2008 Audi A3 S-line

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For the several years I lived in San Francisco, the A3 was a ubiquitous but understandable yuppie choice. Good luxury, decent utility and speed with a good measure of the all-important parkability make it a great choice for cityfolk. My college girlfriend had an A4 2.0T that I very much enjoyed wringing out, even if it wheezed a little at the top end. The quick and available tuning options would be very tempting for me, and a dark-grey dart on RS4 wheels sounds like a killer commuter. A well-explained fender-bender knocks this one’s history but helps bring the price down to a level where, with just over 50k miles, it should move very quickly.

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2012 Volkswagen Golf R

I suppose I’m not a very fair consumer, if I’m honest. For years, I decried Volkswagen for depriving Americans of the very best offerings it had. Golf Rallye and Country? Nope, and not the Limited either. Passat G60 Syncro? Nope, we didn’t get that either. There’s a string of great TDis that didn’t come here (and still don’t), along with one of the ones that really bugged me – the 4 door GTi. It just never made sense to me how you could argue the GTi was a super practical car when they made a more practical version that just wasn’t brought here. Of course, that ended with the Mk.V, so then my annoyance turned back to the Golf Limited. Sure, we had the R32 – by all rights, a great car, that was not available in 4-door version in the first generation and then not available in either a 4-door or manual in the second generation. To me, in an effort to be gimmicky Volkswagen had really lost the bit. Apparently I wasn’t alone in that thought, because Volkswagen finally made my GTi wishes come true in 2012 with the U.S. introduction of the spiritual successor to the Golf Limited – the Mk. 6 Golf R. Gone was the VR6, replaced by the more potent and tunable 2.0T which could now be specified with a manual and all-wheel drive, and importantly in 4-door guise. Did I buy one? Nope, because this German wonder priced in at a shocking $36,000 with options. For a Golf, mind you. A year later, if you’re willing to put up with some light wear and tear and some mileage, you can find used examples at or below entry-level two wheel drive GTi prices, such as today’s Carbon Steel Grey Metallic example:

Year: 2012
Model: Golf R
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 44,000 mi
Price: $23,599 Buy It Now

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Original owner great car.

On Nov-19-13 at 05:45:51 PST, seller added the following information:

Deposit refundable within 48 hours after inspection if you are not satisfied. You may inspect the car within 3 days of purchase via ebay. Full payment within 7 days of winning auction or deposit is lost.

On Nov-19-13 at 15:59:29 PST, seller added the following information:

No accidents, no paintwork. All service at dealer.

On Nov-29-13 at 11:27:33 PST, seller added the following information:

Car had routine service completed on 11/29/13. Brakes were checked and measured. Was told brakes may last another 40,000 miles. Service records from this visit are in photos. Car needs nothing is ready to go. Nothing needed for at least 10,000 miles until next oil change.

This car is truly the car I wanted Volkswagen to import in 1990, and it looks great – though as with the R32, there’s a heaviness in the appearance of the Golf R that doesn’t seem to me as noticeable in the GTi. Still, it’s the best looking Golf to me since the second generation and the understated performance really channels the Golf Limited well. I’m not a fan of the Talledega wheels and Carbon Grey probably wouldn’t be my choice of color were I paying up front, but due to the mileage on this car you’re getting a pretty substantial discount over the sticker price of just a year ago. Is it worth it? The performance on the Golf R is impressive, moreso to me than either of the previous R32s even if they had a better exhaust note. Add into that 4-door practicality and all-wheel drive performance, and this is truly a giant-slayer of a car at a much more reasonable price that it’s originally offered at.

