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Old July 3rd, 2016, 16:57   #46
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I'd consider a 1.8T Passat if it gets a DSG. Or a Passat or CC with VR6.

Maybe an Audi A4 too
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 17:14   #47
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Probably going to be buying a tow vehicle for the track car. Haven't looked too seriously but it's either going to be a larger SUV or a truck.

I'm very likely going to be relocating for a new job soon so fuel economy will no longer be a concern. If that falls through I'll look at a cheaper sedan that gets around 30mpg (Acura TSX or something along those lines).
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 17:26   #48
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Going back to MINI.
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 18:05   #49
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Would like to see what deals the dealers (VW and others) will be offering once the buyback starts. Right now I'm looking at the 2017 Volt or the new 2017 Cruze Diesel.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 00:56   #50
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I'm going to be going right to the Audi dealer and putting cash down on a new 2.0 a3 sportback with manual trans. Oh wait.... Damnit Audi! I've been wanting to get an Audi since I bought the tdi but none of the models in the us come with options I want which is first and foremost a manual transmission. The 2017 sportback looks amazing and I'm sure it's not going to come here like every year. They should look at gti sales and realize that the market for a sporty hatch is there and many consumers want a more upscale version. I know I know the golf R right? They're like vaporware in my area and I'm not spending 4K over MSRP on one.

Without getting into a much more expensive car I don't know what other than a GTI ticks all the boxes for me right now. I am waiting fingers crossed that when the '17 a3 configurator goes live on Audi USA that a manual trans will be there but I'm not hopeful at all.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 02:40   #51
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Call me crazy, but I've got a 2016 Buick Regal rental right now with a turbo 2.0 litre 4 cylinder 260 hp and I kind of like it. Made in Canada too.

Available manual transmission in FWD only. Car can also be optioned with AWD.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 05:10   #52
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Well, I am considering a Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel or the rumored Jeep Wrangler diesel.

Mileage is not the same, I would loose around 12 mpg I think vs the Jetta.

I looked at the BMW and MB options, but if I am looking at that kind of money I will go with The Jeep SUV.

I already have a GMC Canyon diesel.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 06:18   #53
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Call me crazy, but I've got a 2016 Buick Regal rental right now with a turbo 2.0 litre 4 cylinder 260 hp and I kind of like it. Made in Canada too.

Available manual transmission in FWD only. Car can also be optioned with AWD.

Should be pretty close to the Caddy version too. Those #'s with AWD should be fun.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 07:58   #54
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Going back to MINI.

I'm curious what your experience has been with them
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Old July 4th, 2016, 08:10   #55
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Would anybody consider the 1.4tsi Jetta, in maybe th se trim? I love my Passat, but I also like a smaller, lighter car, that's a little more nimble on back roads. I know it's a step down, but it looks kind of appealing to me. At least for today anyway. ��
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Old July 4th, 2016, 08:26   #56
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Im all over the place:

Mazda 3 touring 6MT hatch
Ford Fiesta SFE hatch
Honda Fit
Used Chevy Colorado(04-05ish and do a 6.0 LS/4l80 junkyard swap into it)

Probably 2-3 other cars im also considering. I had a bad experience with Hynda

Usually when I buy a car I pretty much know exactly what I want and I go buy it. This time, I dont really know. Like most of you I am struggling to find something that is "comparable" to the TDI, but I dont think anything exists.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 14:07   #57
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I am 90% likely going to be taking the buyback on my car for a couple of reasons: 1: its nearing its timing belt change (101k miles now) and 2: its transmission is having weird shifting issues that I don't want to have to worry about. Also I got my car for $12.5 back in 2013 and while I've spent plenty of money on maintenance, window tint and other things I won't really be losing any money taking the $13.2k they will give me for it + $5.6k settlement money.

Outside of the two aformentioned issues, I feel my 2012 JSW is a damn-near perfect beater/daily driver for me and I'm considering selling it back and going back to hunting for a 2011-2014 JSW or 2015+ GSW TDI if dealerships aren't allowed to sell their used ones back. I'll get one with substantially fewer miles and in perfect condition and swap all my aftermarket stuff over to it.

I previously owned a 2005 Pontiac Vibe and 2004 Toyota Matrix and honestly I would go back to one of those as a beater in a heartbeat as well but I like the quietness and refinement of the JSW and both have about the same level of utility. I am considering it though since I can get a good 05-08 Matrix for under 5 grand all day long and they are super-reliable vehicles.

I've also been eyeing a Mazda5 but they are kinda odd looking. 6 passenger mini-minivan sounds kinda enticing though but they get low-mid 20's fuel econ and are slow as piss so I'm not sure I'd like it in the long term.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 23:02   #58
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I'm a VW lover at heart. But, the expanding family is pushing us out of the Passat. For a mid-size sedan I would choose the Passat over any other model, even if the TDI doesn't come back. But I'll take a TDI over a gasser any day. We're planning to sell the Passat back to VW in 2018 and put the nearly $27k down payment on a slightly used Toyota Sequoia or new 4Runner. The fuel economy is nearly 1/3 that of the Passat but the extra room for the kids and the towing ability for my trailer are huge positives. If fuel goes insane again it would be much harder to drive which is why I'm looking at the 4Runner too as it's 20+mpg instead of the Sequoia's 15 mpg.

I would love to get into a new TDI Touareg but the price's are nuts for new ones and the size is small for an SUV in America.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 23:46   #59
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I may get two cars: something cheap/simple/reliable for a daily commuter, and something fun for the evenings, weekends, etc.

Thinking Honda Fit with the CVT for A==>B (wife would be happy ), and a Jeep Rubicon Unlimited with the 6 speed manual (wife can't drive it, so I'm happy).
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Old July 5th, 2016, 05:19   #60
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Jetta hybrid or cruze diesel....Jetta hybrid doesn't seem promising though since a lot of reviews and drivers can't seem to get anywhere near the EPA highway figures :-/
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