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Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi 1999 by broettonavarro
Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi 1999
Many kilometers were covered on the wheel of this car. 
Together, me and the Gol covered about 55.000 kms on this country of mine.

I tried to sell it sometimes, yes. One time I was suffering from a "high fever of wanting a Civic EK Sedan" but I stayed loyal to the Volkswagen.
One time, I had the chance to get a Vectra Challenge 2.2, it was a bargain from my father, and I couldn't help myself, that car was stunning. The relationship between me and the Vectra lasted for about a month. I realised that I couldn't afford said car properly. The Vectra always reminded me of fuel expenses and higher costs to maintain it. 
I was missing the whole point: the pleasure of driving. 
Thankfully I was able to "recover" the Gol.

Pleasure of driving and rather low costs to mantain it.
This little car, with this engine configuration, it is a recipe of fun. That I can assure you.
How many times I took it for a drive, without a destination in mind? A good ammount of times!
The steering, the quickness, the stiffness of the suspension.... it has a sporty side this Gol.
Its 1.6 liter AP engine produced about 94hp. And the car's weight is about 980kg.
BBC's Top Gear presenter James May says that a car is fun when you're able to drive it near its limit without the need to take it to a racetrack. And I agree with him. The car pictured in here fits his description quite well.

That said, taking it to a roadtrip was always fun.
Starting from Uberlândia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uberl%C3…), where I live, me and the Gol visited
Araxá (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arax%C3%…), to see the "2012 Brasil Classics Fiat Show", being my first trip to a different city on my own;
Goiânia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goi%C3%A…), to attend to some exams, where I drove for hours around the city looking for an available hotel to spend the night;
Brasília (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bras%C3%…), to attend to some exams and visit my sister-in-law sometimes, city of large avenues and interesting architecture; 
Bambuí (pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambu%C3…), to help a friend of mine to attend to an exam, it was a trip through the night, in the need to arrive there before the sunrise.... wrote some lines about it back then broettonavarro.deviantart.com/…;
Monte Carmelo (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Ca…), to visit my girlfriend's relatives;
Apucarana (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apucaran…), the best excuse to drive for about 750km, as my parents live there;
Londrina (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Londrina), simply because it is near Apucarana;
São Francisco do Sul (pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o…), when my parents decided to go to the beach, and I "chased" their Jetta Variant trough some incredible, wonderful roads. From said city, I drove a whole day (about 16 hours) to get back home in Uberlândia. This being the epic roadtrip for me and the Gol, it had a journal of its own: broettonavarro.deviantart.com/…

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Many stories started on it, many others developed within its cabin.
It wasn't a mere car, it was part of a family.

Good luck for the Gol and its new onwer.
Hope to meet the "CSX" on the road,  in good conditions, anytime soon!
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Introduction by broettonavarro
Introduction
Pictured in the day when it was delivered to me, ready to leave the dealership, here's the 2015 Nissan March 1.6 S, main subject of my previous journals.

Still getting used to this nice compact car.
Color is Diamond White.
Currently equipped with 14" steel wheels with hubcaps, I'm planing on getting some 15" alloys for her. I like its hubcaps, but alloy wheels are alloy wheels. Plus, the car will get more grip, etc (and look better) with a set of 15" tires.

But first items on my "to be installed" list are:
1- skid plate to protect the underneaths of the car;
2- an USB Player + 2 speakers.
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Ah, yes, I was kinda missing from deviantArt lately. Just one journal posted so far in 2015...
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There ya go, let's give you friends some good, fresh news.
I was looking for a new car in the past weeks.

My current car, the 1999 Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi set the bar pretty high. Equipped with power steering, air-conditioning, electric windows, radio-cd player/USB, alarm, and the jewel in the crown, the surprisingly quick and quite fuel efficient 1.6 liter engine... the lil' VW won my heart.

That said, I narrowed my search. I wanted a car as equipped as my Gol, and built between 2012 onwards. Annnd I had a clear preference for cars with engines ranging between 1.4 and 1.6. I considered cars with 1.0 engine, for their lower pricetag and equipments. Mind you, the pricetag was a main concern. 
So.