-Carter

2007 Volkswagen GTi Fahrenheit Edition

Last week I wrote up a 2007 Fahrenheit Jetta GLi, a special limited-run of all-yellow sport sedans. Today, here’s the orange-haired brother of that car – the GTi Fahrenheit Edition. Limited to a run of 1200 like the Jetta, all of these GTis appeared in Magma Orange with matching interior trim, but the same Charleston 18″ wheels and a slightly lower suspension. One important difference from the GLi? While the GLi could be had with a 6-speed manual, the GTi was DSG only:

Year: 2007
Model: GTi Fahrenheit Edition
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed DSG automatic
Mileage: 73,688 mi
Price: $13,500 Buy It Now

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We are very excited to offer a very fine automobile; a 2007 Volkswagen GTI Fahrenheit Edition. The GTI carries on the tradition of being an affordable “pocket rocket” by providing performance in a small, high-value package. GTIs have been part of the Volkswagen lineup for two decades. Each GTI is equipped with a sport suspension, darkened taillight lenses and dual tailpipes. Body-colored bumpers, mirror housings, side moldings, door handles and grille round out the exterior picture. The 2007 Volkswagen GTI is a performance-oriented hatchback. Both two-door and four-door body styles are offered. Standard equipment includes xenon HID headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, power windows and locks, keyless entry, cruise control, sport front seats, a 60/40-split rear seat and a 10-speaker, six-CD/MP3 audio system with an auxiliary jack and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. This limited-edition Fahrenheit trim features hot orange paint, heated leather sport seats, orange interior accents and a sport-tuned suspension wearing unique 18-inch alloys. Height-adjustable rear head restraints are standard. The instruments are backlit in a vibrant blue hue at night, and the driver faces a sporty three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Standard side curtain airbags protect the heads of outboard occupants in side collisions. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags, all-disc antilock brakes and daytime running lights are also standard. This VW GTI comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed, sequential-shifting automated manual called DSG. An automatic-transmission GTI delivers impressive performance. Having so much power at hand raises the fun quotient, and this hatchback’s confident handling makes it even more appealing. The DSG’s lightning-quick shifts are faster than a driver can execute with a manual transmission. The DSG transmission (standard on this Fahrenheit trim) can be shifted via paddles on the steering wheel or placed in fully automatic mode. Even when the transmission is in automatic mode, a couple of quick flicks of the downshift paddle instantly drops the car into a lower gear for a handy blast of acceleration. The bucket seats are exceptionally comfortable because they are shaped to provide excellent lateral and under-thigh support. During sporty driving, the seats hold the driver and front-seat passenger securely. Sporty handling is a large part of the GTI equation. The front McPherson struts and multi-link independent rear axle have been tuned to provide good road holding. The independent rear axle yields a compliant ride without sacrificing cornering prowess. VW said that the fully independent four-link suspension, with coil springs, telescopic shocks and stabilizer bar, allowed engineers to create a large opening into the luggage compartment. Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, stability control, front seat-mounted side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In NHTSA testing, the four-door GTI earned four stars out of five for its protection of front occupants in frontal impacts. For that agency’s side-impact test, the car earned a five-star rating. In IIHS crash tests, the car scored a “Good” (the highest possible) in both the frontal-offset and side-impact tests and an “Acceptable” (the second highest) rating in rear-impact testing. This VW also earned that agency’s “Silver” award as a Top Safety Pick. We have owner manuals, one key and all floor mats for this car. It is very clean inside and out, Non-smoker and it drives almost like new. We aim to describe the cosmetic and mechanical condition of the vehicle as accurate as possible. All descriptions are strictly our professional opinion base on the year and mileage of the vehicle and in no way on a brand new vehicle. Please review all of the pictures for more details keeping in mind that visual inspection is more accurate than details perceived in a picture. Please call or visit our showroom for more details about this wonderful car 800-610-5562

In general, special editions of the GTi hold more value than special editions of the Jetta; that goes pretty much across the board, but is especially true with the Fahrenheit. Why? The color alone explains it – Magma Orange was the “it” color for the Mk.5 GTi. As such, even though it has a few more miles than the GLi I showed last week, the asking price is a few thousand dollars more. Is it worth it? Well, as I said in the GLi post, I’m a Golf fan myself, so I already prefer this model. I love the combination of the wheels and the color. However, I’m not a huge fan of the DSG transmission in this car and for me that really limits the appeal. When you further factor in that the asking price is the best part of double most other Mk.5 GTis, you really have lost me. While the novelty of the color is pretty cool, I just don’t see how it justifies a $5,000 premium at this time.

