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OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 07:47 PM Apr 26

Good bye, my friend.

We've spent 17 years and traveled 128,488 miles together. We did not have a great start. I hit a *&*^%$$## deer the night I took you home from the dealer. You made up for it though....the best, most comfortable vehicle that ran like a champ.

But.....it's time to go.

I need your floor space.
I really don't need 2 vehicles to live with. Inspections, registrations, oil changes...it's too much.
I garaged you winters and counted on my 4wd Dodge truck to get me up the hill....sorry, you really couldn't be counted on.

But look on the bright side....I gifted you to my 18 YO nephew. Oh. he's gonna love you now. Best prepare for a lot more exercise, sweetheart!

On edit: 2007 Passat, 2.0L Turbo. 35 mpg hi-way (6th gear). Except when I was driving Boston traffic (like the SE Expressway) - 5th gear with great reaction to a 4th gear shift.

2nd edit: There are a few "minor problems.
* Front driver seat - minor wear - needs a decent covering.
* Lumbar adjustment unattached, can be used to adjust.
* Top right tray jammed shut
* Rear seat 1/3 panel frozen, up, in place.
* Bondo required in the front driver side panel. Bro says nephew is up to the task.

Nothing else wrong, really. Carfax tells me it's worth $1380.00 on trade in. To nephew, it's a $7500.00 - and soon-to-be-classic vehicle.








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Good bye, my friend. (Original Post) OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 OP
Long May You Run no_hypocrisy Apr 26 #1
Indeed....I think there's another 100K left in the young lady. OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 #3
👏 Deuxcents Apr 26 #4
The way I always... 2naSalit Apr 26 #2
Spent the afternoon removing the Skippa snot and doghairs. Looks pretty damn good now. OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 #6
The clean-up... 2naSalit Apr 26 #11
How good of you to do this for your nephew. Hoping for safe travels Deuxcents Apr 26 #5
It just worked out. We were talking at Christmas and his current POS 2wd truck can't pass inspection. OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 #7
And he joins us in that ever shrinking club... maspaha Apr 26 #8
My Bro (his Dad), has a Scion. Manual. So he's comfortable with shifting. OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 #9
I'm an OK Uncle. OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 #10
That's low mileage. Grumpy Old Guy Apr 26 #12
Working from home since 2000. OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 #15
A true member of the family! Hope22 Apr 26 #13
Families do that...... OAITW r.2.0 Apr 26 #16
It will all work out. Hope22 Apr 27 #17
Aawww. sheshe2 Apr 26 #14

OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
3. Indeed....I think there's another 100K left in the young lady.
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 08:07 PM
Apr 26

Always serviced at VW on schedules. Nephew will be traveling from NH to ME daily to attend Voc school - design/program and CNC machining. He knows what he wants.

OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
6. Spent the afternoon removing the Skippa snot and doghairs. Looks pretty damn good now.
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 08:11 PM
Apr 26

Last edited Fri Apr 26, 2024, 10:42 PM - Edit history (1)

Bonus, nephew's a Deadhead. Actually plays in a jamband. Machined a medallion with the 'Steal Your Face' logo as a Christmas present.

OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
7. It just worked out. We were talking at Christmas and his current POS 2wd truck can't pass inspection.
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 08:15 PM
Apr 26

So, I made the offer on the spot. No regrets.

maspaha

(311 posts)
8. And he joins us in that ever shrinking club...
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 08:33 PM
Apr 26

…of clutch & shifters!

We gave our automatic 2018 Mazda CX5 to our daughter when she graduated from college in 2021 so she wouldn’t have to buy a new car when they were crazy expensive.

We kept the 2006 Honda with 250,000 miles because I love a manual transmission and she’s still reliable for a weekend trip from Phoenix to LA.

You’re a good Uncle!

OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
9. My Bro (his Dad), has a Scion. Manual. So he's comfortable with shifting.
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 08:37 PM
Apr 26

My son asked me...."why didn't you ask me?" My answer, "Because you can't drive it." Sad, but true.

OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
10. I'm an OK Uncle.
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 08:40 PM
Apr 26

I think I will need to discuss with the Bro tomorrow....maybe I should also include my neice in on this...

OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
15. Working from home since 2000.
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 10:48 PM
Apr 26

Where-ever home was - not a lot of daily mileage. Fact is, it got the right amount of exercise without a lot of extreme demands.

Hope22

(2,167 posts)
17. It will all work out.
Sat Apr 27, 2024, 01:54 AM
Apr 27

We had a Toyota Tercel that we bought new with 150k on her. Great little car. We passed it to our neighbors with 2 teens. They put on another 75k. . They passed it to some friends with kids and the total came to 300+k. That little car got one more owner and many many more miles before she came to her final destination. It was fun to see her journey. If that car could talk! 😁💗

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