Re: Good "bang for the buck" fun VW in the 2-3k price range? (88Jetta)
quote:[HR][/HR]In the NW, and even more-so in Seattle, prices of late model mk2 VW's are considerably higher. Depending on the time of year you could end up looking for a few months and find abosolutely no 16v's that are in decent condition.[HR][/HR]
Consider yourself lucky if you can find a "NICE" A2 GTI for the price you are asking for.
I picked mine up for $3500, the car had only had one owner and was garaged for most of it's life. In the beginning he was asking like 5 or 6 grand for it, I forgot exactly how much. But here's the trick I had, I took it to a Mech, took it to a body shop, took it to emissions and all before I bought it. I mentioned every little freakin thing wrong with the car and everything that needed work, that's how I got down to 3500 bucks. Sctraches, nicks, dents, the fact that the OG wheels aren't on it, fender bender, high mileage, spots or tears and stains in the interior, head liner loose etc, leaks what have you, all the fixable stuff that is not fixed helped me bring down the price. Car failed emissions so I had the guy subtract the dollar amount it would cost to fix it. (bad cat in my case), I had futre exhaust plans so I did not want him to fix it.
Anyways that said, I saw a Rabbit for sale in Woodinville for 3500, that dude was smoking rocks man, but that just goes to show that VW's are much appreciated here in the NW.
Good luck. I'm looking to sell my MKIV to replace it with an MK II, that way we'll have two of them.
I like 'em so much.