-Carter

2007 Volkswagen Jetta GLi Fahrenheit Edition

It’s funny how similar the Golf and Jetta are, and yet how far apart the people that really get into them are. Enthusiasts really seem to like one or the other, but generally don’t really like both. I have to say, while I’m pretty firmly in the “Golf” camp myself, there are a few GLis that I really appreciate – the original Mk.1 GLis are some of my favorites, and in more recent times the Mk.5 and Mk.6 GLis have been pretty impressive and competent sports sedans. In particular, the newest of the range really steps up as a budget A4. But with a few special editions available in both the Mk.4 and Mk. 5 platform, there are some things to love there as well. Today’s Fahrenheit Edition GLi is one such special; a Jetta GLi that was turned up to 11 to make it a little more special:

Year: 2007
Model: Jetta GLi Fahrenheit Edition
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 63,975 mi
Price: $10,777 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Volkswagen Jetta GLi Fahrenheit Edition on eBay

2007 Volkswagen Jetta This is a smoke-free automobile.There is no damage evident on this vehicle.This is a garage kept vehicle.The engine on this vehicle is running properly.This vehicle has no known defects.The exterior of this vehicle is extra clean.Extra clean interior. Absolutely no rips, odors or abuse.There is approximately 75% of the tire tread remaining.The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate.There are no signs of prior damage on this vehicle.There are no noticeable dings on the exterior of this vehicle.This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission.All power equipment is functioning properly.

The Yellow caries over to the interior on this car, with stitching and accents which tie it all together. The “Charleston” 18″ wheels are neat and fit the design well, though these show a little curbing typical on Mk.5 wheels. Otherwise, the car appears in great shape and with lower miles is offered at a quite reasonable $10,777 – a figure not far out of line with the earlier and more problematic Mk. 4 GLis. Truth be told, I like the look of the Mk.4 slightly more than the Mk.5, and some would complain that the interior details on Jettas of late have cheapened. But keeping in mind this is a 200hp, 6 speed performance sedan for under $11,000 in great shape, I think it’s pretty reasonably priced for a special daily driver!

-Carter

Snow Patrol: 2008 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Avant S-line v. 2007 BMW 328xi Touring

We had a bit of a surprise a this past week in New England – snow fell early in November throughout most of the area. I promptly updated my calendar for this weekend to change over snow tires – always a bitter-sweet time of year. As much as moving all that snow is a pain, if you have the right car it sure can be fun to drive in! In my case, I’ve been suffering a 8 year quattro drought, but thankfully my wonderful wife lets me sling her Subaru Outback through some parking lots from time to time – and importantly, she lets me take it to winter driving schools. Winter driving schools in general are one of the best ways to learn car control. Effectively, the same things occur on ice and snow that occur on the track – they just occur at a much, much lower speed. Ice and snow point out both strengths and faults in the chassis. Few people drive away from these events without a giant smile on their faces, even when they arrive afraid of driving in the white stuff!

You can buy many cars that are good in the snow or you can slot snow tires onto your winter ride; but if you want to combine some sport, some utility, and fantastic performance in the snow into one package, few do it better than these two. Unfortunately for American consumers, the days of Audi wagons in the U.S. are gone; we’re currently limited to the A4 Allroad. BMW still offers the wagons but at over $40,000 new without options, they’re not exactly affordable for most folks. What’s a German car fan to do? Well, you can look back a few years and find some great options – such as today’s A4 and 328. Let’s start with the A4:

Year: 2008
Model: A4 Quattro Avant S-line
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 66,000 mi
Price: $17,950 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Avant S-line on eBay

2008 Audi A4 2.0T AVANT QUATTRO

1 OWNER

FULLY EQUIPPED

NO PAINTWORK

EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN

WELL-MAINTAINED

CARFAX CERTIFIED – FREE REPORT BELOW

Light Silver Metallic Paint and Black Leather Interior

This rare 1 owner A4 Avant is exceptionally clean throughout. Runs and drives flawlessly. Vehicle has been fully inspected and serviced with up-to-date maintenance.

