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VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT #3914590
11/11/15 07:34 PM
11/11/15 07:34 PM
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utah
dareo Offline OP
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Pulled the trigger, or should i say rolled the dice, on a 2016 Golf Sportwagen S 5MT in Tungsten Silver Metallic.

It's getting shipped in from CA. I had to go out of state for a manual trans, and the high volume dealers can sell at a loss for their quantity bonuses. Instead of sky high utah dealer doc fees of $299+ i pay for an auto transporter, no big deal. This is way cheaper than any Utah dealer would go and none of them had manuals. With the VW loyalty credit applied, i ended up with about 17% off, and a promo 1.9% rate. These JSW MK7 wagons have only been for sale since about April 2015, so i'm really pleased to get such a modern car at a big discount. Sold my E39 540i sport wagon to my friend, i will miss its crazy torque but not its 20 mpg.

So this thing is dirt cheap for a brand new wagon with 36 mpg, android auto, rear camera, comfy 15" alloys, pretty much everything i need and nothing i do not. Interior cargo space is comparable to a CX-5 or CRV at 66.5 cubic feet. Wagons have taught me one thing, sedans are useless, and once you wagon you can't go back.

At some point i plan on getting it tuned; the MBQ 1.8 can make about 250hp on a premium.

I think this thing can live a happy life on M1 0w40 right?

It has a plastic oil pan and you take the plug out with a flat head screw driver. I'm not sure if i can handle that, but it is designed to be oil vacuum friendly.

Please feel free to make all the VW Cheating comments you like. As a 10 year TDI owner i will not take any offense.


2016 Golf Wagon 5MT, 2014 Accord Sport 6MT, 2016 GMC 1500 SLT 6.2
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914613
11/11/15 07:51 PM
11/11/15 07:51 PM
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Congratulations! VW cheating does not make me like them any less at all.....kinda makes me like them even more. I loved the new golf when I drove it.


2012 Nissan Rogue
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914623
11/11/15 07:56 PM
11/11/15 07:56 PM
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Lake Forest, CA
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My daughter likes wagon, she usually carry many things in her Volvo V70 wagon to work and/or to picnic/beach.

This VW Golf Sportwagen looks good and MSRP at $21,xxx is very good too.


'00 MB E430
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Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914639
11/11/15 08:17 PM
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My only concern with a wagon is that casual smash-and-grab thieves prefer them over a sedan with a separate, lockable trunk.


2015 BRZ, 2016 GLA AMG
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914654
11/11/15 08:42 PM
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utah
dareo Offline OP
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A smash and grab theif steals only what they can see. So dont leave visible valuables in any vehicle. If they cant see it but know you have it the trunk does not stop them. Like the people seen trunking their firearms at gun free zones only to find their car broken into by someone casing that gun free zone.


2016 Golf Wagon 5MT, 2014 Accord Sport 6MT, 2016 GMC 1500 SLT 6.2
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914662
11/11/15 08:56 PM
11/11/15 08:56 PM
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250 hp in a 3100 lb car should be a hoot. Which tune are you likely going with? Being a VW, tunes and any issues caused by tuning a particular platform should be well fleshed out in the Vortex or the other VW enthusiast spots.

Enjoy the wagon! And enjoy embarrassing much more expensive cars once it's tuned!


2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE
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Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914664
11/11/15 08:57 PM
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USA
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The smash-and grab thief is easier and safer to transport in a seperate, lockable trunk.


2015 BRZ, 2016 GLA AMG
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: mcrn] #3914673
11/11/15 09:19 PM
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Stamford, CT
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Originally Posted By: mcrn
Congratulations! VW cheating does not make me like them any less at all.....kinda makes me like them even more. I loved the new golf when I drove it.



I feel the same.

I'd go for it, they really are great cars and the reliability is almost as good as the best Japanese models in competition, and NONE of them come close to the driving dynamics and feel of the car.

Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914680
11/11/15 09:27 PM
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utah
dareo Offline OP
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I will probably go APR tune but i want to give the car a few years to blow up under warranty before i flash my warranty down the drain. I figure it will break in 2yrs or less if there is a defective something or other.


2016 Golf Wagon 5MT, 2014 Accord Sport 6MT, 2016 GMC 1500 SLT 6.2
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914891
11/12/15 06:41 AM
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I was at a Mazda/VW dealer yesterday looking at a new CX-5 when I spotted this Golf Sportwagon in white. I really liked it and my only regret is that A/T is a must (for the wife).

The sticker was $23,815.....What would you offer considering the current state of VW affairs???


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3914923
11/12/15 07:21 AM
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Nice! I saw a few of these at the local dealer. They had a gray Sportwagon S manual for $19,999 with the incentives going right now. Great deal for a manual turbo wagon. I believe these are still built in Germany?

If I was buying one I'd get an S manual and just upgrade the wheels.


2018 Ford Mustang GT
2018 Ford Explorer 3.5
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3915025
11/12/15 09:30 AM
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Best looking wagon out there IMO. Congrats!


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3915071
11/12/15 10:27 AM
11/12/15 10:27 AM
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New England
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Congrats! My wife/I looked at this very car which they had none in stock in 5mt S gasser. 35 TDI's(half MT) and 1 auto gasser. They told us we were crazy to not want TDI, HA!!!

My wife is spooked now but that price is definitely right! Enjoy!

Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: sciphi] #3915099
11/12/15 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: sciphi
Enjoy the wagon! And enjoy embarrassing much more expensive cars once it's tuned!

DITTO +1,000


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT [Re: dareo] #3915240
11/12/15 12:55 PM
11/12/15 12:55 PM
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Top of Virginia
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Top of Virginia
Congrats on your new car. That new smell is always nice.

Originally Posted By: dareo
Wagons have taught me one thing, sedans are useless, and once you wagon you can't go back.


Anything with a lift back has taught me that. I owned a number of sedans for many years, and could rarely find true ownership satisfaction. For me, it was a combination of their general lack of utility combined with my personal discomfort of having a seat so low to the floor (leg/knee/foot angles that don't agree with my anatomy).

I absolutely share your opinion that something with an open back is a far more useful vehicle than a sedan.

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