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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#121 of 1214 Re: Buying TDI in Canada (gagrice)
Sep 16, 2005 (10:03 am)
I have decided to wait for the new generation MK V Golf TDI. The MK V Golf has been out in Europe since 2004 so hopefully all the first year glitches are gone unlike the situation with the MK V Jetta which was introduced here before it appeared in Europe. Hoping the TDI's fuel efficiency won't be as compromised as the new longer, wider, heavier, 16/17" tire clad Jetta's is. As far as buying in Canada, from what I gleaned from the 2003 Edmunds "Grey Market Cars" article (I hope Edmunds updates this article to reflect current conditions), there was a flurry of Americans buying in Canada a few years back because the exchange rate was so favorable. In addition, manufacturers "priced to market," i.e., because of the higher taxation in Canada and the lower wage scale prices were adjusted downward, particularly so with American cars. The Edmunds article cited a Montana car dealer who bought Dodge Caravans north of the 49th parallel for $19500. Here the vehicle was priced over $28000. Hondas could be had over there at a retail price that was below U.S. invoice. Honda tried to stop the American buying in Canada in 2003 by refusing to honor warranties on Canadian bought cars brought to the states. Other manufacturers followed suit. Not the case with VW which does not now price the cars lower in Canada and who will honor a new car warranty if you succeed by guile in getting it over the border.
I have a friend who's worked for many years for GM's part supplier, Delphi, who explained to me how American car makers can "price to market." His plant could produce an A/C unit for a Chevy truck for $149; yet, if you went to a dealer's parts department you might be charged $339 for just the evaporator. So don't believe all the talk from the automakers that blame their woes primarily on the wage, pension, and health care costs extracted from them by the UAW. And you are right, gagrice, the free trade mania being pushed now by the Republicans benefits the big guys - the corporations and the wealthy - and is an assault on the working classes as Perot and Buchanan pointed out in the 1990s in their criticism of NAFTA. As for as auto makers like VW's prohibition of cross border sales of new vehicles, I believe there have been some lawsuits in the courts for some time now alleging monopolistic price fixing.
#122 of 1214 Re: No TDI for me [gagrice]
Sep 16, 2005 (6:18 pm)
I think I did compare a Sonata to a Jetta. Just because the Jetta is imported from Mexico does not make it safer ( 06 Sonata is 5 star Front AND Side impact ), nor better handling/ride as I have driven both nor better braking as Sonata has 4 wheel disc. The Jetta has better mileage, Sonata 28, Jetta 45 and the Jetta has a better resale right now. I have heard many owners complain about VW service, or lack thereof and the numerous "engine light" and other issues.
Sonata is US built and has 10 yr or 100000 mile drivetrain warranty and 5yr 60000 mile bumper to bumper........soooo, I agree. You have to really want a TDI.
#123 of 1214 Re: TDI $1200 OVER MSRP [mgwashburn]
Sep 16, 2005 (7:32 pm)
Where are you finding bio here $1.75?
#124 of 1214 But . . .
Sep 17, 2005 (7:44 am)
What seems to be missing is the simple issue of economy. I drive a kia and get just under 300 miles to a tankful . . . . and I've been told I could get 600 with a tdi. I drive 100 miles roundtrip to work . . . . .it doesn't take much convincing despite the flaws.
#125 of 1214 Re: But . . . [bogidu]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 17, 2005 (7:47 am)
This really isn't a comparison forum between Kia and VW..
If you have specific Prices Paid or Buying Experiences related to a VW TDI model, feel free to post them... but, off -topic posts need to go elsewhere.. Use the "Browse By Vehicle tabs to the left to find the appropriate forum.
#126 of 1214 Are they still selling the 2006 Golf TDI?
Oct 03, 2005 (11:11 am)
Some people are saying they areI no more will come out until the get the next model 5 in?
I havent seen any in dealer inventory anywhere.
#127 of 1214 Re: TDI in Canada [widow1]
Oct 04, 2005 (9:30 am)
I am surprised Superior charged you the Ontario taxes. For them / and Revenue Canada, it is a car for export so they can claim their 8 & 7 % back. Just a matter of paperwork. It might have been ea nice 15% extra margin! I just had a car exported, used www.fochleasing.com and did not have to pay any taxes. New car also (BMW). Just so that you know the next time.
#128 of 1214 Price for Jatta TDI
Oct 05, 2005 (4:29 pm)
I would to know what I have to pay for a 06 Jatta TDI. The local deal quoted me $22,980(MSRP), + $499 (dealer fee) + tax and tag. For package#1, it is $1,600.
Is this reasonable?
Thanks in advance for any feedbacks and advices!
#129 of 1214 Re: Price for Jatta TDI [cnfmsu]
Oct 05, 2005 (6:02 pm)
I would suggest that 499 dealer fee is silly high. I would approach another dealership and tell them you will pay MSRP but no extra fees beyond 50 bucks. Unless you really want the car from them. There is talk on other boards that VW of A is at its limit for orders for this year for TDi's in USA so you might want to make a decision soon.
PS MSRP is 23505 for TDi Package 1. They are quoting you a price above MSRP without Package 1 it appears.
#130 of 1214 Re: Price for Jatta TDI [fowle]
Oct 05, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I forgot to metion that it is Auto-Transmission.
Thanks you for the suggestions.