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Thinking about purchasing a 2001 1.8t Jetta

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So I have come across a 2001 Jetta 1.8T with 82k miles on it and went and checked it out today, and was really impressed with it. So I been searching around and found a few forums and wow, I am really scared to buy the car. Everyone is having crazy problems with their cars and the damages done is massive. Peoples windows are falling through the doors, peoples throttle bodies are shorting out, are these cars really that crappy? Here is a link to the car, I test drove it today, the check engine light was on and told them they need to run the codes and fix the problem. I couldn't get them to go any lower on the price, even offered cash, $6700 is as low as they will go. But after reading a bunch of forums, this car sounds like a pile of junk, heres a link:

So, what would you all, people who have owned and experienced this car, suggest to do? I really liked the car, but being in college, I can't afford a huge money pit right now.
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if your driving the car regularly instead of driving it hard this car will be great for you and would last you a very long time. the only thing i use to have problems with when i bought the car which might be why the person sold it is it had the check engine like going on like every 2-3 months. they weren't that expensive but were a pain cause it happened so often. once it was all cleared up tho my car has been running great now that all the electrical problems are over with.
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