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      01-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #19
2006 330i, TSM, Black, manual, sport
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Drives: 2015 GTI, E86 Z4 3.0si Racecar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester Springs, PA

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I have a 2000 VW Golf GL with 212,000 miles on it and have had barely any issues other than normal wear and tear. The exhaust had to be replaced after 10 years, radiator after 11 years and I've only replaced the timing belt once at 160,000 miles!
I have literally put two sets of brakes on the car. The original sett lasted me 100,000 miles and the second aftermarkets "only" lasted 75,000 miles.
Oh, I still have the original clutch too. It still grabs very well and will spin the tires when pulling out quickly.
Bottom line, just get what you like. I think it's a crap shoot with any car you buy!
2015 GTI S, 6M, LP, Volk TE37SL 17x8.5, Michelin PSS 245/40, HPA SHS Coil-Overs, Peloquin LSD, Sachs SRE, Eurocode F/R Sway Bars, SuperPro Control Arms, Remus Catback, IS38 Turbo, APR Stage 2+ Tune, APR DP/IC, APR CAI, Forge Turbo Blanket, Aero Force Gauge Pod, APR Boost Gauge, Kersher Front Lip, Short Shifter, Tyrolsport Deadset, Stoptech BBK, HPA Dogbone
2008 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe - because racecar