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    1. My 2013 GTI uses less than half a quart over...

      My 2013 GTI uses less than half a quart over 5,000 miles. My 2008 R32 had no measureable loss over the same distance.
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      There is treated leather and untreated leather. ...

      There is treated leather and untreated leather. Treated leather is on most cars until you reach a certain price point. Correct me if I am wrong but is is low quality leather
      that is covered in a...
    3. If the wheel's offset is different that could be...

      If the wheel's offset is different that could be the cause. On my last car a Mk5 VW R32 I had aftermarket wider wheels with a different offset. Steering precision was never
      quite as good as the...
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      2013 here with 46K miles. Water pump replaced...

      2013 here with 46K miles. Water pump replaced at 29K. Just had intake manifold replaced. Very little carbon build up. Hope that's it for a while. My Mk V R32 went 100k
      with zero problems other...
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      m I think it is the "clockspring" mounted in...

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      I think it is the "clockspring" mounted in in the steering wheel assembly. Had mine go at about 70K miles on my R32. If I recall it was not expensive to fix
      at a good independent VW shop who...
    6. History repeats itself... Russia under Putin.

      History repeats itself... Russia under Putin.
    7. Looks like it would improve aerodynamic...

      Looks like it would improve aerodynamic efficiency a bit and keep engine bay cleaner. Not sure if there would be adverse affects to engine cooling. Looks nice though.
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      Could it be the electronic limited slip applying...

      Could it be the electronic limited slip applying the brakes on the inside wheel ?
    9. Looks like another Camaro you can't see out of.

      Looks like another Camaro you can't see out of.
    10. It's a good looking car. Saw one here in San...

      It's a good looking car. Saw one here in San Francisco while I was running . They were doing a photo shoot on a pier. Too bad it is so big. Look at the
      thickness of the doors ! Too big to...
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      You're covered for 5 years and 60 K miles under...

      You're covered for 5 years and 60 K miles under the Powertrain warranty.
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      Mine just went at 30K. Dealer replaced with part...

      Mine just went at 30K. Dealer replaced with part # 06J121026BB . Fingers crossed.
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      Good Job Mazda ! Reminds me of the time a...

      Good Job Mazda ! Reminds me of the time a hundred years ago in College when I was driving my friends MGB in Philadelphia. Was stopped by Police for
      speeding on a winding road but was not given it...
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      I like it. Extremely practical with big windows...

      I like it. Extremely practical with big windows and a low beltline. Your kids will like it if you go to a National Park to look for Yogi Bear.
    15. Most leather in mass market cars is "treated"...

      Most leather in mass market cars is "treated" leather. Which means there is thin leather somewhere but it is treated and covered with something synthetic. So skip conditioners.
      You are probably...
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      Your car is speed limited to about 130 mph unless...

      Your car is speed limited to about 130 mph unless you have a flash so if you are an average driver you do not need the higher speed rating. But if you like to push your car, the higher
      speed...
    17. 36 psi is good for Summer performance tires. US...

      36 psi is good for Summer performance tires. US spec GTI's only came with all seasons and their sidewalls are softer. My Mk V R32 could come with either tire. Recommended
      tire pressures were...
    18. My last 3 cars have been flashed with no...

      My last 3 cars have been flashed with no problems. An A4 3.0 flashed with Giac tune for 60K miles before I sold it. A Mk V R32 with Revo tune which I had for 100K miles
      with no warranty claims...
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      In the Western Region (N. California) 2014...

      In the Western Region (N. California) 2014 Outbacks get 0% 36 months and 0.9% 37-63 months. CPO 0.99% financing is up to 48 months and
      on cars 2011 and newer. Rates could be different in other...
    20. In general hot performance cars like the ST or...

      In general hot performance cars like the ST or WRX do not lease well. Manufacturer sets the residual low. Probably because many
      cars will be driven hard and the manufacturer gets back at lease...
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