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Old March 10th, 2015, 10:11   #46
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Very sorry to learn this news. Chris was great in person and his posts most appreciated. My condolences to his family.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 10:13   #47
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I bought my first TDI from Chris last August. It was also my first new car purchase and I was nervous about the process, but from the moment I first spoke to Chris on the phone, I knew everything was going to be fine. He was an amazing person and I'm very sad to hear this news.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 11:25   #48
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Very sorry to hear about this. Prayers sent to his family. We bought our Passat from him and I really liked how he handled the transaction.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 17:25   #49
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I went to pick up my car today from service at Burlington VW and as I always do, went around the corner to say hello to Chris only to find out that he had died yesterday. How sad. He was such a good guy. I will miss him.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 18:13   #50
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So sorry to hear this news. Chris was such a nice person and worked to help so many people here. I hope his family is aware of how revered he is by so many members of this forum. Best wishes to the family and so sorry for their loss.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 20:41   #51
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Never met Chris but he was always on the forums to make a good deal.

Sorry to hear this loss.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 20:55   #52
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Old March 10th, 2015, 20:57   #53
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This is awful news. I am new to the TDI world, but Chris was incredibly helpful walking me through my decision. Seemed like a stand up guy. He had ordered a Golf Sportwagen for me... lost in the ether now, I suppose. Hard to imagine finding a better person to deal with now.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 21:22   #54
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Wow... I bought two cars from Chris, and had heard from him just 3 weeks ago. I knew he had health issues, but didn't think he was in any danger. What a good guy he was. Damn.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 21:55   #55
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Old March 10th, 2015, 22:32   #56
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Very sad news. Condolences to his family.
RIP CHRIS. You will be missed.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 01:48   #57
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It was a pleasure doing business with him and I'm sure he will be missed. My condolences to his family.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 03:16   #58
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Chris was by far the best VW representative for buyers; he brought passion, honesty, and honor to a job that is not always held in high regards. Chris jumped through hoops to get me the exact car i wanted and when i came down on orders overseas, he verified my warranty would not be covered by VW and had no issue that i had to cancel. He found a new owner in a matter of weeks and he's one happy camper. All because of Chris.

My condolences to Chris' family. He positively impacted so many peoples lives in this community and he will be missed.

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Old March 11th, 2015, 08:24   #59
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I just heard yesterday that Chris is gone. We have been friends and joke swappers for 10 years. I have bought more tdi's from him than I can count. An honest man in a sometimes ruthless industry. He told me his health was a scary and I did not expect him to leave so soon for the higher ground where tdi's do not have filters, power tunes are encouraged, and the discounts are the deepest. Thank you Chris from down here for the good qualities and the great laughs.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 09:37   #60
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Sorry to read this sad news. Never met Chris but did email him. Great guy and had planed to do business with him later in the year. Rest In Piece. Condolences to his family and friends.
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