I bought a new vehicle. Price was right, in stock, will be paid off within months of my wife’s new(ish) car.

After that, I’ll find what I want and trade it in.

I have to admit, coming from the 2005 GMC Envoy I inherited when we bought the Edge, this thing is incredibly fun to drive. The GMC (The Beast) is slated for donation.

Going from 13/18 MPG, let’s be honest, 11 MPG average, to 25/35 is very nice.

So many bells and whistles. Backup camera, hands free built in, and a screen for all your “stop playing with your car and drive” needs. Keyless entry/pushbutton start takes a bit of getting used to after 40+ years of taking my keys out to unlock and start every other car I’ve ever driven. The SD card slot is a great driving music feature.

Just need to get decent sized wheels (really like the look of the GTI wheels), tires that don’t feel like pudding when cornering, and tint the three rear windows. Been a long time since I had truck headlights at rearview mirror/retina burning level.

Before you say it, my wife insisted it be automatic. She can drive a manual, but did not relish the idea in stop and go, which is every weekday, if she ever needed to use the Golf. I’ve already tried the flappy paddle gearbox®, and I’m a fan.

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Year: 2017
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Transmission Type: Shiftable automatic (Tiptronic)
Number Of Speeds: 6
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