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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old August 11th, 2002, 11:25   #16
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My belated condolences Mitch.

Great to hear things are going well and you're looking at another TDI. Check the classifieds forum here, there are a few very nice B4 Passats for sale right now at fair prices.

I guess the 'new member' tag goes away after some certain # of posts. You're the lowest 'new member' # I've seen!
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Old August 11th, 2002, 14:18   #17
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Look around the For Sale section for posts by Harvieux. (sp?) He deals lots and lots of used TDIs. Its kind of his specialty. Whatever you want, he can get.

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Old October 20th, 2002, 07:26   #18
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Mitch, just recalling my meeting with you and Katie during you US tour. Congrats on your recent marriage, hope all is well. Bye the bye. great proposal at Roswell.

Red Bug w/ BIG hole in roof.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 14:00   #19
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It has been 8 years now since Katie & Blue Eyes were lost on Christmas day. Allot has changed, but I am still hoping for another TDI in my future.

My wife and I have adopted 2 special needs kids in the last 4 years, Heather almost 17 now and Donny turned 10 on Christmas Eve and his appendix ruptured on New Year's Eve. He is back home, and driving us crazy

I am still driving Katie's 99 NewBeetle GLS 2.0Auto, but it now has 172K miles. I have only put 12K miles on it in the last 2.5 years. I bought a Buell a couple of years ago to try and reduce the wear on her car and last month upgraded to a Triumph Daytona 675 (who knew riding was going to be so much fun

Our kids, especially our daughter are just getting to big to ride in the back of a bug and my wife and I both drive 99 NBs. So I am really looking forward to the new Jetta, probably the Wagon, have been reading the news here, which doesn't look to promising for an early release.

Hope to be back in the family within the next year.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 17:17   #20
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Hey, Mitch, glad you're still hanging' in there.

No, the '08s have been delayed. There was a glitch found in the emissions controls and while it was easily fixed, there's a big time penalty in gotta start over at this spot requirements. Some things, especially government required testing, can't be rushed.

Hope to see you soon, though. As always, everyone's welcome.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 19:54   #21
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Hi everyone,

The 10th anniversary of Katie's passing is approaching this Christmas. Things haven't changed much since my last post. I made it to R2K this summer with my kids. Katie's 99 NB now has 189K miles. I now ride a Triumph Daytona 675 to try and reduce the wear on the Beetle.

My website has changed, it is now http://www.r2katie.com

I took a job with a little retail company in Bentonville, Arkansas about 18 months ago. Maybe you have heard of it, Wal-Mart. But we hope to return to Florida in another year and work remotely.

Here is a picture of me on my bike at Give Kids the World.

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 23:10   #22
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Hey, Mitch
Sorry for your loss. She is at a better place now, called heaven.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 23:27   #23
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4 years since my last post. We moved to Arkansas and then back to Florida. I totaled my 2006 Triumph Daytona last March and have just been driving Katie's car since then, It has 230K miles now and is getting pretty tired
I was considering converting the 2.0L auto to an all electric or TDI manual. The electric sounds interesting, but the range is so low these days. I would love to have another TDI, not sure what the cost would be.
Anyone recommend a good mechanic in Central Florida?
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Old April 21st, 2013, 08:50   #24
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Old April 21st, 2013, 09:20   #25
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I can't attest to electric cars, but having owned 3 TDIs over 250k and still trusting them not to let me down on long distance runs, I'd definitely recommend a 5-speed or 6-speed swap. As for mechanics in central Florida, I don't know, but I've heard of TDI gurus traveling to perform work, so if there are no gurus local to you, perhaps you could import one!
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