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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Originally Posted by TheOak If you can, wait and shop Dallas or Houston. Huge markets with out Cali emissions. Less crap you will need to maintain. Yes indeed.....

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #11
 
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If you can, wait and shop Dallas or Houston. Huge markets with out Cali emissions. Less crap you will need to maintain.
Yes indeed..
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #12
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See Danno, that's what scares me about VW - well, it's not specific to VW, just that it's very much unknown to me.

And good point about the CA EMI stuff TheOak. I'm looking out here and in and around Dallas - hadn't checked Houston but I rekon I should.
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Just bought my daughter a Jetta TDI. Unbelievable performance from a diesel engine. Good pickup and gets better than 55 mpg on the highway. The Diesel engine adds about $3k to the cost. So, you have to plan on keeping it for a while to recoup the price.

I'm seriously considering a Passat for my family. It has the same engine as the Jetta but with a larger tank. I live in Cincinnati OH and make the 950 mile drive to south west LA once or twice per year. The Passat TDI could almost make it on one tank of diesel. That said I've heard that the Passat will have a new diesel engine next year.

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #14
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Hit eBay motors. Put in zip and search radius. For Houston that's the best way, all the dealers list. Even the major carlots list their used cars.

I found my H2 and my CTS-V through eBay search. Don't buy off eBay just use it to locate.
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Straight from the mouth of a German BMW engineer when I once considered buying a Volkswagen ... "If you're going to buy a German car, buy an Audi".
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #16
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Straight from the mouth of a German BMW engineer when I once considered buying a Volkswagen ... "If you're going to buy a German car, buy an Audi".
I'd need access to a bank account I don't current have access to for a Audi I'm afraid. I work for a living. LOL
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Re: Should I Buy A Passat?

Personally, I'd look at the Optima or Fusion in that class for the good performance/reliability/mileage packages they offer. Mazda 6 is fun but not as equipped for the price, and every other car it seems is an Altima. I simply dont like the looks of Sonata. All are good cars, though. A Jetta wasn't on my radar after a good 3 months of serious research.

I was also looking into lowering my cost of ownership, yet ended up trading my 09 Maxima SV for a '12.
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I'd need access to a bank account I don't current have access to for a Audi I'm afraid. I work for a living. LOL
Yeah, which is why I settled for a Saturn Vue, . Good luck!
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Fun? German? Cheap?

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Luckily ... I found some other fine examples for your consideration. I hope this helps

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