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  1. The syncro system never worked well on the Golf Rallye either golf Rallye.html
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seat-Arosa-1-4-TDI-IMMACULATE/293753346424 Its nice but the price is optimistic
  3. I have only driven 2, a Lupo Sport that had the clutch pedal issue and an Arosa Sport with the same problem but cheap which I bought and fixed. The seats in the Arosa Sport are the best available in any Lupo or Arosa model. I have a set now in my Arosa TDI
  4. Strange because the hole is square
  5. Never liked them, looked as if they were on stilts & liable to topple over. Always thought the VW Syncro Transporter from the same era made more sense, it had a crawler gear & was assembled in the SDP Factory in Graz, home of the G-Wagen
  6. Buy my Lupo TDI and get manual windows both sides, and an electric sunroof
  7. weslangdon

    Arosa TDI

    Fast Arosa, who knew
  8. Big service history every MOT, not perfect but a good one, she's bought a Golf
  9. Lupo TdI Sport, black, sun roof, gti interior, electric window delete, on Gumtree, Swansea https://www.gumtree.com/p/volkswagen/volkswagen-lupo-hatchback-2001-manual-1422-cc-3-doors/1382300382
  10. Take the old one off, quite a bit of work, but not technically difficult, take it to your local Pirtek for the broken or rusted bit to be cut out & have a join put in
  11. weslangdon

    Hi all!

    The red colours can look odd when they get old, difficult to match as there were 2 reds and its not always clear which is which. lacquer peels too. Rust on roof common on Lupo's but not on Arosa's. Superficial anyway, rust to worry about is on the lower front wishbones and the twist beam rear axle, otherwise a good car on corrosion. These are cheap to run and maintain but essentially a throw away if anything drastic happens. The ones that will remain valuable are the £30 diesels and the GTI's.
  12. On a more positive note they have often done very low miles. The Auto on the Arosa is the 8v version of the 1.4 engine with a feeble 60bhp, the one on the Lupo is the 16v cooking version with 75bhp. Both tend to be cheap so don't buy the first one you see.
  13. Fit wind ups, easier to fit, [bar a bit of drilling] they wont fail you at an inconvenient time, lighter too. Both my TDI's have manual windows now, got fed up of changing electric ones out & in again
  14. try this guy, difficult to get to but it says he will post https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seat-Arosa-Lupo-Breaking/153991407443?hash=item23da9a6753:g:6F0AAOSw0YFe~agZ
  15. it was sold minutes after I posted this
  16. on ebay, basically a rolling shell but with interesting modifications https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-Lupe-1-4tdi-spares-or-repair/333647454557 engine either blown or removed, the seller hasn't said which
  17. Do you still have the Bathurst alloys, and do you want to sell them?
  18. in Barnsley, bit too far for me but looks decent https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswagen-lupo/124230392956
  19. Nice, no salt on your roads but there is sea air on both side, mileage is high but not ridiculous, you won't get £4k though, you might get that for a Japanese car. I'd pitch it at £2.5-3k
  20. Agree about waxoyl, my father used to buy it direct from the little workshop in Prudhoe where it originated
  21. A newer version of mine which also started life in the NE, similar rust issue but the other side, sunroof on mine too. Window problems sorted though by fitting wind ups. mines done many more miles at 180,000 plus, otherwise similar, same interior alloys etc. The issues with your wishbones and brake lines are down to winter salt. Although mine started life in Darlington I bought it from Manchester where the rain usually keeps the salt away and this winter we had only 3 nights of frost so for the last 3 years no real salt corrosion. My SEAT Arosa TDI, a local car has no salt corrosion at all.
  22. Can I ask what the dealer bits cost you as I have a boss from a Mk 2 Golf which should fit anyhow?
  23. How would that work, as an airbag or would it switch off the no airbag warning light? I'm half interested as I have a lovely red leather steering wheel I'd like to fit to my TDI
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