because my corrado was giving me problems and i couldnt wait that long to pick up a new DD
also i hate buying first year models as they tend to have more issues/ quirks and usually have more tsib's for things that are fixed on the following years
Dealership near me only had 1 GTI brand new 2012 with only 50 miles on it and my car was ****ting the bed fast, had already been looking and waiting about 4 months to make my move, not only that we running a good 0% 66 months didn't wanna pass it up and miss out
Just purchased a '13 GTI last week. Considered waiting for a MKVII, GTI, but elected to get a '13 for the following reason:
1. MKVI series, 2013 GTI end of build cycle, most bugs probably worked out....hopefully.
2. From certain angles, MKVII body looks better in a 2014 A3 version than as a GTI.
3. Last but not least. Got tired of my 2012 WRX sedan. Kept thinking about all the happy miles I had in my previous Dubs, so I came back earlier rather than later. Absolutely no regrets!
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I was tired of my '07 Passat, warranty was up, needed service, brakes, and tires and it was almost paid off. But the real deal maker was 0% interest for 66 months and a great price on the car.
I knew the MKVII was coming, would be lighter and more powerful, but 1st year models are never perfect. Plus there may be a GTD available here in a couple years and I'd really like to see how that pans out.
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1. got too good of a deal on a 2012 as the 2013's were rolling out
2. dealerships don't budge as much on a new year as much as the last years model
3. newer generation needs time to work out kinks
4. newer generation gets a better upgrades after kinks are worked out usually within a couple years after coming out
5. allows time to find out problems owners are having with their mkvii, when they start buying them.
i'm sure there's more, but those are what i came up with off the top.
2012 Jetta Sportwagen 4dr DSG TDI - wife
2012 Golf 2dr HB Man TDI w/ Tech Pkg - mine
Couldn't wait to get a new car situation here as well.
Drove my last car to the office (70+ miles from home).
Went on lunch break and the motor finally went to ****. Sounded terminal and it looked like it
underneath the oil pan. The car was a 2006 Scion tC that was treated like complete garbage
from my sister. Was a hand me down. Decided to wait til the tC died and then I'd buy a car.
Asked my boss around 3PM to drop me off at a good auto square area. Was determined to go home
with a new car and not have the hassle of towing the POS Scion 70 something miles home.
Quick Google search, found one that had some manufacturers I already had interest in near the
office. Test drove a Hyundai Gen coupe, Audi A3, multiple cars. Ended up walking to the next dealer
which was Volkswagen. Tested the GTI. Sold. Brought home the car
I bought mine in the spring because my MkIII needed more TLC than I had time to give it, since I have two proper project cars as well. I fixed a few more things after buying the GTI, and sold it to a college student VW fan a few weeks ago.
I regret nothing! I've put 5500 miles on it since purchase, and have had to do zero maintenance of any kind. Recently had to do an unexpected 1k mile trip for a family emergency, and it's nice to be able to just hop in the car and go.
I'm pushing 40, professional job, etc., I've done my time, so I wanted a nice car. I'd been waiting for the 'next' one for the past 10 years and putting it off as my Mk3 continued its loyal service. Hopefully the MkVI will give me the same. Then I'll get a MkIX.