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Old December 17th, 2007, 06:35   #1
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Hello,

I just joined from Michigan, I have always been fashinated by the diesel cars VW makes. I have only owned so far Ford/Chevrolet/GMC/Mercury vehicles. I always dream about owning a Diesel Jetta. I saw this board and though I would join to do some research on the cars. I went to a VW dealer once almost a year ago and asked if they carried anything with the diesel engine, and they said no and that I would have to special order it since there is little to no demand for them. I was shocked it seams like more people would be looking for a car that I hear would last forever.

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Old December 17th, 2007, 09:34   #2
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Welcome tbug! I'm on the eastside and enjoyed my 02 Golf since May 2002. I have taken my wife and family around the country and something like 50 trips to northern Michigan. Great car...


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Old December 18th, 2007, 05:15   #3
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very cool. I saw a VW Gulf burn to the ground on sunday, after the snow my neighbor and I were going to go pickup a snowblower and it was in the road burning, it was like in the movies but bigger. I have no pictures it happened to be the rare time I forgot my camera. I just wonder what was the cause, I'm thinking most likly it was some maintance the driver did not keep up on.

I'm over on the West Side, by the way.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 16:02   #4
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how far south are you on the west side? we have a monthly g2g in the michiana area. dates and locations are in the 'indiana people' thread.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 05:54   #5
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how far south are you on the west side? we have a monthly g2g in the michiana area. dates and locations are in the 'indiana people' thread.
West side of the state, I'm about 2-3 hours from IN. Won't mind seeing some of thease cars before I purchase one, that way I know what's good.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 06:01   #6
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Sounds like we need an emergency Get To Gether then!!!



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Old December 19th, 2007, 10:20   #7
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Welcome tbug,

Where are you located in west michigan? I'm up in Rockford (just north of Grand Rapids) and have four TDI's in the stable. If you'd like to stop over and visit, feel free. "PM" me and we'll talk via phone.

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Old December 20th, 2007, 12:46   #8
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I'm West of Detroit(Which I guess is the East side of the state). Sounds like a meet could be nice, I may be helping a friend move to Texas next week and we are driving so it may be quite the trip. Still won't mind seeing one of thease cars in person one day.

I had a brain fart in my last post. Not sure how I managed to word it like that.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 14:07   #9
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lol, yeah just west of detroit... not really on the west side of the state... i was thinking... holland/muskegon area...

they are beautiful machines... especially when upgraded... smooth power and excellent mileage.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 14:09   #10
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How far are you from AnnArbor?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 07:44   #11
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lol, yeah just west of detroit... not really on the west side of the state... i was thinking... holland/muskegon area...

they are beautiful machines... especially when upgraded... smooth power and excellent mileage.
Yeah I forget about that side of the state from time to time. I have wanted one for quite some time, I just don't know when I will acturally break down.

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Maybe 30minutes, I volunteer out there, I will be wrapping gifts at the downtown borders Saturday night for Charity.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 05:51   #12
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im in tecumseh and im by compu u can get together and see both of our cars. mine is for sale email me at doublej720@yahoo.com

compu are u avail to look at my car email me as well im not on here as much as i should be.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 23:04   #13
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i'm over in the troy area, northwest of detroit, exit 69-big beaver road off I-75. I bounce between school in ohio during the week and east lansing or troy on the weekends.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 23:22   #14
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I send ya an email donutking.

Ya if any of you ever need your car scanned with vag-com shoot me a PM, there are quite a few of us in the area with it.

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Old January 4th, 2008, 05:23   #15
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I'm seriously thinking of getting a TDI, In the past 2 weeks I've driven about 1500miles @ 17mpg(Average) 89 Gallons of Gas @ $3.09 roughly $275 in gas alone. I just figured the math and I'm just thinking jeeze. I need to stay home more often, that's not including the truck that is about 250miles @ 12mpg 20 Gallons of gas @ $3.09 roughy $62 so that puts me at $337 this month for gas alone, I do like having the 4x4 and pickup truck bed on the truck, but I usually only take it around town(It's an 1986F150) the car I drive pretty much everywhere (1993 Grand Marquis).

I really just need to drive less, if I only go to work and home I can average about 30miles a day which is around 2 gallons of gas a day which isn't that bad, but I also think I just put $50 in my tank yesturday and it didn't even fill it, it's already to 1/2 tank since I made a few trips.

I'm now debating saving cash or taking a loan out. Maybe a little of both.
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