I think I found my TDI, at least for now. She’s not perfect but for just under $600 how can you go wrong?
Hahaha that’s hilarious! They have probably never heard “roll your window up”! Boy that brings back some memories Personally I love them and am so glad to have found a model with “crank up” windows. Less electrical gadgets, less chance of something going wrong, is the way I look at it! LolOur 01 Jetta has crank up windows and when someone in their 20’s and 30’s see them, their response is, “that’s so cool”.
Sooo many options here and very cheap as they are banning diesels completely here in the not too far future. Plus the older the diesel the harsher the environmental restrictions are. Honestly I just want to round up a couple and park them while I’m here then ship em back with me when I leave. BMW tdi wagons are cheap too. Anyone heard of the bmw 5 series 525d e39 wagon? Under 1k euro for a 97 version with 220k kms, currently in Italy. Italy = less rust.Nice find, even overseas. Enjoy the options you have while there.
That’s correct, 25 years. I should be here 3-5 years. Also looking at the mk 3 golf variants and Passat Variants/Wagons. I found a very nice 98 L35 van also, basically the same as a Benz sprinter van. I’ll keep an eye out for a Westfalia. I saw one yesterday I think, but it wasn’t in great condition from what I recall. A bit of rust. Germany gets A LOT of rain so that’s the toughest task here is finding rigs without a bunch of rust.If someone is going to bring a car in for personal use I think it needs to be at least 25 years old. My pipedream is to find a diesel T4 Westfalia in excellent condition. They are crazy money here.
Couple more years and you'll be able to get that BMW to states. So many options in Germany and its not even funny. My brother lives in Berlin and he just got himself 2012 BMW 530d GT and he loves it.
The actual headlights throw better light.When you guys say the Golf has better headlights.
Do you mean they look better in your opinion,..
or they light the road better?
I love the features you can get on German cars there that are only sold as "luxury" cars here. Manual transmissions, cloth seats, no sunroof, and, of course, diesels. If I can't have a Westfalia I'd also be really interested in a E46 320d wagon. That car has the (relative) simplicity of the ALH Jetta Wagon but with front engine/rear drive dynamics.
I've also always thought it would be nice to get a manual transmission, normally aspirated 2 liter W124 Mercedes. That's the classic taxi setup in Germany. It's amazing how fast drivers can make that very low power car move.
wow! where do you find a rare golf/wagon TDI like that , with low miles, paint in that amazing condition, for $600???