I started looking for brand new cars. My first stop was the Fiat dealership. 
I arrived there, looked brifely the cars, waiting for someone to help me. Nope, I had to ask for someone to talk with me.
The cars that would match my search were the Fiat Uno (i.ytimg.com/vi/sAsZk9MVAD0/max…) and Fiat Siena EL (www.autossegredos.com.br/wp-co…), both equipped with a 1.4 engine.
Between the two, I'd take the Siena EL: bigger trunk and lower price tag, plus the Siena EL looks better than the 2015 Uno, in my opinion.
Still, the Siena EL was over my budget. I looked at their used cars section. Two cars attracted my attention: a 2011 Fiat Grand Siena 1.6 (allthecars.files.wordpress.com…) and a 2014 Chevrolet Onix LT 1.4 (s2.glbimg.com/IZfbh2zjtwVvKEO5…).
The Chevrolet Onix didn't have air-conditioning, and the Grand Siena had a high milleage. Both cars didn't attract me with their prices.

My second stop was at a Toyota dealership. I wanted to check up the Etios X 1.3 (www.brdealer.com.br/web/images…). The car doesn't have a striking design, but interested me. It is known for being a tough and well-built car. The seller came to me and invited me to test-drive the car. The steering wheel requires too much movement, but the engine responded quickly, even with the a/c on. I didn't like the dashboard, placed in the middle of the car (www.terrasol-veiculos.com.br/u…). And if I wanted the alarm installed, it would make the car's price tag a bit too high for me.

Third stop: the Volkswagen dealership. And boy, what a surprise. A 2015 Gol 1.6 (mlb-s1-p.mlstatic.com/gol-tren…), equipped with only power steering and a/c has a stupid price tag. Way way over the top. The new VW Fox (1.bp.blogspot.com/-yLXzsvUazis…) was over my budget too. The Volkswagen up! (s2.glbimg.com/WVEIEZ34jR0o0dl0…) would fit in my budget. But I still think it isn't worth the money they're asking for it. Plus, it was a 3-cylinder 1.0 engine.

At the Ford dealership, I checked the new Ford Ka (www.semeucarrofalasse.com/wp-c…), which looks nice, has lots of equipments, would fit tightly - a bit over the budget - but has a 1.0 engine.
While the seller was talking with me about payment conditions, she started to argue with some Ford employee about a damaged Ford Ranger from an upset owner, etc, etc... and I was left aside, ignored.
When she came back, I asked her for someone to evaluate my car.
After some minutes, she showed me a value so low, so low, I almost cursed her.
I left the dealership.

I didn't bother myself about visiting a Chevrolet dealership, because I already knew their cars were too expensive IMO.

I looked at some used cars dealerships, and found a 2011 Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 (imganuncios.mitula.net/fiat_un…). The car looks nice, is well-equipped and all. I did a test-drive on it. The interior looks funny, but the engine didn't feel quick. And it was making some weird noises when stopped at  traffic light.
At other dealership, I found a yellow Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 (www.dride.com.br/i/fp/149/585/…). It was a year/model 2012/2013. The car looked great, but the payment conditions were not the best.
Actually, the payment conditions for buying an used car aren't great. You end up paying too much for the car, after some months.

I then decided to go to a Nissan dealership. The friendly seller, after some talking, invited me to test-drive a blue 2014 Nissan March 1.6 SL (imguol.com/c/entretenimento/20…).
The car looks nice, the level of equipment is very interesting, it felt comfortable, the engine responded quickly....  the price tag + payment conditions would fit... the blue colored March would be a bit over the budget due to some new extra taxes. They had a pearl white at their stock garage, without the new 2015 taxes.
They would pay a good ammount of money on my car, compared to other places.
It has a quick 1.6 engine. It has electric assisted steering. Air-conditioning, electric windows, alarm, the wing mirrors are electric. Like all new cars sold in Brazil, it has airbags and ABS. The Nissan has EBD as a plus.
On top of that, it's a 0-km.
Yep.
I bought myself a brand new 2014 Nissan March 1.6 S, pearl white.
:D


To be delivered to me next week, after some paperwork.
I feel like I should make a quick update to my list of cars I've drove.

