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    Thread: 05 Treg 55K - Trade or Fix ?

    1. Semi-n00b
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      03-06-2012 03:53 PM #1
      My 05 Touareg V8, 18 inch wheels is a wonderful car and only 55K miles. However, age has gotten to things - needs new front rotors and pads, new tie rods, one of 4 catalytic convertors need replacement and new summer tires - about $4,000 of repairs. And who knows when the other convertors will go.

      Trade in is only about $15,000.

      Trade on a TDI or fix it up?

      Anyone drive one of the new TDI's? It has 405 ft-lbs of torque but only 200 ponys.

      Thanks for your opinions - it's always a tough decision.

    2. Member kleinbus's Avatar
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      03-06-2012 06:22 PM #2
      You need to go and test drive the TDI yourself as others like I might like it but you might hate it.

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      03-07-2012 11:11 PM #3
      4K repair estimate seems high. 55k leaves a lot of miles on the table. How badly do you want a new car payment?

      Your signature indicates a 2011 Passat Wagon TDI?!?! How'd that happen?

    4. Member Denker's Avatar
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      03-08-2012 10:26 AM #4
      Yeah, I didn't think we had those over here, especially in a TDI let alone wagon. At least not yet? Are we supposed to list cars we wish existed after what we own?

    5. Senior Member spockcat's Avatar
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      03-08-2012 11:13 AM #5
      Maybe he owns it in some other country.

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      03-08-2012 11:08 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by James.Walker1 View Post
      My 05 Touareg V8, 18 inch wheels is a wonderful car and only 55K miles. However, age has gotten to things - needs new front rotors and pads, new tie rods, one of 4 catalytic convertors need replacement and new summer tires - about $4,000 of repairs. And who knows when the other convertors will go.

      Trade in is only about $15,000.

      Trade on a TDI or fix it up?

      Anyone drive one of the new TDI's? It has 405 ft-lbs of torque but only 200 ponys.

      Thanks for your opinions - it's always a tough decision.

      Cat convertors have 8yr/80k mile warranty by the way! I am pretty sure on this at least. LOL Worth checking in on.

    7. Semi-n00b
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      03-14-2012 05:58 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimbuffalo View Post
      4K repair estimate seems high. 55k leaves a lot of miles on the table. How badly do you want a new car payment?

      Your signature indicates a 2011 Passat Wagon TDI?!?! How'd that happen?
      Wife's car

    8. Semi-n00b
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      03-14-2012 06:00 PM #8
      Yes, VW was happy to pick up the replacement of the rusted convertor under warranty. That saved about $2,000.

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