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#27 of 46 Let's get back to what did you trade/sell
Feb 23, 2005 (9:29 am)
If you want to talk handling, please take it to the main HAH discussion. This isn't the place for that sub-topic.
#28 of 46 Re: That's a strange book....... [larsb]
Feb 23, 2005 (9:30 am)
But it would still pollute more and depreciate faster than the HAH
you are right on the pollution and the TDI is a proven high resale the HAH is not. I just stopped by the Ford/VW dealer yesterday and asked about any used VW TDI cars. They get maybe one every two months and have a list to call. He wishes they could sell the new ones as VW gas cars are slow movers.
HAH handling according to Edmund's:
Cons: Tepid handling, brakes should be more powerful.
Moderately warm; lukewarm.
Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted
In other words mediocre.
#29 of 46 Re: Let's get back to what did you trade/sell [Sylvia]
Feb 23, 2005 (9:38 am)
I was curious what the poster missed about his Passat that he traded for a HAH. Kind of got to debating the two cars, sorry.....
#30 of 46 Yes, poster, what DID you miss?
Feb 23, 2005 (9:41 am)
I too am curious as to what the poster "misses" about his Passat?
Here is what that poster said in his profile:
"I'll unload this PASSAT as soon as my HAH arrives and say sayonara to German cars. When you're as old as I am, time has become too precious to spend it sitting in a car dealer's waiting room."
So he was apparently tired of the Passat being in the shop so much, HMMMMMMM ????
Feb 23, 2005 (11:23 am)
320,000 mile Dodge Shadow
(sounded like a diesel, it was so old)
#32 of 46 Trade for Prius
Mar 31, 2005 (1:15 am)
Subaru Legacy 2.5 wagon (1997). Average fuel consumption of 28 mpg. I liked it a lot because of it's reliability.
I also own a Volvo XC/70. I get 21 mpg, with my style of driving.
So far my Prius has given me 49 mpg, but I only have driven 700 miles with it and at the moment it's still on winter tires.
#33 of 46 Sold Integra to get a Prius
Apr 19, 2005 (7:01 am)
My old Integra hatchback was a reliable, sporty car that got over 30 MPG (but only because I coasted in neutral in the mountains a lot), and we sold it to get a Prius last year.
Prius has averaged 48 MPG over 24000 miles (yes, I keep a detailed log). In the summer getting 50 MPG is easy, but the cold weather and reduced energy content "winter gasoline" makes it go down to ~46 MPG in the winter. By the way, I observed the same trend in the Integra - it happens to all cars.
Despite the fact that I really liked my Integra, I have NO regrets about selling it. The PRIUS rocks! I used to be a firm believer in stick-shift cars (and I still don't like automatics) but the Prius variable transmission is so SMOOTH and easy to drive that I don't miss the stick at all.
We also have an 1994 Nissan Pickup (22MPG) , but the yearly miles we put on it dropped from ~10000 to 1000 last year, so that's a huge gas savings.
#34 of 46 May sell the Suburban now that I bought a Passat TDI
Apr 20, 2005 (8:30 am)
I never trade in a vehicle, that is the best way to lose money on a car. I really like my new Passat Wagon TDI. The Suburban does not get much road time since we got the Passat. I want to make sure that the VW TDI is what I want, then I will sell the Suburban to my neighbor. I will probably buy a 10 year old beater PU to pull my utility trailer and haul the big stuff. The TDI in the Passat has so much torque (247 ft. lbs.) that the hills around here are not even a challenge. My wife never drove anything but the Lexus. Now she takes the Passat. The handling reminds her of the 928 & 911 Porsche's she had for a while. Very smooth power. I have not gone over 3500 RPM's, just not needed. Cruises at 80 MPH with the tach sitting at 2400 RPM. If you want a soft squishy ride like a Camry or Accord don't get the 17" wheels and Michelins.
#35 of 46 SUZUKI VITARA FOR A PRIUS
Apr 20, 2005 (6:33 pm)
Having an R.V. I needed a vehicle that I could pull behind for secondary transportation. Finding an R.V. friendly car led to 3 different tow-friendly 4WD Suzuki's over the last 3 yrs. Since the settling down period of buying a new house and awareness of fuel costs on the rise, we decided to investigate the Prius and found it to be everything the critics said of the hybrid. Now with close to 20K miles I am convinced that not only did we buy a car for our needs but a car for THESE TIMES. By the way...the 4 cly. Suzukis got 25 mpg's while our Prius has been consistant in the upper 40's to lower 50's. Winters drop to low 40's due to severe weather conditions.
Railroadjames(happy hybrid )
#36 of 46 I don't like trading-in either.
Apr 26, 2005 (8:53 am)
...You end up paying a huge "convenience charge" (several thousand $$$ in most cases) by trading in instead of selling. I bought my Jetta TDI with no trade-in and am trying to decide if I want to sell my '96 Caprice or just keep both of them.