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#1 of 12749 Hello and...
Sep 01, 2000 (4:10 pm)
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#2 of 12749 martens in DC
Sep 01, 2000 (4:19 pm)
Have not had any experience with them, but any VW in the country is REQUIRED to service your car for any warranty and oil change work. If they were not wanting your business, then I say don't give it to them. Plenty of other nice salespeople out there that would be a little more appreciative.
#3 of 12749 Martens...
Sep 01, 2000 (5:57 pm)
My boss got his Galatic Blue 2001 Jetta GLS VR6 there last weekend. He said they were pretty cool and he didn't pay much more than invoice for the car. Also, he bought a 1996 Civic new back then, and said the Jetta didn't cost too much more than the Civic did. Considering his has leather and sport suspension and all, he must have gotten a really good deal.
#4 of 12749 moira vw/justin
Sep 01, 2000 (6:49 pm)
Moira, did you call Anthony Brown at Congressional VW in Rockville? As I said a few posts ago, they really went to town to find me the exact car I wanted and at a nice price too!
Justin, I can't believe you work accross from a VW dealer! Does your window look out on the lot? Poor guy. I don't know why VA dealers stick to that stupid processing fee. $169 for paperwork? My ass. So I just said, "okay, will you come down $169 on the price of the car?" "Sure, we can do that." Stupid, stupid... I was wondering, Justin, if you're financial strategy of giving up the Jetta is temporary for a year or two, why did you buy a new Hyundai and not a used car that you could have bought outright??
Anyway, I'm SO glad to be out of DC! Unfortunately, chances are good I'll get sucked back into the Pentagon before my career's over.
#5 of 12749 Justin...
Sep 01, 2000 (7:02 pm)
When you go to trade that Hyundai in in two or so years, you are going to take a big hit in what the car is worth. They don't hold their value well, even though they have a nice warranty and all that stuff.
#6 of 12749 vocus and fischda
Sep 01, 2000 (7:20 pm)
Duh!! I know that!! Teasing.....I am aware of that though.
What I am planning to do is, with a car payment of around $200 a month, just keep the car until it dies. A third car is always nice to have in the household. I know I could never get anyone to buy it.....but if it proves simple to repair and maintain, then I might as well just keep it and tool around in it. That way, if I want to later, I could LEASE something, and have a junker to put the extra miles on...
Yes, my office window overlooks the VW dealer. Life is not good ;(
#7 of 12749 3 cars?
Sep 01, 2000 (7:44 pm)
Scary. What does that 10/100 warranty cover? Is it b2b? Well, at least VA is a cheap state for insurance. Hey Vocus, I got a ten spot says Justin owns another Jetta within 6 months. Justin, I don't mean to pry, but do you have a wife driving your sensibilities rather than you driving your Jetta? He he...
#8 of 12749 well....
Sep 01, 2000 (8:58 pm)
I don't have 2 cars now. I only have the Hyundai. There is another car in my household, but a wife is nowhere in sight. And I don't pay anything for the other car - it is not mine. I could not afford a $30k+ Pathfinder even if I wanted to right now.
Seriously, the Hyundai covers 5yrs/60k bumper to bumper and 10yr/100k on the engine/tran/drivetrain. Keeping it and having a nice car as well later makes sense. Like Vocus said, I would never get for the car anywhere near what I paid for it, so might as well dog it out and see what happens. Kind of fun driving a car that you don't care about. The coffee spills and door dings don't matter nearly as much....
Have a good holiday guys! Catch ya Tuesday!
#9 of 12749 2001 Jettas
Sep 02, 2000 (3:52 am)
Has anyone actually seen a 2001 Jetta in the states with the new steering wheel that incorporates cruise and stereo controls?
I've seen pictures, but not in person. Also, do the 2001's have the curtain airbags...in addition to the front and side?
I am still shopping for a 2001 black/beige leather 5 speed Jetta TDI/GLS, but these are important options to me and I am willing to wait a few months if they are a mid-year addition.... thanks.........
#10 of 12749 Mexico or Germany?
Sep 02, 2000 (4:43 am)
Hey, does anyone out there know if all of the US Jetta's are made in Mexico? Everything I've read says they are, but my dealer insists Germany. I'm in the Northeast. Does that make a difference?