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Hi everyone i have seen a golf im interested in and just wanted to see
what people think of it. Also what should i look out for when viewing
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Thanks in advance for your help [:)]

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Hi

I may be scare mongering you.But there has been a few issues with turbo`s on the 110bhp diesels.

I even replaced a few under warranty when I was at the dealers.

But I have also seen a couple while at specialists.

I would say it could be worth getting someone to check it over for you before you part with any hardearned pennies.

Sorry.

Could even be worth getting a garage to check it over for you.

1 Hours labour , but peace of mind for ?45.00 + VAT as this is what we would charge you

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Looks good to me, always worth checking it over in person though before bidding as the description is a bit brief.

Bought my 1999 GT 110 last September and had no probs with it other than changing the MAF sensor. Turbo problems have never been an issue on mine and its soon to roll over the 100k mark.
 

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Ive had my 110 since July 2004. Bought it at 73k and it's now at 117k.

The only things I have done to the car (maintenance wise) are; changed both drive shafts (passenger out joint failed and drivers inner), timing belt and servicing, tailgate solenoid. That's it.

It's great car - great economy (as you can tell I do a lot of miles). And I have had NO issues with the turbo or MAF.

Reading on here, the people that have MAF problems seem to come from highly populated areas. I live in the sticks (look at a map of scotland, put your finger on it, and I can 99% be sure you are at least 100 miles too far south) and never have to drive in any sort of comngestion. I reckon (my opinion mind) that the MAFs are failing in the highly populated areas due to pollution (car fumes, industrial fumes etc)
 

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You will feel if the MAF needs doing immediately. I would check the belt has been done as part of that VW history as the mileage is borderline...
 

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Reading on here, the people that have MAF problems seem to come from highly populated areas. I live in the sticks (look at a map of scotland, put your finger on it, and I can 99% be sure you are at least 100 miles too far south) and never have to drive in any sort of comngestion. I reckon (my opinion mind) that the MAFs are failing in the highly populated areas due to pollution (car fumes, industrial fumes etc)
Valid opinion tainboy. Mine was used for a daily run into London before I got my hands on it. When I test drove it it was flat as a pancake but was 99% sure it was the MAF that was wrong. Changed it soon after I bought it and had no probs since

Just for info the cambelt is due every 60k on these engines, and if the MAF has gone it will rev cleanly to about 2500-3000rpm then seem to run out of breath. They should pull hard to 4000rpm with ease and into the red without much effort if the MAF is ok.

Other little bits I've encountered are: Replaced both front window regulator clips as they were on their last legs. Boot light swtch had been drowned by the leaky rear washer pipe and had to be replaced. Heated mirror glass elements were both burnt out. Other than that and a knocking from the front suspension bushes/roll bars all has been great. Well chuffed with it.
 

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I would be slightly worried that they have only got one feedback comment??

Maybe it's just me being over cautious??
Yeah i generally dont touch people with a low feedback score...but i guess someones gotta start somewhere?!
 

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thanx for all your help. I am just waiting for a call back from the
seller. I would not just bid on it without checking the car out. Ill
take a machanic down if i do go and see it[:)]
 

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How much would you pay for it? I phoned him lastnight and he is expecting to get around 5500+ is that a bit much for this car?

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According to Parkers: 1998 S with 70,000miles

Private good condition ?4675

Private poor condition ?3610

Dealer ?5140-?5440

So could be overpriced unless its outstanding

I paid ?4385 for my 1999 T with 92,000 miles on it last September and thats mint.

One thing I did notice is that for some reason it has the later Avus 2 alloys on it. Early models came with the Avus alloys like mine AFAIK, unless it was an optional extra.
 

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The ad doesn't says it has a/c or climate. Tbh this is an essential option for the mkiv, models without it have worse residuals and are harder to sell.. Odd spec car, sunroof and cruise but no a/c.

If you're going to spend premium money on a 1998 model you may as well stick to Autotrader rather than ebay.
 

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The ad doesn't says it has a/c or climate. Tbh this is an essential option for the mkiv, models without it have worse residuals and are harder to sell.. Odd spec car, sunroof and cruise but no a/c.

If you're going to spend premium money on a 1998 model you may as well stick to Autotrader rather than ebay.
mine doesn't have a/c or climate - and a sunroof. Maybe the owner has retro fitted cruise control
 

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On the early ones, it was a choice of sunroof or A\C, and climate was an option.

Cruise control is a VERY common aftermarket fit, so wouldn't worry about that.

"1998 Volkswagen golf 1.9 - GT TDI - 110/150" , what's all that about? It's a 110!

It looks rather low for VW sports suspension, have a glance at the springs and see if htey are VW (Black) or Eibach (grey)

Those wheels were not available in 1998, they are off a later model.

If you will want to fit bigger brakes, it's a more involved job on these, as the hub also requires changing.

But hey, I've had mine for 5 years now and I still like it. Don't think his is worth ?5500 mind. They aren't that rare or special.
 

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i did speak to him and he said its a 110 but has been chiped to 150. I
think he has lowered it but it sounded like he dint know too much about
the car so i think the modifications were done by a previous owner.
Thanks for all your help i dont think i will buy this one as he is not
willing to budge from ?5500.

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Sorry to switch subject slightly but does anyone here know how to get that kind of HP increase? I've got a 115 and I'd like to get 155BHP out of it!
 

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Sorry to switch subject slightly but does anyone here know how to get that kind of HP increase? I've got a 115 and I'd like to get 155BHP out of it!
Mattytdi,

Again,sorry to change the subject/hijack the post. If you are looking to gain some horsepower from your tdi then there's only really two sensible options to get big increases, a re-map or a tuning box. A re-map will probably give you slightly better results but is more expensive and a 'permanent' modification. A tuning box is a cheaper option that will give a good increase in bhp and torque with the advantages of being cheaper, easy to fit at home, and removeable at any time putting your car back to standard. Both options will give you good increases.

I am running a group buy on tuning boxes at the moment and offer some fantastic savings on rrp's. Take a look here:

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forums/506320/ShowPost.aspx

One for your car will increase your bhp to a min of 140 and increase your torque from 285 Nm to 342 Nm.
 
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