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    1. not really IMO. if all cars suck at the testing...

      not really IMO.
      if all cars suck at the testing procedure and get very similar numbers... then whats the point in running a test where ever car gets 15-20mpg?

      i have commuted in numerous cars for...
    2. i guess we now know that CR's "city" fuel economy...

      i guess we now know that CR's "city" fuel economy runs are gathered at their local road course lapping sessions.
    3. worse, ok... fine... but 35% worse than EPA...

      worse, ok... fine...

      but 35% worse than EPA city? :eek:

      that doesnt seem reasonable.
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      potentially this could be a problem. but...

      potentially this could be a problem.

      but unless they truly screwed up the threads, an overnight soak in penetrating oil can work wonders.
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      this. the biggest thing is to be sure to...

      this.

      the biggest thing is to be sure to jackup the car. you dont want to try to adjust the coils with weight on them.
    6. Thread: Cars for sons

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      honestly... 800/yr ($66/mo) doesnt sound that bad...

      honestly... 800/yr ($66/mo) doesnt sound that bad to me at all.
      it is expensive compared to what i currently pay? yeah. absolutely, since i insurance 4 cars full coverage with 2 adult drivers and...
    7. Thread: Cars for sons

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      your one example, of your one kid is not...

      your one example, of your one kid is not statistically significantly when compared against the realities of millions of teen drivers getting into accidents more often then other groups.

      your kid...
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      this. i wouldnt be worried at all about that...

      this.
      i wouldnt be worried at all about that year 328.
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      on mk4's the brakes WERE different 2.0/tdi...

      on mk4's the brakes WERE different

      2.0/tdi were the same, at 11
      1.8t/vr6 same, at 11.3 but also thicker than 2.0/tdi
      20th/337 at 12.3
      r32 at 13.2
      ...
    10. Thread: Cars for sons

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      this seems to happen often, but even more so when...

      this seems to happen often, but even more so when people are talking about putting their kids in these cars.

      for a while i was dailying my 93 audi. i stopped because its a project and it broke.:(...
    11. Thread: Cars for sons

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      the lease thing is an interesting idea. though i...

      the lease thing is an interesting idea.
      though i have never even leased a vehicle for myself, so my comfort with the leasing process... numbers... etc. gets in my way of thinking about leasing.
      is...
    12. :thumbup: bookmarked both.

      :thumbup:
      bookmarked both.
    13. Thread: Cars for sons

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      as you said there is a middle ground. no...

      as you said there is a middle ground.

      no reason that in 2016 you need to buy your kid a $100 heap to try to get/keep on the road.
      but also no reason to hand them a $30k new GTI/WRX either.
      ...
    14. i can argue the same point dont call people...

      i can argue the same point

      dont call people morons because they missed reading ONE post.

      LOTS of people dont know what trans is in their cars... and some of them even come to TCL.
      its not like...
    15. ah yes... someone didnt read ONE posts from...

      ah yes... someone didnt read ONE posts from earlier in the thread... so OBVIOUSLY they are a moron?

      stay classy:thumbup:
    16. Thread: Cars for sons

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      there are. but history and statistics tell us...

      there are.
      but history and statistics tell us that cars driven by teenagers are much more likely to be poorly taken care of, poorly driven, and often wrecked.

      your argument is against using...
    17. Thread: Cars for sons

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      good god... new GTI or WRX is on your potential...

      good god... new GTI or WRX is on your potential 'purchase for my kids' list? hell no. at least not anywhere near what i am going to do.

      never mind the money for the initial purchase, which...
    18. i dont need to ask. people here are already...

      i dont need to ask.
      people here are already stating that their dealers prices are between $250 and $400.

      $150 swing is WAY more than differing dealer labor prices can account for. this is a...
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      the prices on these... nearly $7k off......

      the prices on these... nearly $7k off... DEFINITELY make me want to take a long road trip to pickup one as a replacement for the wifes jsw tdi.
      BUT. not gonna happen until we have the buyback in...
    20. i dont buy that. its a short enough service,...

      i dont buy that.

      its a short enough service, time wise, that labor shouldnt be fluctuating the price by $100 dealer to dealer.
      $50... maybe.
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