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Trading in the Audi :(

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by corvetteguy78, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Soooo I am very sad about this but I can't keep spending 500/m on gas to drive this thing. I freaking love this car but not much I can do now with being newly single and paying all the bills myself. I gotta find ways to save.

    So I am picking up a 2006 Jetta GLI with 43k on it $18,500, 5 year 100,000 bumper to bumper warranty . Its really nice and gets 27mpg , says the lil MPG meter. Thats 9mpg better then what i am getting now with the A6.

    Payments are going from $267 to $320. Insurance went up 39 dollars for 6 months. But the gas savings should be significant.

    GLI = 459miles per tank 27mps a 17 gallaons
    A6= 324 miles per tank 18mpgs x 18 gallons

    Pics are here

    North Bay Imports | East Windsor, CT 06088

    I was almost going to buy a 2007 Civic SI with 22k for $18500, Silver, 6pd....I gotta be honest....i was not impressed at all....it wasn't very resposnive as far as power goes, i know the power band is probably in the higher RPMS but honestly was just not impressed. It was the two door as well and its just to dam small! It didn;t have leather, power seats, heated seats etc...Still a nice car though. The dealer i went to sold 167 civics last month and ran out for 3 days lol. They didn;t have a civic to sell...GO GAS PRICES.

     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    That's a lotta money.
     
  3. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    the EPA might get 27mpg out of it, but you won't. lol
    turbo + right foot = thirsty
     
  4. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Nah i have been driving more conservative lately. There is a gauge on the dash that shows the average miles per gallon and it reads 27mpg. So the person driving the car before me was getting that. So i'll atleast see 25..which will still make a big difference
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you traded in an audi for a jetta? thats like an nsx owner trading up to a civic.
     
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    Your monthly payments went up? I hope the term of the loan shortened.
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    What kind of Audi did you have anyways?
     
  8. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    he had an a6, but whay year?

    Why didn't you look into the a4 or something? I loved mine,
     
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    Your payments went up... your insurance went up...

    but "the cost savings should be significant"

    *facepalm*
     
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    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    ye. seems a bit of an expensive downgrade.
     
  11. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    I won't buy a new civic for a while, at least until they shift the power curve down to the lower RPMs. Sure, it's great that it makes 180Hp at 8000k, but when am I ever at 8k? it takes forever to get up that high.

    I'm growing more and more fond of the TSX/Euro Accord every day I drive it.


    Btw, you just traded down. Srsly. The Jetta is the a4 chassis with a shitty engine and drive line. I would have traded to an a3 if you wanted better gas milage. Jettas are shitty cars.


    EDIT: I just looked at the car you posted the link to. I hope it works out for you. I sure wouldn't buy that car, but then again, Volkswagen and I have some differences on a phisiological level. Enjoy the car, too bad you'll be spending more on gas though.
     
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  12. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Yeah, well i went to 6 dealerships and not 1 dealership would give me more then 11k trade in on my A6. Anything that guzzles gas is getting crappy trade in values because no one can sell them.

    My payments only went up 53 bucks and my insurance went up 36 dollars over 6 months thats about 5 bucks a months and also because i upped my property dmg frm 10,000 to 50k when i changed.

    I'm getting a car thast 3 year newer, all the same luxeries(leather, power seats, heated seats, power moonroof, sirius radio, mp3 jack etc...etc..) and i am going to get 7-9mpg better and still has a pretty nice car.

    I'm going to minimally getting 100 miles more per tank with a smaller tank.

    I'm pretty solid with this decision.

    Audi 267 car payment, 135 insurance, 500/m gas = $902
    Jetta 320 car payment 140 insurance 300/m gas = $760

    Savings $142/m
     
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    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I looked into the A4 but the gas mileable averages were about 21-22. I got my Fiance to buy an 2004 A4 with 33k about 2 mnths before i left her. She is averaging about 22mpg, its an Auto.
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    Ah, ok. I didn't sit down and add up everything.

    The important part is that now you've got mor einsurance.
     
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    This is how Americans save money. They buy things. Make sense yet ? Then sit your ass down and you think about it until it does !
     
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    I bought a new Civic last year, and I'm not saving any money.

    Granted, I'm paying 340/month to drive something that's not over 20 yrs old.
     
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    Anything outside of a 1991 Civic Hatchback, is a luxury. The EF Civic is the smartest car there is to buy.

    Unfortunately, they are quickly going the way of the dinosaur, or people are going into the $5000 amounts to sell theirs. Making it no longer that smart.

    Read the thing about Time Usury, and you can see the same principles work for Cost Usury. Remove some from here, add alittle there. Even my Bike isn't a savings at all, with $177 a month payment, and it gets 30-35 mpg making it the same as an old Civic. But it requires new tires every 10,000 miles, valve adjustments at 8000 miles and premium (PREMIUM) gas. there is no savings at all.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Also, if you click the quote in Battle Pope's sig, you'll be taken to the same argument in the CRZ / CRY thread. Even a cheaper hybrid isn't worth it.

    It's GOING to cost you a certain dollar / penny amount to drive.
     
  19. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Welp, just took it home, got 27.8 on a 35mile trip keeping it on 70mph Cruise. almost 10mpg better then the Audi....Its actually a really nice car...nicer then i remember when i drove it...Not an Audi but o well what r u gonna do...
     
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    It's pretty sad when you're trading in a car to get better gas mileage, and that "better" is only 27 mpg. You know you're on a Honda forum, right?

    Just bustin' your balls. I just don't really see your logic. If you were concerned so much about MPG why didn't you get a get a civic or camry or something of that sort? GLIs don't get that many MPG really, especially in the city...
     
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