Wanna buy an insane Custom 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit? “I have about $70,000 invested in the car”

by Prince Of Petworth October 25, 2016 at 1:29 pm 29 Comments

via craigslist

This is quite the Craiglsist ad:

“I am selling a 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit that has been completely modified inside and out by a professional custom auto shop. The vehicle has been in several big time magazines as well as won hundreds of car shows. I have about $70,000.00 invested in the car so please keep all offers to yourself. Please only contact me if you are 100% interested and you have the funds approved and ready. Please see attached pictures for details on work that has been done.”

  • Ashy Oldlady

    What is with this awful trend where the wheels look like they’ll scrape the fenders every time you hit a pebble in the road?

    • Anon

      Kids these days!

  • Tom

    Woodbridge gonna Woodbridge. This is a fine ad indeed, but my highest ranking went to a relatively innocuous post seeking to rehome a late-’90s 5-Series BMW: “Girlfriend’s pregnant. Wife knows. Lawyer needs money.”

    I almost bought it on the spot.

    • Moon

      Thank you for making me laugh out loud today.

    • DCbyDay


    • Tom

      *bows* I’ll be here all week!

    • textdoc


  • Anonymous

    Who drops $70K into a Rabbit?

    • Elvis’s Mom

      I am suspecting a certain presidential candidate. “It’s been in big time magazines” is up there with “I have the best people”

    • Anon

      Yea, this is absolutely moronic by most standards. But then again, VW nerds are a whole other breed…

      • Anon5

        The vast majority of VW enthusiasts would not heavily mod a car with an automatic transmission. It’s not even a GTI, but a regular Golf with the 2.5l motor.

        • Anon

          That engine is quite potent for tinkering (google to your hearts content). But yea – why not just get a 70k/whatever car instead of buying this cheapie and draining all that money into it.

  • TinkerTaylor

    “invested” . . . hah!

  • Brightwoodian

    “I have about $70,000.00 invested in the car so please keep all offers to yourself.”… such a weird ad. She wants to sell her car. She doesn’t list a price and asks everyone to keep their offers to themselves because she has already spent an insane amount of money on a Rabbit.
    Where I come from the only appropriate thing to say to this poor lady is bless your heart.

    • Anon Spock

      The price of $10k is listed in the title on craigslist….
      Maybe save the bless her heart for another day.

      • Brightwoodian

        Nah, with that kind of depreciation. I’m still going with bless her heart.

    • Anonamom

      It’s listed for $10,000.
      But, I definitely agree with the sentiment.

    • also anon

      How do we know the seller is a woman?

  • dcjpad

    It’s like Jim Graham’s ride met the popemobile and they reproduced.

    • textdoc

      Actual LOL!

  • Epic Fail

    A common mistake people make when they sell their customized or restored car is they assume the amount that they have invested in customizing or restoring their car is somehow reflected in the market value of their car. While the two amounts may sometimes be similar, they are more often not.

    • Anonymous

      It’s selling for $10,000.

    • Rv

      The same is true with houses.

  • White Rabbit

    Assuming it is in “excellent” condition, bluebook value = $5,486

    • JC

      Yes, but did you check the box on KBB for “won hundreds of car shows”?

  • dcd

    The phrase “more money than sense” was invented for everyone involved in this transaction.

  • eggs

    But does it come with the motorcycle in the last pic?

  • ontarioroader

    Please make a local version of Jalopnik’s “nice price or crack pipe” a regular thing here. So many hilariously bad craigslist posts around the DC area (but mostly NOVA).

  • Reality

    Is this for the Pope?


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