Immaculate condition throughout.

Purchase with confidence!

RARE A4 AVANT QUATTRO!
RARE 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION!
S-LINE SPORT PACKAGE!
QUATTRO ALL WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM
BOSE PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
HEATED SEATS
BLUETOOTH
IPOD INTEGRATION
DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
POWER GLASS SUNROOF
TINTED WINDOWS
18 INCH WHEELS
FACTORY FLOORMATS

There’s a fair amount to like here – the S-line sport package coupled with the B7 chassis was one of the best looking A4s to date – while I still prefer the Titanium package, these are still impressive. The quattros have become more “safe” with their AWD system over several generations and the newer quattros generally aren’t as good on snow and ice than the early generations, but they’re much smarter in changing conditions – something important to most drivers. I’m not a big fan of dark interiors and window tinting, but the 6 speed manual is a great match for the 2.0T power delivery. Not a fan of used Audis? How about a BMW:

Audis grab so much of the AWD headlines that BMW and Mercedes-Benz are often left out of the conversation. Despite this, the 328xi has evolved into a very competent car in the white stuff. Coupled with the torque-laden 3.0 inline-6, the 328 makes a great package for both sport and all-weather capability. This particular example looks splendid in dark blue over tan leather.

Year: 2007
Model: 328xi Touring
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 67,193 mi
Price: $18,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 BMW 328xi Touring on eBay

We are offering a beautiful 2007 BMW 328XI wagon for sale; in very good condition. This BMW is fully loaded with; all wheel drive system, power sunroof, CD player, leather interior, heated seats, and more! The Carfax report shows three owners, no accidents, and 21 service records! The vehicle is clean, has a beautiful color combo and is ready to go. Please view all pictures closely and ask all questions before buying.

BMW has always been known to manufacture very reliable vehicles and this 328XI is a perfect example. This BMW has 67,193 original documented miles. THIS CAR RUNS GREAT!

The vehicle is powered by 3.0L L6 DOHC 24V engine, which runs very strong and smooth. The automatic transmission shifts perfectly into every gear and is noise free. The suspension on the vehicle is tight and drives smooth on the road. The brakes work very well; with excellent stopping ability. All power options and vehicle functions work excellent. There are no maintenance lights on in this vehicle. The wheels are 16″ BMW wheels. The wheels are in very good condition and have some light curbing on them. The Continental tires have about 85-80% tread left. (tire size: 205/55R16).

The overall condition of this vehicle is very good. The exterior is in very good condition. The paint shines very nicely and is glossy. There are some light scratches here and there on the car. Would rate the exterior 8.5 out of 10. Call us and we will go over the vehicle while you are on the phone (724)799-9563. This BMW has a beautiful color scheme, the exterior is Blue and the interior is Tan. The interior is in very good condition. The driver seat is in very good condition and shows normal wear. The passenger seat along with the rear seats is in excellent condition. The carpet is in very good condition and has a couple light stains on it. The floor mats are in good condition and have some stains on them. Would rate the interior 8 .5 out of 10. All of the glass is in excellent condition.

The BMW isn’t as good looking as the A4, but I really prefer the color combination. Despite this, I think the A4 is a better package overall; manual, turbocharged quattros are always great fun. Prices on both seem to be on par with the market, and the Audi is slightly less expensive, making it even more attractive. Which would you choose?

