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Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
#3368 of 3430 Leased a 2012 Passat SE w/sunroof
Dec 18, 2011 (9:46 am)
(Also posted on the Volkswagen Passat Lease Questions forum)
Got my Passat lease yesterday, based on the following:
MSRP: $26,630 (Base price 25,625, Mats $235, Dest. $770)
Selling Price: $24,930 (was originally quoted $25,445, which is $100 over invoice, but negotiated them down)
Residual: 56% Money Factor 0.0074 (I was expecting 0.00049, but they said that was for the base SE, but I got a high trade in so didn't care).
Got a $1,000 rebate, and $1,250 trade cash for a total $2,250 cap reduction.
So Capitalized cost: $23,795
36 months, 12,00 miles per year and and Residual: $14,913
Monthly Payment before tax: 271.92
$0 cash OTD, as they covered sales tax on cap cost reduction, etc. under the $0 OTD lease promotion. (Couldn't figure how this worked, but I was just happy with this deal to not bother asking).
A big thank you to Car_man and all the forum members for sharing their experiences. Took me about 2 weeks of research on the internet and negotiating to get this deal.
#3369 of 3430 buying a new 2012 passat 4dr Sdn 2.5L Automatic S
Dec 18, 2011 (7:26 pm)
I live in Ohio and am interested in buying a new 2012 Passat. The dealer I went to quoted me OTD 24,100 (22,290 sales price + 1,810 Tax & Fees) for a 4dr Sdn 2.5L Automatic S, which is the basic model. I never purchased a Passat before and have no idea if this is a good quote. Any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot!
#3370 of 3430 Re: 2012 Passat [greenleg]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:06 pm)
Did they give you eta? I ordered mine on 7/22 and not in yet. I wonder if anyone has taken delivery of tdi sel they ordered.
#3371 of 3430 Re: buying a new 2012 passat 4dr Sdn 2.5L Automatic S [mbpassat]
Dec 31, 2011 (3:32 pm)
If you know the options on the car, you can use the Edmunds price calculator for this car and see the dealer invoice and the sticker price. In general, most VW models only have about $1000 - $1200 markup from dealer invoice to the sticker price, so dealers don't have a whole lot of room to discount the car. If the dealer would discount the car about $500-$600 from the sticker price, I would say that is a good deal. Sometimes the dealer has some room to throw in some extra items, such as floor mats or perhaps ask them to pinstripe the car for no charge.
I have 3 VW's (two Jettas and a New Beetle Convertible) and everyone in the family enjoys driving them. Looking to replace one Jetta in a few months and the new Passat is definitely on my list.
Hope your deal works out for you.
Bel Air Car Guy
#3372 of 3430 2012 VW Passat SEL, Nor Cal.
Jan 05, 2012 (11:43 am)
Just purchased 2012 Passat SEL Yesterday
I thought it would be helpful to post this info for others to compare when shopping.
Northern California Dealer.
1) Engine 2.5L
2) Transmission AT DSG
3) Trimline SEL
4) Options -spoiler,navigation, fender audio, sunroof, all weather mats, mud flaps
5) Tough Negotiating. they are selling these like hot cakes. Mud Flaps unavailable but the deater agreed to include and install when available.
6) Price including tax, title, tags $ 29,500.00 OTD approximately $ 27,000.00 before taxes, Sticker price was $29,200.00 including destination but without spoiler and mud flaps.
Wife loves it.
Hope this post helps others.
#3373 of 3430 DVD AND BACK UP CAMERA
Jan 14, 2012 (7:29 pm)
Just purshased SEL PREIUM....DVD shuts down when driving....looking for a place by pass that sensor...anyone done this before on there car.
What to install back up camera...and dvd players on both head rest ...any recomendations
#3374 of 3430 Passat TDI SEL Premium
Feb 07, 2012 (9:23 am)
Anyone buy a Passat TDI recently? I am looking at a 2012 Passat TDI SEL Premium. Sticker is 33,335. What price should I shoot for for a straight cash buy???
#3375 of 3430 Re: Passat TDI SEL Premium [bdewitt]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:35 am)
Just a reader...most car dealers get 2 or 3 % on that sale....take 1% off sticker price.....tops $1000 off sticker ...if your lucky
#3376 of 3430 Comments or advice???
Mar 30, 2012 (10:54 am)
We have decided to get a Passat to use as our Florida car. We are snowbirds and we are in Florida now and we got a rental Passat to use, from Budget....surprised they had them.
My wife will be driving the car mostly, and she wants a manual transmission. First we asked to see the $19995 model that is advertised, but which I can't find in inventory anywhere. It seems that model comes without air conditioning and dealers don't carry them in Florida.
We checked the S model but didn't like the crank seat adjustment levers, if we switch drivers it seems pretty crude. It would be ok if the car was used by one driver. Decided on an SE model, which moves the price up, but has a lot of nice features including the steering wheel controls.
Price of car less $1100 for manual transmission
$489 dealer prep (usually higher in Florida)
$450 tag and register
$ 92 County tax DMV tire and battery tax
Total $26147 rounded to $26000
Now, if I go to another dealers website I get this price for an automatic 2012 Passat;
2012 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
2.5L I-5 cyl
MSRP $24,765 Discount -$2,970 Adjusted Price $21,795
If I take $1100 off for manual that seems like a great deal, since they say they will discount the car almost $3000!
The extras, tax etc came to about $2500 so I should get the car I am looking for about $23300!
Is there a trick?
btw, the rental Passat is a nice riding and handling car. Huge trunk, seems like a limo in the back seat. Our cars back home are bmws, so it is saying a lot that we are very impressed with the Passat.
We would order a 2013 in August.
#3377 of 3430 Re: Comments or advice??? [driver100]
Mar 30, 2012 (1:31 pm)
Good Choice I just got the Passat SEL premium 5 cyl ...remote starter...it's great, good leg room space front and back....
My second car is S550 Mercedes ....and I'll tell you
Passat's rides very good for that price....one thing no back up camera...
that's the only thing I do not like...but nothing is perfect..
...are you driving to florida with this car....Look into Hydbrid coming soon