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    Welp, pulled the trigger on a 2017 GTI SE today. Ended up going with Mastria in Raynham as their advertised price was very attractive and they had the car I wanted in stock right down to the color.

    They pulled out all of the stops and were extremely accommodating, IMO. No hard sell, just helpful. Tasca can suck my balls. I explained that I had intended to use part of the buyback as my down payment but doing so would leave me without my primary vehicle for several days until the funds cleared from VW. I could put down less beforehand but doing so would mean a higher payment for the life of the loan than necessary and I didn't really want to open a credit line just to refinance a week later.

    In the end I put down a small deposit and am picking up the car next Monday. Paperwork has been processed with a higher amount and they'll receive the balance of the down payment I wanted to put down initially once the payment is received. It's all in writing of course, and it's a huge load off my mind at this point.

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    sweet, congrats! i drove mine ALL day today on a full tank round trip. def a fun ride... what color did you go with?

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    I went with the dark grey. I've always liked that color on a variety of vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenstein View Post
    Still waiting for my offer too. The whole thing is a communications clusterfuck. Initially they said the 10 day thing, but then like you noticed they removed that wording from the claims site completely, and now claims reps are giving out what seems like different answers to everyone that calls. But at least some progress has been made, because the first buyback appointments started last week and with varying degrees of success, people have turned their cars in.

    VW has now said they'll have offers out within 20 business days of the initial paperwork being accepted. Supposedly VW has also said that said that for those whose initial paperwork was marked accepted on or before November 1st (the official start date of any administrative movement after the final court approval) 20 business days gets them until this Friday (tomorrow) to meet that deadline, but according to my math it was yesterday. My docs were uploaded on September 19th, accepted on October 17th, and the status hasn't changed since.

    The best part, after you get your offer and you sign/notarize/upload it, you wait some more for that to be approved. Then you wait for the scheduling step. Then you wait for the appointment. Then, if you're lucky, it won't be a total shitshow when you go drop off the car in March.
    Just curious, have you gotten anywhere with this yet? We finally got our offer letter after 11 weeks of waiting. We scheduled our buyback appointment for the first available date in our area, 3/17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearHd6 View Post
    Just curious, have you gotten anywhere with this yet? We finally got our offer letter after 11 weeks of waiting. We scheduled our buyback appointment for the first available date in our area, 3/17.
    I'm done now, it all went smoothly except for the whole thing taking a while. Turned the car in on Jan 12th - I had a 9:30 appointment but got there 20 minutes early. I was done and on my way home before my actual appointment time. The following day I got the email from Chase to give my bank info for the EFT transfer, and then I got my EFT payment a few business days later. My loan was paid off about 2 weeks after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    You spelled GTI wrong.
    I just wanted to thank you again for making this comment. I fucking love this car.

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    Fucking why!?! Why can't I keep the manual? I hate everybody.

    Hard to find manuals these days, as for a review for you.. my girls and I cars which are both manual so here...

    my girl drives a 2015 Corolla S manual (only version you can get a manual in in this car) it's a snore fest, no acceleration unless your really gunning it everywhere, no pull in 6th gear AT ALL but gets GREAT gas mileage around 36 or even higher if your highway. i wouldn't trust it to tow. so i wouldn't even suggest this car.

    my car is a 2014 Civic SI. lots of power, pull and handling as you would expect. the gas mileage isn't great mid to high 20's when you're having fun, low 30's when your chillin highway. transmissions are pretty great and from what i read can handle towing as well as any other 4 banger out there.

    if you're looking at Mazda 3 it's very comparable

    Camry V6 are nice in my opinion too, not sure abot a manual though?? ... Maybe a Ford Taurus SHO, i think those can be manuals??

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    Hard to find manuals these days, as for a review for you.. my girls and I cars which are both manual so here...

    my girl drives a 2015 Corolla S manual (only version you can get a manual in in this car) it's a snore fest, no acceleration unless your really gunning it everywhere, no pull in 6th gear AT ALL but gets GREAT gas mileage around 36 or even higher if your highway. i wouldn't trust it to tow. so i wouldn't even suggest this car.

    my car is a 2014 Civic SI. lots of power, pull and handling as you would expect. the gas mileage isn't great mid to high 20's when you're having fun, low 30's when your chillin highway. transmissions are pretty great and from what i read can handle towing as well as any other 4 banger out there.

    if you're looking at Mazda 3 it's very comparable

    Camry V6 are nice in my opinion too, not sure abot a manual though?? ... Maybe a Ford Taurus SHO, i think those can be manuals??
    I have a 2 liter focus with a stick. Wouldn't hesitate to tow a small trailer with it. Ecoboost open they have on the newer ones would probably be decent.

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    oh, see now you pulled the trigger on the GTI. nice car. i like the dark grey

    both my cousins have them. they're nice looking, have a great interior, drive and handle great. i'm sure you'll love it!

