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#371 of 1529 Advice re purchasing Golf III ????
Jun 24, 2001 (10:36 am)
I'm looking at a Golf III VW 1995 (76,000 odo) to possibly purchase from a used car lot in Indio, CA, and they have no history on the car. It looks like a VW jetta but as a little sporty station wagon ... In looking it up in the Edmunds.com there is no info on this model!! I really need a reliable dependable car so don't want to purchase a car that has a history of problems ... or easy to steal (like the Jetta). Can anyone give me advice on maintenance, problems, cost re this car??? Thanks!! I only have 2 days a decision re purchase, so would be most grateful!! thanks, Dawn
#372 of 1529 MOPARBAD---TDI TIMING BELT
Jun 26, 2001 (9:20 am)
Just got off the phone with the service department at Stohlmann's VW in Tyson's Corner, VA. He said that the new recommended timing belt interval change for 2001 TDI automatics is 60,000, the same as for the manual transmission models. Said he was sure there was paper on it, but didn't have the time to research it now. When questioned, he was very firm and confident that his information was accurate. This is what I have heard from a few others as well in the past few months, and had posted earlier. Phone number to the dealership is 703-893-2990. Called the 2 VW customer relations 1-800 numbers but they were clueless.
#373 of 1529 Timing Belt-Stohlmann's
Jun 27, 2001 (3:35 pm)
I would highly recommend not having a TDI serviced at Stohlmann's. Why, they don't have the correct information on the most important maintenance item on the TDI. The manual states 40K for change of timing belt on auto TDI, VWoA maintenance guide for 2001's states 40K, and there is no TSB for the change, and there would be one if a change was made.
It is very discouraging hearing about the ignorance of some dealers, some of them can not even change the oil properly, the TDI takes 4.4 quarts and many dealers add 5 quarts.
#374 of 1529 moparbad
Jun 27, 2001 (8:49 pm)
where are you from man? Stohlmans? That's right in my neck of the woods. They really suck, period. I will never take my car to them again, and their service department is filled with a bunch of assholes.
I watched them change the oil once and he didn't drain it from the pan, only from the filter. Ugh.
#376 of 1529 99 Golf Wolfsburg 4 Sale
Jun 29, 2001 (1:57 pm)
1999 Golf Wolfsburg 4 Sale
Dark Green Metalic, Tan Interior (good condition)
Power Everything, Cruise, Automatic
Body color mirrors, handles, darkenend tailights,
Leather Wrapped Wheel, 6 CD Changer, Cassette
fog lights and VW whip antenna.
12,100 miles. (2 years 9 months old) (light mileage)
Astoria, Queens, USA
Asking for $10,900
#377 of 1529 Buying a new Golf?
Jun 29, 2001 (7:45 pm)
I bought a 93 Golf 20 months ago. About a month ago that car was hit by a drunker. And the insurance company had total my car.
I don't know much about car but I love that car a lot, even though it’s only a small car but it has a lot of power, I never encountered any problem in going uphill. The only problem I ever had with that car was I noticed the maintenance cost for VW seems to be more expensive than other cars. I am not sure if I am right.
Now I am considering buying a new Golf GLX I know the price is about $17,000+. I need to run 70 miles a day, 6 days a week. I wonder if it is a good choice, I appreciate it if someone can give me some insight.
#378 of 1529 golf 4 dr 1.8t
Jun 29, 2001 (10:05 pm)
I am interested in buying a white golf 4 dr 1.8t with auto, plus the luxury package.
What is the best deal?
I am currently living in Davis, CA, in between SF and Sacemento.
And i am moving to Claremont, CA soon, very near LA,
Can any one give me some suggustion where should I go get it, in the north or south?, any good dealer recommended?
bty any difference between 2001 and 2002?
#379 of 1529 Golf 1.8T 4 Door for 2002 is not available (RE winfred)
Jun 30, 2001 (9:19 am)
The 1.8T is discontinued in the Golf 4 door for 2002. If you want this car you will have to buy what ever 2001 that is still at the dealers or buy a 2000 or 2001 used.
Used Golf 4 door with 1.8T, auto, and luxury with 5 to 10K miles are priced at $17 to 18K.
FYI the dealers in my area no longer have any 2001 1.8T 4 door Golfs. Good luck.
#380 of 1529 golf 4 dr 1.8t
Jul 01, 2001 (3:14 pm)
I snatched one of the last Gofl gls 1.8t in around here (East Bay, CA) just 4 weeks ago. The dealer said he was getting one more (and already had a deposit on it), and that VW was now going to put all their 1.8t engines in the Jettas and GTI's. I was actually surprised that I got a good deal ($10 over invoice) on this hot little car. I got the luxury package, Monsoon and manual. I love it. If you really want the 4 door I would hurry and buy the first one you see. It will not be around for long.