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1990 Volkswagen Jetta Gl Sedan 4-door 1.6l on 2040-cars

Year:1990 Mileage:130000 Color: Blue /
 Blue
Location:

Ferndale, Michigan, United States

Ferndale, Michigan, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Sedan
Engine:1.6L 1588CC 97Cu. In. l4 DIESEL SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Diesel
VIN: WVWRG21G7LW072227 Year: 1990
Interior Color: Blue
Make: Volkswagen
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Jetta
Trim: GL Sedan 4-Door
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: FWD
Mileage: 130,000
Options: Keyless Entry, Dimming Mirror, Electronic Compass, Grease Car, Serpentine Belt, CD Player
Sub Model: GL
Power Options: Power Locks, Power Windows
Exterior Color: Blue
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

 I am selling my 1990 MK2 Diesel Jetta. The engine is not running. I was driving and gradually lost power until the engine stopped. I suspect the head gasket, but I don't have a lot of time to work on cars anymore and bought a new car.

  I did a LOT of upgrades to the car and I think the VW community should have a stab at keeping this car on the road.

  It has keyless entry, power locks, power windows, Serpentine belt conversion with new alternator, Electronic compass and self-dimming mirror. (If you have ever driven these cars, you know the dimming mirror is a really nice upgrade) The vehicle has a Grease Car conversion. I actually only ran the car on Diesel. I wanted to get into Grease, but never had the time. So since I have had it it has just acted as a second tank. I also put some new Wheels on the car. Aluminum cast wheels. You can see them in the pics.

  The interior is blue cloth and had a clarion stereo. I put in a remote located USB connection to the radio, so you also have that capability. The radio has a module you can get for Bluetooth, but I don't have that. But you can upgrade it if you want to.

  Here is a video briefly showing the car and it's upgrades.   http://youtu.be/OmjrXhNsf6I

  I just want the car to go to a good home. The serpentine belt conversion was 600 bucks, the grease car conversion was between 1200 and 2000 the power mirrors, keyless entry, and power mirror was 600 to 1000, so there is a lot going on here.

  I am putting this up with no reserve and I will let the auction run. If it goes for a little or a lot, that's up to you. Just remember it turns over, but is not currently running.

  Thanks, I look forward to giving this car a new home. Great car for these tight times. I used to drive it 200 miles a day when I taught at MSU. It's a great car.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:01:00 EST

The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There's now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers. At the same time, the UAW is still signing up voluntary members to its recently created Local 42 at the facility and is reportedly near having a majority of the hourly employees on its side.
The new, anti-UAW union campaign is being spearheaded by employee Mike Burton, according to Reuters, and he calls his group the American Council of Employees. He claims to already have 108 signatures in support of his organization. Burton believes that the UAW is harmful to businesses, and his goal is to force another vote to determine a preferred union among workers.
The UAW was initially defeated (712 to 626) when it attempted a union vote at the Tennessee plant in February. However, UAW secretary-treasurer Gary Casteel told Reuters that Local 42 has already signed up over 700 members. If it can reach a majority of the roughly 1,500 employees, the group hopes VW might consider recognizing it as the factory's union.

VW agrees to halt next-gen rally car development to help others stay in WRC

Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:00:00 EST

Volkswagen has petitioned the FIA to hold on to the current specifications for cars in the World Rally Championship, according to Autosport.com. The move is evidently an effort to keep as many competitors in the sport as possible, despite the fact that using the current spec racers may actually hurt Volkswagen's chances at winning. The three factory teams currently competing in the WRC are at the end of a three-year homologation cycle at the end of 2013, and new cars are expected to bow next year. But developing new racers could cost as much as $4.7 million.
That price tag would put M-Sport (which fields Ford racers) out of the WRC game for 2014 and would put Citroën participation in question as well. VW has already begun work on the next iteration of its Polo R WRC, and the hatch has nabbed four wins in six rounds this season. Now it appears that car won't bow until at least 2015. The FIA has officially agreed to freeze homologation of new WRC cars until the end of next season.

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Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
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