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500L buying tips

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500L buying tips

Post by texanbrit » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:22 am

I'm going to look at buying a 2014 500L Trekking tomorrow with 66,000 miles on it. It has the DDCT 6 speed auto transmission.
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Just wondering if anyone has any specific items that I should look for. Any weird noises that spell impending doom. I know the 1.4L Turbo multi-air pretty well but that's about it.
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Re: 500L buying tips

Post by Mangavideo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:20 am

You going to do a POV Video of the Test Drive?
"Initially, it was a search for practicality. Ultimately, it was a decision of Passion"

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Re: 500L buying tips

Post by texanbrit » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:32 am

I can try.
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Re: 500L buying tips

Post by MadFiat » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:28 pm

So how did it go? I haven't seen you posting about your new 500L yet.
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Re: 500L buying tips

Post by texanbrit » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:09 pm

It didn't unfortunately. Wife was unwell, and I didn't feel good about buying her car without her input
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Re: 500L buying tips

Post by MadFiat » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:56 pm

texanbrit wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:09 pm
It didn't unfortunately. Wife was unwell, and I didn't feel good about buying her car without her input
That's fair. She probably doesn't want to be in a Formula 1 car without at least having the seat custom fit to her.
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Re: 500L buying tips

Post by texanbrit » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:39 am

So ended up with the first car I had looked at, the dealer came back with a decent price drop.

Drove home in rush hour traffic for an hour and a half and the car was flawless so pretty happy about that.

Wife is happy with it too. I want to jump on the maintenance tasks this weekend to make sure it has a good basis, but fingers crossed this is going to be perfect.
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Re: 500L buying tips

Post by Mangavideo » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:09 am

Love that Green!
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