Very nice. So, another month in since the WP/Thermostat and all seems well enough. Car is paid off and sitting at just shy of 113k. While i’m enjoying it again, I’ve also been thinking about what’s next.
I kind of told myself I swore off the German cars, but after test driving a couple fords (Focus RS, Fiesta ST,) a couple Subaru’s (WRX, STI,) I noticed that there was a 2018 Golf Sportwagen in 4motion 6MT local to me. It’s a really rare combo, and from my search I only found about 80 examples nationwide.
So… not only did I really like the interior, MUCH more than the other options i’ve driven, but the price really can’t be beat. On a car with a sticker of 25,5, they immediately got down to 19,5 with no negotiation. While it’s no sports car, and is certainly a compromise in area’s, it’s extremely interesting and was fun enough to drive in stock mode… not to mention the 6 year 72k bumper to bumper warranty. It’s fairly obvious VW is working hard to get back on the consumers good side and it’s showing in their pricing and warranties right now.
Seriously considering putting a few grand down on one and keeping the A3 to sell private party at my leisure. With a tune and some more appealing Audi rims, this could be my poor mans Avant w/MT. I also suspect resale might hold up well on a rare combo like this.
Any opinions from the peanut gallery on this? Soccer mom comments welcome.