Topic: ::SOLD!:: 2002 VW Golf 2.0L 5 Speed Manual, Oakland, CA, $400
I have a lot of emotional attachment to this car, as I bought it at 19 years old and had it for the last 16 years, so the thought of her sitting in a pick-n-pull broke my heart. I decided it would be better to let her go out in flames of glory as a Lemons car if someone will have her.
2nd owner, purchased at 27k miles in 2004
Clean title, registered Non-Op
Put in new timing belt and ignition coils a few hundred miles ago
Non-opped for engine light due to temp sensor. Changed sensor, but light still shows up so probably wiring harness.
Car runs well, but has original clutch. After some fiddling with the clutch and replacement of one of the bushings by a previous mechanic that I didn't want to go back to, it takes a little bit of arm effort to go into 5th gear, and to get out of reverse.
No crashes other than small bumper bumps from other drivers in stop-and-go traffic.
Cracked windshield - has been like that for about 10 years, the cracks all terminate low on the windshield and don't impair vision. See pic.