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Dieselgate - VW Group Emission Scandal Discussion around the VW Dieselgate Emissions scandal. Details and news updates can be viewed here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=448336 This forum is a work in progress depending on requirements, usage, etc.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 20:36   #3661
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I had this exact same truck. Ran great only thing that drove me crazy was the slipping in the rear yoke. slight bump when i came to a stop and a slight bump as i took off.
No way, I also have THAT TRUCK, color, topper and all. 276,000 miles, and it has the clunk just like you described! Is it anything I need to worry about?
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Old Yesterday, 16:03   #3662
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I've looked at a bunch of cars. Nothing hits all the checkmarks that the Sportwagen did. I need in sorta descending order: sufficient rear compartment for two large dogs, not too big to fit into our garage (which is a little short), manual transmission unless a hybrid or simply not findable, good fuel economy, panoramic sunroof.

I looked at the Niro, and the cargo volume is pathetic. The Honda HR-V is a little too cheapish. Subaru Forester has a manual but it gets substantially worse economy than the CVT. 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 with FWD and manual would be ideal but finding one is a problem. They may have stopped making them. The Golf Sportwagen has a manual only in base trim. The Alltrack has manual in SE trim, it's available, but its mileage is meh. The Prius V hits everything but it isn't fun to drive and its acceleration is bleh. The Ford C-Max's cargo area is a little tight, but otherwise seems like an OK choice. The Outback may be too long for the garage, mileage is meh, and acceleration is tepid unless you get the V6.

Right now the most likely pick is the Alltrack. But my experience with VW tells me to run screaming from it. Blown turbo, blown engine, blown DPF, diesel scandal - honestly I don't know why I'm looking at another.
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Old Yesterday, 17:58   #3663
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I've looked at a bunch of cars. Nothing hits all the checkmarks that the Sportwagen did. I need in sorta descending order: sufficient rear compartment for two large dogs, not too big to fit into our garage (which is a little short), manual transmission unless a hybrid or simply not findable, good fuel economy, panoramic sunroof.

I looked at the Niro, and the cargo volume is pathetic. The Honda HR-V is a little too cheapish. Subaru Forester has a manual but it gets substantially worse economy than the CVT. 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 with FWD and manual would be ideal but finding one is a problem. They may have stopped making them. The Golf Sportwagen has a manual only in base trim. The Alltrack has manual in SE trim, it's available, but its mileage is meh. The Prius V hits everything but it isn't fun to drive and its acceleration is bleh. The Ford C-Max's cargo area is a little tight, but otherwise seems like an OK choice. The Outback may be too long for the garage, mileage is meh, and acceleration is tepid unless you get the V6.

Right now the most likely pick is the Alltrack. But my experience with VW tells me to run screaming from it. Blown turbo, blown engine, blown DPF, diesel scandal - honestly I don't know why I'm looking at another.
Have you looked into the new Jeep Compass that is hitting the market soon?
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Old Yesterday, 18:25   #3664
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I had a 2011 Outback H 6 Prdmium. Good power, ok mpg, great awd, wonderful leather seats. Terrible hvac, weak brakes, and would not track worth a darn, despite various attempts to improve with changes in caster/camber (common problem). Wonderful car for everything but driving! Was ready to trade it after One year of frustration, but an Errant 18yr old teed us at an intersection and saved me the trouble. Best thing about that Subie, it took a good whacking and we were unhurt. But I will not buy another.
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Old Yesterday, 18:40   #3665
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2014 BMW 328 GT Sportline AWD for me. Getting too old to put it off.
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Old Today, 04:48   #3666
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I had a 2011 Outback H 6 Prdmium. Good power, ok mpg, great awd, wonderful leather seats. Terrible hvac, weak brakes, and would not track worth a darn, despite various attempts to improve with changes in caster/camber (common problem). Wonderful car for everything but driving! Was ready to trade it after One year of frustration, but an Errant 18yr old teed us at an intersection and saved me the trouble. Best thing about that Subie, it took a good whacking and we were unhurt. But I will not buy another.
^^ There are far better track cars out there, check out a miata, porsche or BMW. Actually i see you already did! Awesome choice with the BMW!!!!
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I pulled the trigger on a 2017 F150 pickup yesterday ... parking the Jetta until it's bought back ... my extended warranty (never used ) is expiring in the next 700 kms , and I don't want to go over, only to have an expensive repair arise right before I turn it in ... I just retired , won't be commuting to Toronto anymore, and my family and I are really into dirt biking , so the pickup makes sense for us ... I bought a supercrew 2.7 litre ecoboost with the sport package, 20 inch wheels, Nav system, etc ... more bells and whistles than I've ever had ... insurance is considerably cheaper too , so that will offset the increased fuel costs a wee bit...... Looking forward to putting the whole emissions BS behind me ..... Cheers
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