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Project Car: 2004 Jetta GLS 1.8t [3]

Over the last few weeks I’ve been disassembling and cleaning the frontend with degreaser and a nylon brush. At some point the Jetta did receive the sport suspension upgrade — featuring the 2004.5 GLI springs.. I started working on the headliner. I’ve pulled down most of the fabric excluding what’s stuck behind the trim. I have to remove the trim and finish sanding the...

Project Car: 2004 Jetta GLS 1.8t [2]

So far I’ve changed the oil, given her a serious cleaning, and picked up a set of Konig wheels with basically new Hankook tires for $280. Eventually I’ll be throwing snow tires on the old factory wheels. l still need to change the transmission fluid, brake fluid, and start taking inventory. After I uncover and fix the current problems, I’ll be able to start planning performance...

Project Car: 2004 Jetta GLS 1.8t

I have always wanted to rebuild a car. Unfortunately, I have never had the space or time to take on such a project. After buying a house in January, I finally had a garage. The remaining problems: no tools, no knowledge, and no experience. I decided to go with Honda or Volkswagen due the active online communities, affordable aftermarket parts, and number of vehicles for sale locally. Both seemed...