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Tarspin wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm I do love the car, sorry if I knocked the auto, I have one too and have absolutely zero desire to have the manual over the DSG, it is such a good product when coupled with a powerful motor. I was just eluding to the point that the car is so analog that it deserves the manual trans to offer the full spectrum for enthusiast driving and was thinking about resale. However, now that I know that it might stay with you or :tits: for a longer while I appreciate the auto option.
Honestly, I drove both. In the golf R it was clear, dsg was the way to go.

In the mini it was more difficult, but the auto is better matched to this motor. The manual is spaced too far apart, and you truly only have 1-3 mainly 2 and 3 as 1st is super short. 4+ is already overdrive :wtf: I only drove the auto because that was the only used jcw in a 150 mile radius. And it won me over.
I wasn’t going to use the trans against it... it’s a bit of a gamble but hoping to figure it out soon after putting some real miles on it.
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Tarspin wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:12 pm
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:wub: thanks man. I am fully predicting an epic shitstorm with the dmv.... I didn’t get any notifications about my paperwork being sent out, I’m hooked up with ups so they notify me of any incoming packages... so :dillerman: hasn’t sent the title as promised ....
Also... they haven’t cashed my check :wtf:

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Did the car even ship ?
My feeling is that the check takes three to five business days before you will see the withdrawal. I think it will work out and you will have the car and the title, but at least the car and may need to make more calls for the title. We have the ability to print out new titles with each buy and sell at the local DMV, so they may just be loafting on going to their DMV to get it printed in your name, and/or will send it priority mail, and/or you will find it in the glove box.

Either way, with it being a Florida dealer you never know how :derp: they can be. If they are dumb and honest you're good, if they are crooked then :yikes:

It will all be worth it in the end, and with your email correspondence and money transfer any reasonably priced lawyer will get you what you paid for and they will be on the hook for those legal fees as well, no way they are messing around dude! This is was too easy to track down.
It’s an Audi dealer, so I’m pretty sure this car was just owned by a :gay: or a :tits: who wanted to get something bigger for his new grinder friends or baby on the way.

I am not super concerned I just wish the transaction was smoother
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max225 wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:45 pm
Tarspin wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm I do love the car, sorry if I knocked the auto, I have one too and have absolutely zero desire to have the manual over the DSG, it is such a good product when coupled with a powerful motor. I was just eluding to the point that the car is so analog that it deserves the manual trans to offer the full spectrum for enthusiast driving and was thinking about resale. However, now that I know that it might stay with you or :tits: for a longer while I appreciate the auto option.
Honestly, I drove both. In the golf R it was clear, dsg was the way to go.

In the mini it was more difficult, but the auto is better matched to this motor. The manual is spaced too far apart, and you truly only have 1-3 mainly 2 and 3 as 1st is super short. 4+ is already overdrive :wtf: I only drove the auto because that was the only used jcw in a 150 mile radius. And it won me over.
I wasn’t going to use the trans against it... it’s a bit of a gamble but hoping to figure it out soon after putting some real miles on it.
Was there a peice delta between the two trannies? Resale is probably the only other factor in this equation.

Auto trans is so much better in performance cars anymore.
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Tarspin wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm I do love the car, sorry if I knocked the auto, I have one too and have absolutely zero desire to have the manual over the DSG, it is such a good product when coupled with a powerful motor. I was just eluding to the point that the car is so analog that it deserves the manual trans to offer the full spectrum for enthusiast driving and was thinking about resale. However, now that I know that it might stay with you or :tits: for a longer while I appreciate the auto option.
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max225 wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:47 pm
Tarspin wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:12 pm

My feeling is that the check takes three to five business days before you will see the withdrawal. I think it will work out and you will have the car and the title, but at least the car and may need to make more calls for the title. We have the ability to print out new titles with each buy and sell at the local DMV, so they may just be loafting on going to their DMV to get it printed in your name, and/or will send it priority mail, and/or you will find it in the glove box.

Either way, with it being a Florida dealer you never know how :derp: they can be. If they are dumb and honest you're good, if they are crooked then :yikes:

It will all be worth it in the end, and with your email correspondence and money transfer any reasonably priced lawyer will get you what you paid for and they will be on the hook for those legal fees as well, no way they are messing around dude! This is was too easy to track down.
It’s an Audi dealer, so I’m pretty sure this car was just owned by a :gay: or a :tits: who wanted to get something bigger for his new grinder friends or baby on the way.

