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Old May 14th, 2018, 20:02   #61
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2002 New Beetle, undergoing an auto to 5speed swap this week.
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Old May 15th, 2018, 09:20   #62
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Pretty positive (95% certain) I'll be selling my '03 Jetta (signature vehicle) when my ML350 comes back from having been tuned. It should make a great care for someone. Stay tuned! No pun (well kinda) intended.
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Old May 19th, 2018, 17:23   #63
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Still have mine. I'm going to drive it till it dies.
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Old May 20th, 2018, 19:17   #64
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If I didn't still have my TDI, why would I be looking at this forum?
Am I missing something here?
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Old May 21st, 2018, 03:22   #65
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If I didn't still have my TDI, why would I be looking at this forum?
Am I missing something here?
There are quite a few people who sold their TDI but still come to the forum. I think it's the camaraderie of this place and the willingness to still want to help others.
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Old May 21st, 2018, 04:38   #66
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There are quite a few people who sold their TDI but still come to the forum. I think it's the camaraderie of this place and the willingness to still want to help others.
Yup - I'm still here even though my last TDI went away over a year ago. I still work on TDI's and enjoy spending a few minutes here and there reading the forum.
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Old May 21st, 2018, 04:53   #67
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Same here. My JSW TDI 6M - with VW's court-mandated buyback at my 2013 cost - has given way to a 1.4 turbo/5M Jetta.

Like many here, the torque, space + fuel economy are sorely missed.

OTOH, dealer/corporate Jetta pricing - Fall 2017 - permitted a hellacious DEAL.

It's all good (this site included!)


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Old May 21st, 2018, 06:48   #68
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I'm not going anywhere. I'm like that big heavy cast iron bath tub in a house you just bought. Too much trouble to get rid of, still works OK, and you can just ignore the ugly stains.



Still have the '99 NB, the '96 B4 wagon project. Haven't gotten into anything newer yet, none of this buyback stuff. We've had these "cast iron tubs" long enough now we can save the annual $$$ plate registration BS with Collectors plates, soon enough. Yes, our 2nd floor BR still has the cast iron tub, best seat in the house......

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Old May 21st, 2018, 14:20   #69
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There are quite a few people who sold their TDI but still come to the forum. I think it's the camaraderie of this place and the willingness to still want to help others.
Agreed, I have a few people who I am good friends with that still post and have TDI's. One is Dweisel and we have been on some "adventures" together in his quest to round up all the available Beetle TDI's in North America.

I currently do not have a TDI in the stable, but my son-in-law is driving my previous 2005 Jetta TDI.
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Old May 24th, 2018, 11:05   #70
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Mine rolled over 300k 2 weeks ago, other than leaking valve cover and busted exhaust shes still running strong!
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Old May 30th, 2018, 07:34   #71
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Mine rolled over 300k 2 weeks ago, other than leaking valve cover and busted exhaust shes still running strong!
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Old June 19th, 2018, 15:49   #72
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'99 NB still in the rotation. Gimpy turbo and wanky 1st gear shift-in and all.
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Old July 5th, 2018, 21:10   #73
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Still have the green machine. She is less that 100 miles from 327k miles. She is slowly rusting away. But has been a good backup car. Replaced with a 2003 Beetle TDI with only 114k miles last June. One year later, just a few weeks ago deer jumped out and totaled the front end. I feel like a traitor after picking up a 2002 Jetta 1.8t but low mile TDI's are few and far between now.
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