Used Car of the Day: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE
Another day, another wagon. Today's car-enthusiast catnip comes courtesy of Columbus, Ohio (home to many a TTAC'er) and this 2017 Volkswagen Alltrack has three pedals. Yay!
The seller is asking $25,000 for this car, which has under 29,000 miles. It's an SE trim with a panoramic sunroof, black leatherette seating, ACC, park distance control, and heated seats. There's a two-inch receiver for things like hitch-mounted bike racks.
That's two wagons in a row. One is much older and has Hemi power, the other has a stick. Don't ever say we don't know what car enthusiasts like. Pick your poison.
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- MaintenanceCosts The GT-Line and Long Range aren't going to get more than about 250 miles EPA. That's pretty disappointing for a vehicle in a class that often gets used for long trips. I would have expected at least one trim to hit 300 miles EPA.
- Watersketch I didn't like them but my cost-conscious boss loved them. Said the 4-cyl versions were a lot cheaper to run than the full-size vans they replaced.
- William Piper Awful exterior styling…would be a hard pass for that alone. Perhaps for $60k, but $100 large? For this?
- Sgeffe Gee, a hybrid can have some actual horsepower behind it! With a four-pot ICE as the generator!See what Stellantis can do, and with 1.3 liters, Honda?! (Whose “Accord” will be spanked by a PRIUS!! 🤬🙄)
- Kcflyer I get the argument to not compete in the sedan market in order to maximize short term profits on SUV's and Trucks. But what happens if Toyota ever gets serious and builds a full line of light and heavy duty trucks? What I'm saying is maybe Ford should continue to build the best vehicles they can in this and other mainstay segments. To paraphrase the last good Dem president, not because it is easy, but because it is hard. Even if the Japanese don't eventually bankrupt Ford, Tesla just might. I understand their sedans sell quite well.
These seemed like such a good deal at the time. I came soooo close to buying one, but I needed just a bit of towing capacity. Also had recently had a less than perfect experience with a 2001 Passat wagon. Beautiful car, but ate brakes (which were expensive) and would throw alarming messages (OIL PRESSURE WARNING. STOP VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY) on the dash for no apparent reason.
I own an almost identical car, with close to 140k on it. And it’s been the best car I’ve ever had. I got incredibly lucky a few years ago and got mine, clean one owner with 70k for a fraction of that. But it’s still worth every cent, and is a couple tunes away from Golf R power. Also fun fact, the suspension stiffness is close to the GTI and roll bars are the same as Golf R