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    1. Senior Member bzcat's Avatar
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      12-02-2019 04:58 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Wait...what happened to the F80?
      It was a lease and BMW wants stated residual to buy it at lease end so I let them eat the $15k loss at the auction. I would have bought it if they were willing to sell it at market price (they used to allow that but no more).

      Know anyone selling a used manual BMW for reasonable $?

      Flying to buy cars and driving them home is a lot of fun...great way to get acquainted with it.
      It's the only TCL approved method so we get road trip threads

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    3. Member kiznarsh's Avatar
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      12-02-2019 05:02 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Know anyone selling a used manual BMW for reasonable $?
      Ummm...might wanna check in to my M5 thread.

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      12-02-2019 07:08 PM #53
      My '15 was great. Thinking about getting another one next summer.

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      12-03-2019 02:42 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Cat!!!! View Post
      May just be a US-spec GTI and Golf thing. The US-spec Golf R and E-Golf also have the electronic park brake.

      After having the electric park brake in my Rental, it's nice to have the regular handle back.
      This is interesting. I thought the electronic handbrake was inherent to the MQB platform and could not be changed? On the other hand if there's a will there's a way. I'm only wondering why. Maybe I need to wait until the first expensive repair to the electric calipers

      Here's the only link I found: It does not give an explanation as to why though:

      Link to autoevolution
      Fiat 126 bis build thread here. Error 404: 0-60 not found.
      Fiat 128, the stroppy cow.

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      12-03-2019 07:28 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Lupo TDI View Post

      Do I spot a traditional handbrake lever here? Is it a GTI thing or an USA thing? Our pre-facelift mk7 has an electronic park brake.
      Weird. My '15 Sportwagen has a real handbrake.

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      12-03-2019 08:32 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Weird. My '15 Sportwagen has a real handbrake.
      He lives in Europe.
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      12-03-2019 10:23 AM #57
      When do I get to see the 1500 word, 30 picture tire rotation post?


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    9. Don't be me. Don't be a 'Rick' Cabin Pics's Avatar
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      12-03-2019 10:36 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      When do I get to see the 1500 word, 30 picture tire rotation post?


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      12-03-2019 10:43 AM #59
      Congrats on the GTI! I'm nothing but thrilled with my 2018 SE. It's the perfect car for daily driving around LA and it can carry all my photo gear without any trouble. If I hadn't already owned 4 Tornado Red VW's I probably would be in another one...

      I'll keep an eye for you around LA!

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      12-03-2019 11:25 AM #60
      Are the $4000-5000 discounts still available? I got the lower end of that off my 2017 Sport. Such a great car, I miss it.

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      12-03-2019 11:26 AM #61
      Congrats Kiz!!

      Not enough red GTIs around if you ask me.

      Great story and photos as always.

      And I agree with the assessment about long drives being a great way to get familiar with a new ride...

      Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Cat!!!! View Post
      So we’re x-mas twins meow.

      What’s it with all of us going back to GTIs?
      And some of us just got out of the platform....

      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      I’ve a,ways thought the GTI orR make the best case for having one car. But even if you have one dedicated “drivers” car, they still come out on top.

      Congrats, I agree you got the perfect spec, and it looks much more interesting in a bright color.

      Let’s see who buys what next
      I just got into something new this past weekend...maybe I should do a thread.

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      12-03-2019 11:34 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathKing View Post
      Are the $4000-5000 discounts still available? I got the lower end of that off my 2017 Sport. Such a great car, I miss it.
      Buy one in VA and you’ll get 7k off.
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      12-03-2019 12:46 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      When do I get to see the 1500 word, 30 picture tire rotation post?
      I'm already subscribed to that newsletter.

      I may have already started to tempt him with OEM+ upgrades...but he is playing the, "I'm a responsible homeowner and want to invest in something that will gain equity though the work I invest" card.

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      12-03-2019 01:05 PM #64
      Congrats! I miss my MK7, they really do make the perfect all round daily driver. Fun when it needs to be, and calm and rather boring at times when just putting around.

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      12-03-2019 03:25 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      When do I get to see the 1500 word, 30 picture tire rotation post?
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      I also signed up for this.
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      I'm already subscribed to that newsletter.

      I may have already started to tempt him with OEM+ upgrades...but he is playing the, "I'm a responsible homeowner and want to invest in something that will gain equity through the work I invest" card.
      Oh are you guys not entertained enough?! Here I am, showcasing one of the rarest cars in the northern hemisphere, giving you an exclusive behind the scenes look at my shrewd business skills, sitting in one dealer's castle while contacting another using my mobile cellular telecommunications device, all the while elevating heart rates and blood pressure levels to unimaginable heights as the threat of canceled flights loomed in the distance. What if the plane had to land somewhere else and the dealer wouldn't honor their commitment to me? What if the tear in the seat was a tear in the chassis, only to come undone as I slalomed my way up & over the crests of 229?

      I gave you my all, and yet you still wanted more.

      Quote Originally Posted by rawk View Post
      Congrats on the GTI! I'm nothing but thrilled with my 2018 SE. It's the perfect car for daily driving around LA and it can carry all my photo gear without any trouble. If I hadn't already owned 4 Tornado Red VW's I probably would be in another one...

      I'll keep an eye for you around LA!
      Thanks! You've already had 4? Wow, impressive.

      Quote Originally Posted by DeathKing View Post
      Are the $4000-5000 discounts still available? I got the lower end of that off my 2017 Sport. Such a great car, I miss it.
      Yup.

      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      Congrats Kiz!!...I just got into something new this past weekend...maybe I should do a thread.
      Thanks and yes, make a thread! Share the love.

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