-Carter

2010 Volkswagen Eos

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Weird but true: I’ve always liked the Volkswagen Eos. From the first time I saw a new one in 2007, the Eos always grabs my attention. It’s cute without being “cute”, it’s aggressive without being overstated, it’s clever without feeling over thought. I love the retractable hardtop; it gives you great coupe looks with the top up and a nice clean look with the roof stored away. As a 4 season convertible, Volkswagen just looked like they got it right. Most of the Eos were shipped to the U.S. with automatic transmissions, but a few early on got a 6 speed manual mated to the 200 horsepower 2.0T found in the GTi. The result? A convertible GTi that’s lost the “hatchback” look. Aimed squarely at the BMW and Mercedes crowd, these were never a cheap option but today you can grab a lightly used model for about the same price as a lightly equipped Golf. Take a look at today’s fantastic in Salsa Red over Cornsilk Beige interior:

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Year: 2010
Model: Eos
Engine: 2.0 turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 50,423 mi
Price: $21,981 Buy It Now

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Year:
2010
VIN:
WVWAA7AH4AV011022

Make:
VOLKSWAGEN
Stock:
9642

Model:
Eos 2dr Conv Manual Komfort
Condition:
CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED

Body:
CAR
Title:
CLEAR

Engine:
2.0L I4 16V GDI DOHC Turbo
Exterior:
SALSA RED

Cylinders:
4
Interior:
CORNSILK BEIGE

Transmission:
MANUAL
Warranty:
Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned

Mileage:
50423

Economy:
City 21 MPG / Highway 31 MPG

This is the perfect Eos package; the Salsa Red is a gorgeous deep bluish red, the beige interior is the one you’d want with the top down (think: black=bacon), and this car is equipped with the 2.0T mated to the 6 speed manual. Win! Further, although this is a “Komfort” model it’s equipped with the upgraded and nice looking “Le Mans” alloys. Sure, this isn’t the performance monster than many people would dream of, but it’s a great all-around car that is economical to run, sporty when you want it, has good looks and is a true 4 seat convertible. At $22,000, it’s not cheap, but it’s a lot of car for the money and with a CPO warranty you can get a few years of topless fun in before worrying about maintenance. If you don’t want the social stigma of driving a Cabrio, a Z3, an SLK, a TT or a Boxster, the Eos remains a great option.

-Carter

Two turbos and eight doors: 2004 VW GLi v. 2006 VW GLi

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Like all Volkswagen models, Jettas seem to draw a very different crowd than the quite similar Golf, and generally that crowd (among enthusiasts anyways) has a bit of a reputation for being….different. Personally, my favorite GLis are the 2.0 16Vs with big bumpers, but Volkswagen has listened to what you wanted over the years, and with age has come more options, bigger bodies and more power. Still it seems that the Jetta falls squarely in the shadow of it’s badonkadonakless brother, the GTi. That belies what a good car the Jetta has become since the original A1; it’s remained the sophisticated and sporty option amongst small sedans while others have come and gone. Today I want to look at two GLi options that are very popular amongst the tuner crowds. Let’s start with a Mk. 4 2004 GLi:

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Year: 2004
Model: Jetta GLi
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 103,000 mi
Price: $6,500 Buy It Now

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2004 VW Jetta GLI, has 103k miles, 6sp. I drive the car daily so miles will go up slighty not much. Once car is sold I will stop driving it. I have a clean title in hand. There is a $250 NON-refundable deposit once offer is accepted. You have 48 hours to leave a deposit once offer is accepted. The rest of payment is in CASH when buyer picks the car up. You will have 7 days to pickup the car.

Runs and drives good everything works. No leaks of any kind. ABS light and ESP light is on. Trying to fix both light issues once I do I will update listing. There are a few spots were the headliner is sagging a little. Like new tires (tires installed Oct 2012), timing belt and water pump (installed last year), throw out bearing with slave cylinder installed last week. New front and rear rotors and brakes pads. Body is in good condition but does have a few marks and blemishes (I have pics of the areas).

