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Old 12-28-2017, 05:50 PM
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ahhh, makes sense! yah, definitely a roof rack and a box would be a nice touch on the GTI. i think it looks fashionable too actually.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:34 PM
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GAFIT - how's the trip going so far?
Back home. Golf did great other than fuel economy. It's continuing to slip. Maybe it doesn't like the cold? Two tanks on return trip (loaded with cargo, cold outside, and uphill going from sea level back to NE GA). First tank was 29mpg and second was 31mpg. Onboard computer continues to be a complete lie though showing low/mid 30's.

Car drives well, but my big arse Lincoln gets almost the same highway fuel economy.

That being said, it really is an impressive driving car given it's size and cost.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:15 PM
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good to hear you enjoyed your Golf. does your golf use premium gas or regular?

premium gas in my area is significantly more than regular gas so if you're on regular gas on the Golf, chances are you are still saving some money vs your lincoln? when i fill up the GK on occasion, i crack up cause it only fills like $20-22. where as my GTI easily over $30 every week (i fill about 10 gallons).
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:49 PM
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First tank was 29mpg and second was 31mpg. Onboard computer continues to be a complete lie though showing low/mid 30's.
The other lying gauge is the engine temperature gauge. When we had a month of zero degree weather a couple of years ago, my MKVI had a tough time keeping up to temp for ideal operation on the highway. A car that got high 30s in the summer saw days that barely broke 30mpg.

The VW temperature gauge looks like a real thermometer, but it's an idiot gauge that always reads in the middle as long as the engine isn't stone cold or melting down.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:25 PM
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We have settled on 89 in the Golf. It can run on 87, but you can tell the difference in performance. Can't tell the difference from 89 to 93, so...

nobdy, I suspect you are right about the temperature issue. I think in 25-35 degree weather, it's not actually getting up to full operating temp and the fuel mileage is suffering. The fuel mileage drop from 35/36 down to 29/31 came right at the same time the temps dropped.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:57 PM
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89 sounds good. we have 87, 89, (92) and 93 but for some reason 93 is like 30cents more per gallon or something. i dont really care that much, but i just thought a huge penalty for us with performance cars. lol with the piggyback and reflash both set for 93 octane, i only run 93.

i watch the oil temp gauge on my Golfs.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:08 PM
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The Fit's carrying capacity continues to astonish me. My Fit-driving college student headed back to school today with a classmate, with both carrying a ton of stuff back to campus. The car sat low like it was bagged <g>, but all looked safe and off they went.

Am awaiting a phone call tonight that the mighty 1.5L was up to the task and that all went well. :-)
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:13 PM
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yah agreed alco! especially the GK has so much room inside it is very impressive.

i trust that all went well? :D
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:51 PM
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Nice Alco! Hope they had an uneventful trip!

Makes me reminisce about heading off to college in my 1980 Prelude. It didn't hold as much as a Fit and probably had less power, but it treated me well.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:49 PM
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Thanks guys -- yep, all went well on the trip and Felix The Fit again resides in Student Parking.

I had a 1980 Accord LX 5-Speed bought new, which I loved and drove forever. I think it and the Prelude shared much.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:44 PM
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sounds good alco!
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:38 AM
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Glad to hear your daughter & Felix made the tip safe & sound.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:14 PM
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looks like my neighbor down the street got a new MK7 Golf.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:14 PM
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I've been meaning to look at the new 2018 MK7s in person. I'm not quite ready to buy anything, but want to stay abreast of the changes.

My Frontier has been earning its keep lately hauling firewood. It's been COLD here in the Carolinas and we've burned a lot of wood this season. A fire, a bowl of chili, a beer, some cornbread and a football game make for a contented Alco RS-1 and Mrs. Alco RS-1.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:59 AM
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sounds like a nice relaxing evening well spent alco!

im not seriously looking at my next car just yet (im pretty set on a DSG Golf-R) but looking around for a car my kid could drive..
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:58 AM
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I think the timing of my next vehicle purchase will hinge on the reliability of my '06 Frontier at 155K Miles. If I am faced with increasing higher-mileage headaches, I'll have incentive to trade it. At this time, a GTI SE with DSG would be at the top of my list.

I can't believe that I typed the three letters DSG, but I'm north of 60 Years old, my knees aren't what they once were and we tend to keep our vehicles a long time. Moving to an auto makes some sense long term and the DSG is not a typical auto.

I could keep the Frontier, but that would place four vehicles on Alco's account. I have no place to park four, nor the income to support them. :-)
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:53 PM
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If you wait until next winter say in December there may be great discounts like there were this year. I was close to pulling the trigger, but decided to wait a year. The longer warranty appeals to me as I keep my cars a long time.

There is nothing wrong with the DSG Alco. That transmission is the reason I'm driving my GTI. You definitely should drive one to make sure it's for you.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:24 PM
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DSG is fantastic! even if i do drive MT’s too. lately been driving full auto and gentle on the throttle during my commute and it has been great.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:56 PM
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Ken you are being adsorbed into the DSG Borg. LOL! ;-)
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:43 PM
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yesss! and i want moAr. lol
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