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I hate these threads too, but as of lately, I need some guidance.
I currently own a MKV GTI. Lowered, aftermarket wheels, little stuff here and there. It's fun to drive, the 6spd manual transmission is sufficient for my skill level, and over all, it's a car I enjoy to drive. We all know what a MKV GTI looks like, but anyways, here she is:
Lately, I been growing old of always looking for potholes, driving around them, etc. Everyone keep telling me to throw the stock shocks/springs on the car, but I hate hate hate the way these cars look at stock height. (Love the way they look lowered though). So I been thinking about picking up something else.
Which brings me to the 2013 VW CC. From reading on the threads on here, most of you guys hate it as well as it's newly increased price. Personally, I think it looks great. Bi-xenons, LED Tails, heated seats, touch screen, DSG, (hate the headlight LEDs though), etc. Seems like a great package.
Now please keep in mind I would be leasing. I'm thinking I can pull in the payments on a sport at about 360-380 with about 2000 down (including tax, license & fees). I rather put less down and pay more a month just in case, god forbid, the car gets totaled or stolen. Do you guys think I should be looking at other (better) cars in this price range? Anything you could recommend? AWD would be cool but FWD is fine.
So what do you guys think? I've owned an 07 Passat in the past and loved it. I know this car is very similar except it has the TSI and DSG. I would love to stay with a manual but my parents (in their 60s) will be driving it from time to time and they simply don't know how to drive stick.