I am not super concerned I just wish the transaction was smoother
I wish it was too Max. Good luck with it, I'm also super curious to see how this car fairs for you over time, since the brand has had some follies in earlier generations and I know that you like to call it like it is. Did I mention that I love the spec, it looks really good!
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Desertbreh wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:19 am
Tarspin wrote: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm I do love the car, sorry if I knocked the auto, I have one too and have absolutely zero desire to have the manual over the DSG, it is such a good product when coupled with a powerful motor. I was just eluding to the point that the car is so analog that it deserves the manual trans to offer the full spectrum for enthusiast driving and was thinking about resale. However, now that I know that it might stay with you or :tits: for a longer while I appreciate the auto option.
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Tarspin wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:16 am
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Honestly, I drove both. In the golf R it was clear, dsg was the way to go.

In the mini it was more difficult, but the auto is better matched to this motor. The manual is spaced too far apart, and you truly only have 1-3 mainly 2 and 3 as 1st is super short. 4+ is already overdrive :wtf: I only drove the auto because that was the only used jcw in a 150 mile radius. And it won me over.
I wasn’t going to use the trans against it... it’s a bit of a gamble but hoping to figure it out soon after putting some real miles on it.
Was there a peice delta between the two trannies? Resale is probably the only other factor in this equation.

Auto trans is so much better in performance cars anymore.
Every car I can think of is worth more with a manual when used.
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D Griff wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Tarspin wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:16 am

Was there a peice delta between the two trannies? Resale is probably the only other factor in this equation.

Auto trans is so much better in performance cars anymore.
Every car I can think of is worth more with a manual when used.
I didn't see it in my search, but data points on JCWs are nearly impossible to find, they are rare (there were 5 for sale, Oregon car M 25k that was trashed, Socal car with no options and M for 22k, Auto car in sf for 22k, M car in Colorado for 27k, and Florida car with A for 22k. they were all within 3k of one another, but options were quite different among them, msrp varied by up to 10k between the socal car and the one I got.

It is what it is, prolly lit 25k on fire, but at least it wasn't 45k new...

The other alternative could have been a Civic sport at 22k. But it is just way more common, has a much shittier interior, doesn't have the same power, brakes etc. Mini was a :troywax: purchase... but i am coming from a 80k :troywax: so it was a downgrade either way...
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max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:45 pm
D Griff wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:35 pm

Every car I can think of is worth more with a manual when used.
I didn't see it in my search, but data points on JCWs are nearly impossible to find, they are rare (there were 5 for sale, Oregon car M 25k that was trashed, Socal car with no options and M for 22k, Auto car in sf for 22k, M car in Colorado for 27k, and Florida car with A for 22k. they were all within 3k of one another, but options were quite different among them, msrp varied by up to 10k between the socal car and the one I got.

It is what it is, prolly lit 25k on fire, but at least it wasn't 45k new...

The other alternative could have been a Civic sport at 22k. But it is just way more common, has a much shittier interior, doesn't have the same power, brakes etc. Mini was a :troywax: purchase... but i am coming from a 80k :troywax: so it was a downgrade either way...
I think you got a fair deal, I doubt it'll drop a ton in a year or two, probably $5K-8K lit on fire which is normal to below average cost.
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D Griff wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:50 pm
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I didn't see it in my search, but data points on JCWs are nearly impossible to find, they are rare (there were 5 for sale, Oregon car M 25k that was trashed, Socal car with no options and M for 22k, Auto car in sf for 22k, M car in Colorado for 27k, and Florida car with A for 22k. they were all within 3k of one another, but options were quite different among them, msrp varied by up to 10k between the socal car and the one I got.

It is what it is, prolly lit 25k on fire, but at least it wasn't 45k new...

The other alternative could have been a Civic sport at 22k. But it is just way more common, has a much shittier interior, doesn't have the same power, brakes etc. Mini was a :troywax: purchase... but i am coming from a 80k :troywax: so it was a downgrade either way...
I think you got a fair deal, I doubt it'll drop a ton in a year or two, probably $5K-8K lit on fire which is normal to below average cost.
the way I see it is that the BMW after tax was nearly ~760 a month, tires were $100 a month for it, insurance $150, gas $200, reg $50.
The mini is going to be about 1/2 of that to other than insurance. So I am "saving" $400 a month (3 steak dinners, or 1hr with a special friend), and the BMW didn't exactly hurt my budget.
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max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:54 pm
D Griff wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:50 pm

