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Old June 29th, 2020, 18:06   #1
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Default FS: 2001 golf TDI, 2 dr, stick, reflex silver

140,000 miles!

Sheís a reflex silver Golf TDI GL. I prefer to think of her the ďSuperleggeraď or lightweight version, rather than being Poverty-Spec. This means sheís a 2 door with 5 speed, stick shift, crank windows with manual, fabric cover seats that arenít heated. Does have the Monsoon audio system.
I met her in early 2004, she was so young & cute ... we feel in love during our first dance as we shyly whispered in each others ears. She had such low miles! I soon bought her home to Kansas from Nebraska, she had really low miles and we've been good to each other since. She currently has only140,xxx miles because she's mostly led a charmed life. I still use her a few times a week & on occasional longer trips.
I suspect she was mostly used as a city commuter based on the soot buildup. One freezing, windy, snowing night around 13 years ago, her ASV stuck shut! I cleaned out her intake system once i figured out the issue. Since buying, I used her on daily highway commutes until about 10 years ago, & had other fun toys for weekends, so she still has very low miles for her age. I donít use her much now, always cycled & bus to work the last 10 years.
We moved from Wichita, KS, to Seattle, WA, in late 2010. With two guys and loaded to the max with my belongings - one of the tanks netted us 49.9 mpg on the way to Denver and we werenít really law abiding because the roads were very straight & boring. I did get a rather expensive speeding ticket later on that same trip but on a per-mile basis the trip was still a bargain, especially because the cop was lenient on me. Maybe he fell for my disbelief that a gutless 90hp factory diesel could break 80mph

Years ago, while parked at a friends cabin in the mountains during an xmas break, a bunch of snow slid off their roof & landed on my hood - it buckled. I call it the origami hood mod. Bought a used, reflex silver hood but it needs paint on one corner & havenít installed it. It's included with purchase.
I replaced the headliner about a year ago, shows a bit of wear - turns out the fabric pills easily when rubbed by stretching arms & hands - nothing too major or unsightly.
Seattle drivers !!!: Rear bumper was pushed in a little while parked downtown. Can be pulled out without visible damage, see photos. Haven't bothered trying to fix that.
Minors dings, scratches, rock chips, needs cracked windshield replaced but been fine the last 4 years - all minor stuff that sounds worse than it is.

Dieselgeek Panzer skid plate. www.dieselgeek.com/collections/vw-skid-plates/products/mk4-panzer-plate-heavy-duty-aluminum-skid-plate-kit
Dieselgeek short shifter. Still have the stock shifter www.dieselgeek.com/collections/vw-short-shifters/products/sigma-5-five-speed-short-shift-kit-for-mk4-vw
Timing belt replaced around 65k (fall 2004), supposedly with the 100k timing belt kit, same time as the clutch which was necessary after installing the bigger injectors & driving her once which instantly blew the clutch at full load.
Big Bosch ď216Ē injectors
SBC stage 2 clutch 350 ft.lb clutch on stock DMF flywheel www.idparts.com/stage-endurance-clutch-k70038-p-1244.html
Kerma tune, with the associated tuning box, shortly after the clutch job
Koni FSD Strut and Shock Set, from idparts.com about 8 years ago
VW Jetta springs from a friend in Germany. Donít remember if I did just the rears or all four. Theyíre a little stiffer, essentials stock ride height, handles a bit better. Still have stock springs.
Newer golf shifter knob & boot my friend in German sent me - old one was worn. Like the design of this one better, too.
Beru glow plugs several years ago - the 3rd time Iíve had to replace her glow plugs. light is on but it doesn't get too cold here so haven't replaced them. Usually go into mountains with friends in their larger, AWD, cars so haven't noticed any glow plug failures.
Vane Actuator VNT-15/VNT-17 (A4 ALH) installed about 5 years ago when mine failed
Replaced a/c lines, some sensor & pump last summer - that was expensive.
New Autozone battery in early spring. Prior one lasted about 10 years, bought the same one again.
Drivers door lock assembly, still in the box. Remote works about half the time but have been dreading changing it out & havenít done it yet. Will leave that to the buyer.
Pressure Converter (N75) in a box in case I needed it. Never had issues with the original one so never installed
Bosch Mass Airflow Sensor MAF (A4 ALH) I bought to see if mine was bad. It wasn't so youíll have a spare.
Various other routine maintenance & repair parts over the years.
Still on stock breathing system - intake, turbo, coolers, down pipes, catalytic converter(s) & exhaust. Leave your cat(s) in if you donít hate the environment!
On stock steel wheels with Hankook ️snow & ice tires with tons of life left on them. When they were reinstalled last fall I got rid of the 3 season tires as they were worn out.
Full size spare.
All seats in good shape with no rips, stains or visible wear.
Possibly other mods Iíll remember later.

She's a good car, still fun & reliable. E
verything works (except as noted), she's in decent shape with remarkably low miles for her age & still fun to drive with plenty of torque.

Thereís so much stop & go driving in Seattle that Iím done with DIY shifting. I donít need a super efficient commuter anymore & ideally I would like to trade for small, automatic, reasonably efficient car that isn't painfully slow(how i wish the Honda Fit came with a K20.) If you have a 128i then please get in touch, even if you don't want to trade, as it's on top of my list. I will need to keep my TDI until I trade or buy a different car.
edited to add: Oops, forgot price was a required item. Asking $5000 or best offer
Pics to follow ...

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Old June 29th, 2020, 18:25   #2
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Not sure how to link my album on here but hereís one
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Old June 29th, 2020, 18:26   #3
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Here’s the link to my album

In case of any confusion. The photos of the bent fender are old & it has been replaced with a new Reflex Silver fender

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Old June 29th, 2020, 23:44   #4
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Price is required. I thought reflex silver was a 2002+ color?
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Old June 30th, 2020, 11:35   #5
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Price is required. I thought reflex silver was a 2002+ color?
Thanks for the reminder, edited first post to comply with requirements
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