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Any tips or suggestions on buying a strictly commuter car. I am considering 01 Jetta

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Old 03-08-2009, 03:12 AM
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After being on the road for the past 5yrs and having a company vehicle all the time to commute, I now moved up the ladder and am also now at home every night. My problem is though my new job is all office work so I dont require a company vehicle any more and now have a 75km each way commute to work and the jacked up 6.0 is starting to really chip away on my funds.

I need to get a commuter car and was thinking of going with a Jetta Diesel. I just want something cheaper to buy nothing really over $7000 (keeping in mind we pay more for vehicles up here).

Anyway I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on certain years I would be better off with, or if I should even look at something else. The vehicle will be used pretty much strictly driving to and from work.

Any help would be muchly appreciated.
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:30 AM
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sounds like a good plan to me
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:09 AM
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i seen a guy get a early 90's jetta or rabbit or something like that, and he ran that thing for years on cooking oil, and used oil from his wifes car. when he did oil changes he just dumped the used oil in the VW and that was that. he never had any problems and "claimed" to get almost 40 mpg. good luck with it, i don't like to work on them cars a whole lot but they do run good most of the time.
 
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i bought a 91 jetta ......great milage ....no power ,germans build things to last .....a buddy of mine has one close to 400k on it .....mine has a mere 155k on it
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btw mine started great all winter up here in vt
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by marcel310 View Post
btw mine started great all winter up here in vt

Up here they dont like to start to well in Jan and Feb, but a guy at work told me he just bought an in line coolant heater he installed himself and cost $100 bucks now he has no issues at all.

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germans build things to last .....
And I hope its a little better than the Sham-WOW!
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:28 PM
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hey what wrong with the sham wow. i never bought one but that guy that does the promo, he could sell ice to an eskimo and get change back.
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:17 PM
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I heard a guy say that he was so excited to get it when he ordered it that he nearly peed when it finally showed up in the mail. When it came time to use it he said and I quote " I would have had more success soaking up water with a garbage bag"
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:10 PM
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ha ha. wouldn't suprise me. i just like the guy thats selling it. Hey you know what they say, if its on tv and the internet it must be true.
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:09 PM
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Maybe you should check out an old ford pinto - saw one the other day for the first time in years - some old man drivin it about 40 mph down the hiway - prolly gettin 35 mpg out of 'er - just kiddin - jettas seem to be pretty good cars - good luck on the purchase
 
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How many miles ? I think they call for a timing belt change around 100.000.
Everyone says stay away from auto. mine is 98 tdi standard. 182.000.
 

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