Sold as is no warranty or returns. Please ask all questions before making an offer or buying. If you would like to take it for a test drive please email me. If you would like more pictures please email me an email address and ill send them.

I have to admit, I think the 20th Anniversary Edition GTis look a little more tasteful than the GLis with the body kits, but I’ve always loved the 18″ BBS RC option on these cars – they look fantastic. This car offers a pretty tidy package with plenty of speed out of the box, but the new owner can go nuts and modify it to pretty unbelievable levels if desired. I wouldn’t push it too much; the front driver VWs with transverse engines tend to be torque steerers that eat transmissions, suspension components and driveshafts as the power rises, but you could easily push this to 250 horsepower if desired and have a blast. If the Mk.4 is a little too fussy and unreliable for you, perhaps you’d like a little more refinement offered in the Mk.5 chassis, like this 2006:

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Year: 2006
Model: Jetta GLi
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 90,645 mi
Price: $8,950 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLi on eBay

2006 V.W. Jetta GLI Turbo
“Only 90K”
Rare 6-Speed
Loaded Leather-Sunroof

This is a fantastic opportunty to own a well cared for 2006 V.W. Jetta GLI. The GLI is the top of the Line in the Jetta Series. This Jetta is incredibly clean, with Very Low Mileage. Every where you look this truck is near perfect. It appears to have always been very well maintained and cared for. This car is in very good condition. It appears to have been garaged it whole life.

The Exterior: is in very nice condition. The paint has great shine and depth with very very minor scratches or rock chips, visible only under close inspection.

This car is loaded Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Dual Climate Control,
17″ Factory Alloy Wheels,
Steering Wheel Controls, Xenon Headlights,
Side Airbags
This car is fun to drive and gets great gas mileage.
Car comes with clean Autocheck (No Accidents)
It also has the Factory Upgraded Alloy Wheels with Good Tires.

The Interior: is also in very very nice condition with very little wear,(really no wear) near perfect. It comes loaded with Heater Leather Power Seats, Power Sunroof, Upgraded Sound System.(the radio does show some wear on the preset buttons I have seen it on most of this model), The Seat show nearly no wear, and the foam is not broken down, even where you get in and out it is like new.

This Jetta runs and drives fantastic. It has great power and drives tight, and brakes straight and smooth. A real pleasure to drive. The pictures do not do this Jetta GLI justice, it is much better in person. This is Sporty well cared for V.W. Jetta GLI that is in beautiful condition and are very hard to find like this. That makes this a “DON’T MISS OPPORTUNITY!!

LET THE PICTURES DO THE TALKING

All inspections must be completed before bidding. All automobiles are sold as is. Items may be subject to documetation fees.

Change to the fifth generation Jetta resulted in a massive increase in quality, refinement, and sophistication for the Jetta, much as the jump from third to fourth had. The 2.0 turbo motor gained power, smoothness and torque over the earlier 1.8Ts behaving a little less like an on/off switch. Early units were noted for oil consumption, but the overall package is pretty slick. Looking at this car in comparison to the A2 Jetta, it’s hard to believe they’re priced pretty similarly. VW did ride quality a favor by swapping down to 17″ “Classics” wheels that are more pothole friendly though don’t look as spectacular; swapping them out for a set of OEM 18″ wheels is easily enough done, like the R32 spec Omanyt alloys that are a favorite of mine, on Ebay now:

Choosing between these two for me is difficult; I prefer the look of the earlier car slightly to the less fussy and rounder design of the Mk. 5, but at the same time it’s hard to argue with the refinement and general improvements in the later model. Mk. 4s can be pretty tough to live with by some reports, and I have not heard the same problem of the Mk. 5 to this point, though being a VW product, I’d expect the unexpected and presume that an engine light will be on in the not-too-distant future. Turbocharged fun, sporty handling, practicality, decent fuel economy, and low entry price make these great options for the daily grind.

Which one would you have?

