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Old 11-13-2023, 04:53 PM   #11
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I am concerned for the GTI though. Lots of reports of clutches needing replacement under 50k miles and as low as 30k miles. At 33k, ours still feels great, but I am very easy on clutches. In the next year it will transition to being the kids' car. We'll see how it holds up then.
yeah I have heard the same thing especially if you chip it. FWIW, mine was ok at 47k when they replaced the transmission.
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Old 11-19-2023, 06:07 PM   #12
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Daytona Z, that brings back memories. I think mine was an 88. I hated the black rear window louvers, so a friend with a shop at home helped my paint it red. (his wife had a similar car, but with T tops, so he painted both louvers at the same time)

Mine was a Shelby and I had hair back then! (the weird spots in the pictures are from tiny mold on the old 35mm slide scans, there was no damage on the car)
Mine was an 85, first year. But now I remember, it did have the clutch replaced within a week or two of picking it up, as it seems they put the wrong one in.

Shelby was not yet out. But mine came with the air dam in the front and side skirts. No louvers, those were after market then.
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Old 11-19-2023, 06:08 PM   #13
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My 76 Corolla went about 120,000. I had a transmission issue, so replaced the clutch when I replaced the trans.

It was a bit tuned. Isky cam, dual 40DCOE Webers.
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