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If you don't hypermile and just drive like you aren't trying to accomplish anything special mileage-wise, what kind of mileage are you seeing?
Exactly what I was looking for thank you!...I like the Hybrid as I think it'll outrun a Cayenne S but it'll do it with some sort of social responsibility (ie: the supercharged V6 w/ electric assist is 1,000,000x more sophisticated than the Cayenne's V8).Over three months driving 50% through gridlock traffic downtown was just over 19 mpg without special effort. For one week I drove alot in sport mode and very aggressively to see how badly I could do in the city-- I got 16.5 mpg and I was literally dumping gas racing from stoplight to stoplight trying to outmaneuver traffic-- a few times using launch mode. Our BMW 3 series got 15.2 mpg with the same style of driving and a dodge journey V6 loaner got 9-11 mpg (and didn't race very well and was literally no fun I might add).
The hybrid is a Jekyll and Hyde. You'll be able to take on any performance SUV this side of the cayenne turbo or X6 M using launch mode, but if you are hypermiling people are going to be a bit impatient with you because you are going just below the speed limit, are not wasting gas flying out of stoplights, or are following a bit on the close side.
You're right...it is a flat out bargain. Lets see how my wheeling and dealing goes, hopefully I can get into one of these in the next month or soWhere can you get the 3.0 tfsi engine anywhere for that much cash? You can barely get a high mileage 2011 s4 for that money. Now add the electric motor and its torque adding fuel sparing benefits, the 8 speed transmission, and the very nice option list of the hybrid, with stuff I haven't even discovered yet, and its a no brainer.
The engine, the tech, the toys. What more could you want?
VW techs get access to all parts and info available south of the border. I actually have a call into VW Canada asking about what concessions they make in Canada in regards to warranty validity (ieL why would they not honour a US warranty when they don't sell the product here) and in terms of service centres.Since it wasn't imported into Canada, will servicing it by well trained technicians be an issue at all?
Correct noob, that was the initial response. They have a very nicely optioned Cayenne hybrid on the showroom floor - for $103K, they diesel they have in stock is not option to my tastes, but its listing at $93K. Neither price is negotiable....I rolled my eyes at both. sigh."Would you like to try a Cayenne this weekend, Sir?"
Back in 2008 when VWoA split into VWoA and VWC they also split warranty coverage...this was mainly an effort by VWC to curb the import of vehicles from the US. At the time (and a bit to this day) there was around a $20K difference in price between a brand new US model Touareg and and identical Canadian model Touareg. With the CAD$ being stronger by 10% than the US $ at the time, this difference was even greater...nobody was shopping at their dealerships in Canada and instead were just buying from showrooms south of the border.Why not? I see a guy from Mexico servicing his Q7 at a US Audi dealership all under warranty. I even asked my SA. I think you should have a conversation with a service manager at your dealership
we're sharing the same thoughts.I have a cottage in NY...will have to look into having an out of country drivers licence and see if I can register/insure in NY w/ NY plates on the vehicleSolution, buy a hybrid and keep it registered in US, that is if you have relatives or close friends who's address you can use.
There are some property deals in norther MI for sure, but...too far away from here .Or just one of you (in case you are married) does that. Also, I would recommend Michigan over NY or any other state for that matter. No stupid yearly inspections and no county taxes and decal non-sense to deal with. Enforcement in MI is also very lax. Now....if only you could buy a cottage in MI!