Jun 29, 2009 update to the Volkswagen Golf project car

The Golf Makes It to Florida

There's nothing quite so generic as a white hatchback. It almost needs a bar code down the side.
The interior is very clean and shows little wear. It doesn't smell at all like a petting zoo.
The Golf had a fight with a deer, and the hood has the dent to prove it. The grille lost that fight, and has been replaced with an aftermarket piece.
There is some rust on the back edge of the front fender.
The worst spot of rust is right where the strut tower meets the inner fender. This is a common area for Golfs to rust.
There's also some matching rust on the driver's side. These spots should be easy enough to fix.

We drove 900 miles in 14 hours to get our latest project car to its new Florida home. The Golf averaged 34 miles per gallon and had no issues along the way. The tires caused some humming and vibrations—they are badly cupped—but we didn’t even have a check engine light to bother us along the way. This OBD1 Golf appeared to run well and chugged along without burning oil.

Once home, we gave the car a bath and took some more pictures.

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