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I just bought a 1987 1.8 16v gti. I have had 8v's all before and just recently got a corrado vr6. I bought the gti for a daily driver. The cars not in bad shape at all, its got 195,000 miles though, but i only paid $650. Ok my question is the motor idles real rough when you start it up and even after you drive it for a while then come to a red light or something it will idle nice then all of the sudden get real rough, then idle nice again. Now it does have a rather big whole in the exhaust which i was thinking could be part of the prob, and i just ordered a techtonics exhaust. The engine also smells somewhat like a snowmobile when its idling. I also think the throttle responce schould be a little better, now i know its got 195,000 miles but what do you guys think is up. any help would be appreciated.