An aftermarket oil filter (left), and a Volkswagen Certified Oil filter (right)
I can’t speak for every car dealership in the world; I can only speak for the one I spend 30 hours a week at. Very frequently people will visit, and a large portion of those visitors approach the staff in the same manner—blunt suspicion and paranoia. Being as someone who is relatively new to the automotive world it makes me wonder if at some point car dealerships were only owned by communists during the cold war. Why does a majority of the public believe that car dealerships have astronomically high prices? And that everything is ridiculously expensive? And that it’s the sole purpose of sales people to gouge their customers?
I had a bit of an epiphany the other day while talking to my friend about fuel economy. Apparently they had no idea that fuel efficiency is a thing that can be controlled—or even mattered. To them, all cars get roughly the same fuel usage and even if there’s a difference, it isn’t much. This got me thinking because there must be other people in the world that have similar beliefs, and being a passionate hypermiler I feel it necessary to explain how important and how easy fuel savings is.
Well it's officially a done deal. I am currently the owner of a 2012 Golf TDI Highline. Which is, one of the best cars Volkswagen Makes that's brought into North America. It's far beyond anything I can afford, but it is very practical for my lifestyle which is: excessive driving. My car was ordered straight from Germany, and it was due to arrive on the 19th of December—unfortunately that's not how it planned out. It actually arrived on the 6th, and I was driving it by the 8th. The car had 14 km's on the odometer when I first stepped in it, and it was wrapped from top to bottom with shipping foam. After driving it for a week or so I would like to go over a few things regarding this vehicle, and explain what makes this vehicle so special.
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Tomorrow is, of course, November 1st. For most people, it's just another day. But here at Leavens it will be the start of Movember, which means the men around here will be shaving slightly less, and growing moustaches in support of Prostate Cancer Awareness. Growing a moustache is pretty easy, but battling any kind of cancer isn't, so the more people take part in something like this, the better.
This facial hair will be sported for the month of November, so if you want a good chuckle come on down and see the Moustachio'd awesomeness.