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    2012 FIAT 500 test drive review @ ...

    Update to my posts above... The hardtop verison (no sunroof) has at least 2 more inches of headroom. It feels like a completely different car compared to the sunroof versions. On the sunroof versions even short people will feel uncomfortable in the passenger seat and average size poeple will...
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    Tried a new oil today

    Haha not disappointed at all, quite the opposite as anytime we learn something that is the whole point! And I'm always after finding the best oil possible for the application. The way to do that is to try new things and experiment. There are lots of oils that we need more testing on for both...
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    1984 Audi GT Coupe

    5000, as in 5000 dollars? for a 1984? What the H*$#?????????????? Cool looking car but that much money for a rolling electrical problem and maintenance money pit is just nuts IMO. But to each his own. If you are ready for the expenses and want to shell out that kind of cash then you'll have...
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    New Beetle unveiled

    Looks pretty good I think. Love the interior. I wonder what they will cost? <a href="http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publish/article_2913.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publish/article_2913.shtml</a>
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    Audi / VW FSI engine GC 0w30 UOA?

    The oil's ability to deal with fuel dilution is proabably number one factor for this engine. The oil's breakdown has been shown in the literature to impact valve deposits also. Of course breakdown in additives could affect cam follower wear as well. Most of the 502 oils all perform...
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    2012 FIAT 500 test drive review @ ...

    I like the interior better than the mini. The shifter seemed fine to me (felt similat to honda fit or yaris) and I like the instrument cluster. But I haven't test drove it on the road so no chance to check steering, handling, chasis etc. In terms of interior, no comparison at all to something...
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    2011 VW GTI or Golf TDI for Daily Driver

    I agree with redrocker55. I also own a 08 gti w/ DSG. It has about 45k on it now. Has been excellent and if I were to buy a car today that is what I would buy. I really like the TDI golf though. Buy a GTI if you want the fun factor (chasis, engine, tranny combo is exccellent). Buy the TDI...
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    2012 FIAT 500 test drive review @ ...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: daves87rs</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wonder why they would do that... </div></div> The salesman said it was for legroom. If you sit higher your legs are bent and they don't have to be stretched out as far compared...
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    2012 FIAT 500 test drive review @ ...

    I sat in this car today and it's a pretty neat car. One big problem will make the sunroof-equipped cars "unbuyable" for many of the U.S. population, the passenger seat. The passenger seat sits up unbelievably high and cannot be lowered. The driver's seat can be lowered. If you are taller...
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    RIP Gary Allan

    Shocking and sad news. You will be missed Gary. Rest in peace our friend.
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    First driving impressions of 2011 Jetta

    Couple of small details to add while they are still fresh in my mind. Several times the Jetta had a "wobbly" sensation on low speed tight turns, such as pulling into a driveway. Not every time, but maybe 25%? of the time. Noticeably strong plastic smell to interior. I would say more...
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    First driving impressions of 2011 Jetta

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JHZR2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">surprised as I'd say that our 2.5 has a good amount of low-end grunt. At normal throttle, doesnt seem any different to me than my 9-3 that makes 195lb-ft off fast idle... In fact...
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    First driving impressions of 2011 Jetta

    Drove a 2011 Jetta as a service loaner from dealer and wanted to share thoughts for folks who might be considering this car... Car: Jetta SE 2.5 liter. 6 speed automatic. Convenience group with sunroof. Edmunds TMV price $21,990 Liked: 1) Style looks very good and very BMWish to me...
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    Oil in my coolant...

    Just to double check... When you say the oil didn't look milky, was the engine warm or cold when you checked?
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    New Tourareg diesel better mpg than hybrid...

    I don't know why someone doesn't make an electric, plug-in-at night car coupled with a small diesel engine to charge the batteries. Fisker is using a similar concept but it uses a 2 liter DI engine to charge the batteries. If your commute is less than 50 miles per day and you plug it in at...
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