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Re: 74 3.0-considering purchase (archive)

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Posted by Sean on October 12, 2001 at 23:51:40:

In Reply to: 74 3.0-considering purchase posted by David on October 12, 2001 at 22:17:54:

David, I live in B.C. and I am familiar with where you live. A CS would probably rot away in the wet salt air, especially as a daily driver. Others may have a different opinion or a way to combat the elements. Just think of how few hours of sunshine you had this summer. Notice how I said hours, not days. As well for your $20000 CDN or $14000 us you could get a beauty, see some of those for sale in this forum. As for the sunroof and production number, that is about right for the number sent to the US, does not include CSA, CSi and CSL's, and a sunroof was a factory option. As well any rust that is there already, (it is there even if you cannot see it), will accelerate the rotting process in that area. I am not trying to discourage you, just giving you a realistic view. In short the north coast of B.C. is not the ideal place for a daily driver.

I am considering getting rid of my 2001 Jetta TDI to get a 74 3.0 CS. However after spending some time looking around on this forum I have a few questions.

First of all the rust thing. I live on British Columbia's north coast. If you have never been here youwould not believe the rain. About 300 days of it and over 250 inches per year. Now we don't use salt on the roads here if that makes a difference but man oh man .... the rain. Am I insane to think this would make a daily driver with any type of life expectancy?

How about the fuel mileage with a 4 speed ? This one also has a sunroof. Was this a factory option? The people selling it say there were only 394 produced of this type that year. How true? Mileage is told to be 82000. Interior is okay with 2 small rips on the drivers seat. I am unsure about the shape the dash is in, cracks or what not. The asking price was $22000CAn and was recently dropped to $20000CAN; around $14000US.

Any help is appreciated.

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