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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#2755 of 4777 Re: - [longo2]
Mar 29, 2009 (9:07 pm)
Where is Fitzmall?
This week I purchased a 2005 VW NB TDI with DSG transmission and 47,000 miles. The wife has taken it from me and tells me how much she loves “her” new car.
I threatened to trade the 2008 Taurus for a 09 Jetta TDI (that are suddenly clogging all the VW dealer lots) and she said “Okay”. Hmmm, not sure I’m ready to all VW, but tempting.
AND, the really good news, Rick Wagner is stepping down from GM. I hope “Mr. Anti Diesel” drops far from sight.
Life is good.
Mar 30, 2009 (5:46 am)
Fitzmall has 4 locations. 2 in Maryland (DC area) and 1 in PA and one in Florida. East coast mostly. You can still use there prices for leverage. When I bought my minivan I took the fitzmall prices to the dealer and asked them to match and they came pretty close (I live in South Dakota). I explained that I had family in the area and I would be going there anyway and would be happy to grab a vehicle while I was there.
Talk to the internet sales manager at your dealership - they always give you a better deal.
#2757 of 4777 Re: - [dudleyr]
Mar 30, 2009 (8:30 am)
Here is the link that dudleyr (thanks again) posted to one of my previous comments a page or so back. The dealers that tell you the Jetta is sold out and to 'take a number' are full of it...these guys have 32 TDI's with DSG transmissions all at below MSRP.
#2758 of 4777 Fitzmall Internet Delivered Prices?
Mar 30, 2009 (12:12 pm)
The prices for the Jetta TDI DSG are great. But what do they mean by "Price includes Freight" and "Delivered Internet Price"? Does that mean that the internet price listed is the price including shipping to my state if I live outside of MD? Wow!
Mar 30, 2009 (12:52 pm)
No that means that the shipping cost that all cars have is included. The price is for delivery at the dealer.
They will ship it to you though for a cost. A friend of mine once ordered a car over the phone from about 300 miles away. They just showed up with a flatbed and dropped the car in his driveway. He signed the papers and they were off. Usually the price difference between areas is not great enough to make this worth while, but we live in a small town with dealers that think they can charge whatever they want. I think the charge is over $1 per mile. They get retired people to drive the flatbeds for not a ton of money as they get a mini vacation out of the deal - expenses hotel etc.
Mar 30, 2009 (9:24 pm)
LOL! For two months now, my wife has been campaigning for me to buy a Honda Civic for "my car". I finally talked her into the 2009 Jetta TDI (purchased 2 weeks ago). Last week, she got a chance to drive it to work for three days since I carpool and it wasn't my turn to drive. It took a crowbar to pry the keys out of her fingers for this week.
Word of advice to the male owners of Jetta TDI's..... DON'T HAND YOUR KEYS OVER TO YOUR WIFE! YOU MIGHT NOT EVER SEE THEM AGAIN!
#2761 of 4777 Re: - [Path_Tech]
Mar 31, 2009 (3:39 am)
DON'T HAND YOUR KEYS OVER TO YOUR WIFE! YOU MIGHT NOT EVER SEE THEM AGAIN!
#2762 of 4777 '05 Timing Belt Change?
Mar 30, 2009 (1:49 am)
Can someone out there give me a definitive answer on the timing belt change for a MY-2005 Jetta TDI? I've heard different times and I don't want to push my luck too far.
Mine is a model year 2005, mfg in 2004. The manual states (I think) 90,000mi. However, since my car was on the cusp of the engine/body/manual change I want to be sure that is correct for my vehicle (since I've heard VW has been known to include old or new manuals with the wrong model).
Also, is any service required with the 5-speed?
Mar 31, 2009 (8:56 am)
What kind of fuel economy are others getting on their '09 TDIs??
I bought one in November with the DSG tranny and just had the 10K mile service performed. On my 24 mile commute (averaging about 40 mph) the computer says I average about 41 mpg. When it's warmer, above 50 F, I have averaged above 46 mpg. On a recent trip to Tennessee (at about 68 mph), the best I could get was 42.5 mpg.
Also I was offered an extended warranty to 110K miles (bumper to bumper, I believe, with a $100 deductible) for $1265. The dealer said he was concerned I wasn't protected from failures of all the electronic components on the new TDIs. What do you think about this?
#2764 of 4777 Re: - [longo2]
Mar 31, 2009 (4:17 pm)
Hi, I am new to the forum and the Jetta. Just bought a 2009 Jetta TDI (blue graphite, manual, IPOD, mats) for $500 under invoice. This was a March special Dwight Harrison VW in Atlanta was running. No other dealer in Atlanta came close to their deal although one did offer invoice. Ken Bohannon at Dwight Harrison VW hooked me up and was a pleasure to work with. BTW, I LOVE this car!