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Dieselgate - VW Group Emission Scandal Discussion around the VW Dieselgate Emissions scandal. Details and news updates can be viewed here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=448336 This forum is a work in progress depending on requirements, usage, etc.

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Old February 9th, 2019, 17:36   #16
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He bought a two year old car for $13k. You bought a 7 year old car for $12.1k. Seems like you may have overpaid.
Mileage matters more.

Mine was in pristine condition with only 26K miles. It was a garaged vehicle that was barely driven.

His car has over 100K on it, not to mention the wear and tear of those miles.

Not only did I make out, but I got a deal. The original price was $15,8 and I paid $10,7+ TTL.

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I bought a 2015 Golf TDI S DSG new for $18000 in 5/2017. I also bought a 2015 Golf sportwagen TDI S new for $20000 in 5/2017. These were great prices but could actually be found for less IIRC. Both had stage 1 on them. That 100k car you got was well overpriced. I'm glad you think it was OK but even you have to admit your timing was lousy.
He thinks that there's value in paying $13K for a 2-year old car w/ over 100K miles on it. Putting 100K miles on a car in two years is not your average wear and tear. That's beyond daily driver type wear. There's no value in buying a car with an excess of 100K miles unless you are getting it much cheaper than blue book.




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Old February 9th, 2019, 18:02   #17
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Mileage matters more.
Mine was in pristine condition with only 26K miles. It was a garaged vehicle that was barely driven.
His car has over 100K on it, not to mention the wear and tear of those miles.
Not only did I make out, but I got a deal. The original price was $15,8 and I paid $10,7+ TTL.

I see low mileage 11's all over for $10k and under. Your car probably belonged to some grandma who just used it to get to the grocery store. Most of the time it sat around gathering cobwebs and condensation. That's the worst kind of use for a tdi. Call911's car undoubtedly saw lots of highway miles, which is what they like. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if your engine has twice the wear that his does.

Just as a general tip, people don't like to be told that they overpaid. It's poor form. He already commented that he probably could have got a better deal if he had waited a bit longer. But nobody knew what was going to happen, and a lot of members here picked up mk7's before the prices started to decline.
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Old February 9th, 2019, 19:43   #18
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I see low mileage 11's all over for $10k and under. Your car probably belonged to some grandma who just used it to get to the grocery store. Most of the time it sat around gathering cobwebs and condensation. That's the worst kind of use for a tdi. Call911's car undoubtedly saw lots of highway miles, which is what they like. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if your engine has twice the wear that his does.

The condition is pristine. It was owned by a well-to-do retired guy living in a nice area of Houston (The Woodlands) who didn't drive it much. He probably had other cars which is why this one didn't get much use.

A car with 100K miles in two year is in NO WAY, SHAPE or FORM in good condition compared to a car with 26K miles. No comparison. My car isn't due for any major repairs for years.....

For what I paid, I'm very happy. I won't see 100K miles on this JSW TDI for several years, even as a daily driver.



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Old February 9th, 2019, 19:57   #19
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As long as everyone is happy with their car and what they paid at the time, it doesn't matter. I bought a stop sale Beetle tdi and I paid way more than any of you. But I wanted a new car not used and the full warranty that went with it. If you get what you want, when you want it, for what you are willing to pay, then no one else's opinion matters.
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Agreed. It just strikes me as very gauche for a newb to come into the forum and immediately start telling other members that they paid too much for their car. Zero style points there.
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Well it is the web. You can't be too thin skinned.
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Old February 16th, 2019, 15:36   #22
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Agreed. It just strikes me as very gauche for a newb to come into the forum and immediately start telling other members that they paid too much for their car. Zero style points there.
I'm a newcomer to the forum, but not new to owning VW's or to life. I don't care about style points or other people's opinions.


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Well it is the web. You can't be too thin skinned.
That's true, but I have found thin-skinned people in Austin, which is right next door to you in Round Rock!

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I don't care about ...other people's opinions.

It’s high time you start. Being a blowhard and not showing manners or respect is what jackasses and trolls do. Show you’re not one and folks won’t respond to you the way they have been.
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It’s high time you start. Being a blowhard and not showing manners or respect is what jackasses and trolls do. Show you’re not one and folks won’t respond to you the way they have been.
Yeah, well, y’know, that’s just like, uh... your OPINION, man.” —The Dude

This is rich coming from the guy with this quote in his sig.



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Yeah, well, y’know, that’s just like, uh... your OPINION, man.” —The Dude



This is rich coming from the guy with this quote in his sig.




I put that quote in my signature as satire after a few instances where posters chose to disregard facts and dismiss analysis as “merely opinion.” In a culture marred by constant claims of fake news, by conspiracy theories and magical thinking, I put a premium on facts and reason.

In a weird way you kinda made my point for me, lol.

The Big Lebowski is a satirical movie, in case you didn’t realize. The Dude is not my role model, but I enjoyed the movie, lol.
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