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  1. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    I did. My first ever new car. I've had a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban for over a decade now, and it's been a decent vehicle; however, in recent months it has started to fall apart. Right now it doesn't even run, there's something blocking coolant intake into the engine and it just overheats in seconds if you actually start the engine. It's also had a rear main seal leak for a couple of years and is in desperate need of some attention. So, while it sits on the sidelines, I had to do something in order to get to work.

    With that in mind, I thought I'd take a crack at the car I've always wanted to own, just to see if I could get one. And I did. I now own a brand new 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI S.

    This exact car:

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    Now I'm quietly terrified about the most pedantic of things. What will I do if I lose my job? What if I can't afford it later on down the road? What if...?

    I love the car, absolutely love it, but that voice in the back of my head is driving me crazy now :D.
     
  2. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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  3. EthanDirtch

    EthanDirtch Canuckle Head

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    Nice ride!! And just enjoy it for now ~nodnods~
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    I'm definitely enjoying it! :D

    Chris
     
  5. Skully

    Skully Reptiles and Samurai Staff Member

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    Congrats! Welcome to the Dub Club. Have fun owning one of the most reliable car brands on earth. They're as exciting as boiled cabbage (sorry, gotta be honest) but you know they're always gonna start in the morning.

    I have one of these, in case you were curious:

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    Mine only has 3 doors, but it's otherwise pretty similar.
     
  6. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    We got a used Hyundai Accent not too long ago, and it's proving to be a good car for us. :) Not nearly as exciting as the Subaru WRX we used to have, but definitely gets us around just fine.
     
  7. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Sweet sweet Chris! That is a really beautiful car and you deserve it!
     
  8. Chris

    Chris Forever and One Staff Member

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    I've always had a sort of love affair with Volkswagen, but never been able to actually afford one. They're fantastic cars (my sister has a 2012 Jetta and previously owned a 2008 VW Rabbit [just a Golf, but for whatever reason they called it a Rabbit...]) and definitely super reliable. I feel extremely fortunate that I was able to afford a car at all, and absolutely ecstatic to have gotten my Golf :D.

    Hyundai seem to be getting better on the reliability front these days. They used to be awful cars (when we lived in the UK all of my parents' friends used to crack jokes about Hyundai actually being a High and Dry [that won't make sense to Americans because you pronounce it wrong [hun-day]. In the UK it's a [Hi-un-dai], or at least it used to be])

    Thanks, I'm still at the "I can't believe I got this!" stage, so it's fantastic to walk outside and see that every day :D

    Chris
     
  9. Skully

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    Yep, it's still "Hy-un-dai" here, and they're still looked down upon, even if their issues have kinda been fixed these days.

    I have become quite a fan of VW's, and I shall probably keep this one until it dies (even if it does have a small hamster in place of an engine), I just find myself longing for something which isn't quite so cabbagey sometimes. :p
     
  10. Entervixen

    Entervixen Well-Known Member

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    Haha, people keep trying to correct us on the name, and don't get they're the ones pronouncing it wrong.
     
  11. Skully

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    America seems to pronounce car names wrong quite a lot, like "Jag-warr" (Jaguar). Silly Americans.

    I suppose we're not perfect though (Day-cee-a vs. Datch-a for example).
     
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  12. Umaeril

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    I bet that car smells so good Chris! That is what I loved about my new one which is now no longer new and has 10k miles on it.
     
  13. Chris

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    Well the engine isn't too bad, but it's definitely not to be confused with a Ferrari. :D

    I just don't understand how Americans make the logical leap to "Hun-day" with that one...it just isn't in the letters, at all. :D

    Jaguar always annoys me, for some reason. I don't know why, but hearing it in American is just...yuck. Leave the "U" alone, it doesn't want to be a "W"!

    Oh definitely! That new car smell is fantastic. I wish it would last forever, but I know it's going to fade away eventually...but wow is it incredible right now :D.

    Chris
     
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  14. Entervixen

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    I'm born and raised American and it doesn't make sense to me either, lol.
     
  15. Skully

    Skully Reptiles and Samurai Staff Member

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    Aw, I never got that smell, as I've never owned a new car. :(
     
  16. EthanDirtch

    EthanDirtch Canuckle Head

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    Me neither, Skully :( One day!
     
  17. Skully

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    I doubt I shall ever be free of this one to be honest; my dad has now realised that he may have signed a 97587679078685476456789% APR deal when getting it, so I'm probably going to end up paying £999,999 for a facking Polo!
     
  18. Umaeril

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    Damn that would piss me off to no end.
     
  19. Skully

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    My dad's a mug; he only realised recently that he never read the agreement when signing for the car. I went on the internet and found horror stories of someone paying £21,000 for an £8,000 car with this company, so yeah, could be bad... He's supposed to be calling them to find out the exact terms we're tied to, but he has the memory of a goldfish which has bumped into the tank too many times...

    Luckily I only pay £100 a month for the car and he pays the other £150 (because I'm poor and he's not), so it could be worse.
     
  20. Umaeril

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    Yeah I guess that is not bad really, what you pay I mean. And the car works. You just don't want to have that debt over your head forever. Don't you have refinancing in the UK?
     

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