You are in the right place for knowledge! WelcomeHowdy! Newb here, but not newb to VW's. Well, it has been 23 years (which seems like yesterday) since I've had a water cooled VW. Had a '96 GTi VR6 over in Germany, then continued (and still have) my '74 Beetle which I've had since I was 17, going on 30 years now. It desperately needs a full restoration.
Anyways, picked me up a 2003 Jetta Wagon TDi manual. It definitely needs some TLC, some interior cleaning, bits and pieces, headliner, tilt doesn't work, rear wiper doesn't work and most importantly, I need to get to the HVAC flaps and do that mod on them to get back proper air flow. Just picked it up yesterday and will be driving it back to AZ (working in CA).
Wish me luck!
Expect it to have a lot of deferred maintenance that will cost a bunch of money and time, then be an absolutely fantastic car when it's all sorted out.I am actually a potential future member here... Looking to buy 2003 Golf TDI with roughly 150k miles. Will be my commuter. Here to research the car and to get an idea what to expect.
Your car would be an A4 body, also known as a Mk4. Biggest thing will be timing belt. Also avoid Hans auto parts.Per seller brakes and tires are good, a/c blows cold, don't know much about the service history and service records if any. will see the car in the next few days. I'd like to know more about the deferred stuff, what to keep an eye out for. Where should I look for that in this forum?
Per seller brakes and tires are good, a/c blows cold, don't know much about the service history and service records if any. will see the car in the next few days. I'd like to know more about the deferred stuff, what to keep an eye out for. Where should I look for that in this forum?
Check for consumer reviews on that dealership. Some of them are pretty bad.Hello all! Just bought our 2nd vdub a 06 beetle tdi. Its automatic with 95k on the clock and seems to have all the bells and whistle. Taking it to our dealership this saturday for an oil change, all filters and full inspection. Looking foward to a long time with this vehicle and the amazing mpg's they are known to get. Currently searching about fuel additives since we live in wyoming and high altitude, so it gets stupid cold here in winter.
I like these statements. But it doesn't sound like it runs great. Green smoke? Haven't seen that. You could have a minor vacuum issue or a major issue with boost, turbo operation, or lost timing because of a faulty (or neglected) timing belt service. If it's the last item, you shouldn't really drive the car until you get it sorted.runs great , with some shudder and white to green fuel smoke when i get i on it,