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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#201 of 1253 Re: Canadian car?? [ukjim]
Aug 25, 2006 (5:39 am)
I would like to know where we might find a selection of low milage cars in the U.S.
Two things. They are not cheap and I think you are in for a long battle trying to register a Canadian car in CA.
From experience: I bought a new 2005 Passat wagon TDI in Oregon. Kept it 13 months and sold it in CA for $3000 more than I paid new. The only CA requirement is that it has 7500 miles on it to be registered. My advice would be to email all the VW dealers in and around Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Tell them you want a late model Jetta or Passat TDI wagon. That info is available on the VW or Edmund's website. Good luck. I miss my Passat Wagon. The VW diesels are great to drive.
#202 of 1253 Re: Canadian car?? [gagrice]
Aug 26, 2006 (9:23 pm)
Thanks for the tips. I think this may get put on hold for a while, she didn't realise how much the diesels were going to be and she doesn't want to spend more than $20K.
#203 of 1253 Re: Canadian car?? [ukjim]
Aug 27, 2006 (7:04 am)
TDI wagons are rare to start with. There are 5 on eBay currently. For the exact same car I sold for $29k, someone is asking $31,750. It has 20k miles while mine had only 8k miles. I would not get one that does not have some of the 4 year 50k mile warranty left. You do not know how the person drove the car and what kind of diesel they used. CA has had good diesel for a couple years. There is still some bad diesel in parts of the USA. It is a dilemma for sure. Wanting to buy a car and none that you like available.
#204 of 1253 TDI Jetta ... Any suggestions on the 2.5 lit jetta 2007?
Oct 03, 2006 (11:45 am)
We are in the market for a car and might consider the Jetta. Could someone tell me if JETTA TDI is the only way to go or is 2.5 lt 2007 worth looking into?
#205 of 1253 Re: TDI Jetta ... Any suggestions on the 2.5 lit jetta 2007? [jettabuyer]
Oct 05, 2006 (6:22 pm)
I think if you do the math, you'll find the payback on the TDI to be quite lengthy. I just bought a 2007 2.5 auto, package 2 for $22,300. It was not readily accessible and had to be ordered from the factory. I have a friend who is quite happy with his TDI--44K miles in one year!
#206 of 1253 Re: TDI Jetta ... Any suggestions on the 2.5 lit jetta 2007? [mnr49]
Oct 05, 2006 (7:49 pm)
Thanks mnr49. Currently looking at 2007 2.5 jetta with package 1 and with cold-package and sun/moon roof.
#207 of 1253 used Jetta TDI prices
Oct 10, 2006 (9:30 pm)
Are holding up nicely. I had been searching for a used jetta tdi for over a month.. in California. Lots of salvage vehicles....or ones with high mileage. But all with a relatively high price. I guess these cars maintain their value.
#208 of 1253 Re: TDI Jetta ... Any suggestions on the 2.5 lit jetta 2007? [jettabuyer]
Nov 08, 2006 (10:06 pm)
If I was NOT getting a TDI, I would condsider another vehicle . It is however a safe vehicle in either guise. Keep in mind the resale of the TDI will be many times over the initial cost. My dealer has TONS of trade in 2.5 models allready on the lot,if that tells you any thing.
Good luck on your decision.
#209 of 1253 Re: TDI Jetta ... Any suggestions on the 2.5 lit jetta 2007? [dl7265]
Apr 26, 2007 (10:29 am)
Keep in mind the resale of the TDI will be many times over the initial cost
How can this be? That statement seems to be contrary to the accepted laws of car economics.
#210 of 1253 Diesel is the BOMB
Apr 26, 2007 (4:49 pm)
A few points. We have a 02 Jetta WGN TDI and 05 Passat WGN TDI.
It took two years to make up the extra 500 or 1000 for the diesel option. The funny thing is people pay more for a V6 or V8 or R32 and they get worse mileage. The price of diesel is now the same as regular unleaded.
I checked the resale of my Passat TDI and it was 24500. We bought it new for 28500. It is selling for 4000 more than the 1.8T or v6 similarly equipped wagon. Why? There were not a lot sold from 2004 to 2005 and VW doesnt bring them into the US now.
Smoke you later