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Pimp my ride III - A little less than a happy high
komos
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Pimp my ride III
Well, I've gotten quotes from insurance agents, and it appears that the difference in cost of coverage is in the realm of $50-$100 per year. That being the case, and since stickers on each are also not significantly different, my options are pretty much wide open.

Three vehicles are in the running.

Poll #491153 Apollo's Chariot

Which should be my new ride?

Sensible and Practical (2002 VW Jetta GLS 2.0, dk. blue/grey, 41K)
3(13.6%)
Dead Sexy (2002 VW GTI 1.8T, silver/black, 46K)
16(72.7%)
Slightly Less Of Both (2001 Jetta GLS 1.8T Wolfsburg, dk. blue/tan, 41K)
3(13.6%)

Based on tyour choice, what would name would you give the beast?

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From: uruz Date: May 10th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't picture you in something other than white. :(

And there will be no more transmission-of-doom episodes! Lament!
komos From: komos Date: May 10th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
My folks and I have already agreed that white was not the color of the next car, and the color of the next car shall not be white.

I'm not sure I'll miss hearing kerCLUNK... WHIIIIIZZZZZZZ.... That made me sad.
komos From: komos Date: May 10th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
What would name would you give?

Editing is not my friend.
bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: May 10th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
go with whichever has the best gas mileage.
komos From: komos Date: May 10th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's largely negligible. The turbo engines will run more efficiently since there's a boost from the exhaust and 2000+ RPM, but so far as I know, the MPG will be in the mid to high 30s for highway in each case.
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: May 10th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Totally tough call.
if you lived in a suburban or rural area, I'd say go with the Wolfsburg. But city driving likes a shorter wheelbase, so I voted for the GTI. (plus tan interiors are icky. ^_^ )

Either way, if the costs are nearly equal, why would you even consider the GLS when you could have a 1.8T under the hood?
komos From: komos Date: May 10th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
The turbo is another thing that could break. I'm a bit skittish about repair costs.
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: May 10th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then, let's move to LA, total your car and get MTV to put a bunch of 28" TV's in your trunk.
mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: May 10th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
apparently there is a member of flickyou who has a contact among the producers of that show.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: May 10th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Though I'm not a fan of the tan interior, I remember how much you liked having a Wolfsburg Golf, and you've been saying you want a Jetta for ages, and it's got lower mileage on it that the GTI, so I voted for Slightly Less of Both.
komos From: komos Date: May 10th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've also wanted a GTI for ages...
starflow From: starflow Date: May 10th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh you're getting a new car! I'm so excited! It's like I'm getting a new car, except it's totally different!!!! FUNN!
komos From: komos Date: May 10th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
My credit is currently kind of sketchy, and all of my options are definitely at the edges of what I can afford, so I've got a feeling that I'll be laying low for a while. It's really only through the good graces of my parents that this is going to work at all.

There's also some weird emotional fallout that's attached, ranging from feeling like I've stepped out of a stage of my life to feeling weird about falling back on my family (again), but I suspect that I'll be talking about all that later.
canonfire From: canonfire Date: May 10th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about the GTI, but I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE my 2003 Jetta GL.
komos From: komos Date: May 10th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Picture driving your Jetta and having a noticeable boost in power just as you crest 2000 RPM.

I do love the styling of the Jetta, but I really do think this is the right choice for me.
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