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Old 01-04-2013, 02:36 AM   #61
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How on earth did another thread end up talking about Bueller and a Mustang? Shoot me now.

There are two choices in ADVland. It is a 50:50 bet.

1. Bueller and the Mustang

2. TDi



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Old 01-04-2013, 03:55 AM   #62
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There are two choices in ADVland. It is a 50:50 bet.

1. Bueller and the Mustang

2. TDi



You forgot the obvious 3rd choice - anything with a 22r(e).

You're fired.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:04 AM   #63
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That way cops will pay less attention having a Silver Civic and a Green Accord has probably helped me avoid a few tickets in my day.
Not quite. Silver/grey cars seem to get the most speeding tickets, with white the least.
http://dsc.discovery.com/cars/top-10/car-myths/04.html
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:22 AM   #64
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Not quite. Silver/grey cars seem to get the most speeding tickets, with white the least.
http://dsc.discovery.com/cars/top-10/car-myths/04.html
20% of all cars at least today are silver so saying they get the most tickets makes sense since they are the most popular color by far. To do a study properly you'd have to compare to those percentages. Though I think it's safe to say that it's flashier than my 1997 Accord



I do wish I could have gotten the blue.....but I had a silver Civic for 7 years so it was the next best choice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #65
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cool car, i test drove one and really, really liked it. It has enough power to get out of its' way, handles well, looks sharp and it's huge on the inside in both seating and trunk. throw on some tint and wheels and it's sharp looking from the outside.

Insurance refused to total my '12 GTI that got crunched 3 months ago, should be getting it back next week and pretty sure I'm going to dump it for a Passat SE TDI with the 6MT at some point in the future. I like VW, but as I planned on keeping that GTI for 10+ years I sure don't feel comfortable driving a rebuilt VW off warranty.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #66
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About the only car on the market that fits me you'd think it wouldn't be so hard.

And no it's not a TDI! I drive well under 10k per year usually (this year being the exception) so it didn't really make much sense. I have to say the I-5 is a pretty decent cage motor. It sounds nice and feels more like a diesel with a bunch of low down power and not much top end. Also the chassis/steering are great and night and day from my 97 Accord.

This is also a base model....5 speed, power everything, bluetooth, cruise, a/c, honestly the only options I would want on a car that this doesn't have are heated seats, a sunroof, and ipod integration. Though with the bluetooth audio that one isn't as important and I have seen few cars that pull it off well. The Kia Soul's system I know just didn't like my iPod touch at all.
What was the dealer like? Were they willing to negotiate on the price or were they like a BMW dealer ("money off - hahaha")?
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #67
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3 areas where it stands out are the shifter which clunks into every gear like it should..
Something about that phrase that is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me...Perhaps snicks into every gear? Anything but CLUNK.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #68
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Something about that phrase that is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me...Perhaps snicks into every gear? Anything but CLUNK.
Unless your talking about a Ural...
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #69
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What was the dealer like? Were they willing to negotiate on the price or were they like a BMW dealer ("money off - hahaha")?
The dealer I went with in the end was great but the first one was a mess. I initially thought about leasing and their "best price" went down 1,000 dollars after I left, and another 1,000 when I said no to that (both times payments would have been the same). Then I found out the dealership network my friend works at has a VW so he hooked me up with the sales manger over there. I was given an offer with a discount again off their "internet price" and it was a good bit under invoice. Hell I'll give the place I bought it a plug; it was Quirk in Braintree MA.

That dealer I went to initially that dicked me around I decided to give one last shot since they're a mile down the road but they could only do roughly the same as the "internet price" from the place I bought the car.

Most of the negotiation was on the trade because it wasn't drivable they started at 1k and I got em to 1,300. That's fair considering I got the car at under invoice and in its current condition the Accord is worth next to nothing.
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Something about that phrase that is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me...Perhaps snicks into every gear? Anything but CLUNK.
Any positive feedback feels like a clunk after my Civic how about that it's a positive feeling but not one that is too strong.
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cool car, i test drove one and really, really liked it. It has enough power to get out of its' way, handles well, looks sharp and it's huge on the inside in both seating and trunk. throw on some tint and wheels and it's sharp looking from the outside.

Insurance refused to total my '12 GTI that got crunched 3 months ago, should be getting it back next week and pretty sure I'm going to dump it for a Passat SE TDI with the 6MT at some point in the future. I like VW, but as I planned on keeping that GTI for 10+ years I sure don't feel comfortable driving a rebuilt VW off warranty.
Bummer about your GTI. I love mine and hope to keep it a long time as well. Congrats on the new Passat N&VS - they are incredible values.

The dealers are all over the map here as well and like you I have four or five of them pretty much local. It's nice to have options like that so you can shop them against each other.
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Since I've been talking about the interior:

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:13 PM   #74
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #75
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Do VeeWees still have that blue instrument lighting?
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