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#3343 of 3460 Last of the inventory
Dec 30, 2010 (11:26 am)
For anyone trying to grab a remaining 2010 Passat Wagon, I thought I'd share a post.
We're going out today to buy a Candy White Passat Variant with MSRP $31,720 (options include navigation and mat kit). They quoted us for $27,500 (+ TT&L) which I think is probably the best we're going to find given there are less than 10 left in a 100 mile radius. Another dealer quoted us $27,998 for the exact same car. We'd love to have a different color but it just didn't work out. I can also tell you that we found a Deep Black (MSRP $29,929; no navigation) offered for $25,334.
Our experience is that many dealers want to get rid of the last wagon on their lot. A few are being stubborn knowing they may be the only dealer in town with a preferred model. If you're not picky, you can get a good deal. We weren't willing to work with the dealer who was slow to respond and unwilling to negotiate price (though it was decent at $28,200 if we *really* wanted another color).
We considered buying a Jetta Sportwagen TDI but preferred the Passat after the test drive. This will be replacing my 2003 Passat wagon which is still running great with 85K miles. We'll have two wagons in the driveway until the older one is replaced with the new 328i in 2012.
The 2011 Passat Variant (in Europe) is beautiful and I wish that VW would have offered it here.
#3344 of 3460 Re: Last of the inventory [pandx]
Jan 10, 2011 (11:31 pm)
I'm in the same situation as you. I've found a Candy White Passat Wagon (MSRP $29,730 according to VW.COM) but the dealer here in California wants:
$28K + TT&L with 60 months 0% APR ($518/mo out the door price)
$26K + TT&L with 60 months 4.9% APR
Looks like he's trying to charge me the price of the wagon WITH navigation while this one does NOT have it.
Thoughts? Thank you!
#3345 of 3460 Re: Last of the inventory [salvix]
Jan 11, 2011 (2:14 am)
You're getting beat. I'd pay no more than $26k with 0%.
I paid around $25k with 0% 2 years ago and it wasn't an outgoing model.
#3346 of 3460 Re: Last of the inventory [ponytrekker]
Jan 11, 2011 (7:50 am)
Wow! Thanks for the info. I'll try to negotiate it down.
The dealer will have to bring it from another dealership, but that can't possibly cost them $2,000!
#3347 of 3460 Re: Last of the inventory [salvix]
Jan 14, 2011 (5:45 pm)
Try calling around to other dealerships and have them work off each other. Even if one dealer is a few hours a way get them to give you a great price that you can show your local dealership. That leverage really works.
#3348 of 3460 Re: Last of the inventory [dub_lady]
Jan 19, 2011 (1:07 am)
I've got it!
$25.5K for the wagon + $1.6K for 7yr/70K miles VW warranty = $29.9K on the road (California). Still can't believe this car would have cost me $41K+ back in Canada!
Got financing through a credit union with extra discounts because of my employer.
Truecar.com was essential for this purchase. Got it from a local dealer instead of driving 1.5hs to get one for even more $$$.
Now off to the forums at vwvortex.com
Thanks for the tips!
#3349 of 3460 2002 VW Passat GLX 4motion Auto Wagon
Feb 22, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Local VW dealership has one with only 35k real miles but they want $13,xxx for it. I looked on Blue book and in excellent condition its only at $11k, so I'm not sure how they figured their price. The Edmunds price is $7,793 dealer retail, 6630 private party, but its a rare used car I see in the Edmunds ranges at dealerships.
I'm not sure what to do to get them to redo their starting price - I would be happy paying $7k, but I have a feeling they only have $1000-1500 in wiggle room. Do I really call the guy back and say "I'll give you 7k, but that's it" hoping they'll come down? Or do I just look for something else?
May 09, 2011 (12:47 pm)
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#3351 of 3460 2009 Passat Sedan Komfort (Auto)
Jul 03, 2011 (12:30 pm)
I am looking at a Passat w/ 27,500 miles on it. It is listed at $19,475. I am wondering what is a fair price to offer for this car and realistically what can I expect to pay. I read on consumer reports to offer 25% below the price. This car was purchased at an auction. Is there a way to tell how much it was purchased by the dealer for if I have the VIN?
Also, I know the 2012 Passats are coming and they start around 20,000. So to me 19,475 seems high.
Thanks in advance!
#3352 of 3460 Re: 2009 Passat Sedan Komfort (Auto) [coness1]
Jul 25, 2011 (5:07 pm)
I think that is a bit expensive in my opinion. I am leasing a Passat 2008 Luxury. The lease is due this month. I have the option to buy it for 15,534.50. Tax/Interest no included. The mileage is 26K. I hope this info will help you decide.