- I traveled to a nearby city during christmas, and I got there driving the 15' Renault Sandero 1.6 from the previous journal. The car was fully loaded, but fared well on the road. On city streets, it feels comfortable. Heh, quite more comfortable than my current car.

- Talking about my current car, I went down south during the New Years' Eve. It's 750kms to go, and another 750kms to come back. Air-conditioning wasn't working during the first part of the trip. It wouldn't bother me that much I don't use the a/c much, but it's been awfuly hot, hot like hell here in Brazil. It was tiresome, me and my girlfriend were almost boiled inside the car, even with the open windows. As soon as I arrived in the south, I found a place to get the air-conditioning fixed.
When it was ready, my father got the car to test. When he arrived, I hear from him "(..) the accessory belt snapped right after I left the repair shop". "It didn't damage the engine, and they'll fix what went wrong." he told me.
I was worried to hear such news, but the engine wasn't hurt, so I tried to keep calm.
The day after, the car was with me, working properly, and the air-conditioning was back.
2014-2015 parties, yep, yep.
The day before the travel to come back home, we noticed the Gol was leaking something, somewhere.
Problem: a crack in the windshield washer tank. 

When I arrived home, a new tank was bought and installed.
Some days after that, I washed the car.
When I was done with cleaning it, the engine decided not to start.
The starter was working, but the engine insisted on not starting. It decided to backfire, and the exhuast made banging noises. POW - POW loudly. 
I tried to find out what was wrong. I decided to wait for the next day, maybe the problem would vanish by itself.
Nope. In the next morning, the Gol was backfiring, and the engine wouldn't start.
I called my mechanic and asked for help.
It didn't work.
After hours trying to start the car, I gave up.
For the first time in my life, I was calling for a tow truck. 

Diagostic: wet fuel distributors and another wet parts.
They were removed and dried. The car was back to life.
...but the windows now don't go up when the alarm is activated.
And the hodometer decided to go back almost 6.000kms on its own. It's a recurring problem this. 


Some may notice there's an addition to my list, a 2015 Toyota Etios X 1.3. I'll talk about it, and maybe talk about another possible addition to the list, in the next journal.

-----UPDATE, JANUARY 26th 2015-------
Adding 2011 Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 to the list.
To be part of the next journal, alongside the 2015 Toyota Etios X 1.3.


That said, my "Cars I Drove" list looks like this:


Driven for more than 1.000 km:
1999 Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi 
2001 Fiat Palio EX 1.0
2001 Chevrolet Vectra Challenge 2.2 16v MPFI  
2004 Citroën C3 GLX 1.6
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Variant 2.5 20v Tiptronic 
2009 Ford Focus GLX (Mk.I) 1.6


Driven for 500 km - 1.000 km:
1996 Chevrolet Corsa Wind 1.0
2003 Chevrolet Corsa Classic 1.6 Automático 


Driven for 100 km - 500 km:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 V8
2008 Renault Sandero Authentique 1.0 16v
2009 Volkswagen Golf Sportline 1.6
2010 Chevrolet Celta Life 1.0 VHCE  
2011 Chevrolet Celta LT 1.0 VHCE
2015 Renault Sandero Expression 1.6  (level up!)


