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Old 04-14-2010, 12:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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honda cb125 - '74 Honda CB 125 S1
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I say to go with the golf as it's a lighter body, go with as old of one as you can find as the mileage tends to be better then the newer ones, figure that because it is a VW you will have to buy some of the VW only tools if you want to work on it your self, you will need to buy new front axles, suspension all around, not sure if they ever fixed their shift linkage issues from the 80's, a new timing belt is a must! do the water pump at the same time, set the timing, get an engine block heater, fuel heater if you live in a cold state and you are ready for highway driving! if you don't do mostly highway driving (10+ miles every time you start the car) then don't bother buying a diesel.
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