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Volkswagen GTI, Coupe, Hatchback
#103 of 332 Down to the wire
Feb 22, 2007 (1:42 pm)
I've got my eye on a United Grey 2dr. / 6spd. w/ package 2.
Up to this point I've been working with a salesmen at a local dealership (Parkcities VW), here in Dallas,Tx. I've been nego. my new purchase via email corespondance.
They have it listed at $26,075, after plugging in options and what not thru Edmunds, it listed the car at $25,430 (TMV)
After reading thru posts on this thread - I'm still a little weary about how to approach the salesmen for the "perfect" deal.
Should I be nego. a price around what others are paying in my area? Its about a $650 price difference?
Any pointers on how to handle the deal.
This will be my second VW, I'll be trading in my 2003 GTi.
I'm anxiously await my new car, but I don't want to make any mistakes or miss any opportunties to cash in on a great deal.
BTW: how do I find out about dealership "hold-back" and whether or not I can use this as leverage in my nego.
#104 of 332 standard 17'' wheels for the GTI
Feb 23, 2007 (4:32 pm)
I can t figure out what s the design of the standard 17" wheels. The 'ones with the circles' is shown on all the pictures, and on the free dvd offered by dealers, they say that they are available on 17" and 18". But my dealer seems not very knowledgeable about that. GTI of this stock have some other wheels. So questions are: 1 / what are the standard wheels ? 2/ can we get the 17" 'with the circles' as option? or only the 18" ? Thanks !
#105 of 332 Re: standard 17'' wheels for the GTI [arnaud1818]
Feb 23, 2007 (5:39 pm)
The standard wheels on the GTI are the 17 in wheels.
The "ones with the circles" aka "Hufs" are optional and are only available as 18 inch wheels ($750). If you go to CarsDirect.com and look up the GTI, you'll be able to see a good picture of the standard 17 in wheels.
Hope this helps,
#106 of 332 170 miles in a new GTI?
Feb 26, 2007 (1:35 am)
I went to the VW dealer today. I found the car I was looking for, a GTI manual with package1. My only concern is that the car already has 170 miles. Do you guys think this is ok? Should I get a discount for that?
Most of the cars at the dealer have 10 to 20 miles and, as you can imagine, that is what I will wish for mine.
#107 of 332 Re: 170 miles in a new GTI? [eneko]
Feb 26, 2007 (2:10 am)
Eneko, If this is the car you really want and cannot find another one like it within 50 mi radius, then I would not worry about 170 mi. But you are entitled to a discount probably somwhere between 1 or 2 hundred dollars. Believe me if they think you will walk away from this car they will discount it. There are plenty of of GTI's with PKG 1.
Just do a search from the VW.com site for dealers in your area, you can figure out the pkg and options on the car from the msrp listed for each car. If you cannot find another, 170 mi is not a big deal.
BTW, I'm looking at a blk GTI at my dealer, manual, pkg 2, hufs, navigation, ground effects, AND 4500 mi!!, new never been titled. If the discount is right , I will buy it.
take care and good luck.
#108 of 332 Re: 170 miles in a new GTI? [geosam]
Feb 26, 2007 (10:05 am)
Thanks for you advice and good luck with your deal.
#109 of 332 Re: 170 miles in a new GTI? [geosam]
Feb 28, 2007 (12:09 am)
another question. When I was test driving that GTI I was talking about I saw a sticker on the windshield saying "Scheduled maintenance March 12". Do you know if new cars at dealers are subject to regular maintenance?
It sounds weird to me.
#110 of 332 Re: standard 17'' wheels for the GTI [geosam]
Feb 28, 2007 (6:44 pm)
just bought it today, with the 18'' hufs , summer hi perf tires. perfect.
#111 of 332 price for 4dr, DSG, black, pack2, 18"
Feb 28, 2007 (6:50 pm)
27040 + title + tax for a 4 doors, DSG, black, pack2, 18" wheels , floor mats . Was not able to get a better price.... In NJ.
#112 of 332 4-door, 6-sp GTI
Feb 28, 2007 (8:46 pm)
Purchased in Northern California in mid January 2007. Specially ordered with 18-inch Hufs, Interlagos, standard gear in and out and nothing else. I waited about 3.5 months to take delivery. Dealer experience less than satisfying. Was quoted $22,200 through the internet sales coordinator, and at time of delivery his "associate" tried to bump it up to $23,900. I headed for the door, and the quoted price was suddenly honored without argument. Paid ~$24,000 OTD. Have ~1000 miles on the clock 1 month in and no real complaints so far. Quick off the line, great overtaking abilities, solid roadholding with possibly a bit more body roll than I'd like (will look into lowering the car to Euro-spec), no rattles. 32/23 mpg estimate is inflated. Try 27/19 under moderately hard driving.