So I'm off to look at one of these tomorrow..

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  1. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Definitely not a VW but the winters over here are lawless. I'm going to a main dealer to check one out tomorrow.
    I did buy a 2-door 2012 (manual) new but that manual gearbox was a complete dog and I won't be repeating that fiasco but other than that it was grand.

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    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I want a proper off roader.
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    These are in my opinion the original of that species - bit like the Mk1 inspiring the hot hatch boom
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Deal has been done - should have it early next week all going well - went for a granite colour instead of the green (well the wife decided for me but that’s OK)
     
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    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No messing about!
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    I’ll post a few pics when I get it.
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Tomorrow all going well - rep. sent me some photos in the meanwhile
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    Why can’t we make them bigger!?
     
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    Standby

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    Well that is VERY pretty
     
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    It's a big Tonka Toy but the newer addition (JL Model) has a nicer interior and as this is an 80th anniversary edition, you get the larger touchscreen, nicer seat material, cold weather package (standard but a must in Alberta), gas shocks, gun barrel grey inserts on dash, grille and headlamps, LED lighting and all terrain-tires
     
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    Speakers in the roof! Because why not?!

    Looks class man. Hope it serves you well.
     
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    Yep and there’s a sub-woofer in the boot - I’ve absolutely no interest in sound systems but it comes with it as standard so what the hell...
     
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    thats really nice! never thought they would be so good looking
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    I’ve got side steps ordered for it as it’s a bit of a climb in for the kids and will probably stick a bull bar on the front of it - the idea being that this thing doesn’t get parking dings and scrapes - and when I head to BC I’ll be ready for a bit of light off-roading
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Well I've picked it up, registered and insured it. I must say that the technology is pretty impressive, I can remote start/stop/lock/unlock it using my phone and you can access daily reports on vehicle health/status and it sends monthly reports as well.

    I've a bunch of stuff ordered for it - seat covers, floor mats etc. as my twin boys are the messiest humans I've ever met and I got 3M protection on the grille, bonnet and bumpers as they are a magnet for stone chips. Side steps are also on on the way - I'll put up a couple of pics when I get them installed.
     
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    Don't the door unbolt, plus most other things... but whilst doorless you need tunes.
     
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    You can remove the doors, the roof and the windscreen - I for one, won't be removing anything other than the two front portions of the roof. No problem with sound - it has an Alpine sound system along with Sirius XM satellite radio so you won't be short in that regard.
     
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