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#51 2017-03-26 06:15:38

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Someone tell me why I shouldn't buy this. Scheduled a test drive for Tuesday. VAG experts please chime in.

https://www.carmax.com/car/13612095


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#52 2017-03-26 10:01:49

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Nightcrawler wrote:

Someone tell me why I shouldn't buy this. Scheduled a test drive for Tuesday. VAG experts please chime in.

https://www.carmax.com/car/13612095

Would not touch without a damn good 100k warranty.  Had a 2.0 TSI that was wonderful except for reliability starting at 38k.  Intake manifold, water pump and 6 coils all replaced under warranty.  None of the issues were flukes in the VW community.


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#53 2017-03-27 10:37:40

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

yeah, pre 2014 VW's had their issues for sure. They seemed to have improved reliability after 2014. Plus, mileage seems a bit steep.

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#54 2017-03-27 10:55:09

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Everyone I know that had a Vag has/had a TDI and they are all selling them back.


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#55 2017-03-27 11:00:28

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

hammyt wrote:

Everyone I know that had a Vag has/had a TDI and they are all selling them back.

I'm not sure if you're implying that they're selling them back due to reliability issues, but a lot of people are selling them back because they're getting a ton of money from VW by doing it.  If that wasn't the intent, please disregard.


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#56 2017-03-27 11:13:31

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Nah they selling em back cause they get a good deal.  I'm just thinking the used market will be flooded with them soon and they will be cheapppppp


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#57 2017-03-28 07:28:15

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Jameson wrote:

Nightcrawler wrote:

Someone tell me why I shouldn't buy this. Scheduled a test drive for Tuesday. VAG experts please chime in.

https://www.carmax.com/car/13612095

Would not touch without a damn good 100k warranty.  Had a 2.0 TSI that was wonderful except for reliability starting at 38k.  Intake manifold, water pump and 6 coils all replaced under warranty.  None of the issues were flukes in the VW community.

Good to know. Originally I wasn't worried about miles because I generally drive cars until they are dead, and I have squeezed as much usefulness as possible out of them. I just did the math I averaged 13.5K/year on the Saab over the last 9.5 years. Bought it with 52K crashed it with 181K. Still waiting on some info from the insurance company.


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#58 2017-03-28 14:04:52

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Drove the R today. I like it. Snappy, and quick. Less leg and trunk room than the Saab. I have a contact at a local Subie shop, I will stop by there on my way home to see what kind of deals they have.

While I was waiting for the salesman at Carmax I was looking around at other vehicles. Too bad I am not in the market for an SUV. They had 2 "14 Caddy SRX with 34K miles for $22K.


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#59 2017-03-28 15:54:17

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

hammyt wrote:

I'm just thinking the used market will be flooded with them soon and they will be cheapppppp

I don't think they know yet what they're going to do with all of them.  IIRC it's a small number of them may be easy to retrofit and may be sold again in the US, but most will be either scrapped or sold overseas... or Trump will repeal all environmental regulations and they'll just be put back into circulation with no modification.


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#60 2017-03-28 15:56:11

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

cjaama wrote:

or Trump will repeal all environmental regulations and they'll just be put back into circulation with no modification.

This is kinda what I was thinking haha.  And he will claim it as some way of saving Americans millions on used cars or something.

Obviously timing wise, this is all a moot point to the OP but alas...


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#61 2017-03-28 16:29:55

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

hammyt wrote:

cjaama wrote:

or Trump will repeal all environmental regulations and they'll just be put back into circulation with no modification.

This is kinda what I was thinking haha.  And he will claim it as some way of saving Americans millions on used cars or something.

Obviously timing wise, this is all a moot point to the OP but alas...

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#62 2017-03-28 17:22:20

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

i  knew i should have waited to swap my o2 sensors.....


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#63 2017-03-29 07:12:11

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

I finally answered the phone yesterday when the VW dealer called again. he asked what I thought of the Altrack, I told him I hated it, I'm looking for a 5 door hatch, I'm looking used, and I really want a Golf R. He replied that he hasn't seen too many used Golf Rs for sale. A few minutes later he sends me an email with a link to a  2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sdn C300 Sport 4MATIC with 22K miles.  facepalm


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#64 2017-03-29 07:56:26

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

banghead


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#65 2017-03-29 09:14:43

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Why did you hate the alltrack ?


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#66 2017-03-29 09:49:46

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Rodman wrote:

Why did you hate the alltrack ?

Way too much wagon for me.


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#67 2017-03-29 10:06:38

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Sounds like you want a hatch.......back.

cool


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#68 2017-03-29 10:06:55

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

And by hatchback I mean Miata.  driving


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#69 2017-03-29 10:16:45

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

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And by hatchback I mean Miata.  driving

Funny. I have a friend that offered me his '12 MX-5 today.


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#70 2017-03-29 10:20:00

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Cause he is looking at a '17 RF?


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#71 2017-03-29 10:27:10

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Nightcrawler wrote:

hammyt wrote:

And by hatchback I mean Miata.  driving

Funny. I have a friend that offered me his '12 MX-5 today.

NA, NB, or ND.  Pass on the NC. Worst ones they made.


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#72 2017-03-29 10:27:39

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

He's right, you know.


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#73 2017-03-29 10:37:31

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

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Cause he is looking at a '17 RF?

No, he is retiring in 10 days and going on a North America Rally tour. Celebrating his 30th of rally racing.


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#74 2017-03-29 11:50:50

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

This looks interesting.

http://www.denooyerchevrolet.com/invent … g8el316929

http://5752a99a0c320107320b-a779e12c90b943a1bb4df99bda099cff.r75.cf1.rackcdn.com/1C4AJWAG8EL316929/aac0d10d0b755c8045257be3496652b4.jpg

Edit: sold yesterday

Last edited by Nightcrawler (2017-03-29 12:26:52)


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#75 2017-03-29 13:08:38

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Re: So now that my Saabaru has been retired

Nightcrawler wrote:

Edit: sold yesterday

Phew. This could've quickly digressed into another threads like krazykarguy's with the wheels on that thing.


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