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Sandman's 2015 VW Golf SE TSI

Sandman6472Sandman6472 Member Posts: 6,981
edited March 2016 in General
Bought this 2015 VW Golf SE TSI with 16 miles on it December 11, 2014 and absolutely love this vehicle. Did something totally illogical and out of character for myself but turns out it was the best decision I've made in a really long time. The car is Blue Silk Metallic on the exterior with a Beige Leatherette interior, a color I've gotten many compliments on from passerby's on the street. Very good gas mileage and it still makes me smile whenever I walk into our garage.
To be honest, I never planned on buying a car when I got this because I had just purchased a 2014 Hyundai Tucson on December 1st of the previous year. Always driving econoboxes, decided to splurge and get a CUV. Was ready to buy a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport but the G M was a real jerk, so ended up going with a Hyundai. Looking back, I should've checked out all the different models in this segment, but I didn't zero in on a CUV in the beginning.
At this juncture, I'll take a break and come back to my decision to purchase anything and my boredom with the 2006 Honda Civic I owned at the time.

2023 Hyundai Kona Limited AWD (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2) / 2023 Subaru Impreza Base (son)


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    PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    I like that blue color. There are a lot of different blues out there that are really nice. Quite a different assortment than the 60's and 70's when "sky blue metallic" was the rage
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    Sandman6472Sandman6472 Member Posts: 6,981
    Started to get bored with my 2006 Civic, even though it only had about 46K on it, back in the summer of 2013. Started my search and finally came up with the idea of getting a convertible as a fun vehicle and keeping the Civic. Found a couple but the wife quickly shot down this idea. Then decided that maybe one of these new CUV's might be just the ticket, especially liked the higher seating position and that I could slide in and out of the thing. Have spinal issues to deal with so this easy egress/ingress worked for me. Drove a bunch, missed a few unfortunately and decided upon a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The G M was a real jerk so ended up buying a Hyundai Tucson SE and all was well. After a few months, I knew I had made a mistake as the mileage was awful and I finally had a longer commute to my new job.
    The wife needed a new vehicle and suggested after a long search to check out the nearby Audi store. She went, test drove a few times and bought. Her A3 is super nice and I wanted one myself. But having just bought a year before, nixed the idea. But since I couldn't afford an Audi, went by the VW store and drove the Jetta, a bit too close for our garage and then the Golf. PERFECT!! Loved it and the way it drove. Sat down and talked some early numbers and my insistence that the alloys be swapped for the ones on the diesel TDI. Went home and thought about it for a few days. This was a Monday as I recall.
    Went back on Thursday for another drive, after going to CarMax to get a buyout price just in case things went that way. We played with the numbers again, they finally accepted the deal contingent on them accepting the CarMax price and me getting the nicer alloys. On the paperwork, told them to make the dealer fee go away and they played with the numbers to make it look like I got the CarMax price without the dealer fee. Told them I'd be in the next day to pay the balance off and pick up my new 2015 Golf SE. Man was I happy!
    This happiness was not to last long though!

    The Sandman :)B)

    2023 Hyundai Kona Limited AWD (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2) / 2023 Subaru Impreza Base (son)

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