I think you got a fair deal, I doubt it'll drop a ton in a year or two, probably $5K-8K lit on fire which is normal to below average cost.
the way I see it is that the BMW after tax was nearly ~760 a month, tires were $100 a month for it, insurance $150, gas $200, reg $50.
The mini is going to be about 1/2 of that to other than insurance. So I am "saving" $400 a month (3 steak dinners, or 1hr with a special friend), and the BMW didn't exactly hurt my budget.
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max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:54 pm
D Griff wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:50 pm

I think you got a fair deal, I doubt it'll drop a ton in a year or two, probably $5K-8K lit on fire which is normal to below average cost.
the way I see it is that the BMW after tax was nearly ~760 a month, tires were $100 a month for it, insurance $150, gas $200, reg $50.
The mini is going to be about 1/2 of that to other than insurance. So I am "saving" $400 a month (3 steak dinners, or 1hr with a special friend), and the BMW didn't exactly hurt my budget.
I’m actually pricing out a tugboat right now.
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SAWCE wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:37 pm
max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:54 pm

the way I see it is that the BMW after tax was nearly ~760 a month, tires were $100 a month for it, insurance $150, gas $200, reg $50.
The mini is going to be about 1/2 of that to other than insurance. So I am "saving" $400 a month (3 steak dinners, or 1hr with a special friend), and the BMW didn't exactly hurt my budget.
I’m actually pricing out a tugboat right now.
What's a tugboat?
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SAWCE wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:37 pm
max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:54 pm

the way I see it is that the BMW after tax was nearly ~760 a month, tires were $100 a month for it, insurance $150, gas $200, reg $50.
The mini is going to be about 1/2 of that to other than insurance. So I am "saving" $400 a month (3 steak dinners, or 1hr with a special friend), and the BMW didn't exactly hurt my budget.
I’m actually pricing out a tugboat right now.
Just keep it away from the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin otherwise you'll be searching for a new roommate. :trollface:
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max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm
SAWCE wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:37 pm

I’m actually pricing out a tugboat right now.
What's a tugboat?
It was a handjob joke...

But I’m pricing out an actual tugboat for work to pull one of the cruisers at our dock.
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SAWCE wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:20 pm
max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm

What's a tugboat?
It was a handjob joke...

But I’m pricing out an actual tugboat for work to pull one of the cruisers at our dock.
Using MaxMath it should only run you about $15.
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SAWCE wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:20 pm
max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm

What's a tugboat?
It was a handjob joke...

But I’m pricing out an actual tugboat for work to pull one of the cruisers at our dock.
Tugjob vs tugboat :bruh: what's the pricing on that :doe:
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max225 wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:35 pm
SAWCE wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:20 pm

It was a handjob joke...

But I’m pricing out an actual tugboat for work to pull one of the cruisers at our dock.
Tugjob vs tugboat :bruh: what's the pricing on that :doe:
We call the girls that give handjobs tugboats :doe:

More than you can afford, pal.
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So speaking of handjobs.

I told the "finance manager" who is obviously a genius, that I need the title last thursday. His response
"sure I'll check with accounting and send it out first thing monday"

Today is Wednesday.... 6 days after my original request, obviously no title...

I texted him with a check list for the California DMV that clearly states I need the title :ayfkm: like how on earth would someone who handles paperwork for a living not know that? !

He mentioned "give me a few I'll check to see the status"

I haven't heard back in 3 hrs.

:dillerman: gonna :dillerman:
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Any updates on where in the U.S. your car is at?

If Graves has made it to the dealer to check it out we should have had him attach one of those Square Tile things for when you lose your keys in one of the wheel wells...
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SAWCE wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:08 pm Any updates on where in the U.S. your car is at?

If Graves has made it to the dealer to check it out we should have had him attach one of those Square Tile things for when you lose your keys in one of the wheel wells...
Emailed the shipping company.... :notsure: if they will respond. I asked to get clarification whether the car will be here on 9/2 or 9/3
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max225 wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:09 pm
SAWCE wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:08 pm Any updates on where in the U.S. your car is at?

If Graves has made it to the dealer to check it out we should have had him attach one of those Square Tile things for when you lose your keys in one of the wheel wells...
Emailed the shipping company.... :notsure: if they will respond. I asked to get clarification whether the car will be here on 9/2 or 9/3
Sorry, they still aren’t exactly sure when they will be dropping this one off with you. It should still be this weekend but it is a little too soon still to say exactly when. I will have a better update for you on Friday. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do for you.
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In other random car news... i drove a 2019 Rabbit spec GTI that belongs to my work buddy.
I let him drive the M3, and now he won't stop talking about it... so he let me drive his baby...

