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post #22486 of 26364
Is the GLE that truck that was in the last Jurassic Park movie? That looked cool
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I know it sounds retarded, but I'm certain some cars are jinxed and will only create hassle in your life. So yes getting rid of it will help.

Within 18 months all of this happened to one car, mirrors and interior stolen, was hit 3+ times, various break downs and it ended up being stolen. It spent 6 months of 18 months of ownership it a garage costing $5k.

Also I was interrogated by the insurance for fraud and had to go to the police station to hand over my prints, when they found it again completely stripped.

Why would they want your fingerprints? Surely your prints would have been all over your car
post #22488 of 26364
Can I please get a VW GTD sportwagen over in the US?

I mean, I'd take a GTI trim too, but something sounds nice about 280ft/lbs of diesel torque and a smooth 6spd manual.
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Why would they want your fingerprints? Surely your prints would have been all over your car
So they can rule out all of his prints
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So they can rule out all of his prints

And that is why I am not a police officer
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I was going to look at a Legacy instead of my Outback but the dealer said they didn't order many because they just sit on the lot.  I would be a buyer of the Legacy wagon or hell may upgrade to a Volvo wagon but that won't be for a while.

 

Just realized that you'd bought the outback already, but you should have looked at used Legacy GT wagons if you'd found any in good condition that checked out.

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Has anyone driven the 05-ish era Legacy GT's? What'd you think?

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Can I please get a VW GTD sportwagen over in the US?

I mean, I'd take a GTI trim too, but something sounds nice about 280ft/lbs of diesel torque and a smooth 6spd manual.

 

After diesel-gate VW will have a hard time with any diesel engine let alone one everyone wanted before this shit blew up.

 

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Just realized that you'd bought the outback already, but you should have looked at used Legacy GT wagons if you'd found any in good condition that checked out.

 

My wife likes the Outback so getting her to check out a Legacy wagon (though it would have to be new) could work.  I am afraid she will hunt down a E-series wagon for her next car.

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Is the GLE that truck that was in the last Jurassic Park movie? That looked cool

The GLE Coupe. I saw one a couple weeks ago, it looked great. But yeah, Jurassic Park was featured in that 2-hour Mercedes commercial.
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After diesel-gate VW will have a hard time with any diesel engine let alone one everyone wanted before this shit blew up.

I dunno, it seems like the regular golf sportwagen models for 2016 are heavily weighted on the diesel side. The gas model seems like it is definitely the lower end model (and the manual version comes with a cheaper transmission and reduced power).

I think it is more just that the USA doesn't love wagons. Not going to bring a GTI or GTD spec wagon if nobody will buy it.

But I really don't like the styling of the standard golf these days. It nearly needs the GTI parts on the front end to stop it from looking so plain. Somebody over at vwvortex has actually built up a diesel wagon with front end parts from GTI/GTD/golf R models. It looks much better, but that is far too much work to go through to still have the standard engine.
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I can't imagine a diesel passenger car ever being relevant in the US. It's invariably going to be gasoline/hybrid/electric going forward. I also don't imagine a mass production, pure gasoline car, in 20 years in the developed world. I see more electric charging stations of various types here than I see diesel at the pump.

Also, I like well designed wagons - practical, low roll-over risk, lots of parts shared with their sedan versions, low insurance, etc. Some of my friends want/have an SUV to 'see over things'. I'd think seeing the damn car/obstacle in front of you should be sufficient, and likely makes you a better driver than getting into a huge SUV with a step ladder and thinking you're safer.

Edit: I also need to stop by the local Volvo dealer. If they're still as boring as they say, I'd fit right in.
post #22498 of 26364

I actually like hatches/wagons. Don't get the hate in the US.

I guess people automatically think of giant woody wagons etc when they think of wagons. I'm surprised they never quite caught on here, but not really. People default to sedans for everything or trucks if they need to haul stuff.


Small hatches are pretty popular in the 'tuner' crowd i.e. hot hatches.

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You have to rebrand the wagon with a different term to make it fit in here.  People are buying the shit out of small crossovers when they are really just hatchbacks with a couple inches of lift.

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The GLE Coupe. I saw one a couple weeks ago, it looked great. But yeah, Jurassic Park was featured in that 2-hour Mercedes commercial.

I saw a GLE coupe parked near my office the other day and thought it was a graceless monstrosity that neither looks good nor seems like it would drive well. Do not want.
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