I wrote from experience of wrenching on cars, when I was repairing them, it was extremely painful to find parts like finding alladin's lamp - I think I always aimed too high to have a perfect repair job that lasted a while for a customer.
I myself owned a mk2 VW Golf in Pakistan - all its parts were bought from outside Pakistan and even being in the trade/business it was not exactly a merry ride. Infact I had to make a small inventory for myself for service parts like wheel bearings, brake parts, suspension items, rubber parts, electrical items like glow plug controller, radiator/radiator fan, lamp assemblies - its headlamps were even not available in Pakistan.
Yes it was a hoot to drive, super miserly on fuel, 42 litres diesel for 1000 kms driving. Could load up a whole lot of luggage too along with 5 passengers in the cab.
But I never recommended anyone to buy it or anything similar to it unless its a toy for them.