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Old 08-21-2019, 03:57 PM
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just got an ad in my twitter feed for the RS6....interesting
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:32 PM
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RS6 Avant is a good choice.Stunning, low volume, halo car, and can test the real interest in wagons to see if the market changed at all.
Mercedes does not sell a lot of wagons but their clients who purchase E wagons are some of their wealthiest. So its a must have in the MB USA lineup.

However, realizing how small the market is in the US, Mercedes never brought over the CLS Shooting Brake Estate to the US.

I would love to see more wagons and less tall lumbering modern day minivans that will never go off road. But US consumers think bigger is safer........
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:55 PM
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The Guardian had a few nice things to say about the Buick Tour X

or rather, a clone of the Tour X, which is known across the Pond as the Vauxhall/Opel Insignia

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...with-workhorse
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:24 AM
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I was at the dealer yesterday having my '16 Sportwagon serviced (routine) and I can confirm the VW wagons are dead. No 2020s!!
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/v...gen-dead-2019/
Get one now. While supplies last you can get a good looking all-wheel-drive wagon with a MANUAL TRANSMISSION with a 6year/ 72,000-mile warranty for thousands below sticker price.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:45 AM
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Get one now. While supplies last you can get a good looking all-wheel-drive wagon with a MANUAL TRANSMISSION with a 6year/ 72,000-mile warranty for thousands below sticker price.
Yup, and if you are around the republic(Boulder), the local dealer looks to have over a dozen GSW's on their lot..
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:24 PM
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VW SW 2014 TDI 20k

VW SW 2014 TDI 20k we got one 25k miles A great Car till the fuel pump on the engine failed at 40k
Under warranty and about $4500 of VW money the whole fuel injection system along with a new pump fuel line etc. was replaced
At 40 k miles hoping that is it
On our last 2003 VW SW TDI with 450,000 miles the fuel pump lasted has long has we had it since new
there is two fuel pumps one in the gas tank and one on the engine
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:45 PM
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Just bought a 2013 CPO JSW, white, tan int, DSG (wife needs to drive it sometimes), no sunroof (worried about leaks, rattles and bike rack interference) with just 13K on the odometer. Its literally like a new car. They replaced the tires, brakes, battery, and all the filters. Paid $13.5K which seemed reasonable based on my research. Looking forward to many years and miles of driving to CX races
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:09 PM
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VW SW 2014 TDI 20k we got one 25k miles A great Car till the fuel pump on the engine failed at 40k
Under warranty and about $4500 of VW money the whole fuel injection system along with a new pump fuel line etc. was replaced
At 40 k miles hoping that is it
On our last 2003 VW SW TDI with 450,000 miles the fuel pump lasted has long has we had it since new
there is two fuel pumps one in the gas tank and one on the engine
This was a known issue with the early 2.0TDI motors.. I'm hoping my fuel pump doesn't go out, then I'll just have to buy a Mercedes E63S AMG wagon..
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:21 PM
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Mercedes does make a non-AMG version of that wagon, you know.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:33 PM
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2017 SportWagen TSI here. Lately, I get an intermittent wanting light on start up “transmission in emergency mode”. It goes away if I turn the engine off and restart. It’s under warranty so I’m taking it in, but anyone have experience with this issue?
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:41 AM
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2017 SportWagen TSI here. Lately, I get an intermittent wanting light on start up “transmission in emergency mode”. It goes away if I turn the engine off and restart. It’s under warranty so I’m taking it in, but anyone have experience with this issue?
I did and just got a recall about it. They replaced a switch in the shift lever.
2017 GSW 'S' 4Motion...
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:07 AM
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I never got it in my 2017 but glad to know its something to look out for.

Car is about to go over 50k miles. Mostly highway but it has been very solid.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:55 PM
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Clickbaity thing I came across recently:

https://gearpatrol.com/2019/10/20/vo...agon-new-cars/
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:42 PM
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Clickbaity thing I came across recently:

https://gearpatrol.com/2019/10/20/vo...agon-new-cars/
Earlier this year, I saw some Golf AllTrack S w/ 6-sp for under $20k. I thought that was a great deal.

Issue for me was rear seats were too tight for 3 kids. I hoped they would bring over the Passat (Alltrack), but looks like that's not happening.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:50 PM
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Sportwagen = collector's item

in the future when there are no more wagons, will my Sportwagen be in some sort of used car demand. or just a crappy used VW?
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