I first discovered that VW had made a 4wd Golf 2 in 2002 when & saw an advert for one on marktplaats (an ebay online sales site) here in the Netherlands,
This led to me buying my first Golf Syncro
I got ripped off good style by the garage I bought it from.
it leaked engine oil, steering fluid, gearbox oil, rear diff oil, cooling water.
but I loved it, it was the start of an almost 20 year ongoing love affair with the Golf 2 Syncro
We on here even coined the term ‘Syncronitis’ to try to explain these feelings for a supposedly inanimate object
Since then I have owned 4 different Golf 2 Syncro models
1) 1988 4 door Syncro (GU carburetor motor)
with vw metal sunroof & ABS (2002 to 2006 when it caught fire in the silencer backbox & was written off
2) 1989 2 door Syncro GT (1p Digifant motor with ABS & all options) sold today
3) 1986 2 door Syncro (GX motor) bought for my Daughter & went to England since lost contact with the new owner after she sold it
4) 1986 4 door Syncro GU Carb motor bought in 2110 for my wife here in Netherlands & also sold today
So this evening for the first time in nearly 20 years I am without a Syncro,
I will not be buying a new one as I cant afford it, the prices have skyrocketed over the past few years,
+ I am now living within the limits of my old age pension
but I will still be part of the community here, and available to answer questions, & maybe even to supply some parts
Yes they have both gone, collected & shipped out.
In the nearly 20 years we have been online, I wonder how many people we have helped & how many cars we have saved?
it must be well into the hundreds for both cars & people & yes it has been great fun. 🙂
One thing I will never forget, is the big smile I had on my face every time I went out in my Syncro GT!