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    1. Member Ben.Reilly's Avatar
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      03-17-2011 11:24 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by IC AI View Post
      I have to start thinking about getting a car for my daughter. Since the majority of young drivers wind up in an accident, I want a car that's - cheap - safe - without a lot of distractions. This looks really good!
      Unless you want your daughter to be left stranded, I would look somewhere else
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      03-17-2011 11:28 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      Unless you want your daughter to be left stranded, I would look somewhere else
      says they guy with the Cavalier....

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      03-17-2011 11:39 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubinsd View Post
      says they guy with the Cavalier....
      A turbo Cavalier!
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      03-17-2011 11:47 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      The Golf and Jetta City had no radio or AC, like these cars. They didn't advertise those even in brochures though. We didn't get the CL in the USA. That was a Canadian 1.8l Monoport injection model.
      Right, now I remember. Those were the models I was thinking of.

      And I saw a new Jetta on a National car rental lot in Denver a few months ago. It definitely had a/c and a radio.
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      03-17-2011 11:56 AM #55
      If VW is further decontenting these things, does that mean that the "S" is doing well and that by offering an even cheaper version they'll sell even more?

      I can't imagine anyone in the southern US buying a car without AC.

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      03-17-2011 12:36 PM #56
      if this was any other brand the hate would be strong from the dubbers. But now they are trying to find reasons to say that turd is in-fact a good car.

      I'll take a base Hyundai Accent sedan for the same price and enjoy my radio and nicer interior.
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    7. 03-17-2011 12:39 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      if this was any other brand the hate would be strong from the dubbers. But now they are trying to find reasons to say that turd is in-fact a good car.

      I'll take a base Hyundai Accent sedan for the same price and enjoy my radio and nicer interior.
      What a load of crap. There is more hate against VW in this forum than pretty much any other car out there but the Prius maybe.

      Go ahead and take your Accent. Nobody gives a **** troll.

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      03-17-2011 12:43 PM #58
      I'm not a troll, I'm just saying that things a turd.
      I barely get involved with VW threads in here. I'd rather sit back and watch the threads spiral into a mess but I laughed when I saw the first picture thought it's as bad as those $5,000 Chinese cars. So I thought I'd share my opinion. (I am allowed to do that right?)


      You can resort to personal attacks but all I'm saying is there are better options for around the same money
      Last edited by mavric_ac; 03-17-2011 at 12:49 PM.
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      03-17-2011 01:04 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      I'm not a troll
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      I laughed when I saw the first picture thought it's as bad as those $5,000 Chinese cars.
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      03-17-2011 01:06 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by G2BForReal View Post
      What a load of crap. There is more hate against VW in this forum than pretty much any other car out there but the Prius maybe.

      Go ahead and take your Accent. Nobody gives a **** troll.
      That's a VW owners defense for everything.... If someone points out something negative about a VW, just call him a troll with the face palm or roll eyes icon!!

      I feel bad for the respectable VW owners out there... These forums give you guys a bad name.
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    11. 03-17-2011 01:14 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by MN6845 View Post
      Taking cheap to a new level.
      You misspelled "affordable".

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      03-17-2011 01:26 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      if this was any other brand the hate would be strong from the dubbers. But now they are trying to find reasons to say that turd is in-fact a good car.

      I'll take a base Hyundai Accent sedan for the same price and enjoy my radio and nicer interior.
      The base accent retails in the mid-15s and also is missing the radio, ac, and power windows. At least the one i saw at the auto show in Jan was. It was worse than the Versa which has an auto trans for low 14s. The Elantra was only a tad bit more and had all the basics, and a better engine. But so does a decently equipped Jetta.
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      03-17-2011 01:26 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      This is the car many people around here have whined about for years. A stripped out car with no features. I never understood this mentality, but I guess this is a trim version for the real enthusiasts.
      Generally the people wanting cars like that are referring to models that are actually fun to drive, not ones that take longer to get to 60mph than a shopping cart, are relatively fat, and have no sporting intentions put into the design anywhere. The 3.7 V6 Mustang would be a prime candidate for this sort of treatment, especially considering it could likely knock the price down to sub-$20k levels.

      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      http://www.crutchfield.com/

      for all your car stereo needs. As for the AC, I drove a mk3 with no AC all summer and I'm still alive. It's not bad, and the price is extremely low for a jetta.
      All Crutchfield is good for is window shopping. Amazon is leagues cheaper in most cases I've come across.

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      03-17-2011 01:28 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      All Crutchfield is good for is window shopping. Amazon is leagues cheaper in most cases I've come across.
      True, but Crutchfield does include free mounting hardware, and their staff knows a lot about this kind of stuff.
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      03-17-2011 01:33 PM #65
      Does this have the new "ABA" 4cyl?
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      03-17-2011 01:34 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      The Golf and Jetta City had no radio or AC, like these cars. They didn't advertise those even in brochures though. We didn't get the CL in the USA. That was a Canadian 1.8l Monoport injection model.



      That makes sense. I wonder how they got there. I'm tempted to scan the lot and see if there are more. Anyone who wants to know where they are, they're available for purchase, just contact me
      It seems that dealer has 4 of them, all priced similar. There's also a brown one out in Rhode Island, but there are no pics of that car's interior, just a sub $14K price. This would be a tempting package with the 2.5, alas, a 2.0 is not that bad of a motor.

    17. 03-17-2011 01:34 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      I don't think it's stupid, I'm curious too. I've never bought a car with no radio from the factory.

      Wiring harnesses are expensive, so my guess would be "no," but I could be wrong.
      On the base model Versa, you get everything except the radio: the wiring, speakers, and antenna are included. Same thing with the base Kia Rio before they made the radio standard (but it still has no A/C and no power steering).

      The only exception I know of is that Honda makes you pay an extra $10 or so for an "antenna connector" if you want to install a radio in a base Civic DX. However as far as I know, the power/speaker wiring harness is already there, as well as the speakers.
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      03-17-2011 01:35 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      True, but Crutchfield does include free mounting hardware, and their staff knows a lot about this kind of stuff.
      Mounting hardware is cheap anyways. Maybe if they included the harness I'd be swayed, but when you click into the "INCLUDED FOR FREE" section of your order, the often $100+ harness is conveniently left out of the deal, with you scoring only the $15 bracket etc. Considering that Amazon will probably save you in excess of $50, plus free shipping in most cases, I'll stick to them. There are enough external knowledge bases that I don't really award any added value for having Crutchfield staff on hand, either.

      *shrug*

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      03-17-2011 01:37 PM #69
      When I saw the OP's picture, I thought I was looking at a MKIV for a second.

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      03-17-2011 01:39 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      That's a VW owners defense for everything.... If someone points out something negative about a VW, just call him a troll with the face palm or roll eyes icon!!

      I feel bad for the respectable VW owners out there... These forums give you guys a bad name.
      You just don't know a good track car when you see one.

    21. 03-17-2011 01:40 PM #71
      Lol what if it had no speakers

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      03-17-2011 01:40 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Maybe if they included the harness I'd be swayed...
      The two head units I purchased from them both included wiring harnesses
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    23. 03-17-2011 01:45 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      A turbo Cavalier!
      Right....unfortunately turbocharging a Crapalt/Crapalier yields the same results as when turbocharging a washing machine.

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      03-17-2011 01:48 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      bla bla bla.

      having an opinion makes me a Troll?

      oh ya and I'm a VW owner also and really don't mind my car. I choose not to get sucked into the fanboy mentality about any brand. If this was about any other brand I would of said the same thing.

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      03-17-2011 01:48 PM #75
      Early April fools...?
      Now go get your shinebox

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