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Old 03-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
redpoint5
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Originally Posted by tim3058 View Post
By the time I sink $300 into fixing what they broke/stole, and another couple hundred in anti-theft, I still have a tired rusty beater car. I've liked the early 00's Jetta TDIs for a long time, this might be my opportunity to get a respectable car and still get 40-50 mpg.
You will have to make those repairs regardless of what you decide to do because resale will be hurt without addressing them. Fixing leaky windows should be a DIY task. I'm not saying one way or the other if you should keep it though. That's for you to decide.
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