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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#255 of 1196 Considering a Diesel Rabbit...I mean Golf...
Jan 31, 2008 (10:28 am)
We had a diesel Rabbit back when... Anyway, I am thinking of "trading in" my 2006 Chevy Uplander minivan for a diesel Golf, maybe a 2003? As soon as I can scrounge up a used Chevy Astro van (mine died and I couldn't get another right away) I would like to ditch the new minivan and get a diesel VW. It's been a long time since I've driven a VW, and hubby is leery of anything not GM. But as long as I have the Astro for hauling kids and stuff I figure I can get something that gets good gas mileage, has some power to it, and all of that. Advice and suggestions welcome. I am in New York State. (If Chevy would just make a diesel Astro on the S10 platform I'd have been all set... but they don't.)
#256 of 1196 Re: Considering a Diesel Rabbit...I mean Golf... [lizziewriter]
Jan 31, 2008 (10:52 am)
From your post I am led to believe you still have a need and probably want for a mini van type platform. Being as how you have a very to relatively NEW minivan, I would wait for a TDI (diesel) minivan (Honda Odyssey or even a VW minivan) should/when they start to sell one in the US markets. It will be very hard (from a cost justification point of view) to downsize, still have the need for a minivan platform and have to add another vehicle payment.
#257 of 1196 Re: Trouble with TDI? [kc1435]
Jun 27, 2008 (9:46 am)
A5 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2005.5, 2006 clutch failure.
On Nov 1 2007, VWoA issued Tech Bulletin 2016615. This extends the warranty on Sachs clutch components to 4 yrs/50,000 miles.
Copy of Tech Bulletin here:
Recently had my 06 TDI clutch go at 16,585 miles.
Dealer couldn't find this Tech Bulletin until I handed them a printed copy.
Under warranty, VW paid for new clutch, and rental car.
#258 of 1196 Paid MSRP Tdi 2009 jetta sedan
Jul 30, 2008 (11:11 pm)
I live in las vegas but I had to go to AZ to get a dealer to pay sticker. We'll see if they honor that price. I don't have a specific number to show my car, but they seem sincere. We'll see. Chapman phoenix.
#259 of 1196 Re: Paid MSRP Tdi 2009 jetta sedan [mrstacy]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:15 am)
Drew VW in La Mesa told me they were selling their Jetta TDIs at MSRP also. Problem is you have to pay CA tax even on out of state sales. Unless they will deliver via the LV dealership.
#260 of 1196 Dealer will sell 09 TDI Wagon 6M at MSRP
Aug 07, 2008 (6:53 am)
Ordered the car last month, arriving by end of Sept., production in progress, awaiting VIN. Dealer in NE PA is Wyoming Valley Motors in Wilkes Barre. They get two diesels every month and have sold out their allocation until Feb 09 even before the first model came.
I live in Metro NY but the dealers here (Toyota, Honda, Nissan, VW) all want 5K over MSRP for hybrids and diesels, if they are even available. Cash upfront even before they will order the vehicle, and as what happened to me with a 2009 Camry Hybrid from Lee's Toyota in Jamaica, Queens, they ordered one for me and when the car arrived, they gave it to someone who gave them more money.
#261 of 1196 Re: Dealer will sell 09 TDI Wagon 6M at MSRP [mariobgoode]
Aug 07, 2008 (10:29 am)
I do hope your experience with the VW dealer is better than the Toyota dealer. I think this is going to be a great success for VW. I do hope a few of the greedy dealers do not give VW a bad name.
#262 of 1196 Re: Dealer will sell 09 TDI Wagon 6M at MSRP [gagrice]
Aug 08, 2008 (12:04 pm)
Dealers are opening a business not church to help people. Any business is based on supply and demand. If too many people want the same product, of course the seller is going to take the opportunity to capitalize on that situation. Dealers also have bad season and good season, and when a new redesigned model comes to the market they try to make up for the months where they weren’t hiting the sales numbers. But try to shop around, in my area they are 5 dealers and two of them are charging MSRP. But the waiting list is long since VW just announced that there previous allocation per dealer for the Jetta TDI have been reduced due to the weak dollar vs Euro. This issue is going to exist for period of time until the new factory Chattanooga, Tenn. start production in 2010.
#263 of 1196 Re: Paid MSRP Tdi 2009 jetta sedan [mrstacy]
Aug 20, 2008 (6:24 am)
Be careful with this dealer.......they told us that company policy was to not mark up over MSRP, but later found out that the lady was telling a whopper. We ended up at N. Scottsdale VW with a new '09 at MSRP.