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Old November 30th, 2017, 05:11   #15
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Location: Oklahoma
Fuel Economy: City mid 40s ~ Road mid 50s ~ Two (2) 61 MPG fill ups

Originally Posted by Fixmy59bug View Post
I am looking at two different TDIís and need some opinions on which would be the better buy.

Car #1 - 2002 Jetta TDI automatic. 53k miles. Sat in a field for the last 3 or 4 years. Literally a little old lady car. Minor damage on passenger side. Front bumper needs reattached.

Timing belt presumed never replaced. Needs core support, needs suspension bushings replaced, needs turbo cleaned (best case scenario) / replaced (worst case scenario), and all fluids need replaced.

Car #2 - 2005 Passat TDI Automatic. 194k miles. Daily driven and well maintained. I havenít checked it out yet, but letís assume it doesnít need much. Pictures make it look in pretty good condition. Hereís the catch... salvage title. Seller says it is a stolen recovery out of Arizona. AZ does allow insurance to brand cars as salvage if stolen recovery.
In addition to rodent issues in a field, water, and sun harm.

BTW. sitting in a field is not the "only" mouse chewers exposure. Our cars ARE garaged.

..... and we live in an area with a lot of openness behind our house. every 3-4 years (winter) the little Okie mice will visit our garage. We prophylacticly have PIZZEN ready for fresh invaders.

So far so good.
Do the fix, pocket $8,000-ish 6, 776 miles on the clock, Pristine condition
BB = $25,625, but VW is not paying for PRIME condition nor ULTRA low miles.
Net bases in my 2015 Golf = $12,495
NADA-KBB for older CPO Golf TDi 2014 = $18,250
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