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1996 Volkswagen Golf

GL Hatchback

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1996 Volkswagen Golf

GL Hatchback

Vehicle Overview

****PREVIOUS OWNERS DESCRIPTION OF THIS VEHICLE*****
 
I bought it about 7 years ago from a private seller. It had 126k miles on it when I purchased it and was in sad shape. Since then I have had my hands on nearly every component of the car. The car had a rebuilt title when I bought it. I never found out the exact reason why but I based on the CarFax I believe it was in an accident at some point. Whatever repairs were done must have been good because I could never find any evidence of repairs. The car was lowered before I bought it, it sits about 6 inches off the ground (just enough to get a jack under there). As an added bonus it still gets about 35 MPG highway like it did from the factory. I truly love this car and have done everything I could to make it better and keep it running and most of the changes have been preemptive to prevent damage to any components. I have tried to stick to OEM parts whenever something needed repairs. The only times that has not been true is when I could purchase a higher quality part. I have replaced/repaired the following:
 
                New clutch around 150k miles
                New heater core around 170k miles
New water pump around 170k miles (we were going to replace the timing belt but it looked like it had been replaced just before I bought it at 126k miles, it was in almost new shape)
                Fully functioning sunroof at 145k miles
                Driver and passenger seat cushions have been repaired and professionally cleaned at 195k miles
                New ignition switch at 135k miles and at 170k miles
                New Wheel bearings, front and rear around 160k miles
                New axle spindles on the rear around 160k miles
                New radiator and condenser around 190k miles
                New drum brake mechanics at 150k miles
The car has two wedge shimmies between the rear wheels and the axel to get the wheels to sit as flat as possible on the ground. Because the car is lowered, none of the wheels sit perfectly flat on the ground, but I have had a lot of work done to correct that. They are as flat as possible now and all of the tires wear evenly
                Replaced original air filter with K&N air filter
                Air conditioning system was repaired and fully charged this last June. Blows very cold air still
                Alarm system still works properly and the vacuum system that powers the car locks is free of leaks
                It has a aftermarket stereo and I replaced all of the speakers around 130k miles
                Replaced the head gasket around 150k miles
                New speedo sensor at 160k and 200k miles
                The battery is about 3 years old but still in good shape
                New catalytic converter and muffler around 160k miles
                New OEM front bumper around 175k miles (purely for aesthetic reasons)
                I painted the hood, front fenders the original green because the paint was peeling in those areas. I also painted the roof black around 160k miles. We piled on the clear
                Coat so the paint (minus the damage) should be good for the life of the car
                It has had an oil change (full synthetic) about 2-3 times a year since I bought it and I most recently replaced the spark plugs this last June with premium plugs
The original instrument cluster shorted out around 170k miles, I replaced it with a used one that had ~32k more miles on it than the original cluster. So the current mileage reads ~233k but the car actually only has a little over 200k on it
 
That is about all of the big things. I am sure there are some small repairs I am forgetting. Currently it is problem free in terms of the engine and runs great for its age. Like I mentioned on the phone I believe a hole has developed literally in the last two weeks in the exhaust system that is making it sound a bit like a rattlecan. The paint can also use some work because of the minor clear coat peeling and because of the rock scratches which are not noticeable from a short distance. Other than that the car runs exactly how you would expect it to. I've been driving it back and forth (about 15 miles each way) to work every day since August without a single problem and it made the drive from Oregon without any issues.
 
 
Condition Used Clear Title
Miles 233,227
Engine 2.0L 4 CYLINDER
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Exterior Color
Green
Interior
Black Cloth
Stock # RB2227A
VIN # 3VWFA81H9TM089690
Warranty Limited Warranty
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845 Iowa Street , Lawrence, KS 66044

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Options & Features

Ext / Int Color
  • Green with Black Cloth Interior
Luxury Features
  • Remote Trunk Lid
Power Equipment
  • Power Locks
  • Power Steering
Safety Features
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Rear Defogger
  • Security System
Interior
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Center Console
  • Clock
  • Tachometer
Exterior
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Wipers
Audio / Video
  • AM/FM
  • Anti-Theft

Features & Specifications*

MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L SOHC SMPI 4 cyl engine
  • 4-speed electronically controlled adaptive dual mode automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • 63 amp battery
  • 70 amp alternator
  • Digital electronic ignition w/knock sensor
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent torsion beam axle rear suspension
  • Front/rear coil springs/telescopic shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P195/60R14 all-season tires
  • 14" x 6" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes
EXTERIOR
  • Body-color 5-MPH front/rear bumpers w/black lower section
  • Black rear spoiler w/integrated stoplamp
  • Body-color side moldings
  • Body-color 3-bar grille
  • Eurostyle halogen headlights
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Dual remote control mirrors
  • Tinted glass
  • 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer system w/intermittent wipe feature
INTERIOR
  • Fully reclining velour front seats w/adjustable headrests, driver seat height adjuster
  • 60/40 split/fold rear seat
  • Center console w/rear lockable compartment w/padded lid, 2-front/1-rear beverage holders
  • Front door storage pockets
  • 4-spoke padded steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, temp/fuel gauges
  • Central pwr locking system
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system
  • Pwr trunklid release
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Digital clock
  • Molded door trim w/cloth/leatherette inserts
  • Integrated armrests in door panels
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Interior dome light
  • Fully lined luggage compartment
* These are the standard features and specifications for this vehicle. Actual features may vary. Please see the details for this vehicle above.

Vehicle Condition

Service History
  • 233,227 Miles
  • No Known Mechanical Problems
Warranty
  • Covered by a <strong>Limited Warranty</strong>. Contact seller for details.
Condition Report
  • Excellent Interior
  • Excellent Carpets
  • Excellent Seats
  • Excellent Dashboard
  • Excellent Panels / Headliner
  • Excellent Exterior
  • Excellent Original Paint
  • Excellent Trim Condition
  • Excellent Glass Condition
  • No Visible Rust
  • No Known Accidents
  • No Known Bodywork
  • Fully Detailed
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845 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Sales: 785-856-0280
Service: 785-856-0280
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Saturday: 10:00AM TO 4:00PM
Sunday: APPT ONLY
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