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#30306 of 32395 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 32395 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 32395 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 32395 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!
Feb 17, 2013 (6:33 pm)
O M G!!! It's stunning Fin, absolutely awesome!!! Now I really want my C Class! Congrats on this new addition, I think y'all will be very happy!
Feb 17, 2013 (6:35 pm)
Gonna share the details?
Feb 17, 2013 (6:42 pm)
Drove a 2013 Ford Escape with a bit over 14k on the clock. I will relate the driving experience another time as I am so happy with Fin's new ride, I want to concentrate on that tonight. Leave for Orlando at 7 so I'm gonna call it a night. Hoping to get something really fun tomorrow! Found out the Jetta don't have sat radio but still want to give one a whirl. Today I lucked out as the Cruze I stopped at was wanted by a nice co-worker so I let her have it. All of a sudden they drove up the Escape and stopped right in front of me so I said...sure! the guy behind me in an 2011 50k mile Camry tried his best to get me to switch but I declined his offer. Turns out it was the right choice...it's sat radio had been disconnected and he said it drove well...old! I know i got the better deal here and I was pleased with the Ford!
P.S. Got my new smart phone last night as the guy had gone to another store to get me this phone. It's an android, a HTC ONE VX...a very nice easy unit. I've been playing wth it all day and love it. Almost got the iPhone 4s but decided I wanted the newer tech and the phone cost me 1 cent...the iPhone 5 was mucho dinero. The Windows phone that my wife has, a Samsung Focus, is o k but I don't like the tiles Windows uses, was very confusing for me. I'm having an easier time with the android system. A treat for myself for going back to work after so long!
#30315 of 32395 Re: . [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 17, 2013 (6:47 pm)
lol, you really did it? Congrats!
(better than a bike too. )