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Old 01-31-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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My brother is trading in his 2000 SLE today. After getting it back two weeks ago it broke down.... again. He said he'* basically sick of fixing the car several times a month. The dealer offered him $5,900 for trade-in which is above book value for it consider the problems. He owes $5,900 for it so I guess he really can't go wrong in that aspect. The car he'* going with is a 2007 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition with a 2.5L 5 cylinder engine. They got pretty good ratings so it should be a good car. he'* leasing it for $250 a month and it has most options including a sunroof and heated seats. He sounded pretty excited about it. It'* unfortunate that his SLE had been quite unreliable consider the Aurora and SSEi have been pretty much flawless in over 2 years of ownership. His is going to be the same color as the one below. He called me a minute ago to let me know he was going to sign the papers (unless he changes his mind at the last minute.)





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Too bad he was having so many issues...

Looks like he has a nice replacement though
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Guess it'* to late to talk him into the 2.0 Turbo in the Jetta? Better gas mileage and 0-60'* in the 6 second range!
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Leasing Quite the waste of money but he is sure upgrading I'd say to that v-dub.
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That stinks about the Bonne having to go.

As far as the replacement goes, it looks a bit small on the outside, but pretty roomy on the inside. Not too bad.
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I like the new Jettas. I know older ones had issues, but I'm sure they fixed them by now. My friend has the new GLI, black front w/ red stripe instead of the chrome, multi-spoke rims. A bit sportier.
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kick him out of the family
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well.. it'* confirmed. The SLE is gone and he'* now the proud leaser of a 07' Jetta. PIctures to come later. The biggest incentive he was excited about is he gets a free loaner if anything goes wrong on the car. I'm happy about that too, because now he doesn't have to borrow my car whenever his breaks down anymore. :llol:
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Ahhh.... Gotta love the sound of the 5 cylinder.
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Ahhh.... Gotta love the sound of the 5 cylinder.
I haven't heard it yet, but he said it was actually pretty noisy. (not in a good way.) He said you can tell it'* not as luxurious as what he had because of the road and engine noise.

That Volskwagen dealer is going to find a nasty little surprise if they ever pull up the carpet though.. Just about the entire floor is rusted horribly from a water leak. It just about smelled like a farm under the back seat. It was nasty!
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