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My first running vehicle, the car that peaked my interest in learning about all cars. Purchased it in February of 2016 with 110k on the clock, and I believe I am the 3rd owner. At the time I was looking for my first car (though I had maybe 2 cars before this, none were running, and I was very inexperienced when it came to working on cars at the time). I was in the market for an Audi, or a BMW, never once thinking VW. Found this car on craigslist for $3,500 (ended up paying $3,200, not quite a deal, but not too bad either) on aftermarket wheels, slammed on coilovers (which means the sway bar was also cut out), and in need of some mechanical maintenance. The clutch and flywheel were glazed, needed all new motor mounts, the driver side CV boot was ripped, bushings needed replacing, and the struts were shot. Not to mention the front end had a barley noticeable sleight misalignment (and still does), as well as spider web cracks on the bumper, implying it had been in a small front end collision. I have since corrected or repaired most of these issues, and made small improvements where I could. Its only a 2.slow, nothing to get excited about, but I cannot get enough of this car, I enjoy driving it more than any other car I've driven thus far, and I don't ever plan on selling it. More to come with mostly cosmetic mods, and likely some handling mods to get the car where I want it. Car is currently at 113.5k miles. I look to keep it reliable, and love to drive it everyday. I have learned a lot about cars by working on this one, and still have plans for it (as you can see on the wishlist). I look forward to getting those things installed. Stick around as I learn more...
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