I found it on craigslist... luckily I found the add about 10 minutes after the guy posted it and I was the first one there with the cash. It needed a motor mount badly when I picked it up, the motor was shaking so bad you'd think the car was going to rattle to pieces at idle. A $50 motor mount took care of it though.
I thought about hanging on to it, but I like my other beater car (crown vic) a lot better - better suited for my family of 4.
It got 45 MPG, with diesel at $4.70 a gallon I think I figured it to be about $0.10 per mile in fuel to drive it, which is about the same as my roommates hybrid civic (try finding one of those cheap
) My crown vic costs about $0.16 a mile to drive. I figured at 15K miles per year, it'd save me $800 per year to drive that TDI.. or sell it for $2,000 profit... I took the money and ran. lol