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After 2.5 years of dependable, spirited service it is time to say goodbye to my R.<br>101500 miles on the original angle gear and collar. (living on borrowd time waiting for the $2000 POP)<br>4 bent pegs ($800-$1000)<br>4 tires needing replaced ($600-$900)<br>100k service due (+/- $400)<br>Lower control arm bushings ($670)<br>100 mile round trip commute<br>one kid starts driving in 2 years.<br>the other starts in 3 years.<br>the economy and the prices (incentives and rebates) on new cars right now<br>it was time to make the change.<br>Bought the wife a new car, lowered my payment by $50 a month and had some left over to buy a 1979 Triumph Spitfire to tinker with.<br>I will continue to lurk around SS as I enjoy the convo. (and arguments on OTF)<br>If anyone sees a Red 04 SR auto with 101k miles and a small dent over the pass rear tire well for sale or auction. be warned.
 

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Re: The R is Gone (Chappy)

You did just what you should do with this car: DRIVE IT! <p>Well done! 100k+ miles in 30 months is impressive, especially on ONE angle gear!
 

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Re: The R is Gone (mpdbrown)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sorry chappy. That car was in good shape...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah, i have no complaints about the car other than the soft as play-doo rims. (and the turning radius...lol)<br>all systems functioned as they should. <br>the interior held up really well. the seats were in great shape.<p>i hated to let it go...but i was staring down +/- $5k in the next 6 months.<br>thats a tough pill to swallow right now...wife's job has cut her hours to a 3 day week...soooooo.....<p>it was well maintained just needs some standard wear and tear items replaced. other than the angle gear that car has another 100k in it at least.
 

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Re: The R is Gone (Capital R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Capital R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You did just what you should do with this car: DRIVE IT! <p>Well done! 100k+ miles in 30 months is impressive, especially on ONE angle gear!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did drive the sh!t out of it...I am the second owner...but I got a full service history when I bought it. it had just come out of warrenty when I got it so unless the previous owner paid for an angle gear out of pocket there was none listed on the service history.<p>it had just under 38k on it when I got it so I only put 60 some thousand on it.<p>and they were the funnest 60k i have ever driven <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i will miss it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>firehawk618</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Was it GT or MT?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>GT. <br>i wanted the MT when i bought it but the wife is not the best stick driver in the world so i decided it would be best to go with the auto.
 
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