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The first 24 hours with the new TDi

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 First, I will say that my buying experience at YBH and Elliot Rosen was one of the best I have ever experienced.

Second, After driving Subarus and Mazdas for the past 8 years, I forgot how tight German cars were. It is good to be back.

Third, This car is damn cool. Features wise..The MDI/iPod works great, the Bluetooth works great. Comfort, seats are comfy, driving position is perfect.

Fourth, Mileage. I reset the average when I got home then drove a nice mix of stop and go and highway to work and averaged 36.8 MPG and that was with just 25 miles on the car, not even near broken in.

Fifth, Space/cargo area will be just right come ski season.

Sixth, Trailer hitch & Yakima Hold-up are ordered and will post picks when they are installed.

Now. to pick out plates...
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Now. to pick out plates...

 

See if you can get "BUSHINPA", or "Hwystar" You'll probably get lots of "waves" from people you don't know.
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which car VW, Audi? which Model?

Wifey and I were looking at the Q7 diesel, but found the Toureg darn near as nice for alot less dough. We currently have a Passat Wagon and love it. The traction control works so well in snow and ice; it's hard to believe that it's not AWD. The bummer is you are supposed to turn it off when you put cables on. The car is way safer with no cables and traction control on, than it is with cables on and traction control off. Highway patrol never buys that story at the chain stop though.

Enjoy the new ride.
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which car VW, Audi? which Model?

Wifey and I were looking at the Q7 diesel, but found the Toureg darn near as nice for alot less dough. We currently have a Passat Wagon and love it. The traction control works so well in snow and ice; it's hard to believe that it's not AWD. The bummer is you are supposed to turn it off when you put cables on. The car is way safer with no cables and traction control on, than it is with cables on and traction control off. Highway patrol never buys that story at the chain stop though.

Enjoy the new ride.


 Sorry, I got a Jetta Sportwagen TDi. 

Silver/Graphite

6 speed manual
Big sunroof
17" wheels
MDI for iPod
Winter Protection pkg

To be installed:
U-Haul trailer hitch
Yakima Hold-up bile rack

Still on the "want list":
16" snows on alloys
Evolution Skid plate.
post #5 of 7
Philpug...

Why do you want alloys for your winter wheels?

At least up here in New England (where you will be driving it!) the road salt and newer chemicals that they are now putting down will absolutely destroy the finish in short order.

Plus;

Steels are less likely to be damaged by our winter potholes and frost jumps (heaves simply is to kind of a word!)

Also less likely to survive a sideways "touch" to curbing or frozen snow banks should you get her sideways into something during spirited play.

Steels are also easier to find in a narrower rim width suitable for properly sized winter tires ( I went from a 225/45-17 summer to a 195/60-16 winter) This gives you both a narrower tire footprint so important for snow traction AND a far more compliant sidewall height to deal with the road conditions)

Some don't like the look of a basic steel wheel on their car but I personally find it a case of function dictating form.

ymmv
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Thread Starter 
 RS,

While I do not disagree with anything you say, I just like the look of an alloy. I will be buying used off of Craigslist so I am limited with options. 
post #7 of 7
 Now that you've been driving it for a few days, can you say that the Jetta Sportwagon TDI is your new favorite ride? 
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