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Hey guys, well, my little green veedub has finally gone to the giant car lot in the sky. ( at least for me )

379k miles was a good life for the little thing.
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Pretty much a blown headgasket and suspected warped head did it in. And I'm not putting any more money into it, when the cost of repairs is a down payment on something much newer. The HG was allowing air into the coolant system, and it would boil over, and steam up and blow out hoses and pipes and things on it.

I just wanna say thanks to everyone on here who has helped me keep the little car going for all these years.
 

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I'm not going to bother parting it out, and technically the title is in my fathers name, so its his to do as he wants. Which I guess he will sell it to someone for about $1000 or so.

Thing that sucks was right before the HG blew I dropped about $1000 on it to try to keep it going till the end of the year.

I'm sad i never got to see it tick 400,000 miles on it.
 

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I'm not going to bother parting it out, and technically the title is in my fathers name, so its his to do as he wants. Which I guess he will sell it to someone for about $1000 or so.

Thing that sucks was right before the HG blew I dropped about $1000 on it to try to keep it going till the end of the year.

I'm sad i never got to see it tick 400,000 miles on it.
I will carry on the legacy for you, I am just about at 390,000 miles.
 

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the interior isn't bad actually, the drivers seat is obviously a little worn, but it was a straight commuter car for my dad, and rarely had anyone else in it, and I'm a single guy no wife or kids, so I never used the back seat aside from carrying a few things.

meanwhile, I just picked this goodie up last night.

I've already blessed it with the baptism of its first oil change, and my stuffed tiger that has been with me since i was 16 with my first car, to my motorcycles, and to my VW has now found its place in the glovebox of my new ride.

. Farewell VW lovers! onward to a mazda forum!

( and due to the many issues of the WV's turbo, i went with the non turbo mazda3, but at least I have a clutch and a manual 6-speed now! )
 

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It really depends on how it was taken care of and how much it was out in the sun. Heres a pic from 2013 at 365000 miles.

That's clearly in good shape. Where were you when I was looking?
ALL of the dozens of used cars I looked at were essentially trashed by 120k miles: disgusting peeling painted parts, cracked plastic consoles, hinged console covers broken, glovebox latches broken, window switches and covers broken, shifter sliding cover missing, air vents broken. Seats covered the gamut from good to "put on the bio-hazard suit".
Granted, it depends on who the owners were, but the ones who love their cars aren't selling.
 

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the interior isn't bad actually, the drivers seat is obviously a little worn, but it was a straight commuter car for my dad, and rarely had anyone else in it, and I'm a single guy no wife or kids, so I never used the back seat aside from carrying a few things.

meanwhile, I just picked this goodie up last night.

I've already blessed it with the baptism of its first oil change, and my stuffed tiger that has been with me since i was 16 with my first car, to my motorcycles, and to my VW has now found its place in the glovebox of my new ride.

. Farewell VW lovers! onward to a mazda forum!

( and due to the many issues of the WV's turbo, i went with the non turbo mazda3, but at least I have a clutch and a manual 6-speed now! )

Mazda? Eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
 

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Mazda? Eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Mazda's pretty well know to be the layman's way to a decent sport-minded Japanese automobile. Not a bad looking car IMO. Last I heard though is that they're kind of falling off in North America. I imagine there is still a good following of Mazda owners out there still.

Congrats on the purchase! May it care for you as you care for it.

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Mazda's pretty well know to be the layman's way to a decent sport-minded Japanese automobile. Not a bad looking car IMO. Last I heard though is that they're kind of falling off in North America. I imagine there is still a good following of Mazda owners out there still.

Congrats on the purchase! May it care for you as you care for it.

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Of all the Japanese brands, only Nissan and Infiniti appeal to me. I hate Honda, even though they have a large plant here in Ohio. I can't stand them.
 
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