But can it do this:

http://jalopnik.com/watch-a-volkswagen-diesel-totally-dominate-a-ferrari-at-1719359271

Dan rollin’ coal


> On Jul 24, 2015, at 8:33 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> 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 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> unlikely.
>> 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...
>> -Curt
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