I was looking online (I assume this is the Rabbit, right?) and saw used alternators for about $85. I was surprised to find that Autozone.com didn't list a rebuilt alternator for that car (maybe not that many have broken yet?)
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The price must have really gone up in the last 2 years since I bought one, or your truck uses a less common style. The alternator in my Buick and my 86 Chevy is the same one they put in most vehicles for probably 30 years, very common, very cheap. The one in my 98 GMC is the same style that they used in the late 80's through the 90's. I don't know if they switched styles of alternators when the vehicle was redesigned though.