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I have an '01 2.0 with 150,000 miles, that was purchased Dec. 12 of 2000.

I have replace front brake pads once, clutch and pressure plate once and the timing chain. Other than that nothing to speak of.

What has your experience been?
 

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My experience has been pretty great so far. I've got a 2001 with 43,000 miles on it and haven't had that many problems. Since I got the car I've had to replace the throttle body twice(dealership's fault), had the brake pads replaced last November, had new vacuum hoses replaced last summer and will need to have the car scanned soon; the airbag light has been on for a month.:( I will also have to buy a new oil pan within the next few months. Other than that, I have had a blast with my NB.:cool:
 

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I have almost 11k on my 04. All I've had to replace was some airbag thingy in the passanger seat.
 

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I have a '99 with 58500 on it...I got it used at 54400 I believe. It had new brakes put on it and a new windshield before I picked it up. No real issues with it so far. Waiting for the money to do the 60k service and hoping my water pump doesnt break before then. I've had the drivers side microswitch replaced and I have a broken drivers side radiator fan. Other than that, no problems :knock on wood:
 

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My '02 was purchased new, and today has 27,803 miles on her.

Bills (the '05) has around 4,000 miles (?)


*edit: Turned over to 28k on the way home tonight.
 

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My '02 just turned 38,000
 

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My poor little guy, he is a 2004 with 39,9xx miles on him, I drive 110 miles a day, no problems, the only thing is that the airbag light is on, will have it checked with it's 40 K service.
 

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Let's see, Elwood's a 99 with 37k some odd miles. I've gone through, 1 battery, 1 set of tires, 1 maf, 1 o2 sensor, 1 air filter, over a dozen oil changes(religious at 3k), 1 trunk latch, 1 trunk seal, and 1 keyless remote key.
 

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I have a 2K, had 4,600 miles the day I got it Jan 13th '02.

Had 1 previous owner, a 16 year old girl who changed her mind and got daddy to trade him for a Mercedes.

As of today he has 63,525
 

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I am not going to list items I broke trying stupid stuff.. This is my list of items that needed replacing due to wear and tear.... lil pissed about those brakes. Should have lasted a lot longer then 12,000 or so miles. I am still on the original wiper blades, battery, window switches.. etc. Not bad for a car about to turn 6 years old on Nov 17. :D

  • Replaced rear rotors 12,500 miles

  • Replaced Rear Pads 12,500 miles

  • Replaced front pads 12,500 miles

  • Replaced DV 3 Times.

  • Upgraded Front rotors and pads at 24,000 miles

  • Upgraded rear rotors and pads at 24,000 miles

  • OEM Goodyear RS/A's wore out at 24,500 miles.

  • had a cracked mother board in my ECU.. took the dealer several tries to fix.
 

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1999 2.0 265,000+ :cool:
 

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2001 bought used at 83K. now has almost 90K. the car is starting to show it's age - squeaks, rattles, engine noises, etc. i wish i could have owned it when it was new! :rolleyes:
 

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2000 2.0 (bought in August of 99) has 59,000 miles on it.

normal maintance
break pads once
four batteries
new transmission
four sets of tires (fickle about my rims :))
oil pan
two cv boots
driver side motor mount
window switch
outside temperature reader (replaced twice)
02 sensor
interior dash light bulb
clip on center arm rest
button on e-brake handle

good times!
 

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Only had mine about 2 months, had 72k on delivery, I've put about 1,400 on it since. Only thing so far is the 4 vw centerpieces on the wheels that were missing and changed out the fuel door cable.

The previous owner did the tires, rear brakes, timing belt, water pump before delivery. He had it since new in 2000.
 

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GLUVBUG said:
1999 2.0 265,000+ :cool:
I hope I get that many happy miles, since I plan to keep her forever.... Congratulations! :)
 
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