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#30316 of 32403 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:50 pm)
Very nice! Enjoy it!
#30317 of 32403 Re: . [slorenzen]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:51 pm)
Thanks. E350 Bluetec. Took advantage of a lease on the outgoing face 2013 models. Last week I saw a special for a P1 pano car, $489 month before negotiation, 24 months, 3700 down, 58K MSRP. Seemed too cheap. I had been thinking about a Bluetec for some time, so today I went in to see if I could get a price I liked. I guess I did
This car has P2 (keyless go, adaptive lights, auto close trunk, etc), pano, parktronic, lane tracking, power outlet, tiny spoiler. The last few things I didn't really want, but I am picky about color (I wanted white or "diamond silver", which is kind of a bluish silver) and pano - had to take what was available.
MSRP 63K. 3500 down, 24 months, ~560/month. There's an E facelift coming for 2014, so they are blowing them out. I also got Edmunds TMV for my trade (took a little work), so I'll be getting a nice check.
It's kind of a wasteful splurge, but I just had the itch. I also was thinking it was time to cut the cord on the old car - the longer I have it, the harder it will be for me to sell. I'm feeling OK, at least until the first payment
#30318 of 32403 Re: . [sandman_6472]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:55 pm)
Thanks. I think I will be happy too. I like the diesel purr and the way it seems to kind of engine brake at some in-town speeds. It's somewhat of an odd car, which is something I value.
Feb 17, 2013 (6:56 pm)
Looks nice. Would like to hear some mileage reports later on.
Barrier, I'd guess?
#30320 of 32403 Re: . [steve_]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:57 pm)
Finally, haven't bought a car since 06.
The bike thing is funny - I will be getting a check that would buy me a nice bike. But I doubt I will now. The traffic is just scaring me too much, and now I will have an expense to distract me.
#30321 of 32403 Re: . [tjc78]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:59 pm)
Oh yeah, my first new car, too. Not a bad way to start, I guess
#30322 of 32403 Re: . [tifighter]
Feb 17, 2013 (7:00 pm)
The salesman who sold me the car has a 2012 Bluetec almost identical to mine. He claims up to 40mpg in calm interstate cruising.
Yep. Barrier. They are close to me, and the salespeople have always been nice when I have been kicking tires in the past. I suspect the old car will sell to one of them or a tech - another guy there says he is going to try to buy it.
Feb 17, 2013 (8:22 pm)
Congrats on "the punch." It's gorgeous! Mazel-Tov!
#30324 of 32403 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [fezo]
Feb 17, 2013 (8:31 pm)
I took the liberty of updating the punch list. Congratulations on the Mazda6, it sounds like an entertaining car!
#30325 of 32403 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [ateixeira]
Feb 17, 2013 (8:35 pm)
"DI engines clatter a lot, no wonder they synthesize the noise. Still great tech."
Drove it about 100 miles today with the soundaktor disconnected. I couldn't detect any clatter, but I had the windows up the whole time. The engine was eerily silent, though!
I do have concerns about carbon/gunk buildup on the valves of DI engines. It seems like the recommended preventative measures (use of specific oils and top-tier fuels) are crapshoots. I'm not aware of any evidence that they prevent valve deposits in DI engines.