Driven for 50 km - 100 km:
2006 Volkswagen Santana 1.8 Mi
2009 Renault Mégane Sedan Dynamique 1.6 16v
2010 Toyota Corolla Sedan XEi 2.0 16v
2012 Renault Fluence Dynamique 2.0 16V X-Tronic  


Driven for 10 km - 50 km:
1989 Volkswagen Parati Surf 1.8
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Iced Teal Pearl
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Taffeta White
2002 Fiat Mille Fire 1.0
200? Mk.IV Volkswagen Gol 1.0
2008 Mitsubishi L200 Outdoor HPE 4X4 2.5
2011 Citroën C3 GLX 1.4 Flex 8v  
2011 Nissan March 1.0S


Driven for less than 10 km:
1995 Chevrolet Corsa Wind EFI 1.0
1997 Fiat Palio EDX 1.0
199? Chevrolet S-10 Standard Cab
1999 Volkswagen Parati CL 1.6 Mi
1999 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (AT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2001 Renault Clio Sedan RN 1.0 16v
2004 Volkswagen Gol Power 1.0
2005 Toyota Corolla Fielder 1.8
200? Volkswagen Fox 1.0
200? Peugeot 307
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L V6 4WD
2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 **
2011 Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4  (new!)
2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan Altis 2.0  
2014 Volkswagen take up! 1.0
2015 Toyota Etios X 1.3  (new!)


Barely driven (simple maneuvers / less than 1 km):
198? Volkswagen Voyage
1998 Fiat Mille CS 1.0
199? Ford Ka 1.0
2009 Chevrolet Meriva Maxx 1.4
2009 Citroën C4 Pallas 2.0
200? Mk.VII Toyota Hilux SRV 4X4 3.0
2010 Chevrolet Agile LTZ 1.4
2011 Fiat Uno Mille Fire Economy 1.0
2013 Ford Fiesta Mk.VI 1.0


((**Although I didn't drove the 2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 for more than 1 km, it doesn't go to the "Barely Driven" category, because it was driven at an off-road event, which I can't describe as an "everyday-drive"))
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Ah, yes, I was kinda missing from deviantArt lately. Just one journal posted so far in 2015...
....
There ya go, let's give you friends some good, fresh news.
I was looking for a new car in the past weeks.

My current car, the 1999 Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi set the bar pretty high. Equipped with power steering, air-conditioning, electric windows, radio-cd player/USB, alarm, and the jewel in the crown, the surprisingly quick and quite fuel efficient 1.6 liter engine... the lil' VW won my heart.

That said, I narrowed my search. I wanted a car as equipped as my Gol, and built between 2012 onwards. Annnd I had a clear preference for cars with engines ranging between 1.4 and 1.6. I considered cars with 1.0 engine, for their lower pricetag and equipments. Mind you, the pricetag was a main concern. 
So.

I started looking for brand new cars. My first stop was the Fiat dealership. 
I arrived there, looked brifely the cars, waiting for someone to help me. Nope, I had to ask for someone to talk with me.
The cars that would match my search were the Fiat Uno (i.ytimg.com/vi/sAsZk9MVAD0/max…) and Fiat Siena EL (www.autossegredos.com.br/wp-co…), both equipped with a 1.4 engine.
Between the two, I'd take the Siena EL: bigger trunk and lower price tag, plus the Siena EL looks better than the 2015 Uno, in my opinion.
Still, the Siena EL was over my budget. I looked at their used cars section. Two cars attracted my attention: a 2011 Fiat Grand Siena 1.6 (allthecars.files.wordpress.com…) and a 2014 Chevrolet Onix LT 1.4 (s2.glbimg.com/IZfbh2zjtwVvKEO5…).
The Chevrolet Onix didn't have air-conditioning, and the Grand Siena had a high milleage. Both cars didn't attract me with their prices.

My second stop was at a Toyota dealership. I wanted to check up the Etios X 1.3 (www.brdealer.com.br/web/images…). The car doesn't have a striking design, but interested me. It is known for being a tough and well-built car. The seller came to me and invited me to test-drive the car. The steering wheel requires too much movement, but the engine responded quickly, even with the a/c on. I didn't like the dashboard, placed in the middle of the car (www.terrasol-veiculos.com.br/u…). And if I wanted the alarm installed, it would make the car's price tag a bit too high for me.

