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by bani
Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:14 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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not interested in spending >$30k on a car. which rules out audis too (and mercs, so dont go there either 8) ).
by bani
Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:57 am
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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Took an extended test drive today in a 4 door GTI. The sport seats are a little too hard and hurt my lower back. No amount of lumbar adjustement or anything else made it any better.
by bani
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:59 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Mini Cooper S
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Re: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Mini Cooper S

2006 MINI Cooper S Trim tested Sport package, Automatic Transmission Not that it sounds like it would change the overall conclusion, but this isn't the sort of car I'd choose to equip with a snotomatic :? that's all they had, automatic. wouldnt change the overall conclusion though -- Cooper S owner...
by bani
Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:01 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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I dont like gambling and with VW the odds are not good. I'll wait a while and see how the MKV reliability turns out.
by bani
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:13 am
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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I would jump all over the GTI, but VW's legendary unreliability and horrible warranty support are two major issues. Having a first-rate interior and excellent handling hardly offset the pain of being in the shop all the time. Maybe with the MKV GTI VW has finally addressed their reliability problems...
by bani
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:11 am
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Mini Cooper S
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TBH I found the GTI much more fun to drive. The Cooper S is raw and unrefined and if you arent paying 100% full attention 100% of the time the car will kick you in the head. But then some people like kickbox sparring with their car, and so the Cooper S will appeal to them.
by bani
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:39 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Mini Cooper S
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Bani new car shopping: 2006 Mini Cooper S

I'm shopping for a new car. To help sort out the decision I'm putting down my test drive notes 'on paper'. 2006 MINI Cooper S Trim tested Sport package, Automatic Transmission First impressions: That's a *small* car... Interior Utterly hilarious. Just about the only things that are where you expect ...
by bani
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:49 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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What is funny is the R32 is one of the few cars i've found that actually appreciates in value over time.

the downside means that the R32 that MSRP'd for $29k new in 2004 is now selling in 2006 with 20,000 miles on it for $31k. :x
by bani
Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:28 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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deej wrote:
bani wrote:i'm shopping for a practical daily driver, not a road penis :alliedengineer:
How about a Yaris then? :ohsnoes:
if you look at the cars i've been test driving you might notice a pattern. :prof:

and the yaris somehow doesnt fit in... :bunnyd:
by bani
Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:26 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: Audi A3
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an a4 avant trimmed comparatively with a wrx is wayyyyyyy too expensive.
by bani
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:08 am
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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i'm shopping for a practical daily driver, not a road penis :alliedengineer: Why GTI then? Its as much a raod penis as the M3, except its cheaper, and all the nerds own one (at least in germany). hardly. the M3 is way more road penis than a GTI. the M3 is a $50k luxury performance sedan. 3.2L I6, 3...
by bani
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:22 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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Deus wrote:BMW M3 > *
Very expensive though

http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/m/m3coupe/default
i'm shopping for a practical daily driver, not a road penis :alliedengineer:
by bani
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:15 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
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mortis wrote:He does unholy things like putting Japanese engines into British cars! :shock:
"lotus elise"

...unholy? :bunnyd:

was driving next to one today, in fact.
by bani
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:38 pm
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Topic: Bani new car shopping: 2006 Volkswagen GTI
Replies: 37
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I would probably buy a GTI in a split second, but VW's consistently terrible customer satisfaction and reliability ratings make me think twice.