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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Coral Springs, FL
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
More about me
Have loved automobiles since I was about 3 and that love grows every year!!!
Vehicle(s) I currently own
2015 Golf SE/ 2015 Audi A3/ 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/ 2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    The tint on my Civic lasted over 8 years and was still in great shape. We both got the lightest tint he had since we don't want or need a problem driving at night. He did take a lot of time on each vehicle, close to 2 hours, so hopefully he did a good job. I am optimistic here...very optimistic!

    The Sandman :) B)
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    I just got my old desktop to work a bit, noisey as hell though, and imported my newer pics from my newer smartphone. I found a pic of my Golf and put it into my thumbnail. Not sure how to make it larger but will play around with it here. I am probably the most tech challenged poster in here, luckily my kids are all tech wizards!
    Well, can't seem to do it but if anyone knows how to, please let me know!! thanks.


    The Sandman
    :) B)
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Looking back at the last almost 5 months ownership of my VW Golf, can truly say there really is nothing else I'd rather have and know I made the right decision. First time I ever traded a vehicle with just a bit over a year of ownership and though financially it wasn't the smartest move I ever made, logically it was the best decision I've made in a long while. I think always being an economy car driver played a big role in my wanted to do something totally different and the idea of sitting a bit above other traffic became very appealing. I tend to shop, and shop...and shop whenever I buy something just to make sure I try everything out there not once, but a few times. This process tends to take either weeks or months usually and think I finally got to the saturation point back in November of 2013 when I purchased the Tucson. Very good vehicle but it just didn't meet my expectations at the time and I knew within a few weeks that this was not going to be a long term vehicle for me.
    With the Golf, it took in total about 5 days to pull the trigger over a 2 week time frame. Once I drove the wife's Audi, I just knew I hit it but having a smaller budget, VW was the logical choice. I fully intended on going with the Jetta, the same model as Stick's kid got, in the blue over ivory color. I was ready but it failed the all important garage test...it was doable but it would've been a bit tight and figured I'd try the new Golf to see if it would be a good alternative which turns out, it was. It is a small vehicle and passed the garage test with ease. I knew on that Monday evening that I would buy but falling into old habits, decided to think just a bit more. By Wednesday though I said enough and made the decision to go in Thursday and see if we could make a deal. Once they agreed to the alloy wheel switch and then met me at a fair price for both, I just did it and have not looked back yet. Totally out of character but totally satisfied...end of story!

    _The Sandman :) B)
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    We both still love our Audi/VW vehicles with no issues at about 4.5k on the clock. No rattles, sqeaks...quiet as can be and both love to be tossed around. We definitely made the right choices here though am glad I got the CUV thing out of my system. Both hoping to keep our current rides for many years to come as we both absolutely love our vehicles!!

    The Sandman :) B)
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Drive many Yaris's at work and they get the "job done" in a very base sort of way but do love the smaller size. Noticed this morning when I pulled into our garage how much room I have on my side with the Golf and how it also gets into any parking space...haven't yet hit the back with the garage door either, another great thing. For some reason, I see so many more Jetta's and Passat's down here, a small fraction are Golf's but think that'll change once the new wagon comes out. At the 3 month mark and no buyers remorse yet, absolutely none...it really is the perfect vehicle for my needs at this stage of my life but for some reason, I had to get the bigger vehicle out of my system. But honestly, if the other half had ended up with the Mazda3, doubt I would've swapped out vehicles so soon. But so glad she did what she did, for once she actually listened to what I had to say!

    The Sandman :) B)
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