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Volkswagen New Beetle, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#2499 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [pf_flyer]
Jun 04, 2011 (6:44 am)
That is absolutely my experience selling vehicles online. I am not a fan of KBB. Never seem to be close to reality. Reality being what you actually get for your vehicle selling it. For example from what the gentleman above told us about his VW TDI it has a Certified Dealer price of $25,642. With a paltry trade-in value of $19,876. For me it is worth the hassle of selling to get cash in my pocket somewhere around $5k. That is what the dealer will make if I trade it in. The couple times I have considered trading the have low-balled below trade-in value. If your trade-in is old and worthless then use it to squeeze the dealer. Otherwise sell it yourself.
There are plenty of people with cash. Whether you are selling an RV for $55k or an old Mazda for $1200. Patience, patience, patience....
#2500 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [kooler]
Jun 07, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Sorry to hear about your health problems. I hope you get healthy soon. Do you know if there is a big difference in the design and quality between your 2009 model and the new 2011 models. Did they change the interior on the new ones. Thanks
#2502 of 2551 Re: High-Pitched Sound [jaj]
Jun 19, 2011 (10:44 am)
Our 2010 TDI does the same. Not sure what it is, but it's normal.
#2503 of 2551 Re: crankytdi [bpeebles]
Jun 19, 2011 (11:15 pm)
Are you saying that all TDI VWs owners should add the diesel fuel conditioner? I am just making sure because I have never heard this. I have a 2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagon. I do NOT pay much attention to the fuel or add anything to it except to make sure that only diesel gets put into the car. Is there anything I should be looking for as far as the diesel goes? Like gas has different grades, I have noticed that diesel does have different sulfur levels for the diesel fuel.
I was caught of guard about adding the Diesel Fuel Conditioner.
Looking forward to hear your reply on this one.
#2504 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [gagrice]
Jun 19, 2011 (11:21 pm)
gagrice- thanks all for your posts. I appreciate them. For some reason, although I was in the hspt for a week I just realized I had several posts that address my initial post. I was never notified of these posts. anybody know what setting could be off since I did not get any notice of these posts?
#2505 of 2551 Diesel Fuel Additive [kooler]
Jun 23, 2011 (5:17 pm)
If you have never heard of it, then you have not researched TDIs very well. Your question has been asked/answered many MANY times in the past.
I dont know about "should" add conditioner... but the general consensus of folks that want the most MPG and want their HighPressureFuelPump to last add conditioner at every fillup.
Because of this, I am only giving you the condensed answer:
Diesel-fuel addiditive provides several important functions
The lubricity provides lubricant to your multiple fuel-pumps and injectors.
*) CETANE INCREASE ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetane_number )
just a few integers of cetane can mean 3-to-7 additional MPG.
I can tell you I that measure EVERY drop of fuel run thru my TDI over the last 130,000+ miles. (Spreadsheet!) I am averaging 50MPG with peaks of 56MPG.
The all-important measurement of COST PER MILE is $0.05/mile. I do not beleive there is another automobile sold in North America that can beat MPG that TDI can deliver!!
#2506 of 2551 Re: crankytdi [kooler]
Jun 23, 2011 (5:24 pm)
To answer your other question "Is there anything I should be looking for as far as the diesel goes?"
The rule-of-thumb is to purchase diesel where it "flows like wine". When diesel is stored in tanks, mold grows in it. Hence, you should look for truck-stops where it does not sit around for long.
As for "grade". You MUST use ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfer Diesel) in your TDI.
The very lowest price for diesel will ALWAYS be at truck-stops. In my cross-country trips, I found the Flying J has the best prices. Their website will tell you WHERE they are located and WHAT the current price is.
#2507 of 2551 Re: crankytdi [bpeebles]
Jun 23, 2011 (5:43 pm)
Thanks for the info on the Pilot/Flying J stations. That is good to know when I plan a cross country trip. What brand of additive have you found to be best during the warmer months. I don't plan to be anywhere cold.
#2508 of 2551 Re: crankytdi [gagrice]
Jun 23, 2011 (6:53 pm)
For fuel-additive, I use Power Service Diesel Kleen. Grey bottle in summer and white bottle in winter. It is readdally available at WallyMart.
I add about 6oz per fillup. I carry a quart-container in the trunk and a supply of cheap paper drinking-cups. I select a paper-cup, crease it to make a pouring-spout and put Diesel Kleen in it. After putting into fuel-tank, I can toss out the paper-cup and the smell along with it.
Here is an interesting Diesel fuel additive study based solely on LUBRICITY of the products tested.