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August 31, 2010

on August 31, 2010

We bought a new car!  New Jetta SportWagen TDI.  We pick it up Friday!  Woo woo!  Ended up with the silver metallic paint  job, as the first choice – platinum grey metallic was IMPOSSIBLE to find.  We blew the money for the sunroof too :)  Panoramic! That was one regret I had from my last car – I didn’t find the money to get the engine AND the sunroof.  Well, this time, we did.  It’s going to be fun getting used to this car. 

It’s has the third highest mpg in the US, behind the Prius and the Honda Insight:

Fuel economy? The Jetta TDI wagon’s EPA listing is 30 mpg city, 42 highway. And that is exceedingly conservative, less than real-world experience. During my recent time with a TDI wagon, I saw between 28 and 35 around town, and between 40 and 47 on the highway. Call it 37 overall. The best of the hybrids, the current Toyota Prius, is good for 51/48, with an all-around 50 during my time with one. The Honda Insight? 40/43, 42 in my experience.

Love it.

It feels HUGE.  More than enough room for my to have my seat as far back as I like it, and still have room for the baby behind me.  Stu won’t be eating his knees, bent in half when he’s in the passenger seat.  Double bonus.

We really didn’t want to get a SUV or a minivan.  I don’t really like the look, and I feel so short and small while driving them, even if I can get the seat adjusted properly.  And we really don’t need that much cargo room.  This SportWagen has a TON as it is.  If it doesn’t fit in this car, we really don’t need to bring it.  Unless it’s Christmas, and then that’s a different story.  Presents are a necessity :)

Can’t wait to break it in!


10 responses to “August 31, 2010

  1. lisasff says:

    Lori * commented on your post.

    Lori wrote:
    “Congrats… : )
    So who gets to drive it all the time? You or Stu?”

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    Me! Stu’s Honda is doing great, mine was begining to get very expensive to repair, so we decided to replace, as we needed a bit more room at times, instead of repairing.

    • lisasff says:

      Lori wrote:
      “A reminder: since you are always the driver — it is a lot more windy in the back seat from a sun roof than the front seat. Just speaking from experience … : )”

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      Tee hee hee. I do remember that from my other Jetta. I used to do that if people were bugging me – like my sister :)

  2. lisasff says:

    Terri H* commented on your post.

    Terri wrote:
    “Congratulations on the new car! Enjoy :-)”

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    Thank you!

    I’m very much looking forward to breaking it in :)

  3. lisasff says:

    Kat * commented on your post.

    Kat wrote:
    “I’m sure the little one will enjoy the sunroof too!!! Congrats on the new car! <3"

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    Thanks! It's so exicting to get a new one! I'm looking forward to the sunroof too! I'm sure she'll sit there at night and go "staaaaaahhhh" LOL!

  4. Martha says:

    Congrats on the new car!!! I am SO jealous!! Lots of room for babies and friends of babies in the future. :)

    • lisasff says:

      Thanks! We (me, really) are pretty excited. There’s so much room inside, it’s crazy! The Jetta we have now is just too small, it’s amazing how much bigger the wagon is, and not just trunk space either.

  5. Kris A says:

    yeah, new car. Congrats! We’ve only bought 3 cars in 18 years, so it doesn’t happen often.

    • lisasff says:

      Hum… This might put me at four in 12 years, though this is only the second new one. I’m running about 50% for new v used it seems :D

      We’ll be emptying out the car tonight – and taking out the carseat! – so it’s a quicker swap tomorrow.

  6. lisasff says:

    Wendy * commented on your post.

    Wendy wrote:
    “Congratulations!!!”

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    Thanks!

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