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Old 03-07-2016, 11:45 AM   #291 (permalink)
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Current stuff done to it
-Bilstein HD shocks and struts
-IPD Lowering Springs
-IPD front a rear sway bars
-Poly sway bar mount
-Poly sway bar end link bushings
-Poly torque rod bushings
-Poly panhard bar bushings
-fresh clutch

After this week
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-new rotors and pads
-new rubber brake lines
-new ball joints
-new tie rods
-set of 3 autometer "antique" gauges
-might put my Koni yellow shocks and struts in



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Old 03-07-2016, 12:11 PM   #292 (permalink)
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I grew up with wagons in the family and it's rare that I don't have one.
Gotta have me a long roof.
It sucks that in the US market they've totally abandoned wagons. There is only one wagon still made with a 3rd row and that's the ridiculously expensive E class. All the other options are jacked up off the ground and sold as crossovers or tiny hatchbacks.

I went to buy a car this month, had to get a new car and there wasn't a single wagon in the around $30k price point. I ended up getting a wrx and despite selling a 50/50 mix of sedans and wagons in prior years they have no WRX wagon as of the 2015 model year.

What the hell is wrong with the American car buyer. Crossovers suck. They don't do anything well. Handling is **** because they are jacked up sedans, interior room is diminished because they are platformed off the smaller sedans in a product lineup, they are overpriced, oversized, and despite the ground clearance can't be taken offroad and have have the towing capacity of a sedan.

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Old 03-07-2016, 01:04 PM   #293 (permalink)
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Doesn't VW have the Jetta, and now Golf Sportswagen?
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:19 PM   #294 (permalink)
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It sucks that in the US market they've totally abandoned wagons. There is only one wagon still made with a 3rd row and that's the ridiculously expensive E class. All the other options are jacked up off the ground and sold as crossovers or tiny hatchbacks.

I went to buy a car this month, had to get a new car and there wasn't a single wagon in the around $30k price point. I ended up getting a wrx and despite selling a 50/50 mix of sedans and wagons in prior years they have no WRX wagon as of the 2015 model year.

What the hell is wrong with the American car buyer. Crossovers suck. They don't do anything well. Handling is **** because they are jacked up sedans, interior room is diminished because they are platformed off the smaller sedans in a product lineup, they are overpriced, oversized, and despite the ground clearance can't be taken offroad and have have the towing capacity of a sedan.

Also upset they did away with wrx wagon so I went with Impreza sport instead of wrx for daily driver use
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:40 PM   #295 (permalink)
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Doesn't VW have the Jetta, and now Golf Sportswagen?
The fact that you can no longer get it in diesel or with the faster 2.0t makes them pretty lame. Plus the manual transmission is only available in the stripped down base model and is only a 5 speed when everything these days is the 6 speed.

VW really sucks right now, they are a former shell of what they were only a few years ago. Other then the GTi and the overpriced Golf R they really have nothing more exciting then Toyota.

Subaru makes the LeVorg and Exiga that are true wagons, the Exiga even has a 3rd row, but neither is available stateside. Even with the Impreza/WRX they kept chopping the back more and more each generation to be a hatchback rather then a wagon. Still woulda bought the WRX in a 5 door if it was an option since a hatch is still better then a trunk.
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Also upset they did away with wrx wagon so I went with Impreza sport instead of wrx for daily driver use
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I actually didn't even know they still made the impreza 5 door until you posted that. I just assumed they replaced it with the XV. Probably for the better as it might of made the decision harder. That Impreza looks really good, the XV, not so much.

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Old 03-07-2016, 03:14 PM   #296 (permalink)
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Im in the process of replacing my wife's car with a wagon. Been watching a few low milage BMW 3 series and 5 series X-drive wagons. They even come in manual.

Loved my Allroad Audi 2.7T with a manual. Ran to much boost to it for to long. It was fun while it lasted.

I by cars for wholesale drive them untill retail catches up and off them for what I payed. My Jetta TDI was the first exception it was just too good to be true. 48MPG, 0% financing, and they gave me $2K over what I payed for my Audi A3Q 2 years and 40k miles later. its been a good car so far. Warranty is just about up so it just about time for a clutch upgrade / retune and high flow exhaust for more power and MPG.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:37 PM   #298 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:19 AM   #299 (permalink)
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Wow, those are rare in that good of shape, how is it not disintegrated in rust if you live in a snowy area?
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:56 AM   #300 (permalink)
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