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Old 11-16-2017, 10:34 AM   #1
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Latest addition to the fleet. 1992 Cabriolet.

Just picked this up at a local auction. 1992 Cabriolet with a 1.8, the only part I don't like is that it's an automatic. Car is clean, runs, drives, etc. Only current issue is a small coolant leak from the t stat housing.


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Old 11-16-2017, 11:00 AM   #2
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Ohhh noes...So you figured that you had too much money in your pocket and wanted it to disappear? Nice ride BTW
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:24 PM   #3
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Ohhh noes...So you figured that you had too much money in your pocket and wanted it to disappear? Nice ride BTW
I figured for $600 this is a much better starting point then my other MK1 for a restore.

My other MK1 for reference lol.

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Old 11-16-2017, 03:53 PM   #4
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And it's home. Has some minor suspension noises, but heat, radio, windows, trans and motor all work!



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Old 11-16-2017, 04:31 PM   #5
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I see rehab in your future, you got it bad
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:54 PM   #6
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I see rehab in your future, you got it bad
Yep, wife is super pissed at me.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:19 AM   #7
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Neat

Plans for it?
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:28 AM   #8
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Neat

Plans for it?
Nothing major, just a restore with some quality parts. Minor build on the suspension aspect (poly bushings, coilovers, etc) but otherwise just getting her nice again. Car is clean with very minimal rust, 97k miles everything works, NO DASH LIGHTS! Eventually fresh paint and get the interior all nice again. It will be my daughters first car.

Been driving it all day, absolutely love it lol. Took it to my weekly club meet..... There's nothing like 4 grown men piled into a cabriolet with the top down driving around a parking lot when it's 27 out lol.
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:47 AM   #9
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So no motor swap?

Looks clean though...nice grab
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:00 AM   #10
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So no motor swap?

Looks clean though...nice grab
As of now no plans for a motor swap. At least not while the current motor runs good. Thought about swapping the stock motor from the racecar when the built motor goes in... 2.0 FSI swap would be cool. 290whp/334wtq would be nuts in this car lol. Just want a cool cruiser.

Been shopping already for parts, Jesus these cars are cheap to run/repair/build. Already looking at BFI control arms with poly bushings, ST coilovers, powreflex bushings, motor mounts, etc. Can practically do the entire suspension front to back for $1k. Loving that aspect.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:58 AM   #11
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Starting to see why people say these cars are so cheap they'll make you go broke. For now I just want to get this thing road worthy again. Minor issues that need to be addressed like some suspension stuff, a small coolant leak, etc. Figured at 97k miles and being a 1992 I should do a timing service on it, dreading the cost I start looking into it. Well, $30 for the entire timing kit...... I could do timing kits on this for its entire life (every 6 years or 60k miles) and still be cheaper than one time on my FSI or TSI lol.

Current to do by spring list.
-Repair coolant leak (thermostat housing)
-Timing belt service
-Full tune up
-Oil change
-Trans fluid change
-BFI lower control arms and poly bushings
-Repair only right side speakers working
-New suspension (cup kit)
-New brakes

I'm sure some other things will pop up as I go, but as of right now this is all completely doable and won't break the bank. Pretty excited to drop the top and cruise come summer!
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