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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 50,511
    stever said:

    We thought about buying a different house here last month. But it had grass in the yard. Talk about a deal killer.

    I fixed that. Wife cuts the grass.

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  • breldbreld Posts: 2,574
    @kyfdx -

    Fun to get a brand new Honda. I'm sold on those myself, after years ago going from a very basic mower to a Honda. I have a matching Honda snowblower as well.

    Well, had, I guess. With the new house having hardly any lawn of my own to mow, and barely a driveway, a good friend of mine got a really screaming deal on a Honda mower and snowblower.

    2015 428xi GC - 2012 Mini Cooper - 2016 Jetta (daughter's) - 2015 Sedona

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 21,660
    My mower, a troybilt that I bought this spring (old one died) is really old school compared to that. Yank start. Moves when I feel like pushing it, not before. Stops when I do. It does mulch, bag or discharge (I never use the bag, a useless feature). But only about $160 using my lowes CC discount. Plus I actually get exercise out of the process.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 50,511
    stickguy said:

    My mower, a troybilt that I bought this spring (old one died) is really old school compared to that. Yank start. Moves when I feel like pushing it, not before. Stops when I do. It does mulch, bag or discharge (I never use the bag, a useless feature). But only about $160 using my lowes CC discount. Plus I actually get exercise out of the process.

    My wife is old and weighs 115 lbs. Don't think she could push one up a hill.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 20,148
    Interesting that I have received no response to my inquiry on the Turbo Cayenne.

    '12 EX35 Journey AWD; '14 Jetta TDI wagon; '98 Volvo S70 base; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 42-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 20,148
    corvette said:

    qbrozen said:

    Well, I emailed the dealer to inquire about the accident and ask why the condition report claims no prior bodywork.

    If it were only a bumper replacement, the repaint probably can't be detected with an Elco mil gauge, which may be the basis for the condition report.
    Nah. I disagree. If your job is to write up a condition report, looking at the carfax should be part of it. If you didn't, you failed. BTW, it also reads "no known accidents."

    '12 EX35 Journey AWD; '14 Jetta TDI wagon; '98 Volvo S70 base; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 42-car history and counting!

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 53,918
    There's grass in New Mexico?

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 20,148
    edited October 27

    There's grass in New Mexico?

    Are you kidding??


    ;b

    '12 EX35 Journey AWD; '14 Jetta TDI wagon; '98 Volvo S70 base; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 42-car history and counting!

  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 9,103
    28FF...that's nutz! I feel for you, buddy! Dealing with the car manufacturers when something goes wrong is no fun. I think it's time you let the Regional Rep know you plan on filing Lemon Law given you have a problem that they can not find a reliable fix for. A supreme hassle, but in my mind, they've left you no coice.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 21,660
    My wife mentioned something about not being able to push it when I got the new one (though she is big enough to do it, and the yard is flat). In case I for some reason could not do it. I pointed out that the last time that happened (medical reason took me out of commission in August one year), she hustled the guy who did most of our neighbors to do our lawn too. Which is what I am sure she would do again.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 7,369
    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:

    qbrozen said:

    Well, I emailed the dealer to inquire about the accident and ask why the condition report claims no prior bodywork.

    If it were only a bumper replacement, the repaint probably can't be detected with an Elco mil gauge, which may be the basis for the condition report.
    Nah. I disagree. If your job is to write up a condition report, looking at the carfax should be part of it. If you didn't, you failed. BTW, it also reads "no known accidents."
    Hmmm... doesn't Carfax have a competitor named AutoCheck or something? What if they checked one but not the other. I think that would be excusable. Carfax didn't show the accident on my S4. Whether Carfax has a legitimate excuse or not I'll never know. Legitimate excuses could include the USPS lost my letter to the DMV or the DMV did what they do.
    2016 Audi TTS 2.0T quattro AWD. 2016 Kia Optima LX 1.6T FWD. Wife 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen TDI SE DSG FWD.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 20,148
    I have autocheck. Also shows on there. Besides, the carfax is provided on their site.

    '12 EX35 Journey AWD; '14 Jetta TDI wagon; '98 Volvo S70 base; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 42-car history and counting!

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 1,594

    28FF...that's nutz! I feel for you, buddy! Dealing with the car manufacturers when something goes wrong is no fun. I think it's time you let the Regional Rep know you plan on filing Lemon Law given you have a problem that they can not find a reliable fix for. A supreme hassle, but in my mind, they've left you no coice.

    WA requires that I submit a formal written letter and give them 40 days to resolve it before I can hire an Attorney. I'm going to suggest I'm taking that first step if I don't have a clear resolution from VW within a week.
    2016 Volkswagen GTI S, 2015 Ford Escape Titanium AWD, 2013 Audi A3 TDI Premium Plus Titanium
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 20,148
    Wow. Got a reply email. It simply said "see the attached document" and it was a scan of the carfax. Really? I replied, "Thank you, but I already saw the Carfax on your website. My question was why the condition report claims no prior accidents or bodywork. I'd also like to know if any more details of the accident are known, such as what was replaced/repaired/repainted."

