As the 25-year importation rule ticks on, unleashing cool new (to us) cars each year, somehow the Golf Country never really crossed my mind as one to wait for. Now that this New Jersey outfit is bringing them in with some regularity, the reality has me fully enticed. El Niño has blessed the PNW with some snow and trips to the mountains are starting to be planned. Taking the M5 up there sounds fun (especially now that he wears mudflaps) but is clearly a bad idea. So I could borrow the household Forester XT to slide through all conditions, but what if I had a Mk2 VW that was just as capable? If these low-mileage Golf Countrys keep coming up on eBay, I might have to clear out yet another parking spot in the driveway for some AWD lifted hatchback fun.
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1990 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro 4WD. 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Very, very rare car. Extremely low 18,425 documented miles. Garage-kept since day one. Very clean inside and out. Never smoked in. No kids. No pets. Just Serviced. Brand New Tires. Runs, Drives, and Looks GREAT! Free and Clear Title in hand. Spotless CarFax and Autocheck reports. Please feel free to come and inspect this car prior to bidding.
This one’s even nicer than the last, 25k-mile example I wrote up. A very country-style tartan interior brings some classic VW style to this pumped-up Golf and I don’t see a blemish anywhere on the car. As with DoKas, E30 Tourings, and other previously-forbidden fruits, more on the market can only bring the prices down. The last one went for right around $11k, which seems pretty reasonable to me on a like-new Mk2 as rare as this. If nearly-new examples drop under $10k, I’m going to have to start looking for more driveway space and making more sledding plans.