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sandman_6472 ·


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

    Been without a mortgage for 20 years now and it's the best feeling especially having to have put 3 through college and grad school for the older 2. We've done the kids bathroom and the flooring but the kitchen and master bath need attention. The Bathfitter guy came last week for our walk-in shower and think it's a go. Not ready to throw 10k at the whole bathroom yet since I think we'll be selling in about five years. As long as things hold up, might just have to do the fridge and wait on the rest. Really want to downsize and a good chance we might relocate to the west coast of Florida following our girls. Time will tell but taking things slow.

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

    Kirstie_H, just emailed that person since we purchased not one, but two 1.8 turbo engined vehicles within a week and a half in December of 2014. Sweet little engines which love to be driven...excellent mpg's also especially with my Golf. I get to use regular while the wife's A3 requires premium but such is life. We absolutely love our new vehicles!!!

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

    Just came from my AT&T store and my guy said not to worry, it's got that HSPA thing in the upper toolbar and should just be fine. Said it downloaded very fast, has amazing resolution and a great screen...asked him flat out if I should return it and he told me, honestly, it's going to do all you want and if it were him, he'd just keep it and enjoy it. Basically he said I got a good phone for a great price so just enjoy it. Since I've dealt with him for years on all our tech stuff, gonna take his advice and try it for a few weeks and see. If I really don't like it, will return it before the 30 days is up and find something else. He did make me feel much better and I do trust his judgement as he's never steered us wrong before.

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

    Drove a new CTS at work today...only word I can use is outstanding!!!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    It boiled down to a miscommunication really...the tire expert knew upon walking over to my vehicle that they had put on 16" alloys/tires, I always assumed the TDI's all had 17" ones and no one else thought differently. I figured I paid for 17" ones and since the issue is almost gone with them, I told management that's what i wanted in the end. They let me choose between a new Jetta sedan and wagon whichever set I wanted but I had to tell them within 10 minutes because it was already about 5:15 and they closed at 6. So just like my old '06 Civic which had alloys from a '05 Civic SI, my '15 Golf has alloys from a '15 Jetta sedan. Just like anything else, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and I just didn't like the stock alloys but loved the TDI's. If they never had had any issue with the shaking/vibration, I'd never ever know what size alloys they were until I went to purchase new tires and found out...what a surprise that would've been!
    All's well that ends well I guess and just hope the dealership doesn't make out too badly here but they have a happy customer and also doubt they'll ever do it again in the future. But if they do, bet they'll make sure the alloys are the same size!
    Love my Golf TSI!!!

    The Sandman :) B)
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