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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#190 of 1195 Re: Why did VW discontinue the Jetta Wagon? Is TDI better? [mbadjura]
Jun 11, 2006 (7:38 am)
The fact that the Jetta wagon is still available in Canada but not in the US certainly adds some validity that VW does not want the Jetta wagon to detract from the sales of the 2007 Passat wagon! I heard the Passat wagon will be available with a diesel in 2008?? What kind of mileage are you getting on the Jetta wagon? A friend of mine just drove his TDI (2004 TDI model) form Miami Beach to Baltimore and got 53mph! He was the only passenger in the car so he had a light load. I have not even made it through one tank of fuel in my Jetta sedan but based on fuel gauge, it seems to be doing pretty well.
#191 of 1195 Re: Considering a Jetta TDI [austin50]
Jun 12, 2006 (7:48 am)
I would also be interested in any information on where we can get a cheaper Jetta. We visited the Maund dealership in Austin and they are almost out of stock...probably not willing to negotiate on price.
#192 of 1195 Re: Why did VW discontinue the Jetta Wagon? Is TDI better? [billinnc]
Jun 19, 2006 (5:11 am)
Going to drive a Jetta GLS wagon 2004. They want $16,998 before tax, title, processing. 13K miles.
It seems like a fair price, a bit lower that Kelley Blue Book. If I like it, we'll keep it till the TDI comes back to the US.
I'll write back after the test drive...
#193 of 1195 Jetta TDIs in Colorado
Jun 21, 2006 (5:01 pm)
We bought our Jetta TDI with a Package 1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at Heuberger VW Subaru at the end of May 2006. They (at that time) were willing to negotiate some and we got it for about $600 below MSRP. They'd ordered a bunch of the TDIs after the last gas jump because of the high demand, so they had about 21 to choose from when we were looking. They still have 12 if anyone is trying to locate one in the western area.
This has been a great experience for us. We got 40 mpg on the second tank of diesel. That is just a little worse than our motorcycle which gets 43 mpg.
We did have one weird experience. We got a windshield crack two weeks after we bought it. The company that replaced it did something to the wipers and they were trying to go in the wrong direction. We ended up having to take it into the dealer and they had to reset the electrical system. The windshield company paid for the repair, but next time we'll get recommendations from the dealer on who to work with. I don't know if there is something unusual with VWs or Jettas but I was surprised at what a mess it turned out to be.
#194 of 1195 I love my Jetta TDI
Jul 07, 2006 (5:12 am)
I just bought my Jetta in June, not a minute too soon. I live in Tulsa and since graduating from Auburn University in 1975 have driven nothing but Volvo.
I have always had a fondness for "diesel", perhaps it reminds me of our Alabama farm or even the Pep-rallies and parades at good ole AU.
I admit stilling being on the honeymoon but the mileage and handling on my package 2, automatic is fantastic. I had limited choices and feel fortunate to have secured a white with leather beauty. This one came with a factory installed 17 inch tire, something I didn't budget for but what the heck. The full size spare in the trunk is a pretty nice touch....my volvo s80 2002 had only a donut.
The first tank was totally in town driving and only live a few miles from the office, hitting the beltway a couple of times I hit 32.5.
The appointments and engineering touches compared to by beloved Volvo(31 years and one life saved) are humbling. I love the German engineering and will serve as a constant reminder, we want to keep the Germans building cars and not tanks!
So, if you are on the fench about buying a car: think outside the box, forget the hybrids, don't steal a gas guzzler because of the price, don't think about what you think you know about diesel cars, don't worry about finding fuel.....just get thee to a dearlership and buy one....
Written from a guy who looks like Albert Einstein.
#195 of 1195 Glow Plug heater replacement costs
Aug 10, 2006 (5:26 pm)
I have a 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon with about 32,000 miles on it.
I have had it in the shop twice for "glowplug heater" replacement (under warranty).
The last time was 8 days ago. The "check engine" light is on again now.
How much would it cost to replace these if it wasn't under warranty?
Does VW offer an extended warranty?
I'm beginning to wonder if this would be a worthwhile purchase, since I have had many problems that have been fixed under warranty.
These problems have included a passenger door which would not open (took two visits to repair ...I had to mention the lock mechanism to get them to replace it), and a drivers side window which would not open.
#196 of 1195 Re: Glow Plug heater replacement costs [smdtdi]
Aug 12, 2006 (6:42 am)
They should offer an extended warranty. Go to a different dealer that does not know the car history. Get it online.
#197 of 1195 Re: I love my Jetta TDI [wallyworlr]
Aug 14, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Okla Diesel prices have gotten ridiculas..
#199 of 1195 Re: Volkswagen TDI Models: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kirstie_h]
Aug 24, 2006 (6:30 am)
Have a new 2006 Jetta TDI about 2 weeks now.
Paid $22,400. at Alexandria (Va) VW - they
had 5 in stock, essentially identical, and
priced the same. 1 auto, 4 stick. They were
not dealing at all on the price - take it
or leave it, due to lack of '07 diesel models.
They seemed particularily well stocked, with
R32 and Phaeton models as well, and the EOS (?)
35 mpg on my first tank.
I got the VAG-COM software, and it seems quite
We also have a 2000 New Beetle TDI with 120,000 miles.