Third stop: the Volkswagen dealership. And boy, what a surprise. A 2015 Gol 1.6 (mlb-s1-p.mlstatic.com/gol-tren…), equipped with only power steering and a/c has a stupid price tag. Way way over the top. The new VW Fox (1.bp.blogspot.com/-yLXzsvUazis…) was over my budget too. The Volkswagen up! (s2.glbimg.com/WVEIEZ34jR0o0dl0…) would fit in my budget. But I still think it isn't worth the money they're asking for it. Plus, it was a 3-cylinder 1.0 engine.

At the Ford dealership, I checked the new Ford Ka (www.semeucarrofalasse.com/wp-c…), which looks nice, has lots of equipments, would fit tightly - a bit over the budget - but has a 1.0 engine.
While the seller was talking with me about payment conditions, she started to argue with some Ford employee about a damaged Ford Ranger from an upset owner, etc, etc... and I was left aside, ignored.
When she came back, I asked her for someone to evaluate my car.
After some minutes, she showed me a value so low, so low, I almost cursed her.
I left the dealership.

I didn't bother myself about visiting a Chevrolet dealership, because I already knew their cars were too expensive IMO.

I looked at some used cars dealerships, and found a 2011 Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 (imganuncios.mitula.net/fiat_un…). The car looks nice, is well-equipped and all. I did a test-drive on it. The interior looks funny, but the engine didn't feel quick. And it was making some weird noises when stopped at  traffic light.
At other dealership, I found a yellow Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 (www.dride.com.br/i/fp/149/585/…). It was a year/model 2012/2013. The car looked great, but the payment conditions were not the best.
Actually, the payment conditions for buying an used car aren't great. You end up paying too much for the car, after some months.

I then decided to go to a Nissan dealership. The friendly seller, after some talking, invited me to test-drive a blue 2014 Nissan March 1.6 SL (imguol.com/c/entretenimento/20…).
The car looks nice, the level of equipment is very interesting, it felt comfortable, the engine responded quickly....  the price tag + payment conditions would fit... the blue colored March would be a bit over the budget due to some new extra taxes. They had a pearl white at their stock garage, without the new 2015 taxes.
They would pay a good ammount of money on my car, compared to other places.
It has a quick 1.6 engine. It has electric assisted steering. Air-conditioning, electric windows, alarm, the wing mirrors are electric. Like all new cars sold in Brazil, it has airbags and ABS. The Nissan has EBD as a plus.
On top of that, it's a 0-km.
Yep.
I bought myself a brand new 2014 Nissan March 1.6 S, pearl white.
:D


To be delivered to me next week, after some paperwork.

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Amateur photographer, Broetto loves cars since he was a little brat.
He also likes diecast miniatures of cars, and has a somewhat small collection of them.

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:iconenriquegomez:
EnriqueGomez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
welcome to the group :) (Smile) 
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the invitation! Good luck for the group =)
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EnriqueGomez Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
you're welcome .thanks :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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EngineBreaker Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch and the commendations of my photos :shakefist:
the amazoom i have was a lucky buy last 2010 and it's the only version of it in my disposal :)
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconsothereplz:
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
quem era aquela mulherzinha do seu antigo icone?
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Provavelmente deve ser a Lisa Sakakino, dum anime chamado éx-Driver ;)
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
anime daquele jeito?
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aham gallery.minitokyo.net/view/176… ... no YouTube acho que tem um ou outro episódio do éX-Driver.... tenho os todos os seis episódios num pen-drive, baixei há uns anos por aí na internet afora =)
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
você gosta da Subaru?
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Um dos meus carros favoritos é a Legacy SW da segunda geração (( 2nd-gen-legacy.allthedeets.com… ))  lindo carro! Tivesse eu mais dinheiro, comprava uma :iconyesyesyesplz:
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
o meu favorito: www.showmescooby.com/rich/wrx/…

pena que pararam de fabricar, gostaria de ter um
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ainda considero a Legacy SW, mesmo que seja usada =D

Por ora, minha meta é juntar dinheiro para pegar um Civic Sedan, mais ou menos 1999, 2000....
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday! Have a good one!
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, mate! :iconcakeplz:
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