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#30320 of 32332 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 32332 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 32332 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 32332 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 32332 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.
#30326 of 32332 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [breld]
Feb 17, 2013 (8:38 pm)
They had a Jetta Hybrid in the showroom at Swope VW. I don't think you can get much of a discount on them right now. It looks nice and offers a lot of features (like a full-folding back seat) not found in other midsize sedan hybrids other than the Prius. It is supposed to be a sportier drive than the Prius, Camry Hybrid, Optima Hybrid, etc., but they use 205mm wide low rolling resistance tires on all models, so there may not be a lot of grip to work with.
I'm seeing ~30 MPG on the trip computer in the GLI.
Feb 17, 2013 (8:39 pm)
Congrats on the Mazda6 Wagon my friend!
#30328 of 32332 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 17, 2013 (8:44 pm)
Also updated the punch list for your lease. Did you trade the AMG?
#30329 of 32332 Re: Brakes Question [sandman_6472]
Feb 17, 2013 (8:52 pm)
Find out what the oem brake pads were when your car was new. Let that be your guide. Another issue is the rotors. I know on my 02 Concorde, it was almost the same price to buy a set new as opposed to having them turned.