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      10-08-2012 08:46 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Your signature made me laugh out loud. The VW in my house is 3rd of three for "fun to drive."
      I didn't wanna be the one to point that out

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      10-08-2012 10:16 PM #72
      I would get a Hyundai, but the angry alien interiors and dashboards put me off.
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      10-08-2012 10:18 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Funny, because the doors on my '12 Outback have a nice and solid feel to them when opened and closed.
      Actually, I think the Outback is the most sturdiest feel when you close the doors. Forgot about that one. When I went to the dealer I jumped in a few Subies, but they didn't have an Outback there at the time.

      Hopefully you don't have any of those steering wheel shake issues..........
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      10-08-2012 10:25 PM #74
      I'd buy a Mazda RX-8, but there are no complete LS1 swap kits available yet.

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      10-08-2012 10:29 PM #75
      I would buy a 8th or 9th gen Honda Civic Si, but I hate the horrible visibility, the giant A pillars, the horrible rear visibility due to the huge rear headrests and small rear window.

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      10-08-2012 10:57 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post
      S2000's are fun to drive but on the other hand its a death trap above 50 mph.. Acura TSX they just don't thrill me, they feel like honda accord. Just my thoughts. More than happy to make you laugh though!
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      10-08-2012 10:59 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by randy View Post
      When I went to the dealer I jumped in a few Subies, but they didn't have an Outback there at the time..

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      10-08-2012 11:40 PM #78
      I would buy a VW Golf for my wife, but the fact that VWs aren't reliable makes me look elsewhere.
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      10-09-2012 12:15 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Ha, they didn't have one in the showroom! Was at the Subie dealer for 15 minutes to kill time. The Outbacks were out front and locked up.
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      10-09-2012 12:30 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by randy View Post
      Ha, they didn't have one in the showroom! Was at the Subie dealer for 15 minutes to kill time. The Outbacks were out front and locked up.
      I call BS they didn't have one in the showroom, and there wasn't a salesman around to open one up? You are full of ****.
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    12. 10-09-2012 12:47 AM #82
      I'd buy a volvo....but I'd have to stare at this everyday


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      10-09-2012 12:54 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by imagine29028 View Post
      I'd buy a volvo....but I'd have to stare at this everyday

      Meh, I'll take the Vulva.

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      10-09-2012 01:10 AM #84
      I would get a brand "X," but except for they cost money.
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      I would have bought a new JK a long time ago, but there's always something breaking, designed wrong or just out right crap on the Wrangler.
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      10-09-2012 03:08 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2marine View Post
      i would get a Ford but i talk to much s**t and that would ruin my "street cred"


      Ha Ha......replace Ford with Chevy for me. I couldn't say it better.

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      10-09-2012 08:09 AM #87
      I'd get a motorcycle, but I don't know how to ride, and my wife would kill me.
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      10-09-2012 08:37 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Fettes Brot View Post
      I would get a Mini if it weren't for this:
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      10-09-2012 08:49 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Meh, I'll take the Vulva.

      I think not. The VW interior is much more subdued, but it still looks nice. The Volvo's on the other hand is just too distracting while still looking relatively bland. The only thing I like about the Volvo's interior is the stitched leather dash.

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      10-09-2012 09:30 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by macosxuser View Post
      I'd buy a Kia Forte Koup, but it's a Kia.
      Your username explains a lot...

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      10-09-2012 09:31 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by randy View Post
      Hopefully you don't have any of those steering wheel shake issues..........
      The shakers were mainly '10 and some '11 models. That issue seems to have been solved for '12+.

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      10-09-2012 09:33 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I call BS they didn't have one in the showroom, and there wasn't a salesman around to open one up? You are full of ****.
      My Subaru dealer only has room for one car in their showroom. Their building is also 104 years old and in "old town" Herndon so it's rather tiny...

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      10-09-2012 09:35 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I think not. The VW interior is much more subdued, but it still looks nice. The Volvo's on the other hand is just too distracting while still looking relatively bland. The only thing I like about the Volvo's interior is the stitched leather dash.
      I've spent time in both, the Volvo interior is leaps and bounds above that lame VW interior. I know which one I'd rather be in.

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      10-09-2012 09:37 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Your username explains a lot...
      So does yours. Lighten up man!


      I'd buy a Lincoln(no, really!) but their grilles make me want to barf.
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      10-09-2012 09:45 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by dirtyfingers View Post
      Mini: If the reliability didn't suck so bad.
      3.5 months and 0 problems so far

      I'd buy a VW or lower-level Audi... Well, no, I don't really see the appeal anymore.

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      10-09-2012 09:48 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by S4cabriofox View Post
      3.5 months and 0 problems so far

      I'd buy a VW or lower-level Audi... Well, no, I don't really see the appeal anymore.
      Yeah same here... though the new A3 sedan/MKVII GTI look pretty cool.

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      10-09-2012 09:50 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      My Subaru dealer only has room for one car in their showroom. Their building is also 104 years old and in "old town" Herndon so it's rather tiny...
      That's quite the unique situation. You live in the middle of nowhere and have no experience about the subject you are discussing, which hardly qualifies you to make such judgements.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      I've spent time in both, the Volvo interior is leaps and bounds above that lame VW interior. I know which one I'd rather be in.
      Absolutely. Without red stitching, plaid seats and brushed aluminum the mkV interior really isn't all that spectacular. It is good for an economy car but isn't anything to write home about.
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      10-09-2012 09:53 AM #98
      I would buy a audi a3 tdi but they dont come awd
      I would buy a volvo but they dont sell a real wagon anymore
      I would buy a viper but the interior makes me want to barf on it.
      I would buy a jetta tdi but the styling is bla feels like a old audi inside.
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      10-09-2012 10:39 AM #99
      I'd get a VW but they don't have a single appealing car in their lineup

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      10-09-2012 11:00 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Your signature made me laugh out loud. The VW in my house is 3rd of three for "fun to drive."
      His signature made me laugh too. I submit a corrected version:

      Driving a VW is like having sex. Teenagers fanaticize about it on Internet forums, but after all the build-up, you're always left covered in fliuds and a little disappointed.
      1000101010101...001011001...2

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      10-09-2012 11:04 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Ranko25 View Post
      I'd get a VW but they don't have a single appealing car in their lineup
      You really don't think so?

      I really like the GTI and Golf R, and the Jetta TDI wagon is sort of in a class of one.

      Also, the EOS is perhaps the most well-rounded convertible on the market, though I don't know how reliable they are.

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      10-09-2012 11:09 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by redshift View Post
      His signature made me laugh too. I submit a corrected version:

      Driving a VW is like having sex. Teenagers fanaticize about it on Internet forums, but after all the build-up, you're always left covered in fliuds and a little disappointed.
      You're havi gather wrong kind of sex, but I get your point

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      10-09-2012 11:13 AM #103
      Well, you have to take a little artistic license to get the most funny out of it.
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      10-09-2012 12:15 PM #104
      I would buy a Porsche but I couldn't afford to fix it/maintain it properly. Apply that to pretty much every used German performance car (M3, M5, AMG, S4, etc. etc.)

      I would buy a 335i/135i but i can't afford one w/ a warranty.

      I would buy a volvo S60R/V70R if they were more reliable.

      the list goes on and on and on....mostly it comes down to money.

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      10-09-2012 12:32 PM #105
      i would buy a VW Golf, but the rear seats dont fold flat anymore thanks to cost cutting. Same goes for the Audi A3.

      I would buy a Lexus CT200h but the build quality is very subpar compared to even the VW Golf.

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