Sounds like a money pit.  Mileage?
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On July 24, 2015 6:11:45 PM EDT, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
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>Oh what have I gotten myself into this time?
>Fred, Buster and I went down to CT today and picked up a 2005 Golf TDI.
>It looks pretty good although both front fenders have what looks like
>parking lot damage. The interior is good, no real rust underneath,
>engine starts good and sounds good. The weird thing is after I'd backed
>it up about 5 feet the transmission seemed to lock right up. Strangely
>with it out of gear it rolls fine... We farted around with it a few
>minutes. I even had Tom drive it, he couldn't seem to believe it, the
>look on his face was priceless. He'd moved the car around recently and
>it was fine.So we rolled it up onto the trailer (dragged it up the hill
>with my old '84 190D that I then donated to Tom's program for kids) and
>interestingly when we unloaded it it drove okay. It protested and made
>sounds like a locked up CV joint but it went.
>It did act kind of like a locked up CV joint but since the differential
>didn't make the other wheel spin maybe its 2 locked up CVs? That seems
>Anyway we dragged it to my VW Guru who will have a look at it next
>week. I got it for about triple the standard Kaleb price at which point
>I think even if the car is junk I'll still come out okay...
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