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Old September 4th, 2018, 19:14   #91
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Flipped a bunch of them but planned on keeping my first TDI, a 2012 manual Passat. But a broken clutch spring (after my last flipper was turned in) made that car a ticking time bomb. So it had to go. I miss the manual transmission at times, but my commute changed to include a lot of stop and go, so the timing was OK. My “new” car, a 2014 Fusion hybrid, is the top trim level, which I enjoy. Best feature is the adaptive cruise. A game-changer for commuting and safety. Very happy with the Fusion, and expect less maintenance from the non-turbocharged engine.
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Old September 5th, 2018, 00:16   #92
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My Son picked up this sweet 2015 Passat TDI SEL premium for a great price. He bought the car through Carvana and the deal went through exactly as advertised. No problems at all with Carvana.

I love this photo because my granddaughter snuck in a photobomb. And I'm shamelessly proud of my grandchildren, so there!



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Old September 5th, 2018, 12:31   #93
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Driving my brand new JSW TDI 6M home (despite stalling it three times)................

I though it would be forever in my garage.

Enter the emissions cluster****, the credit cards, the buyback, the recent rock bottom dealer prices.............

I'm sure you get it.

2017 Jetta S 1.4 turbo 5M in garage - - - (only negative is the wagon with this same power plant PLUS A 6M is coming down the pike!!)

It's all good for this sailor.



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Old September 6th, 2018, 09:49   #94
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My Son picked up this sweet 2015 Passat TDI SEL premium for a great price. He bought the car through Carvana and the deal went through exactly as advertised. No problems at all with Carvana.

I love this photo because my granddaughter snuck in a photobomb. And I'm shamelessly proud of my grandchildren, so there!



Cute granddaughter! The Passat...just another Impala look alike!
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Old September 17th, 2018, 20:41   #95
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Cute granddaughter! The Passat...just another Impala look alike!
Here's a better photo without the adorable granddaughter distraction.



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Old September 17th, 2018, 20:58   #96
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Here's a better photo without the adorable granddaughter distraction.



Looks better outdoors! That color really stands out when it's nice and clean.
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Old September 18th, 2018, 07:19   #97
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I personally think it looked better with the granddaughter!
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Old September 21st, 2018, 08:32   #98
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more than ever, up to 4 engines, across two cars now

they're finally depreciating to the point that I can cough up the change for them, haha
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 07:56   #99
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2001 TDI Jetta we purchased late 2000, Sneaking up on 400,000 miles, the darn clear coat started peeling a year or so back, still our primary transportation and we have no intentions on getting rid of her until it breaks bad.......................


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Old October 3rd, 2018, 18:12   #100
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Just hit 230k. Due for a timing belt soon. Trying to get to 400k.
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Old October 3rd, 2018, 21:28   #101
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Still drive my 2002 from the first day on. Now at 479,xxx km. Drives just super....
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Old November 10th, 2018, 18:30   #102
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After turning in my leased 2014 Golf TDI back in January 2017, and after being recently involved in a pretty serious collision in which our 15 year-old Passat gasser was totalled, I just pulled the trigger on a Carvana deal.

As I sit here with my right leg in a plaster cast and two screws through my tibia, the consolation that I'm getting back into a TDI (and 5th Jetta) is what's keeping me optimistic and impatient about recovery.

It is black on black, with a rear lip spoiler, 17" alloys, front fog lights, premium sound and navigation, keyless entry and touch-button start DSG-equipped unit (the "Premium" package), with one previous owner, a sparkling CarFax and barely 18k miles on the odo.

Carvana listed price was $14,800 and it took me all of 12 minutes to pull the trigger (including the requisite approval from my better half).

I'm having it delivered to my house and literally can't wait to see it pull up on the trailer. Now we are 100% diesel fleet, and despite the accident and injury I believe the time was right to upgrade our garage, particularly with my 200-mile daily commute into and out of Chicago (should I not wish to take Metra).

Oilhammer, how do I know for sure if my 2014 Jetta is equipped with the IRC? Does the change to 17" sport alloys and rear disc brakes indicate that?

Good to be back in official capacity as a TDI owner!
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Old November 11th, 2018, 09:57   #103
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Good to be back in official capacity as a TDI owner!
Right next door in Rock. Got any leftovers you wanna sell from that '97 you sold, might fit our '96 B4V?

Welcome back either way!!!
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Old November 12th, 2018, 01:24   #104
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After turning in my leased 2014 Golf TDI back in January 2017, and after being recently involved in a pretty serious collision in which our 15 year-old Passat gasser was totalled, I just pulled the trigger on a Carvana deal.

As I sit here with my right leg in a plaster cast and two screws through my tibia, the consolation that I'm getting back into a TDI (and 5th Jetta) is what's keeping me optimistic and impatient about recovery.

It is black on black, with a rear lip spoiler, 17" alloys, front fog lights, premium sound and navigation, keyless entry and touch-button start DSG-equipped unit (the "Premium" package), with one previous owner, a sparkling CarFax and barely 18k miles on the odo.

Carvana listed price was $14,800 and it took me all of 12 minutes to pull the trigger (including the requisite approval from my better half).

I'm having it delivered to my house and literally can't wait to see it pull up on the trailer. Now we are 100% diesel fleet, and despite the accident and injury I believe the time was right to upgrade our garage, particularly with my 200-mile daily commute into and out of Chicago (should I not wish to take Metra).

Oilhammer, how do I know for sure if my 2014 Jetta is equipped with the IRC? Does the change to 17" sport alloys and rear disc brakes indicate that?

Good to be back in official capacity as a TDI owner!

Next door to you on the other side, in Kenosha County. I'm glad to see that you're ok after your accident. That sounds like a pretty sweet ride. If you happen to see a red New Beetle with a red TDI badge on the back, it's likely to be me.
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Old November 13th, 2018, 12:13   #105
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Next door to you on the other side, in Kenosha County. I'm glad to see that you're ok after your accident. That sounds like a pretty sweet ride. If you happen to see a red New Beetle with a red TDI badge on the back, it's likely to be me.
Thanks! And I'll keep an eye out for a cherry NB TDI. My commute takes me east across Hwy 50 til I hop on 94W and into Chicago. If I drive in, I usually hit the road at 5am. Otherwise I head down into Harvard, IL to take the Metra. That's where I was heading when I crashed, swerving to avoid an oncoming semi-truck that had decided it was going to turn left right in front of me.

My first real crash in about 20+ years of driving, and considering myself a professional driver (CDL class A, motorcycle endorsement among others).

The Passat gave its life to protect me, I'm grateful things weren't worse. I'll try attaching a pic to show the end result.
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