6. Auction Sites are NOT for trusting people. Too many times have people bought vehicles that "Run Great" or are "In Great Shape" and arn't.
I am sure there are others, but I am too tired at the moment to remember them. So I will invite others to fill out the list.
I can second that.
I bought my VW from E-Bay. The Seller DID say in the auction that it had wiring issues. Turns out the issues were that someone had HACKED up the original wiring harness with connections made with electrical tape, scotch tape, duct tape, masking tape, and some actual soldered splices that looked like the solder had been heated from 3 feet above the splice and then dribbled on the wires. The left tailight was ALWAYS on when the car ran. The turn signals were wired into toggle switches on the dash. Left toggle for left blinker, right toggle for right blinker and both for 4 way hazard lights. The Voltmeter and fuel guage were wired in so they were "hot" all the time. I had to start the car every day to keep the battery charged. SOMETIMES the car wouldnt start. Somehow, I found that if you turn on the headlights on, the car would start and run. BUT if you started it witht he headlights on, you could turn the key off and the car would still run until you turned the headlights back off. Supposedly it has a straight body. Yes.... it LOOKS straight, but I would be scared to sand off all the paint and see how much Bondo I really have.
$4300 sounds a little high in price to me. Unless the thing is PRISTINE.
The low geared rear end I would cringe at. If you don't think its a big deal. Come visit me. I will take you for a ride in my bus. It runs 45 mph. And going 45 is pretty much SCREAMIN. It took me over an hour to get to a camping spot that is about 40 miles away from home.
You could swap the rear end, but that costs more money on top of the initial purchase.
Thats my opinion and opinions are like as####es eveyone has one. Thanks