engine so you know what you're getting into. the VR6 can get pricey if something breaks, be prepaired for that. also VR6s dont get the best fuel economy. it's a fact. but in 2001 if you were a Baller and wanted a jetta, you got the VR6. because racecar.

my point: have the car looked at by someone with vw experience and realize what you're getting BEFORE YOU BUY IT. you dont want to find out any dirty secrets after you sign the title.
just my 2cents.
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as a VW technician i have to say that the MKIV is a good platform. the vr6 is a good engine provided the proper maintenance has been done, oil changed, etc. you cant beat the sound of a VR6. i wouldnt trade if it was an automatic trans. they dont have the best reputation for longevity. if you're serious i would take it to the dealer and have a GFF scan performed with the factory VAS scanner. that's probably gonna be around $100. or if you know someone with a RossTech VCDS, so you can see ALL the faults in ALL the modules, not just the engine so you know what you're getting into. the VR6 can get pricey if something breaks, be prepaired for that. also VR6s dont get the best fuel economy. it's a fact. but in 2001 if you were a Baller and wanted a jetta, you got the VR6. because racecar.

my point: have the car looked at by someone with vw experience and realize what you're getting BEFORE YOU BUY IT. you dont want to find out any dirty secrets after you sign the title.
just my 2cents.

thats some good advice.
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