Sometimes we pick our Find of the Week because it's a rare or cool model. Sometimes we pick it because it's a car that was owned by someone famous, or the car itself was in a movie or on TV. Sometimes the ad is just so good that it doesn't matter what the car is. And then, every once in a while, you get an ad that strikes a chord.
This ad has more plot than your average TV drama. It's a poetic tale of joy, anger, heartbreak, and not losing hope in the inherent goodness of...well, a car. And we know the photo isn't the best, but when you're trying to move on from a bad breakup, the last thing you want to do is take time for a photoshoot of a bad memory.
This is a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, and it's for sale in Calgary. The seller bought the car as a gift, but had his heart broken by the woman he bought it for.
Here's the tragic tale, and note that we haven't edited it for errors. This stands on its own:
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"Got this car for my girl, to drive in these streets.
But I came home to a man lying naked in our sheets.
Now This cars up for sale because she decided to cheat.
That devil woman can go back to walking those god damn streets.
This car runs reallll good, like all volkswagon should.
It's the best in its class, for limited cash.
My loss is your gain, with one of the best power trains
These five gears in your hand will make you feel like a man.
Only 200k clicks, with nothing to fix.
It's a steal of a deal if you're looking to peel.
Got a set of new winters guaranteed to stick.
With a set of rims you'll look so sick.
Give me a call or text I have your fix"
Like the seller said, this Jetta has one of the best powertrains that you could get in a Jetta that year, at least. That means a five-speed manual and the VR6 engine that offers up 174 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It is one of the sportiest compact sedans from the early 2000s.
The Jetta offers up 368 L of cargo space, which should be enough to hold the baggage that this car comes with.
If you're not sure what a fourth-generation Jetta looks like, and if the seller's pic doesn't help much, then we've added some more photos to give you an idea. The seller's car looks to have a few modifications, though, like a custom-painted hood and aftermarket headlights.
Lots of used cars come with winter tires on rims, but how many come with a poem and a story? This one does, and it can be yours. And if you're not interested in the car, but would like to soothe the tortured soul instead? Well, we can't recommend that you contact the seller for coffee and a chat, but we can't stop you either.