2003 Jetta GLS TDI 5M - 161K - $4,500 - SE WI

Smithers

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 7, 1999
Location
Lower Slobovia
Former enthusiast and OG TDI Cub member.

2nd owner. Bought from my friend's sister, who bought it new in '03.

The good:

When I bought it, the intake manifold was clogged and the turbo was questionable. The following work was performed by a WI-based guru that everyone knows. All work performed ~8,000 miles ago.

Intake manifold cleaning
Replaced turbo with a good junkyard example.
Timing belt full kit replacement - everything.
New lines/hoses.
New pads/rotors all around.
Brake fluid changed.
Trans. fluid changed.
New ~500 miles ago - Michelin tires (Costco)
The car has never, ever failed to start or stranded me.

The bad:
Brake pad light is on. I don't know why - pads are new. Brakes could be stronger. Hydraulic issue?
Airbag light is on. It came on when I moved the seat back the first time I drove the car and it's been on ever since. I suspect the seat hadn't been moved since the car was new. Friend's sister is the only person that ever drove it. Disconnected wire?
Rust spots. I ground them down with a wire brush, primed with POR-15, then painted with a spray can that said it matched but doesn't. It's come back.
Headliner - the usual.
Parking brake button
Belligerent ash tray cover

The car was not detailed or even cleaned/vacuumed for the photos. It can only look better after you do that. I think I've managed to capture all the relevant features/options in the photos. If not, let me know what you'd like to see and I'll add it as soon as I can.

I'm available Fr/Sa and most evenings for showings.

Photos:
 

crlefley

Active member
Joined
May 19, 2015
Location
Saint Paul, MN
TDI
2003 Jetta Wagon (Golden Child) - Stage 4 Malone tuned, 2.5 buzzken, Panzer plate, Taller 5th Gear, 17/22 turbo, Injectors, 2003 Jetta wagon indigo blue: Bone stock. 1986 GTI VR6 Swapped. 1995 Passat Syncro Variant VR6.
Pretty good deal for a low mileage TDI. If I was in the market for the motor, I would come at it... The rust in the north eats our quarter panels... Good luck with the sale my friend!
 
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