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    Help me decide between a few cars

    Sorry for the delay, life's been busy. I know everyone's been on the edge of their seats waiting to know the choice between these fine options. I got the Passat. The new "bumper" it needed ended up being everything BUT the bunper. Every trim piece on and under the front end, fender liners...
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    My experience with Ethanol free gas

    I do stick with top tier for my GDI engines. I believe the E0 station is a Citgo but I'd have to double check that as it's just called "Merril's".
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    My experience with Ethanol free gas

    Yikes, I didn't realize it was so much more expensive. It probably equals out though with the increase in miles per tank. The station that has it is a full service and they only list the regular price. I think it was only a few dollars more anyway.
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    My experience with Ethanol free gas

    I saw ethanol-free gas for the first time when I went on a trip to Bar Harbor recently. The closest gas station that offers it is 30 minutes away from anywhere I go, but I think it's worth it. Before I started using it, I always averaged 25-26 mpg and getting about 370 miles a tank during...
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    Help me decide between a few cars

    I go on Facebook. I don't like GM but I know it's comfortable. Really nothing seems to stick out to me more than the Passat. I'm still waiting on the owner to get back to me about picking it up soon. It's 3 hours away so it's kind of difficult to find time for it.
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    Help me decide between a few cars

    The newer one
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    Help me decide between a few cars

    Impala is at $6800, Passat is only $4800.
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    Help me decide between a few cars

    Now it's between the Passat and a 2014 Impala V6. The Passat has 123k, the Impala 180k. Passat is also a lot cheaper so I'm not sure again.
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    Help me decide between a few cars

    So we're down to a '14 Sonata 2.0t with 90k, The '11 TDI and an unmentioned but not surprising- 2015 VW Passat 1.8t. I'm leaning heavily towards the Passat as the Hyundai does not have a warranty anymore (3rd owner) and on the original motor. The Sonata nearby I wanted had the engine replaced...
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    Help me decide between a few cars

    These are all good but very contrasting points. The TDI is being repaired for a faulty EGR under warranty so I can't see it right now. The Sonata has a factory warranty on the new engine which is really hard to pass up. EDIT: I can't figure out the length of the warranty on the replacement...
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    Dealership salesman car treatment

    I was a porter as well, for Subaru. I'd take the new cars that came off the truck with virtually no gas and fill them up, document, inspect etc. Each car had 3 miles on it. Did they test them? Not sure. But I always treated them like they were my own.
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    Cat Walking

    Asian breeds of cats are more like dogs. My Tonkinese will gladly go for a walk with me. She plays fetch, comes when called, she never leaves us alone and runs her mouth a lot.
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    Name that Vehicle

    My son attributes whatever car I drive to it's general shape. 09 Escape was the "square car". 05 Legacy wagons were "triangle car". 01-07 Taurus's were the "circle" cars.
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    Trend of single family home prices dropping hard in "non-hot markets"

    I'm waiting for a sea of foreclosures, since every house for sale in my area has sold right away for WAY over what they should. I was looking for houses a few years ago. If I could have financially, we would have gotten a decent $275k house. That same house over the past 18 months is so far out...
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    Help me decide between a few cars

    No but it sure beats a minivan 😉
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