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by Teamwork
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I've read somewhere that the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 transmission is some sort of voodoo hybrid between a DCT and a traditional automatic. I have seat time in a current CX-5 with the automatic and it was delightful, insofar as to say I didn't notice it doing its thing. It's ironic that the automake...
by Teamwork
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Mazda's 2.5 is wonderful in my opinion. Mrs. Frizzle made me realize that I don't need a pocket rocket as my commute and habits end up leaving a lot of the car's abilities on the table and wasted. The 2.0 from Mazda is adequate, but there are areas where it could be little more pushy. In the 6 it's...
by Teamwork
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

eye forget what the damage was exactly (just deleted the rest of the original quoted posts; too lazy to go back and look) but $3500 sounds high based on what i remember. either way, they were probably happy to do it in-house (or through their associated shop). glad it worked out well either way. It...
by Teamwork
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Is a 25 year old Nissan Pulsar something that's worth the expense of importing? I think I just saw one, right hand drive, at the petrol station. Not positive as there wasn't any badging on it. Could have been a Pulsar GTI, but I'm not certain. Either way it looked weird. By any chance was this the ...
by Teamwork
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Is a 25 year old Nissan Pulsar something that's worth the expense of importing? I think I just saw one, right hand drive, at the petrol station. Not positive as there wasn't any badging on it. Could have been a Pulsar GTI, but I'm not certain. Either way it looked weird. By any chance was this the ...
by Teamwork
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

key fob thing i'd have to look at to see how they're different; i know my jetta's was different and took a different battery. i replaced the battery in my golf key fob with the one the older fobs take (slightly bigger battery) and it's been running strong since the fall/winter of '16 when i replace...
by Teamwork
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I didn't rage and just rode it out. Car ended up being ready today.. the invoice was seriously nasty. It almost seemed like a foreign language to me and looking at the cost of the parts if this wasn't covered under warranty it would've been a $1,600 endeavor without labor. This is going to probably ...
by Teamwork
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Is it feasible for you to go to the dealer and demand to speak to the service manager? That's where I'd lose patience and blow a gasket even though I'm generally not quick to anger. I think that's where this goes if by Tuesday/Wednesday this week that the car isn't done here. I asked the two hard q...
by Teamwork
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

yeah, it's amazing (not sure in what sense) they ran the 6th gen that long on the same platform without an all-out redesign. they DID do a couple of refreshes (one or two minor ones and one bigger one for eye think '16). they also revamped the powertrains and, as mentioned, the suspension (for lowe...
by Teamwork
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Every car I've ever had has needed the heat to be slightly left of center in the winter for me to be comfortable. Right now the digital doohicky says I'm at 66 and I'm close to cooking. Sounds like the Jetta you have is a different aniimal than the one I drove, though structurally they're pretty mu...
by Teamwork
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Now that I'm spending more time behind the wheel and getting acquainted with the car in the grind and go... this 1.4L turbo is one of the most fascinating things about a car that's extremely drabby and boring. It feels completely different then my 2.0L TSI but not necessarily in a downgrade or bad w...
by Teamwork
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

you might be a little late in your complaints about the mk 6 Jetta; they just revealed the new mk7 Jetta. It might be more up your alley. I personally want to try for something a little more upstream for my next car; maybe an a4 or gs. Golf sportwaggin alltrak might be ok though. That they have bas...
by Teamwork
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Waiting for parts from said; California, Germany, and Vancouver... dropped the car off Wednesday evening and haven't seen it since. Got put into a base model 2017 Jetta for the time being. I won't complain as it beats the alternative but with that being said this car is pretty lackluster. I keep hav...
by Teamwork
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Picked up a new laptop the other day, but I must say that I fully admit that it's a bit of an overkill for me and for what I do. I wanted an upgrade from my perfectly functional but somewhat aging dual core with integrated graphics, but I'm afraid I went a little too far. I do perform photo editing...
by Teamwork
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54897
Views: 1217267

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Sounds like a malfunction in the ABS. ESC is built on ABS. TPMS, on cars that don't use tire pressure sensors in the wheels, uses ABS too (differing pressure results in differing wheel speeds, so the wheel speed sensors are used). Have you checked all your fuses? It could be as simple as a blown AB...