    '12 EX35 Journey AWD; '14 Jetta TDI wagon; '98 Volvo S70 base; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 42-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 21,660
    don't expect to hear back again Q. You are now branded as a trouble maker that is digging into the details, and knows they are wrong, so they will just ignore you and what for a dupe to wander by and purchase it.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 10,057
    Our main mower (for the lawn) has a Honda engine, but it is a Lowes special (Troybilt, maybe?). Just a push mower with high rear wheels, $260 out the door. It's a great little unit, and quiet! I've never liked the self-propelled units, which is about all you can get these days; they're such a pain to navigate on uneven terrain.
    2013 Volkwagen Passat TDI, 2008 and 2010 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 10,057
    qbrozen said:

    Wow. Got a reply email. It simply said "see the attached document" and it was a scan of the carfax. Really? I replied, "Thank you, but I already saw the Carfax on your website. My question was why the condition report claims no prior accidents or bodywork. I'd also like to know if any more details of the accident are known, such as what was replaced/repaired/repainted."

    Amazing! This dealership is looking better and better, isn't it?! Hahahahaha......
    2013 Volkwagen Passat TDI, 2008 and 2010 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 1,594
    qbrozen said:

    Wow. Got a reply email. It simply said "see the attached document" and it was a scan of the carfax. Really? I replied, "Thank you, but I already saw the Carfax on your website. My question was why the condition report claims no prior accidents or bodywork. I'd also like to know if any more details of the accident are known, such as what was replaced/repaired/repainted."

    Isn't this a Porsche dealer, too? I'd walk, not run, away.
    2016 Volkswagen GTI S, 2015 Ford Escape Titanium AWD, 2013 Audi A3 TDI Premium Plus Titanium
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 20,148
    edited October 27
    Yup, Porsche dealer.

    ok, I will give her a bit of credit for the followup:

    There is an automated system whenever we get cars in that is uploaded to the site. We start updating it when we get the car fax and autocheck.  So it is still a work in process. 

    The pre-owned manager will work on getting the information regarding the accident in the morning when he gets in. 

    Thank you so much.


    And in a separate email:

    There was an accident with the car and the rear bumper was replaced and repainted.
     
    Would you like to schedule an appointment to come in to see and test drive it?

    '12 EX35 Journey AWD; '14 Jetta TDI wagon; '98 Volvo S70 base; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 42-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 21,660
    Hey Q, I know this one might be too high on the miles (though the price is right), but did you at all consider these? Seems like conceptually it could fit the bill.

    http://www.royaleasing.com/detail-2010-mazda-cx~7-awd_4dr_s_touring-used-15624427.html

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 1,594
    The GTI wouldn't crank this afternoon. I am not amused. 
    2016 Volkswagen GTI S, 2015 Ford Escape Titanium AWD, 2013 Audi A3 TDI Premium Plus Titanium
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 7,369

    The GTI wouldn't crank this afternoon. I am not amused. 

    Go drive the German A3!
    2016 Audi TTS 2.0T quattro AWD. 2016 Kia Optima LX 1.6T FWD. Wife 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen TDI SE DSG FWD.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 7,369

    The GTI wouldn't crank this afternoon. I am not amused. 

    On the bright side, I believe you have free roadside assistance and towing. Send VW another bill for a tow truck due to their ineptitude.
    2016 Audi TTS 2.0T quattro AWD. 2016 Kia Optima LX 1.6T FWD. Wife 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen TDI SE DSG FWD.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 1,594
    I left it for a few minutes and then tried again and it went.  Came home instead of the dealer because I have a contractor coming but I am waiting to hear from my service guy. 
    2016 Volkswagen GTI S, 2015 Ford Escape Titanium AWD, 2013 Audi A3 TDI Premium Plus Titanium
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 20,148
    stickguy said:
    Hey Q, I know this one might be too high on the miles (though the price is right), but did you at all consider these? Seems like conceptually it could fit the bill. http://www.royaleasing.com/detail-2010-mazda-cx~7-awd_4dr_s_touring-used-15624427.html
    I drove one when shopping for the wife and was not impressed.

    '12 EX35 Journey AWD; '14 Jetta TDI wagon; '98 Volvo S70 base; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 42-car history and counting!

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 20,384
    kyfdx said:


    Did you have to pay a doc fee?

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 10,057

    The GTI wouldn't crank this afternoon. I am not amused. 

    I am sorry to admit it, but I laughed out loud when I read this. :(

    Even worse, though, is that it wasn't a battery issue (from the sound of it?) if it started a few minutes later. This is turning into a veritable nightmare!

    @qbrozen A good friend owns a CX9 (was considering trading in on a Q7 last I heard), and he was not impressed at all by the fuel usage of the vehicle. He said it was worse than his Ridgeline and only slightly better than his Tundra. For a car of that size, that's just sad.
    2013 Volkwagen Passat TDI, 2008 and 2010 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 1,594
    edited October 27
    No it has nothing to do with the battery. It's related to the issue they supposedly fixed last week by replacing the shifter base. The car thinks the car isn't in park or neutral and therefore won't crank. 
    2016 Volkswagen GTI S, 2015 Ford Escape Titanium AWD, 2013 Audi A3 TDI Premium Plus Titanium
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 5,079
    I have the $150 Bolens special from Lowe's. I propel it myself. It occasionally belches smoke when it starts up. I need to sharpen the blade. I changed the oil once with Mobil 1 synthetic, which may be the only time it gets changed. :p
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 9,228

    The GTI wouldn't crank this afternoon. I am not amused. 

    I would be furious. I'd settle for nothing less than a buyback at this point.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport / 2014 M235i / 1999 Wrangler / 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2016 i3 REX/2004 X3 2.5i Son's: 2009 328i

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