www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You




Go Back   TDIClub Forums > Classifieds/For Sale/Wanted > TDI Cars for Sale/Wanted

TDI Cars for Sale/Wanted VW TDI/Diesel cars for sale and wanted.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 9th, 2018, 10:26   #1
sccanuck
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Question Need advice on selling my 2003 Jetta TDI wagon (South Carolina)

Iím looking for opinions on selling my 2003 Jetta TDI wagon Ė how much in its current condition, or is it worth towing to a mechanic for a diagnosis first? Iíve read through a bunch of posts (including the ones for newbies like me) and it seems like similar cars have been sold or valued from about $700 to $1500. I would appreciate any thoughts on what to do next.
2003 Jetta TDI wagon
- 339,205 km/210,772 miles
- 5-speed manual
- Silver with black cloth interior
- Sunroof/Alloy wheels ďPLX luxury packageĒ
- VIN: WVWSP21J73W412473

Photos: http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...-wagon&cat=500

It isnít running. It gave up while my son was driving on the highway two days ago, wouldnít accelerate past 65 then just petered out Ė the same thing happened a couple of years ago and resulted in a turbo actuator replacement (?). Iíve misplaced the records on that so Iím not positive what the repair was Ė I am waiting for a copy from the mechanic.

Last summer I was advised by my mechanic that it isnít worth putting any more money into the car. So this time I had it towed straight home. I love this little car but it has turned into a money pit, so I'm inclined to agree with the latest mechanic.

History:
Purchased new in Ontario, Canada in spring 2003 (thus it has a kilometer-dominant speedometer) but moved to Florida in 2005, and now it lives in South Carolina. Always used synthetic oil and changes have only been done by qualified mechanics. 2010 was a bad year for my Jetta but a good year for a couple of mechanics Ė a timing belt and turbo unit replacements. I have the records on those repairs as well as minor repairs and most of the maintenance records.

Details:
- Timing belt replaced in 2010 at 158,000 km/98,000 miles
- Turbo unit replaced in 2010 at 165,000 km/102,000 miles
- Valve cover and vacuum pump gasket replaced in March 2017 at 288,000 km/179,000 miles
- New oil pan July 2017 (after an midnight encounter with road debris thrown from a lumber truck) at 316,000 km/196,000 miles
- Last brake service 2015 at 276,000 km/171,000 miles
- Shocks and struts in 2012 at 207,000 km/128,000 miles
- Tires are in good shape although two rear tires donít match due to an emergency replacement of a non-repairable puncture in summer 2017
- No major body damage Ė a couple of rust spots and small dents
- No accidents

The Bad:
- A/C isnít working and needs a high side valve
- Gear shift is a uncooperative when shifting from first to second gear
- Engine light has been on for several years, but my Florida VW mechanic told me it was related to glow plugs and not an issue in a temperate climate
- Only remaining key is the valet key (thanks, kids)
- Cassette tape player recently died (my son had been using an adapter to stream music through his phone) and the radio knobs are missing
- Front power plug is dead
- Passengerís side seat heater isnít working (driverís side works)
- Driver side door doesnít always want to open from the outside
- Sunroof wonít open
- The headliner is drooping
- Glove compartment latch is broken
- Itís been driven by my son from the ages of 17 to 25, with accompanying young man dirt and lack of regular cleaning
I'll post more and better photos on the weekend.

sccanuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2018, 19:17   #2
hollowhead
Veteran Member
 
hollowhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: cope,sc
Fuel Economy: 40ish beetles, 52 wagon
Default

I'm very interested and right down the road on the other side of orangeburg.
hollowhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on selling 2005 Jetta GLS TDI Wagon (Seattle) Matt_Seattle TDI Cars for Sale/Wanted 7 January 30th, 2015 09:31
Advice on selling/pricing 2003 Jetta TDI wagon Algae TDI Cars for Sale/Wanted 24 January 3rd, 2011 19:01
selling a 2003 jetta tdi wagon / needs engine work tenenbaum TDI Cars for Sale/Wanted 0 February 26th, 2010 19:21
2000 Jetta TDI for sale - South Carolina TDI_SC TDI Cars for Sale/Wanted 5 January 12th, 2010 16:54
Selling 2003 jetta TDI wagon soon drivin dave TDI Cars for Sale/Wanted 9 May 18th, 2009 19:31


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
© 1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.11217 seconds with 13 queries
[Output: 55.18 Kb. compressed to 51.22 Kb. by saving 3.96 Kb. (7.18%)]