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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: 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)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Problem solved!!! I am happy, full story when I get some more time folks. But something came from outta left field that stunned us all!!! I am happy!!!
    And yes, I still have my Golf!!! ;)

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

    Problem solved and I am happy...VW stepped up to the plate!!! Full story when I get some more time. And yes, still have the Golf!!!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    They also take their time, because they can and know we the driver, will lose if we happen to hit them, G-d forbid. Just like the folks who speed up as you're trying to merge onto the expressway, they see you have to merge and there's plenty of room to if they keep their current speed but hell, they speed up because they can making us hit the brakes until we can safely merge. And for what??? Because they can!!! And that's what really sucks, this game many play for some unknown reason. They have no idea who the merging person is and don't have to be an [non-permissible content removed] and speed up that way but for fun, they do it anyways. People can be so mean sometimes because, they can. Just like on the internet, people like to be mean and bully others online because of the anonymity and because, they can! Welcome to the new nasty America!!!

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

    Took advantage of the free car wash service at Audi and took the A3 in for a much needed bath. They did a decent job and even vacuumed it out so the wife is happy now. They had her model in the silver color, had two in fact, and definitely feel she got the correct color...the silver was nice but after having four silver vehicles in a row, it was time for a change. Could've done black on black but too hot for South Florida, white is the perfect choice right now. Having the same 1.8t engine in my Golf, so easy to just get into her vehicle and drive off though hers has better road manners for some reason because it is a heavier vehicle.
    We're both happy with the new additions to the family garage even though mine was just so unexpected...but hey, we only live once so why the hell not!

    The Sandman :) B)