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    My wife drives a '10 Corolla S with the 5MT. As much as it pains me to say it, the car does not suck. The interior is sparse, simple and has relatively crappy touch surfaces; lots of rough textured plastics, but well bolted together. The car-with the MT-is not entirely as snooze-fest. It's not a race car and my 2.0t Jetta wagon was far more exciting when on the go-pedal. The brakes are one of the low-points IMO. And it's handling dynamics are nowhere near the european compacts. But it really isn't as bad as my preconception says it is; I've driven far, far worse.

    I would not hesitate to tow a sub ~1500 lbs open utility trailer with that car.

    I agree that Mazdas are a lot more engaging. But the Corolla sucks less than I'd care to admit.

    She had a mid 2000's Hyundai Accent before it.. now that thing was a royal piece of shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubasteveRR View Post
    Hard to find manuals these days, as for a review for you.. my girls and I cars which are both manual so here...

    my girl drives a 2015 Corolla S manual (only version you can get a manual in in this car) it's a snore fest, no acceleration unless your really gunning it everywhere, no pull in 6th gear AT ALL but gets GREAT gas mileage around 36 or even higher if your highway. i wouldn't trust it to tow. so i wouldn't even suggest this car.

    my car is a 2014 Civic SI. lots of power, pull and handling as you would expect. the gas mileage isn't great mid to high 20's when you're having fun, low 30's when your chillin highway. transmissions are pretty great and from what i read can handle towing as well as any other 4 banger out there.

    if you're looking at Mazda 3 it's very comparable

    Camry V6 are nice in my opinion too, not sure abot a manual though?? ... Maybe a Ford Taurus SHO, i think those can be manuals??
    Sticks are dying. the mazda3 and gti is one of the few cars that you can buy it with a stick and the bigger motor and have it loaded and not have a stripped out econbox.

    ford does not do a stick in the tarus nor the sho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    Sticks are dying. the mazda3 and gti is one of the few cars that you can buy it with a stick and the bigger motor and have it loaded and not have a stripped out econbox.

    ford does not do a stick in the tarus nor the sho.
    That's because Americans are lazy pieces of shit who would rather look at their phones instead of paying attention to what they are actually doing.

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    pipe down country boy. Zee Germans in their infinite wisdom has concluded that the best way to change a gear is via a dual clutch transmission. Manuals are dying guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    That's because Americans are lazy pieces of shit who would rather look at their phones instead of paying attention to what they are actually doing.
    As someone who often commutes in & around Boston during rush hour, auto or GTFO for a daily driver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    pipe down country boy. Zee Germans in their infinite wisdom has concluded that the best way to change a gear is via a dual clutch transmission. Manuals are dying guy.
    The Germans like tech for techs sake though. Long live the manual! If you can't handle 3 pedals with 2 feet stay off the road

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    "Just because we can doesn't mean we should" has never been spoken in a German engineering discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    "Just because we can doesn't mean we should" has never been spoken in a German engineering discussion.
    Hahahahahahahaha

    I’m just going to leave the first gen Audi allroad here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    My wife drives a '10 Corolla S with the 5MT. As much as it pains me to say it, the car does not suck. The interior is sparse, simple and has relatively crappy touch surfaces; lots of rough textured plastics, but well bolted together. The car-with the MT-is not entirely as snooze-fest. It's not a race car and my 2.0t Jetta wagon was far more exciting when on the go-pedal. The brakes are one of the low-points IMO. And it's handling dynamics are nowhere near the european compacts. But it really isn't as bad as my preconception says it is; I've driven far, far worse.

    I would not hesitate to tow a sub ~1500 lbs open utility trailer with that car.

    I agree that Mazdas are a lot more engaging. But the Corolla sucks less than I'd care to admit.

    She had a mid 2000's Hyundai Accent before it.. now that thing was a royal piece of shit!
    When that Corolla hits 190,000 miles and still has the original tie rod ends, struts, ball joints, CV joints, and other wear items that would have been replaced at least once already on the Mazda, you will appreciate it even more. Toyota OEM parts seem to be really well made. Now that we have 4 Toyotas in the family, my job as "maintainer of everything" is a whole lot easier than it's ever been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoinkythepig View Post
    When that Corolla hits 190,000 miles and still has the original tie rod ends, struts, ball joints, CV joints, and other wear items that would have been replaced at least once already on the Mazda, you will appreciate it even more. Toyota OEM parts seem to be really well made. Now that we have 4 Toyotas in the family, my job as "maintainer of everything" is a whole lot easier than it's ever been.
    I take issue with that statement on sway bar links. I already junked a set. The Moog ones I put on the car look much beefier. Time will tell.

    The rest of the car is taking a pounding like a champ so far though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    As someone who often commutes in & around Boston during rush hour, auto or GTFO for a daily driver...
    All my vehicles are manuals and I have to go to through rush hour in Hartford. I still think Europeans have something here...

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    The best way to change gears is CVT, not DCT. But, the driving experience sucks.

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