-Carter

2007 Audi A4 Avant S-line Titanium Package

Let’s face it – wagons are awesome, and fast wagons are even better. Until very recently and the monster Mercedes, BMW and Cadillac offerings, Audi was the undisputed king of the fast wagon. While the S4 and S6 Avants grab most of the headlines and attention, the normal A4 was a solid performer in either V6 or turbo 4 form. This was especially true of the B7 chassis A4s, which offered either the silky smooth 3.2 V6 or the torque-rich 2.0T. More than just a pretty face lift of the B6 chassis, the B7 also sported revised steering and suspension that livened the ride. The ultimate of these cars were the S-line with the Titanium Package option, such as the car we see here.

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Year: 2007
Model: A4 Avant
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4 Turbo FSI
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 99,251 mi
Price: $17,995

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Audi A4 S-line Titanium Avant at Coventry Motor Cars

2007 Audi A4 2.0T Titanium S-Line
Price: $17,995
VIN: WAUSF78E07A173373 Stock Number: 7A173373
Exterior: Brilliant Red Body Type: Wagon AWD
Interior: Ebony Miles: 99,251
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Engine: 4 Cyl. 2L

*Actual MPG Rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.
EXTREMELY RARE S-LINE TITANIUM PACKAGE CAR, CONVENIENCE PACKAGE, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE, ONE OWNER, DEALER SERVICED, FOUR KEYS, ALL MANUALS AND ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER

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To me, the main appeal of this car is that it isn’t an S4. Sure, you lose a lot of horsepower and sound from that V8. But, you also lose the repair bills from maintaining it. With the S-line Titanium Package, you get the fantastically well proportioned look of the B7, the usefulness of the wagon, and enough sport thrown in to have fun on your favorite road or commute. Did I mention how incredible those wheels look? They’re perfect.

The 2.0T has proven to be a stout motor if you want to tweak it, so attaining S4 levels of performance isn’t unheard of or out of reach. While we’d all love to run around in a sports car every day, the reality it’s hard to fit the wife, the child(ren), the dog(s), and the groceries into that R8 you’ve been pining after. Coupled with the great 6 speed manual, this is a fun, sporty, practical choice if you want to get into an Audi with over 100,000 miles and have your bank account remain in the black! The seller is well regarded in the Audi community and offer only premium examples of the marque, which is reflected in the condition of this car. As such, I think the car is fairly priced especially when you take into consideration the rarity of the the combination of color, manual, wagon, S-line and Titanium Package options.

-Carter

2010 Volkswagen CC

I thought it was about time GCFSB featured one of the prettiest mid-sized sedans to hit the market in the last few years: the Volkswagen CC. Devised as a more stylish alternative to the Passat sedan, The CC aped the four-door coupe concept from the Mercedes-Benz CLS but brought it down to a more reasonable price point. Available with the turbocharged 2.0 four cylinder or 3.6 VR6 engine, these rakish sedans almost made one wonder if Volkswagen overreached with the Phaeton luxury sedan and should have introduced something along these lines instead. The 2.0T engined variant seem to be more common, as new VR6 versions are cresting $40,000. Here is a two year old 2.0T automatic with the 6 speed DSG automatic transmission for sale at an attractive price point.

2010 Volkswagen CC on eBay

Lowest price in Florida for a CC! It has 42,300 miles and factory warranty. Great Condition, loaded with options. This is the 200 HP 4 cyl 2.0L Turbo and a great driver. Great gas mileage. Striking leather-look interior. Just off lease, fresh oil change. Always properly maintained.

Pre-owned CCs are inching down in price to where they are becoming an alternative to more sedate sedans such as the Camry, Accord and Altima. With the four seat configuration, these cars aren’t as practical as the competition, but appeal to the individual who can’t bear boring transportation. The asking price of under $17,000 is certainly tempting for a two year old near luxury sedan and I would wager to say the looks of the CC will withstand the test of time, as the car’s styling includes just enough flash without looking contrived.

-Paul