Here are some tidbits.

Good:
Seats are excellent, I think they are more comfortable than the ones in my M3.
The turbo noises are fun, with windows down you hear some woooshes, it honestly felt about as quick as the R. Those that say it's "WORLDS APART" :notsure:
Power is adequate... not fast not low, just about right, perfect in a DD especially with the DSG, and it runs on donkey piss
Loved the ride quality, firm but not too firm.
Visibility is great, although i feel like you sit way higher in the golf over the m3
DSGAY is nice and smooth, no complaints
Backseat is bigger than in the BMW, thanks to the breadbox shape

The mediocre:
Brakes... Meh same as the golf R, just nothing good or bad.
Steering... way too light... same as the R
Some power is lacking under 2000rpm, as with any low displacement engine

The bad:
Car is way too quiet, no exhaust noises at all even with the giant rabbit tips
built quality is a bit odd, i am not one to bitch about this much....
But I noticed the rear spoiler is coming off a bit in the ends (Rabbit has a specific spoiler on top of the spoiler) kind of a small lip.
Front fog light housing didn't look completely flush.
Backup camera quality is abysmal... :wtf: the golf R was WAYYY better in that department, but this car had the base stereo which I am assuming can be updated
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max225 wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:58 pm In other random car news... i drove a 2019 Rabbit spec GTI that belongs to my work buddy.
I let him drive the M3, and now he won't stop talking about it... so he let me drive his baby...

Here are some tidbits.

Good:
Seats are excellent, I think they are more comfortable than the ones in my M3.
The turbo noises are fun, with windows down you hear some woooshes, it honestly felt about as quick as the R. Those that say it's "WORLDS APART" :notsure:
Power is adequate... not fast not low, just about right, perfect in a DD especially with the DSG, and it runs on donkey piss
Loved the ride quality, firm but not too firm.
Visibility is great, although i feel like you sit way higher in the golf over the m3
DSGAY is nice and smooth, no complaints

The mediocre:
Brakes... Meh same as the golf R, just nothing good or bad.
Steering... way too light... same as the R
Some power is lacking under 2000rpm, as with any low displacement engine

The bad:
Car is way too quiet, no exhaust noises at all even with the giant rabbit tips
built quality is a bit odd, i am not one to bitch about this much....
But I noticed the rear spoiler is coming off a bit in the ends (Rabbit has a specific spoiler on top of the spoiler) kind of a small lip.
Front fog light housing didn't look completely flush.
Backup camera quality is abysmal... :wtf: the golf R was WAYYY better in that department, but this car had the base stereo which I am assuming can be updated
Sounds like every GTI ever. At least these ones look cool :doe:
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D Griff wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:09 pm
max225 wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:58 pm In other random car news... i drove a 2019 Rabbit spec GTI that belongs to my work buddy.
I let him drive the M3, and now he won't stop talking about it... so he let me drive his baby...

Here are some tidbits.

Good:
Seats are excellent, I think they are more comfortable than the ones in my M3.
The turbo noises are fun, with windows down you hear some woooshes, it honestly felt about as quick as the R. Those that say it's "WORLDS APART" :notsure:
Power is adequate... not fast not low, just about right, perfect in a DD especially with the DSG, and it runs on donkey piss
Loved the ride quality, firm but not too firm.
Visibility is great, although i feel like you sit way higher in the golf over the m3
DSGAY is nice and smooth, no complaints

The mediocre:
Brakes... Meh same as the golf R, just nothing good or bad.
Steering... way too light... same as the R
Some power is lacking under 2000rpm, as with any low displacement engine

The bad:
Car is way too quiet, no exhaust noises at all even with the giant rabbit tips
built quality is a bit odd, i am not one to bitch about this much....
But I noticed the rear spoiler is coming off a bit in the ends (Rabbit has a specific spoiler on top of the spoiler) kind of a small lip.
Front fog light housing didn't look completely flush.
Backup camera quality is abysmal... :wtf: the golf R was WAYYY better in that department, but this car had the base stereo which I am assuming can be updated
Sounds like every GTI ever. At least these ones look cool :doe:
:( I suppose it is what it is then... it's a great DD.
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