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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#1189 of 1253 Finding the car I want
Mar 06, 2013 (10:27 am)
I will soon be in the market for a Jetta SportWagen TDI w/ Sunroof which can be found fairly easily.
However, I would like to have a 6-speed manual. No dealerships in my area (Charlotte) have the color combination/features that I am looking for in this trim. I've searched dealerships as far away as Atlanta and no dice.
Will I be SOL or should I pick a dealer which can provide the best price AND get the car by dealer trade? Anyone ever do a dealer trade? Lessons learned from this?
I would also be willing to "downgrade" to a Jetta w/Premium & Nav (not SportWagen) but would still like to have the manual transmission.
#1190 of 1253 2013 Jetta Sportwagen TDI
Apr 04, 2013 (6:53 pm)
Just bought this car today from San Luis Obispo Perry VW. Paid $25,999 for automatic, white, black leatherette interior, with sport mats and no sunroof, 16" wheels. We got the 0% 36 month financing which qualified us for $500 rebate on first payment. This was the price we had decided to pay before going in after online research (except didn't know about $500 rebate). We ended up buying an extended comprehensive warranty for additional 4 years (7 total) or 100,000 miles. This was the purchase we had not researched, so not sure it was a good deal or not (so be prepared!), but past experience has taught us that some very expensive sensors, etc can go bad and we wanted to have lengthy coverage like we had on our trusty Volvo. They quoted us $2200+ and we got the warranty for $2000. It's done now, so hope we didn't overpay too, too much!
#1191 of 1253 2013 Passat TDI SE/Sunroof - Atlanta
Apr 16, 2013 (3:03 am)
2013 Passat TDI SE w/ Sunroof. $29580 MSRP (with destination, mats, alarm option). Sales price $25,780 plus $599 dealer fee and the usuals. They wouldn't come off dealer fee but I didn't threaten to walk. Also got the VW financing offer and 1st payment paid.
Most importantly, got 40 MPG in my hour commute yesterday - with just 100 miles on the odo.
I feel it's an OK deal, not amazing, but OK.
#1192 of 1253 Re: 2013 Passat TDI SE/Sunroof - Atlanta [atlgator1]
Apr 16, 2013 (4:24 am)
That sounds like a good deal to me. Keep us posted on your mileage and how well you like your new car. And welcome to the forum.
#1193 of 1253 Re: 2013 Passat TDI SE/Sunroof - Atlanta [atlgator1]
Apr 16, 2013 (9:01 am)
I feel it's an OK deal, not amazing, but OK.
Really, you got 4K off on a car that the dealer can't keep on the lots and you think it is a OK deal...
#1194 of 1253 Re: 2013 Passat TDI SE/Sunroof - Atlanta [atlgator1]
Apr 16, 2013 (10:51 am)
That appears to be a very good deal! I am hoping to buy one, but with the Nav option next month. My target is around $27,000+ so your deal appears very promising. The 2014 order sheets are supposedly out, but there is no information as to the changes...Unless there is a significant difference in the TDI engine (large horsepower increase), I will probably get the '13 model.
Rumors have been that the horsepower increase is only 10 hp, with no changes in torque. On the flip side, the European version is going b-turbo for 200 hp....Don't think we'll see that....
#1195 of 1253 2013 Passat TDI SE manual total price
Apr 19, 2013 (6:20 pm)
I just order a new 2013 VW Passat TDI SE 6 Speed Manual, black on black. After negotiating by exchanging email with 11 VW dealers in Atlanta, GA area, I got a good deal on it. The MSRP on VW website is 26,225, I was able to get it for 23380$ + Total 789$ dealer fees + 6.5% sales tax = Total price of 25734$ This price also includes carpeted floor mats, free lifetime oil and filter change, lifetime power-train warranty. Other dealers quote me between 23480$-25880$ plus tax.
In addition to the total price of 25734$, VW have a special offer for April to pay 500$ of your 1st payment, and 36 months 0% Apr. Final price is 25,234$.
The dealer name is Heritage VW in Union city, close the Atlanta airport.
#1196 of 1253 2013 tdi passat SE w/sunroof
May 20, 2013 (6:47 am)
Quirk VW in Quincy, ma, has a tdi passat se, automatic, grey with blk interior (leatherette) for $24,500 before taxes and fees. this was as of saturday 5/25. i like the car, but wasn't ready to purchase.
#1197 of 1253 2013 Golf TDI 2 Door Auto Sunroof & Navigation
May 26, 2013 (9:30 pm)
Final out the door price was $25K including a $100K 7 year warranty. I have never bought a warranty before and generally think they are a complete waste of money but this is my first diesel so I didn't mind this time. Plus the price and features were right and there weren't any gotchas. Pro-rated, fully-transferrable, good at any VW dealer.
I'm a very experienced car buyer and the sales experience at Hatfield Volkswagen in Columbus, Ohio, was as good as it gets. No games, no drama, no lowball on the trade-in, helpful but not pushy. The dealer didn't have the exact color/model I wanted but had it ready for pickup within 24 hours, on a Saturday no less.
The car itself is awesome. Insane amount of headroom even with the sunroof, a blast to drive, much better than expected mpg, averaging 37-38 which is nearly all city driving. Cargo capacity is insane, can't imagine ever not having a hatch again. Best designed sunroof I've ever had in a car. The navigation system and Bluetooth hands-free phone connection have far less gizmos than Ford's but works 100% better.
There is an all-new Golf coming soon but I wanted one made in Wolfsburg and if that matters to you the current model is one to get.
#1198 of 1253 Re: 2013 Golf TDI 2 Door Auto Sunroof & Navigation [ohioscott]
May 27, 2013 (5:24 am)
That sounds like a very good deal. I like the looks of the current Golf. Hope they don't screw them up. VW seems to be designed for taller drivers. I don't like a lot of the Japanese cars that have no headroom. Especially when they add a sunroof. Good luck with your new ride and keep us posted on how you like it.