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#30337 of 32318 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 17, 2013 (10:14 pm)
Congrats Fin! This has to be like the 10th Benz you bought! You have the fintail, had the E55, the older S Class. Heck you should have gotten a super loyalty rebate too!
#30338 of 32318 Re: . [28firefighter]
Feb 17, 2013 (10:21 pm)
Oh, that stinks. I can't blame you for that. Do you live on the eastside or in Seattle? I think there's a couple Volvo dealers in the city.
#30339 of 32318 Re: . [boomchek]
Feb 17, 2013 (10:23 pm)
Thanks. Not so many, but a loyalty gift wouldn't be rejected. Oh yeah, I have to go back and get a set of rubber floormats I was promised.
I've had fintail, W126, C43, E55, and now this. Fintail is a sentimental piece, I loved the W126 as it was such a beautiful classy machine, C43 was cool but I didn't "bond" with it, was very comfortable in the E55 but I think my emotion will fade, and now the Bluetec.
#30340 of 32318 Nice, but too similar to my wife's 3er
Feb 18, 2013 (12:04 am)
A Sport Package car with Xenons; but it's a slushbox and we already have one E90 328i in the family- life is too short to do the same thing twice...
#30341 of 32318 Congrats .. [fintail]
Feb 18, 2013 (4:37 am)
.. on the acquisition!
Best of luck !!
TQ addict ...
#30342 of 32318 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [fezo]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:13 am)
But of course! 6 cyl and a moonroof. Can't beat it. I've wanted one for as long as they've existed!
Yeah, it's a shame that the new 6 wagon isn't coming to our shores. The pool of cars that I want keeps shrinking! (Not that I need it to expand!)
Having the same problem with a shrinking pool. Need the cargo space of a wagon or hatch (and a bigger one, as hatchbacks go), and want 3 pedals. My V70 only lacks a 3rd pedal, but is doing well otherwise as it approaches 110K.
Congrats on the addition of the 6! I looked at a 6 hatchback once, but wasn't quite feeling it at the time. If I had it to do again... between that 6 and the WRX I was looking at just before I went for the Volvo.
#30343 of 32318 Re: Fintail [nyccarguy]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:15 am)
I can't fault you at all fin tail. You made the right move. You owned the car for a while and it was time to part ways. I'm sure you'll LOVE the diesel's torque. I had a BMW 335d a few months ago when my 328xi was in for service and I LOVED the way the diesel drove. If they'd have somehow offered it with X-Drive, I'd be planning my purchase right now.
If they put the diesel in the wagon, I'd be all over it. For now I'll just hope that VW is still selling TDI SportWagens with 3 pedals when I'm ready for a new ride.
#30344 of 32318 Re: Nice, but too similar to my wife's 3er [roadburner]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:21 am)
That one has rear parking sensors, which is an unusual option on the E90. I'm on my second Jetta and my second Altima (both are different model runs, though), so it's not always bad to do the same thing twice.
#30345 of 32318 Re: Fintail [ronsteve]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:26 am)
"If they put the diesel in the wagon, I'd be all over it. For now I'll just hope that VW is still selling TDI SportWagens with 3 pedals when I'm ready for a new ride."
The current Jetta SportWagen is based on the fifth-generation Golf, but has had its styling updated to make it look like the sixth-gen.
#30346 of 32318 Re: Couple Saturday test drives [breld]
Feb 18, 2013 (11:20 am)
What she really likes is the tangerine orange XV Crosstrek
I like that one, too! The color looks great, but overall the visual balance of the car is just so much better than the Impreza Sport.
There was quite a bit of work that went into the aerodynamics to eek out that 36 mpg on the Impreza, and the extra clearance and cladding on the Crosstrek takes its toll.