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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionxt View Post
    That's interesting. I had a friend I deployed with who purchased an Evo VIII (Either a VII or VIII) within days of us getting back from Iraq. Wasn't the Evo VIII the first version sold in the states? I assume he couldn't have gotten the VII imported due to it's newer age, but this was GA and I don't know if the 25 year rule was a thing in 2006. I took a couple of pictures with my crappy flip phone.

    Edit: I just noticed the URL on the front: evolutionimports.net

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    That is a 7 however its LHD so its a 7 front end on a 8. They're not legal but when I was in the Army in Texas I've seen r32 /33 evo 1-4 and all sorts of **** that was illegal to own but magically with legit registered titles. So Its pretty much all in who you know. Someone clearly was gaming the system.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clessy View Post
    That is a 7 however its LHD so its a 7 front end on a 8. They're not legal but when I was in the Army in Texas I've seen r32 /33 evo 1-4 and all sorts of **** that was illegal to own but magically with legit registered titles. So Its pretty much all in who you know. Someone clearly was gaming the system.
    That makes sense actually. I knew something looked off about it to begin with. He got 4 speeding tickets within his first two weeks back. It was my first time riding in an AWD Evo though and I will never forget the feeling. I still want en Evo IV so badly. Maybe one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    I had several of these diesel VWs, including this '81 Jetta. Biggest problem I had was with the fuse boxes.
    I picked my 85 up used in the early 90's when I left Honda and gave up my leased Civic CX (another nice, simple, high mpg hatchback). The shady used car dealer had sneakily warmed it up so I didn't realize the glow plugs weren't working. Before I fixed the glow plugs I had to start it by cranking it until the heat of compression warmed it enough to allow the fuel to ignite. This created incredible clouds of white smoke that my friends got some good laughs about.

    Other than the glow plugs the only other major problem I had was a self inflicted clutch wound. I wanted to make cold weather shifting smoother so I filled the transmission with Red Line MTL. This worked great until the thin stuff leaked through the seal and coated my clutch. After that I stuck with the spec fluid.

    I paid something like $1500 for that car and drove it for six years until the accident. After the accident I got something like $1200 from the nice lady's insurance. Probably my lowest cost of ownership vehicle ever.

    However, it was an 80's VW so little things like door handles falling off were fairly common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionxt View Post
    That makes sense actually. I knew something looked off about it to begin with. He got 4 speeding tickets within his first two weeks back. It was my first time riding in an AWD Evo though and I will never forget the feeling. I still want en Evo IV so badly. Maybe one day.
    Only about 4 more months till the first ones arrive by boat. Prepare to bend over and take it. Looks like people are pricing **** box evo 4 at around 18 and decent ones at 22. Im totally fine with my evo 4 conversion i've got like $3000 into it.

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    My first and favorite car. This beauty is for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    My first and favorite car. This beauty is for sale.
    Pretty fancy! I had an 86' 5 speed 4door excel with a slipping clutch, it lasted a quite a while even though the previous owner ran it out of oil.

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    Opel Speedster, bay-bee! Can you believe this design is >20 years old?

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    They aren't even that expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PityOnU View Post
    Opel Speedster, bay-bee! Can you believe this design is >20 years old?

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    They aren't even that expensive...
    But where do you put the wife, kids, & the dog!

    Is that dash screen for the visually impaired drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    But where do you put the wife, kids, & the dog!
    Where they usually are: in my imagination!

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    Is that dash screen for the visually impaired drivers?
    That's been added aftermarket - screens that huge didn't exist circa 2002. They just have a standard single din head unit from factory.

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    Ken Block's Fiesta with full interior, AC, and Sound. Painted silver with gold wheels.


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