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#30344 of 32441 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 32441 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 32441 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.
#30347 of 32441 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 18, 2013 (11:35 am)
I figured there must have been something going on for so many posts over a two-day span....
Congratulations! Looks like it will be a very nice ride for you.
After reading through later conversation, I want to say your E55 is an '04? I cannot bring myself to think of an '04 as old.
#30348 of 32441 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 18, 2013 (12:27 pm)
Congrats fintail!! Beautiful car and that's a great deal, plus you got all the tech you wanted and then some. I think you'll be very happy with your decision.
#30349 of 32441 Re: 2013 VW Jetta GLI impressions [ronsteve]
Feb 18, 2013 (1:48 pm)
Ron, if you really need the size/configuration of the Volvo, the only other option off the top of my head (besides the jetta) is the Sube outback, which can be had with a 6 speed stick still.
what other options are there? A mythical BMW 3 series wagon? Could be interesting if they would put a stick in the X1, but not likely to happen.
Can't think of any other choices new.
#30350 of 32441 Re: . [xwesx]
Feb 18, 2013 (1:49 pm)
The old car was an 02 - still hard to believe a car of that age and those looks is "old". Technology has advanced several degrees since then, especially compared to the decade before 02. The gadgets in the new car are like something from the future. I am happy just to have the radio presets and homelink set up.
Took it out for about an hour, just to cruise around town. It rides much plusher than the old car, and I really like the low speed engine noise - I might be sold on diesel already. I rolled down the window in the parking garage just to listen to it. Fuel gauge didn't move either.
#30351 of 32441 Re: . [jpp5862]
Feb 18, 2013 (1:52 pm)
I was in heaven taking it for a drive this morning - pano shade open, heated seat on (around 40F out, cooler than it has been lately), radio set up and working - it is a relaxing drive. I think I might even be irritated less at other cars, being in a less hyper car myself.
I went to the dealer to drop off a part for the old car, and they laminated the window sticker for me, as they knew I'd like the keepsake.
Feb 18, 2013 (1:59 pm)
Congrats! Me, I'm looking for something a bit more manic; I have my wife's E90 and the '02 if I want a more relaxing drive.
#30353 of 32441 Re: . [roadburner]
Feb 18, 2013 (2:05 pm)
The fintail was the more relaxing choice vs the E55, but over time I realized I enjoyed myself in the old car. The E55, while a great car, was maybe too easy, and at the same time seemed wasted on weekday driving conditions here. The diesel seems to have more of a link to the old car. Maybe I am not meant for something too hyper - or so hard riding. I got rid of my old C43 because the go-kart quality ride irked me, the E55 felt like a Caddy in comparison. The new car is on a cloud compared to that...but probably still taut compared to a stock Camcord.
If I want something crazy, a bike is always lurking in the back of my head