VW Vortex - Volkswagen Forum banner
1 - 20 of 38 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26,702 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·





It's in pretty good shape despite being 14 years old. There are just little things to fix, like some dash light bulbs, rear seat latch, rear passenger side electric window, and the hatch lock. Oh, the a/c also doesn't work but that can be upgrade to R134 later. I must say I really like having heated seats, especially on cold rainy nights like tonight.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,840 Posts
Re: So I finally bought a car (RJetta8V)

quote:[HR][/HR]Its beautiful. When are you getting a bigger turbo?

Its a stick, right? RIGHT?[HR][/HR]​
I hope it is. Sounds like one hell of a deal.
Back in 1990 my dad almost bought a 760 Turbo IC. It would have lasted ALOT longer than the Cutlass Ciera he ended up buying. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,596 Posts
Re: So I finally bought a car (PineappleMonkey)

hmmm, I just saw a 740 here from about the same era for 2k us... it had almost 200k miles on it though, and the interior wasn't the greatest, should I even think about it? the guys said it just got a new clutch. maybe I should go back and drive it... hmm...
good purchase BTW http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22,172 Posts
Re: So I finally bought a car (VWVancouver)

Boy, I miss that generation and the one that followed. Can't get much squarer than those years.

OT: Why the heck do so many contractors do a HALF-A$$ job of drywalling? I mean, unless you spend $350k on a house, they NEVER finish mud and sand and paint the seams... they just do that rough tape and mud. WTF?! I NEVER understood that logic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26,702 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Re: So I finally bought a car (Jettavr666)

To everyone's dissapointment it does have the auto tranny. Finding one with a stick are far and few between. This car even had sellers practically lined up to buy it. Good thing I was the first in line. I did find one with a stick but they were asking almost 11K for it
Way over my budget. The auto will be nice in heavy traffic

Oh, the drywall. Were currently painting the garage, just doing the primer. We should of just paid them to paint the whole thing first.
edit: The previous owner changed over from the stock sealed beams, to H4's http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


[Modified by VWVancouver, 11:40 AM 4-7-2002]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26,702 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Re: So I finally bought a car (1 and 20 characters)

quote:[HR][/HR]ohhh pretty i love tubo boxes
[HR][/HR]​

I like the big intercooler pipes http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,103 Posts
Re: So I finally bought a car (VWVancouver)

Well, you can do swap the tranny, no biggie. I wanted to get a 240. I found one for $1000 once. The interior was in good shape and stuff, but the turbo was shot.
 

·
Registered
'20 Kia Telluride SX, '17 Mazda CX-5, '07 Airstream Safari SE 23'
Joined
·
11,125 Posts
Re: So I finally bought a car (RJetta8V)

Sniff...sniff...such memories.... Reminds me of my black 1987 745t.
Keep the auto tranny in it. I never missed a manual - it was a great transmission. I've found the Volvo manuals to be notchy and not very pleasant or sporting.
The conversion to R134 is a fairly simple one - Volvo sells a kit to do it for about $200.
They're great cars that will keep on running forever. Enjoy it. I still miss mine sometimes....
Tom
 
1 - 20 of 38 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top