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Old 05-08-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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Replacing the VW?

OK, assume for the sake of argument that I don't want to keep spending $4K every two years on clutches for my dumb Volkswagen.

Help me ID some/any alternatives.

Current scenarios:


1. Replace VW with E90 for F30 3er, keep Tesla and Porsche. I mostly drive F30 or E90.

2. Replace VW with 911, keep Tesla, sell Boxster. I mostly drive 911.

3. Replace VW with something dumb and boring but practical, like a...Toyosanfordolet Everycar. Keep Tesla and Boxster.


Other ideas? I don't really want a 2er, though maybe I should drive an M2 to see what that is all about. I am weirdly tempted by a Stelvio or Giulia Quad, but I can't really buying a sports car that isn't a stick.

For the Toyosanfordolet, I can see something like a Stinger, maybe?
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:42 PM   #2
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I like option 2.

Remind me again why you needed the VW in the first place? What vehicle needs/wants are lacking right now?

And whatever you answer I might still suggest a pickup truck anyway.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:42 PM   #3
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Wouldn’t the cheapest option be to put a clutch in the VW every couple years? Especially if you can find a place to charge non-dealer pricing?
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:43 PM   #4
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Wouldn’t the cheapest option be to put a clutch in the VW every couple years?
He's bored with it. And now that he's annoyed as well, it's done.

It's not fun pouring money into something that doesn't bring you joy.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:47 PM   #5
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Yes, that's the cheapest option, and probably I could wait until the next time it shits the bed and put in an aftermarket unit for the same or less cost.

I should probably just do that.

But, yes, I am deeply annoyed at this turn of events, and who knows, maybe now is the right time to shake things up.

VW is my wife's car, mostly, and serves as a reliable AWD hatch for going places the Tesla won't and the Porsche is too small for. Obvs option 2 doesn't really address that, but I might be able to make it work.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:47 PM   #6
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He's bored with it. And now that he's annoyed as well, it's done.

It's not fun pouring money into something that doesn't bring you joy.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:18 PM   #7
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How about a Honda Civic Si, it has 205hp and a manual
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:53 PM   #8
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A new or used 911? I think the answer is always "get the 911." And yet, somehow, few of us go for it here.

I would also suggest driving the M2, and possibly also an M240 convertible. Unfortunately the latter is not available with a manual in AWD, otherwise, I'd say lease one of those for sure.

But even in RWD form, it could replace the VW and the Boxster, and fit the whole family for top down fun. You would want to get the LSD, though.

Then you can push your 911 purchase out until the kids are in college.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:54 PM   #9
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VW is my wife's car, mostly, and serves as a reliable AWD hatch for going places the Tesla won't
What places won't the Tesla go?

Option 1a of replacing the VW with another Tesla 3 instead of E90/F30 seems to make a lot of sense.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:56 PM   #10
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If the VW is your wife's car, what does she want?

I don't know. There is no need to have AWD around here. I'd probably dump it (edit: the VW) and buy some sort of useful manual transmission appliance that is cheap to run, cheap to insure and reasonably not hateful to drive. Mazda 3, Civic Si, etc.

You already have the Boxster to jump in when you want to drive something fun. And the Tesla, I guess.
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