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Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:20 pm
by thewalrus
So this happened:

2.0 GS Sport (5 door) with a 6 speed and the moonroof package.

It's not as quick as the TDI - and certainly not as quick as the Miata or GTI. But it's a fun, spirited drive. Handles really nicely, and the shifter is great. Quicker than my Civic or CRZ. Fuel economy is really good (so far) - about 6.2 - 6.5 l/100km in the city. Apparently it averages high 5s on the highway. 0% financing. And now the TDI sits and waits in our garage until we can figure out what VW is going to do about it.

We were going to get something else anyway - but all this VAG business made it happen sooner than later.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:46 pm
by tut
nice car! i wouldn't mind one of those as a practical family cruiser one day.. if the missus lets me...

i have to admit, i've been quite the mazda fanboy recently, ever since i've owned one.. (and possibly the shittest one, with the least power :P )

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:35 pm
by Talon
The new Mazdas are really nice. Every time I see a 6 I almost do a double take.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:20 am
by JaysonAych
Very nice indeed!

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:55 pm
by 1300zuk
How long are you going to let the VW sit?

It's probably at least 4 months, but closer to 9 or 12 months before any sort of fix is available.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:02 pm
by Arthur Dent
Wow that seems like an extreme reaction. Can't sell the VW for a decent price? The Mazda looks real nice though ...

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:48 pm
by thewalrus
Arthur Dent wrote:Wow that seems like an extreme reaction. Can't sell the VW for a decent price? The Mazda looks real nice though ...


Yeah, it seems like it. But really we had contemplated the purchase of a second car for a while. We knew we were doing it. And the Mazda 3 was on my shortlist as well. This just made it happen a little quicker (but, really not much quicker) than it would have otherwise.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:59 pm
by Talon
Should've bought the STi.

Then, as much as you don't want to hear it, swallow your pride and continue to drive the VW until this subsides. It will not be a sellers' market for VWs any time soon. If you have it, you might as well drive it; if you're going to sell it soon, you'll probably eat a chunk.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:16 am
by thewalrus
Talon wrote:Should've bought the STi.

Then, as much as you don't want to hear it, swallow your pride and continue to drive the VW until this subsides. It will not be a sellers' market for VWs any time soon. If you have it, you might as well drive it; if you're going to sell it soon, you'll probably eat a chunk.


Yeah. We aren't going to sell it or trade it in. We'll drive it sparingly though. And see what happens with VW - whether they buy back, fix, etc. IF they fix it and it sucks there'll be some sort of compensation or settlement. If they fix it and it doesn't suck and it doesn't pollute, then we may just keep it or trade it in for something for my wife.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:28 am
by Talon
thewalrus wrote:
Talon wrote:Should've bought the STi.

Then, as much as you don't want to hear it, swallow your pride and continue to drive the VW until this subsides. It will not be a sellers' market for VWs any time soon. If you have it, you might as well drive it; if you're going to sell it soon, you'll probably eat a chunk.


Yeah. We aren't going to sell it or trade it in. We'll drive it sparingly though. And see what happens with VW - whether they buy back, fix, etc. IF they fix it and it sucks there'll be some sort of compensation or settlement. If they fix it and it doesn't suck and it doesn't pollute, then we may just keep it or trade it in for something for my wife.



About all you can do at this point. Stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:12 am
by thewalrus
Talon wrote:
thewalrus wrote:
Talon wrote:Should've bought the STi.

Then, as much as you don't want to hear it, swallow your pride and continue to drive the VW until this subsides. It will not be a sellers' market for VWs any time soon. If you have it, you might as well drive it; if you're going to sell it soon, you'll probably eat a chunk.


Yeah. We aren't going to sell it or trade it in. We'll drive it sparingly though. And see what happens with VW - whether they buy back, fix, etc. IF they fix it and it sucks there'll be some sort of compensation or settlement. If they fix it and it doesn't suck and it doesn't pollute, then we may just keep it or trade it in for something for my wife.



About all you can do at this point. Stuck between a rock and a hard place.


Yeah. I'm a little pissed about the STi too. I was pretty seriously thinking about it. But with this news, we kinda felt that we should get something a bit more practical, reliable, efficient and what not. Something not as tired and possibly in need to shop time than an 11 year old highly strung race car for the road.

May still be possible down the road if the VW thing gets sorted out quickly. And my wife gets comfortable driving a manual….

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:57 am
by ryguy79
That is totally the wrong mazda, but nice anyway.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:26 pm
by thewalrus
ryguy79 wrote:That is totally the wrong mazda, but nice anyway.


Tell me about it.

It's a ton of fun to drive. But no where near Miata levels of pure enjoyment tough. Still - it handles wonderfully, accelerates nicely, and it carries a lot of stuff. We still have the TDI - but depending on what VW decides to do this Mazda may be the only practical car we have for a while...

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:12 pm
by Arthur Dent
This might just be a shot to the nutsack - the 3 recalled

http://www.autos.ca/general-news/mazda- ... nk-recall/

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:32 pm
by Talon
When it rains, it pours...

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:32 pm
by 1300zuk
Ugh I kind of miss working on recalls :(

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:19 pm
by thewalrus
Arthur Dent wrote:This might just be a shot to the nutsack - the 3 recalled

http://www.autos.ca/general-news/mazda- ... nk-recall/


Well.... shit. Kinda wishing I hadn't sold the MGB at this point. I mean hell - that's quickly turning into the best car I've owned, recently.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:35 pm
by thewalrus
Well, the good news is that I checked my VIN and date of manufacture. I'm outside of the recall zone. So far.

So all's good now!

The bad news is that I have to stop making jokes about my MG being less likely to consume me in fire. it was almost certainly more likely to burst into flames.

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:09 pm
by Arthur Dent
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Well their old slogan was Safety Fast!

Re: Can't drive the VW again

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:36 am
by 1300zuk
just a normal recall, they know what went wrong, they are addressing it quickly.

not really a big deal unless you get into an accident and fuel spills out. More common problem would be stalling or hesitation during a purge cycle when it sucks raw fuel into the intake.