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goodbye mini, hello TDI Sportwagon

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by eric strt6, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    got tired of the Mini always going in and out of the shop. We got a good deal on the trade in and came home with a fully loaded Jetta Sportswagon TDI







    at home with our Volvo
     
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  2. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Your wife looks VERY happy so its all good by me! :)
     
  3. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    so you got a VW??:confused:
     
  4. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    yeah but we got the diesel and it came with 10 years 100000 miles of warranty and service as part of the deal.

    the engine on the mini is an unrealiable POS. had to pull the valve head 3 times for carbon build up, replaced 3 water pumps, two turbo rebuilds, numerous other gremlins and we just hit the warranty end so we dumped it before we got hit in the wallet for that crap.
     
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  6. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    It's german car with a french engine.
     
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    bean Turbo Monkey

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    Despite the recent debacle with our sunroof on ours, I think you made a good choice (though I would have skipped the nav).

    We just got back from Yellowstone and over the course of three hundred miles and two days we averaged over 51 mpg in ours. On the way back with much faster driving (over 100mph at a few points) we were still over 40 mpg. And it manages it while not driving like a giant turd (Prius, I'm looking at you).

    Is that 100k bumper to bumper or just drivetrain?
     
  8. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    bumper to bumper
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I may be trading my Subaru for a Volvo...gotta make 250K on teh Subby first.
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    We just got rid of our 2002 Denali and picked up a few year old Mercedes GL450. Thing drives amazing :thumb:
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    From bad to worse.
     
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    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    how many miles you got on the xc 70, and that vw looks very nice!
     
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    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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  14. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    im at just under 200,000 with mine, they make awesome bike cars man. i love mine
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    wow


    no wonder it gave up on him so much

    awesome
     
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    Not sure the French engines are as bad as this thread indicates. I have more experience with their diesels and they made some really good engines over the last 20 years.