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Old 03-22-2011, 11:24 AM   #31
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Yeah, that'* the reason why Kia'* and Hyundai'* are so cheap over here now. With the plants in Alabama and Georgia.

I totally forgot about the Jetta TDi, those things are amazing.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #32
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vw is sopposed to be building a plant over here too and "americanizing" there line up to compete pricewise

hopefully they dont mess it up, some of the things i like about it are inherently german
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Not to sway you from a new car but you have an 02 Bonnie with over 78K on it. I rolled over 200K with my 03 Bonnie and just put a tranny in it. For me it is $2000 for the tranny vs over $25,000 to replace with a new car. Sure I am having issues with the new tranny but at least I know for the next 3 years/100K miles GM WILL fix it. Fix the issues with your Bonnie for a few $1000, put at least 200K on it and save Lots and Lots of money. Buy a new car and loose $1000'* by driving it off the lot. Just my opinion,
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Back in 2008, I bought a brand new Hyundai Azera! That thing was loaded and had stock, 267 HP. It was a dream to drive! I never had a single problem with it and I put almost 40,000 miles on it in 1 year! Oh, and with that much power, I was still getting 33-35 MPG on the freeway! Was it pricy.....yes! Was it worth it......YES!
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I'm with Bruzer. Your Bonne is still style wise current. Why spend money when you don't need to. Everybody these dayz seems to be bent on considering all their income, "disposable". New cars a a big chunk of change for something "wanted". Not needed. And slide in value incredibly fast. I know. My GXP is worth 1/4 what it sold for new 6 years ago. With a nice car in your stable, maybe a home ownership and retirement are better shiny objects to catch your eye and wallet? I guess thats just me talking, who cough cough retired at 49.

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stick with the bonnie why would you even consider buying a kia or hunday.... or a diff car at all but thats all because im not one to give up a good reliable car ive had and know
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pains me to say thism but that Kia looks pretty damn good, im so not used to looking at them for more than 2 seconds

as for the decision, you know your budget & wallet more than anyone, i had a really good offer on my GXP couple of weeks ago and i said no, because as John said, its something i want and not something i need and i have alot more important stuff coming up
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Well with my upcoming job a a $30k car is change. As much as I love my car, doing maintenance on it is getting annoying. We'll see though as it won't happen until after I leave here. So that'* 9 more months.
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Alright guys, while I appreciate inputs on why I should keep my car, that'* not what I'm looking for.

What I am looking for is what car would you choose if it were you, and why?

So those 3 are the ones to pick from, and I guess you can throw the Jetta TDi in there too.
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my mom got the fusion sel great car. it will out handle and easily out run my ga. smooth ride. its a very nice car, also the sound system is amazing with the 12 speakers i can turn it all the way up with no distortion at all. the only complaint is its steering is sloppy but the sport has a standard hydrualic powersteering instead of electric like the sel so that wont be a problem
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