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Old 12-09-2016, 07:37 AM
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Greeting from North Central Florida!


This is quite the tale, and will take up a bit of your time, but without the background and foreground you will not understand where we are trying to get to.


My wife and I bought a VW TDi, 2015 Golf Sportwagen, last year and are part of the massive cluster known as the VW Buyback program.... What a long process, but we are patient and are awaiting our offer from VW to schedule out buyback appointment. We have a farm, not a gigantic farm, but a gentleman's farm, 10 acres with goats, chickens, pigs, turkeys, dogs, and one fat cat. We bought the station wagon with the intent of having this be our 20 year car. We haul feed in it, livestock occasionally (with tarps and crates to protect the interior) and use it to commute to work, a 32 mile round trip. Occasionally, we go on drives of 400 miles or more, but that is only once or twice a year.


So, as you can now imagine, we are in the market for a replacement wagon. There are several points to be made before anyone is tempted to begin the "you should get a "Subaru/Toyota/Oldsmobile/Honda" reply here....

1. We don't want a [email protected] station wagon
2. We do use/require a station wagon
3. I already have an F-250 for our horse trailer/tractor trailer/ round bales of hay hauling
4. I am an awesome mechanic being able to rebuild anything and have restored old trucks, farm tractors, and motorcycles

My wife and I really dislike most of the wagons currently available, and we are about 1 month from being entirely debt free (WOOHOO!!!) so are not willing to finance a new car. We are looking for a wagon to last us 10 -15 years. We are seriously considering a diesel MB wagon, preferably the W123 body style. We are able to spend about 5-7 K with this purchase and would much prefer to spend our hard earned cash with an individual rather than a dealership. I have been looking at several 300TD's online, from Texas to California, and north to Michigan.... But we are in North Florida and I am not willing to purchase a car unseen/test driven by myself.


So, here we are, almost wagonless, searching for a car. We have a request for the MB owners in Central/North Florida, can we please test drive your car? Even if it is not for sale. We need to make sure it is something my wife can drive comfortably, as she is 5' 2" and needs to see over the steering wheel (true story!) and also see how it handles to make sure this is something she can drive regularly. Secondly, do you have a wagon for sale, or know someone who does? We would love to meet them!


Thanks and we are looking forward to hearing from you!


Kyle and Anja
Newberry, FL.
 

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Old 12-09-2016, 09:15 PM
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I have serious concerns about how VW has handled this event and don't feel that they are earning our trust and we have owned VW's since living in Europe in the 70's. There is no guaranteed fix yet and some question if there will be one. We also get 100% of our purchase price back, which leads us to be debt free, and I feel that we would be foolish to turn our noses up to that!
Since the VW is for sure going back, we need another wagon and the Mercedes is our favorite, so here we are!
Fortunately, I posted on the other MB boards and have now had several replies from owners in our area who willing to show us their cars and help us learn about this model! I really love these owner groups. Car people are always the best people.
Thanks! Kyle
 
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:32 PM
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We shall see what the EPA says about that in the next few months.
This was not meant to be a discussion about our VW, or the sh1tty way we have been treated by VW, but a cry for help from the abyss of diesel lovers for the goodness of mankind to rise up and help us transition to a vintage MB wagon.
That is all. You may lock this thread as we have received our salvation on another board with MB wagon lovers.
 
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Old 12-10-2016, 04:06 PM
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Are you always this much of a ***** or is it only for new posters that you are such a d1ck to?
I could care less about how much emissions I pump into the air with my diesels. Really could care less. Ever. Where do you come up with the idea from my questions that I should not get an older car cause I care about emissions?
VW has been cheating for over 6 years, and the court case started a month before the cheating was made public so your 6 months is BS.
Yeah this is diesel discussions and I was hoping someone would discuss what I was wondering about not be an *** hat and deride us for some crazy idea to love a vintage MB

Screw you super moderator. Never coming back here again.
 
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:56 PM
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Hahahaha!
 

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Overall, I have met many nice people so far on the sites you are not on, as well as on the site you have been on.

I want you to know that I forgive you and I hope you can extend me the same courtesy.
 
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