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Oct 20
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I’ll go with that. CAI as a reasoned decision or one necessitated by an awesome engine swap.

I’m thinking of people with GTIs like I last had (may it rest in peace) where people would put on a CAI and then just have the check engine light on for the rest of their blarp-y pizza-delivering lives.

(Mine had a big rash on Read more

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Oct 16
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This might get me excommunicated from Jalopnik, but if any seller ever installs some dumb cold air whatever, I’m moving on.

If you need that extra three horsepower, just buy a better car. Or at LEAST keep the stock set up and put it back on to sell the car. If you can’t think that far ahead, you’re not a person I want Read more

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Oct 14
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Have you ever done a background check on someone and found they have a judgement against them from a casino? That’s not someone you want as an employee or a love interest.

So it is with an air conditioner. It’s not functioning? It “needs a recharge”?
Move on. The owner is either desperately poor or they have personal Read more

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Oct 5
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I saw one of these last week, well kept, with what I would guess was a 4-inch lift. Man, what a difference that makes! It looked great, and I’m usually an SUV hater.

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Sep 25
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The year models I was looking at were 2012. Back then, the Golfs were still made in Germany, while the Jettas were made in Mexico. That could be part of it.

Part 2, I remember particularly that the doors felt lighter and cheaper, specifically. They didn’t close with that satisfying single -thud-. That could be Read more

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Sep 23
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I drove a TDI Golf for a lot of years. When my wife needed a new car, I test drove some Jetta wagons.

Dude. Jettas are NOT the same. They’re cheaper feeling and less refined. Someone more into VW or more into cars can tell me what it is. All I know is, getting back into my Golf was like “Oh, no way would I ever get a Read more

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Sep 17
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No, no, that’s true. I most notably spent $5,00o on a Lincoln Towncar that gave me another 150k (sold for 800), $3,000 for a sell-back diesel Jetta with over 240k that gave me another 10 before sell-back, drove a chevy van to 220k and sold it for $800...but then I paid a little over $6k for an ‘06 GTI, only got 20k Read more

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Sep 16
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Yeah. This. “The A/C doesn’t work”.

Translation: wow, it’s so expensive. I can’t fix it because I have no money.

Translation: I have absolutely let this car go to crap in a myriad of ways that can’t be seen on the internet, but I’m hoping a detail job will lure someone in.

I’ve done the “drive it till it dies” MANY Read more

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Sep 15
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My folks always installed a dash mat as soon as they bought a new car. They live in the Mojave desert and rarely park in the garage.

That said, they are the ONLY people on earth who do this.

It’s landing site, trust me.

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Sep 14
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My dad’s parents drove from California to St. Louis to give him a 1970's Sedan De Ville for free while he was in grad school. It was gold and in every way wonderous to the 6 year old I then was.

I have a special place in my heart for a low-slung, mighty, spacious, and luxurious rear-drive Cadillac.

This is none of Read more

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Sep 11
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I admit I adore this car.  It’s just so fun.  But that much money buys a lot of normal car. 

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Aug 28
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Weathertech floormat is the effective shibboleth, here.  I had to vote No Dice, because it was, but this is well kept and the owner paid extra to make it so.   I believe in this truck, even if it is overpriced.

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Aug 28
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But the previous two powertrain options left quite a significant power and price gap for a sporting sedan. There was a lot of room for competitors offering sedans around the same price point with around 300 HP, like the Toyota Camry...

I defy you on this point. There never has been a person considering a car who Read more

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Aug 12
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What’s happening to me? My “no dice” radar was always consistent with the group; since I picked up that 4 cylinder Camry, and bid farewell to my GTI, I’ve voted Nice Price on everything fast. This included.

Freudian Nice Price.  I know cognitively that I’m wrong.  But I am compelled.

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Aug 11
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Having just acquired a 4-cylinder Camry as my sole mode of transportation, I have to tell you guys, already from experience, that this would be a major step up for a lot of people.

If they had never made the V8, and just offered a rear-drive 300 horsepower v6 relatively-low-slung coupe, we’d eat it up. Heck, Read more

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Aug 11
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I sold over Facebook Marketplace, which limited me to the first two points of my list and made me originally list for some high amount, like 4k. But every person that messaged me got the full story.

As for the price, I lowered it by the most I could lower it every four hours or so, until I hit $945 and sold it for Read more

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Aug 11
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I sold over Facebook Marketplace, which limited me to the first two points of my list and made me originally list for some high amount, like 4k. But every person that messaged me got the full story.

As for the price, I lowered it by the most I could lower it every four hours or so, until I hit $945 and sold it for Read more

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Aug 10
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I had an ‘07 GTI until two weeks ago. Now I have an ‘06 4 cylinder Camry>

Why? My GTI absolutely abused me. Here’s what I wrote in my ad to sell it:

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Jul 6
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Setting price aside—say with me, brethren—“IT’S NEVER JUST A HEAD GASKET!

It’s not.

It never is.

Things overheat, things warp, things go vaguely, sometimes imperceptibly wonky.

Even without that, $12k is no. With head gasket...decidedly no.

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Jul 1
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Under 150k, stick shift, 4x4, and that most-necessary “working A/C”.   The evidence clearly establishes Nice Price beyond a shadow of a doubt. 

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