I've never ridden in a Jetta older than 4 years old.
I've never ridden in a Jetta that was bought used.
I've never ridden in a Jetta with working A/C.

That A/C in my 190D worked until the charge leaked out and I decided I liked 
having the money more than I liked having A/C.


Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 13:19:34 -0800
Subject: Re: [MBZ] 87 300td wagon prices
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On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 04:08:45PM -0500, Allan Streib wrote:
> Zeitgeist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Price a set of rear SLS legs, or #22 head, or evaporator R&R for
> > S124.  My '96 Passat tdi was a rock-solid reliable, economical and
> > fun to drive car.  Much cheaper to keep than my Mercedes--damn, my
> > Vanagon is even a helluva lot cheaper to run than the TD.  I think
> > keep the Merc for purely sentimental reasons, at this point.
> Maybe the later models are more expensive... My W123 is hands-down
> cheapest car I've ever owned, in cost-of-ownership terms.  I do most
> of my own work and buy the parts from Rusty though.  I recently
> a Vanagon too, and I like it, but its engineering is cheap and
> amateurish compared to the W123 -- or even compared to my former

Having W123, W124, W201, and an A2 jetta, the jetta blows them all away
terms of how cheap it is to keep on the road. The W123 was a neglected
so it's probably not a fair comparison. The W124 and S124 were far FAR
expensive than them all.

No doubt, the mercedes is a better put together car, but you pay the
for it.

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