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    1. Indeed! He has been driving the Yukon for the 5...

      Indeed! He has been driving the Yukon for the 5 months to get a feel (15mpg) of the pain. I give him credit though....works 3 jobs and goes full time and has been saving $$$ for the vehicle that he...
    2. Time to thin the herd.....Eurovan in the mix

      Hi all,

      Just looking for opinions on which vehicle to keep. I just have too many collecting and running out of room.... My commuter college son just purchased a pickup (2005 F350 diesel)and now I...
    3. Price drop $4750

      Price now $4750. I am putting in a new post cat o2 sensor this week. Next week Craigslist for $4900 and go from there. For some reason I do not have permission to post pictures but can send to...
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      Update

      Well, the first nice day yesterday since Dec 28th here in NJ and I finished the job! I used the dremel to cut one clamp that would not unscrew. I soaked all the joints with WD40 the night before and...
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      I have had two in my past .....an 87 Syncro and a...

      I have had two in my past .....an 87 Syncro and a 90 GL....The Syncro had the head gasket issue and as long as the head was in good shape (no pitting) then the replaced gaskets should be good. I also...
    6. For Sale: 2000 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Auto 80k miles, Long Valley NJ 07853

      Hi All,

      I am selling my son's 2000 Jetta GLX VR6. I bought it for him in DEC 2010 as a high school/colllege/work commuter and now he is moving on to a truck. I am the second owner and purchased it...
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      Perhaps MBUSA is anticipating something to come...

      Perhaps MBUSA is anticipating something to come out of the EU/US bilateral trade talks that would reduce the "chicken tax" duty increase on the classification of trucks.

      In my mind, liking it,...
    8. The service was $580 with tax. The prices include...

      The service was $580 with tax. The prices include labor.....The dealer wanted almost $900.

      I could do a lot on my own but that Artic Vortex was enough to say have it done by somebody else!

      DSG:...
    9. Funny....I was going to ask the same question...

      Funny....I was going to ask the same question today when I saw this thread. I had my 40k service on Tuesday (actually 42k...this car doesn't get a break) and noticed my mpg dropped exactly like...
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      ***UPDATE** Muffler install

      Well its a warm NJ day (48 degrees!) and I have managed only to remove the muffler that was rotted off the pipe as well as all the hangers and the clamp bolt just broke with a little muscle...and...
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      I really don't know what was used last time and I...

      I really don't know what was used last time and I will have to check with the mechanic. What he does give me is not lifetime so I may be better off doing it myself with the lifetime warranty. I went...
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      Walker muffler as a replacement?

      Hi All,

      My 2001 GLS needs a muffler again....the original system lasted almost 8 years/70k miles and it seems these replacements last 3 or less at 105K miles. I saw Advanced Auto Parts has an...
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      I have had my "DAS BUS" hanging under my NJ front...

      I have had my "DAS BUS" hanging under my NJ front plate for 6+ years without an issue. While grammatically incorrect with regard to the definite article/gender.....(more of take off on the movie Das...
    14. Teenage Girls: 2009/10 Beetle convertible or 2012/13 Kia Soul

      Hi All,

      I just thought I would bounce this question out. My first of 4 girls will be driving in Sept with the other 3 to follow in the next 5 years. I wanted something to carry through all of...
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      Secret Sunroof Service??

      Just wondering if anyone has experience this also....I took my 2012 JSW for its 20K mile service and was able to wait. One hour or so it was done and I drove off.

      As I drove I noticed a "popping"...
    16. A feeler....2000 Jetta GLX (VR6) with 72k miles North West NJ

      Just a feeler, I bought this Jetta GLX from the original owner 2+ years ago for my son while it was at the my mechanic's garage (still have original window sticker). Because the timing chain jumped,...
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      Eurovan.....future collectable?

      Hi All,

      I was at the Central NJ Aircooled car show last week and saw lots of nice vans and campers is every condition possible. You kind of have to admire the drivers of the beaters....admirable....
    18. I have about a 22 mile commute each way and on...

      I have about a 22 mile commute each way and on the first day of ownership I got 48.6 mpg to work. It is mostly suburban/rural driving in NJ (rural is relative for NJ) but I am now seeing a pretty...
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      It is your cruise control switch. You need to...

      It is your cruise control switch. You need to cancel it on the left stalk (directional).

      I had to figure it out also!
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      50 shades of....blue?

      In the past month of ownership of my new 2012 Tempest Blue TDI I am seeing that my driver's rear door is a different shade of blue from the front door and rear quarter. I have crawled under with a...
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