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#30302 of 32356 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [fezo]
Feb 17, 2013 (7:45 am)
Congratulations on the 6/stick/wagon -- quite a find.
I believe that's a V6 -- a friend was interested in these and said there's a nasty problem with the PCV system; something about a valve clogging up, or the oil pick-up clogging, and in the medium term, bye-bye engine.
It sounded like one of those things were forewarned is forearmed, so you may wish to check one of the fan sites and see whether there's anything to it. I really like those as well. What keeps me from Mazda up here in MI is their tendency to rust -- aside from the fact that, like Nissans, they are fairly thin on the ground.
One of these days I'll get my Outback, but I'm really not sold on the need for AWD.
Good luck with the Six. FWD wagon FTW!
#30303 of 32356 Re: Couple Saturday test drives [ateixeira]
Feb 17, 2013 (8:31 am)
You were certainly right about that backseat. At 6' 3", I need all the seat travel possible in the driver's seat - in the Impreza, the back seat still had reasonable room for the kids in back with the driver's seat all the way back. In the Focus, the front seat was practically touching the back seat.
My wife, who has a dislike for Subarus, actually likes it. What she really likes is the tangerine orange XV Crosstrek . Too bad the XV gets 3 MPG worse than the Impreza - how can that be? Just ride height?
#30304 of 32356 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [roadburner]
Feb 17, 2013 (11:56 am)
Congrats! I love the 6 wagon- wish there was an MS6!
You and me both!
#30306 of 32356 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [breld]
Feb 17, 2013 (12:55 pm)
Breld, Your ship has come in. You can now be the proud owner of a Jetta Hybrid which from all accounts drives like a euro sedan. High MPG and around 30k. Not a hatch but it has a large trunk with fold down seats. That's the good news. The bad news ? It's a first generation Hybrid from VW --- what could possibly go wrong with all the extra technology ?
#30307 of 32356 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [jayrider]
Feb 17, 2013 (2:22 pm)
I do like those - haven't driven one, but looked at one in the VW showroom recently. I believe, like the GLI, they put some of the nicer materials into the hybrid. And the "SE" model, with an MSRP of $27k, would be fine with me. They have a $25k model, but it's special order only.
First gen hybrid from VW would be a great candidate for a lease, no?
#30308 of 32356 Re: If I'm going to dream... [oldfarmer50]
Feb 17, 2013 (2:20 pm)
I thought you were holding out for my BILs S2000?
Reminds me, need to check with him to see what ever happened with that. I know I can't afford it!
#30309 of 32356 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [breld]
Feb 17, 2013 (3:49 pm)
Based on the high resale of the TDI, it might make more sense to buy -- keep the miles low and sell it in 3 years.
Feb 17, 2013 (6:30 pm)
And today begins a new chapter in my automotive history:
Count me as punched...
Feb 17, 2013 (6:31 pm)
I need new front brakes and was told that metallic pads are the way to go for less brake dust and better gripping capacity. Is this true? I plan to use my guy at Tires Plus as Midas always up sells me stuff i don't want...it's frickin' annoying but, I think Midas has a lifetime guarantee which might be the better way to go. Can I request metallic pads over what these places usually use? I don't think they use metallic without a request but I have no idea. Please advise as the brakes arer making grinding noises on a hard stop and I drive on 95 daily now!
T I A guys!