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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old January 18th, 2019, 07:52   #1
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Every since having a MkIV GTI VR6, I've always had a soft spot for VWs. Being a Volvo enthusiast at heart, it's been about a decade or so since I've had my own VW, but have had plenty in the family. Last year I found an SEL wagon for my friend and drove it from PA to TX with him. Ever since I couldn't help thinking what a great daily driver the car makes.



Fast forward to the present when I've sold one of our V8 Volvos (the S80) and found this equally hard to find TDI. It took a lot of searching to find exactly what I wanted, but I couldn't be happier with it. I'm very picky and needed to have a manual SEL with lighting and driver's assistance packages. After a few dealers laughed at me saying I would never find one, this popped up a few hours from my house!




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So far the difference between ~20MPG on premium gas to ~45MPG on diesel has me elated. Everything else I love about the car is just a bonus on top of that.



I'll be looking into tint, snow tires and some other OEM+ additions (homelink dimming mirror and VCDS mainly), but otherwise will be looking forward to driving the car as is and learning more about TDIs in general.
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Old January 18th, 2019, 08:10   #2
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That car is a winner. Nice find. Great color too. Those cars were about $25k and hard to find when I was considering them. Has the market softened at all?
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Old January 18th, 2019, 08:13   #3
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Nice looking car. I too found what I was looking for about 3 hrs from me. 15 Golf TDI SEL LP DAP in the color I was after. Mine came with two new snow tires on the front which I'm really not going to need. Enjoy the new ride

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Old January 18th, 2019, 08:24   #4
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That car is a winner. Nice find. Great color too. Those cars were about $25k and hard to find when I was considering them. Has the market softened at all?

Only ever so slightly. haha This had 45K and I got it for $20K.



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Nice look car. I too found what I was looking for about 3 hrs from me. 15 Golf TDI SEL LP DAP in the color I was after. Mine came with two new snow tires on the front which I'm really not going to need. Enjoy the new ride

I almost pulled the trigger on a Golf, but there just something about a manual wagon I can't say no to. I've got family in Annapolis and the DC area. Snow tires are a plus, but I agree they're definitely not necessary down there.
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Old January 18th, 2019, 09:07   #5
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I almost pulled the trigger on a Golf, but there just something about a manual wagon I can't say no to. I've got family in Annapolis and the DC area. Snow tires are a plus, but I agree they're definitely not necessary down there.
I have something else to drive in bad weather. The LP/DAP was something I was after and it was hard to find both. I found mine in Western MD at a Jeep/Dodge dealership.
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Old January 18th, 2019, 11:06   #6
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I'm very picky and needed to have a manual SEL with lighting and driver's assistance packages. After a few dealers laughed at me saying I would never find one, this popped up a few hours from my house!

Nice find! Wish mine was a stick!
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Old January 18th, 2019, 13:06   #7
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Welcome! Nice find and color!
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Old January 18th, 2019, 13:11   #8
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Is this the one from Whappenger's Falls? GSWs look so good in dark blue (and red!)
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Old January 18th, 2019, 13:16   #9
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Awesome colors inside and out, great features...I'm jelly!

Happy wife and all that but I do wish mine was manual.
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Old January 18th, 2019, 14:10   #10
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Nice car man!
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Old January 18th, 2019, 17:01   #11
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Love the two tone SEL seats ! Congrats !
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Old January 18th, 2019, 22:11   #12
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Nice car, they are awesome. Don't crash it! They aren't makeing anymore because VW is stupid!

Seriously, my 2015 GSW SE 6MT is one of my favorite cars that I have ever owned.

Sadly, they stopped making them because of the emission scandal. I'm sure the EV cars will fill the gap.

Anyways, enjoy the car. I plan I driving my into the ground.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 17:31   #13
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Thatís an awesome find. There was a red SEL manual and a red SE manual in the Denver area, but I cared more about color than transmission and bought a gray SE with DSG.


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Old January 19th, 2019, 17:32   #14
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There were ample MT Gen 1, but I preferred the MK7 for many reasons


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Old January 21st, 2019, 09:41   #15
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Is this the one from Whappenger's Falls? GSWs look so good in dark blue (and red!)
Yes it was! This is actually the third TDI wagon that myself or friends or family bought from them. They seem to cater to the enthusiasts a bit more than other VW dealers that I've experienced.

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Thatís an awesome find. There was a red SEL manual and a red SE manual in the Denver area, but I cared more about color than transmission and bought a gray SE with DSG.


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I came very close to buying the red Denver one and shipping it. It's missing the DAP, but red was my second choice. They told me to bark up another tree when I tried to negotiate at all. Two days later they randomly dropped the price to BELOW what I was asking for and never contacted me. All worked out for me in the end, since the one I bought was cheaper, closer and my first choice anyway.
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