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Old July 8th, 2018, 18:45   #7876
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To those of us who have owned and driven a reliable TDI for 10 or 15 years or more, that car is a bit like a cowboy's horse.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 15:19   #7877
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hi folks! yuppers... i tried to keep the '02 going as long as I could without going crazy... but she's gotta go. Too bad, newish clutch, brakes, suspension... the inline coolant heater - belly plate... side marker delete, 4motion valence - have a goofy tuner that make a ton of smoke too (not on the car now) but couldn't get it to run - no idea why... ANYWAY... looking at a '13 A3 or a '15 Sportwagen... about the same amount of miles and wondering if you all have any thoughts. I lean to the Golf for the extra space for the BODL (big old dumb lab) but the A3 looks like a gas ...err... diesel? thanks for the feedback... (come get the wagon - 1.5K)
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Old July 9th, 2018, 17:34   #7878
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Some of us get a little nostalgic. I would never say to anyone hey it was just a dog. Run your Passat for 16 years and see if you change your mind. Hell I just saw a Chevy citation at a car show last month and it made me feel warm and fuzzy.
My dog and my car are two totally different entities. The dog is a loyal companion and a sentient being. the car is just inert metal. Memory lane or not living breathing beings are not the same as a man-made metal product. I really hate it when many express the "love" for a car. Do they really know what love is? Love will always respond back to you, a car cannot no matter how fond you were about an inert possession. The car serves a purpose if it served you well it was a good car. Nuff said.

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Old July 10th, 2018, 13:52   #7879
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I was crushed when my 02 Jetta I bought new melted #2 piston from a streaming injector after only 360k miles even though I already had its replacement, my 335d. I completely understand
So sad only 360,000 miles. My 02 Golf threw a rod at 305,000 but I had tuned it up pretty high.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 12:47   #7880
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Sooo want to TDI swap this thing...

https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/d...629873540.html

Too many projects as it is.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 18:15   #7881
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I just sent that to ben lol
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Old July 14th, 2018, 18:17   #7882
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I've been eyeballing the jetta on there at $8xx

Just dragged home an insight, it needs more (diesel) power in the back wheels... Projects for years to come.
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Old July 16th, 2018, 18:43   #7883
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I just sent that to ben lol
heck yeah! That's the perfect size camper for leppy...he could stretch out in that thing.
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Old August 4th, 2018, 20:35   #7884
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Not sure if any of you locals check this, but I'm really wanting to get inside a ALH wagon.
It's crazy to me they are the same price as a similar 2009+ TDI wagon.

I'm still doing research, but I'm a single dad of 2 going from a crew cab pickup and I don't want to lose all the utility by going to a econobox with no room. (main competitor right now is a cruze eco)

Anywho, do you guys have any meets or any get togethers? I'd like to get your opinions and maybe even get into one of these cars.
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Old August 4th, 2018, 23:04   #7885
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There have been a couple rather tired ones on craigslist lately for around $2500
missed out on an automatic a couple months back that was listed at 1k with tranny troubles.

you'll find one priced reasonable at some point
the CR motors have proven themselves to be solid performers as well, so if people are asking stupid money for the ALH cars, no reason not to go with the CR instead.
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Old August 5th, 2018, 07:03   #7886
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^Thanks. i appreciate the words. I just don't want something that will need constant attention, but I definitely don't mind getting my hands dirty.

I'm looking nationwide for nice ALH wagon and I have a brother in PHX and a friend in Dallas that I can have check out a car for me before I fly out.
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Old August 5th, 2018, 07:22   #7887
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I can't see spending the going price for a good rust free (visible rust at least) A4 when VW has a few hundred thousand A6s they'll be dumping on the market. I love my A4, but I've had an A6 JSW and it was an improvement on the A4 in almost every way. With the extended warranty VW has to throw in with the emissions fix, A6s are a great value!
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Old August 6th, 2018, 05:10   #7888
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You're welcome to try out my '02 Wagon, I should warn you, the back seat is a little tight. I just drove out to Colorado with 2 14 year olds. They survived but I could feel their legs with my seat pulled up a bit.
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Old August 9th, 2018, 17:25   #7889
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Does anyone have any knowledge about the individual in Rogers who has several 2013-2015 TDI’s listed on CL? Their ads state they were purchased directly from VW.
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Old August 13th, 2018, 11:14   #7890
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I saw that. Was curious about their status as well.

If anyone is interested...I have a line on a well cared for ALH wagon (automatic).
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