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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
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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

    EPC light came on in the Golf on Thursday and stayed on. Last night, the interior lights wouldn't go off unless vehicle was locked though the EPC light disappeared. Luckily, they had a 10 a m opening in service so over I went. Told there was no shuttle on Saturdays so I waited. After an hour they came out, asked for my license and insurance card and now have a red over black '15 Jetta in the driveway...push button start and navi, has Connectivity package. Nice enough vehicle and love the push button start but miss my Golf and the smaller size. From previous experience, it'll just fit in the garage so it'll just stay outside till it gets returned which hopefully will be Tuesday as I have to go back to work on Wednesday.
    Not a happy camper by any stretch but guess this goes along with the territory. Could be worse, another customer bought her new Jetta home last night, already getting a loaner today! Things could always be worse!

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

    Sat in a new '16 Honda HR-V yesterday in the showroom, a black over black EX model and all I can say is, "nice vehicle"! Liked the size, a lot, as it's a bit smaller than the CR-V and Tucson...this is exactly what I was looking for back in November 2013. They were unloading a truck full of them and honestly, Honda did good here...this is the only Honda I'd ever consider. Looked a bit longer than the Fit which I think it's based on...they will move a bunch of these I predict. The interior was nice with push button start but sad to see no knobs for the audio system, can not get used to using my fingers on a screen to tune things. The EX cloth was very comfortable and bet the EX-L model will have very nice leather seating surfaces. Kinda knew I'd like this vehicle the minute I saw a pic of it, just surprised how much I really do like it though...I could actually see myself in one of these many years down the road if the Golf doesn't behave!!
    We took delivery of about 10 new Civic LX's yesterday and it's a nice vehicle, very boring, but it drove nicely even with the down sized 15" wheels. Just not exciting to drive, an appliance on wheels to be honest, though they do tend to be drama free. Personally, if I were in the market for that size vehicle, I'd spend the little extra and get the new HR-V...the fun level is off the charts really and can't wait to take a test drive and see how they really drive.

    The Sandman :) B)
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  • 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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