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Damn, refunding full purchase price.

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Damn, refunding full purchase price.
That's a lease contract you don't typically see.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

That's a lease contract you don't typically see.

New accounting leasing standard is coming out soon!
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That's a lease contract you don't typically see.

MF = insert positive number
Residual = 100%
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We took delivery today of the Golf SE, and I drove home from the dealer. Very adequate all around, with nothing excessive about it. We got the high-tech lighting package, but passed on the Driver Assistance stuff, which saved about $1,500 and a lot of distraction while driving. I'm not smart enough to use all of that help intelligently.

So far it seems to drive at least as well as the Saab 9-5 when it was behaving well. That's getting harder to remember, as the engine is making more noise at idle, and the rear right brake is scraping up a ferocious racket at low speeds. That's an $1,800 part to get the pedal and the brake talking again, I was told. Plus new brakes that haven't been forced to an early grave.
Anyway, the VW is also obviously more nimble than the Subaru Outback -- not bad, considering it has the base engine. Had there been a nice mid-blue like this available on the GTI, I would have thought about moving up to the 220hp Autobahn beast. As it is, I get to feel virtuous every time I have only just enough power, as well as having saved a small sum of money. The Audi A6 would have been much nicer to drive once on the road, but I've got to start being frugal sometime.

As soon as we get the winter tires installed, etc., it will probably be time to think about retiring the Saab, cloud.gif unless we want it around for the occasional job in ugly salt and slush. Rather than going the CraigsList route, we'll probably just call up our PBS station and tell them to take it in exchange for a receipt.
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I drove a car with speed limit info recently, that has to be the most annoying thing ever.
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I drove a car with speed limit info recently, that has to be the most annoying thing ever.

Do you mean to say speedometer? Or some kind of audible/visual alert when you cross the speedlimit?
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If it's the latter, all my cars have that feature. But it can be easily turned off
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The Sat Nav on the Outback has a little display that shows the speed limit on some roads.  If you are within range, it is white, if you are over it turns red.  No audible sound.

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Do you mean to say speedometer? Or some kind of audible/visual alert when you cross the speedlimit?

Both of the later, it had a ping sound every time you passed the limit by 1kph.
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Both of the later, it had a ping sound every time you passed the limit by 1kph.

 

Just pass it once then - never go back under.

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M2 spec sheet was released. It's practically fully loaded at around $52k.
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M2 spec sheet was released. It's practically fully loaded at around $52k.

That's the base MSRP, how do you figure it's fully loaded at that price? Granted, I doubt it'll have all the options of the M4, but there's DCT and there might be some sort of tech/driver's package(s).

Also, I can't imagine anyone getting the M235i with this out - simply adding LSD brings the M235i to 50k. Should be an interesting car - it's ring time slots it in between the F8x and the E9x M cars.
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Regarding the speed limit info, it can be mildly useful. When I first moved here, I didn't know the roads well and the speed limit would rise and drop by 10 mph without being obvious. One of my cars dings and the other can ding and set the cruise control to an offset of the speed limit (e.g. +10 mph). I found that to be somewhat useful.
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That's the base MSRP, how do you figure it's fully loaded at that price? Granted, I doubt it'll have all the options of the M4, but there's DCT and there might be some sort of tech/driver's package(s).

Also, I can't imagine anyone getting the M235i with this out - simply adding LSD brings the M235i to 50k. Should be an interesting car - it's ring time slots it in between the F8x and the E9x M cars.

 

I have heard that people would buy the M235i to stay in a different insurance level than an M car.  It might have been this thread actually as it was about an M3 being a similar price as a 335xi with some sort of performance package.

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