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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#695 of 1195 Re: 2010 Jetta TDI
Sep 01, 2009 (7:00 am)
Well... After reading here about the supply trickling in and checking around the local dealerships for new cars coming in, I ended up buying a 2010 Jetta TDI yesterday. I either wanted the Platinum Grey or the Graphite Blue, and most everything around here was either red or black. The first dealership had a blue one, wouldn't give much for my trade and wouldn't budge off MSRP.
I ended up selling my trade to Carmax, which was surprisingly easy, quick and they gave me a great offer. Cash in hand... I called around to the other dealers in the area and found one that had a Grey MT and a Grey DSG. I opted for the DSG, and while not the great deals from a couple months ago, got it for a little over $220 off MSRP. (Sticker was 24,895... Paid 24,667). Used the PenFed 3.9% financing, which was also very simple... The dealership pretty much just had me call penfed, ask for a verification of the loan to be faxed over, and I was done.
While I was there, the dealership (Leith) got 2 more TDI sedans off the truck, but had sold all the ones actually on the lot.
Anyway... That's my story... just figured I'd share.
#696 of 1195 Re: 2010 Jetta TDI [auromed]
Sep 06, 2009 (6:22 pm)
Thank you for sharing your story. I (my wife and I) share the same as you color preference. We Have one gray Prius already so the Jetta must be the
In NY/NJ the situation is pretty much same. By now all the dealers are getting in the TDI sedans regularly. I got two of them commit to the MSRP-$300 and the other one Invoice+$500 which is quite close as I've been told that the markup between Invoice and MSRP is only about 1K. The Invoice+500 offer I got through the AAA buying program. We are holding off for the Sportswagens and then will make a decision...
#697 of 1195 Re: 2010 Jetta TDI [auromed]
Sep 09, 2009 (7:26 pm)
ahh...I went by Leith tonight and test drove a White TDI w/DSG. I was impressed. But I still want to drive a stick before I commit to a DSG. The sales guy is supposed to call me when they get one in. I really liked it overall, especially when compared to the Toyota's I've already test driven (Matrix, Prius, and RAV4). Right now, the TDI Jetta and the Mazda 3 are at the top of my list and the price difference is pretty significant between the two...in favor of the Mazda.
#698 of 1195 2010 TDI
Sep 11, 2009 (12:47 pm)
Does anyone have any knowledge as to what the dealers in St. Louis are asking for the TDI with auto? I am not interested in buying add on options . Edmunds list the 2010 at $24,070 including destination for the 2010. Any info would be appreciated
#699 of 1195 Re: 2010 Jetta TDI [texasnightowl]
Sep 11, 2009 (2:33 pm)
If it were not for 3/4 drivers wanting a automatic (DSG), my .02 cents would be for the 6 spd stick.
To make more apples to apples, etc. comparisons, to be fair the other vehicles are not in the same ballpark for a host of reasons. One that is would be VW Jetta gaseers in either the DSG/6spd manual.
#700 of 1195 Re: 2010 Jetta TDI [ruking1]
Sep 11, 2009 (4:19 pm)
yep, you're correct...the Toyo's and the Mazda are not in the same category really as the TDI...but they're all I've driven so far.
re: stick or DSG...all I've ever owned/been primary driver of have been sticks. I've never owned any sort of automatic. I'm not necessarily against them, it's just the way things went that I always bought a stick.
As much as I love the idea of the TDI, there are a couple of reasons against for me...1 is that it's at the very top of my range (actually a bit over), 2 high demand so little movement on price, 3 it would take a long time to make up the price difference given I only average about 12k miles a year, 4 I don't really know how much maintenance would cost for the VW but I'm assuming a bit expensive.
I actually did start to think about considering the SE gasser. It's amazing with all the talk about gas mileage and high efficiency cars that once you really start shopping, there are only a few of them and everything else is stuck in the mid 20 mpg range. Especially if you want to avoid a Corolla/Civic/Focus.
(Note: I'm looking at replacing my 2000 V6 Camaro - 5 speed. I've loved it, but there is *no* space to carry anything. I got it literally in June 2000 and I'm only now at 97k miles. Plus repair expenses are starting to mount.)
#701 of 1195 Re: 2010 Jetta TDI [texasnightowl]
Sep 11, 2009 (6:41 pm)
"... Especially if you want to avoid a Corolla/Civic/Focus"...
Indeed these are the mileage leaders in the price ranges that I think you are talking about. The Mazda 3 seems to be the ticket, EXCEPT the epa and real world mileage ranges are not that impressive. On the other hand that is probably one reason why the car is so cool.
#702 of 1195 Asking over MSRP
Sep 14, 2009 (2:07 pm)
This morning I was at my VW dealer for some minor service on my 2009 Jetta TDI and while waiting, I walked around the lot and noticed that they had a few 2010 Jetta TDI sedans and wagons. What I found interesting was that each one had a second sticker that stated: Los Angeles Market Adjustment - $2,500.00. When I bought my 2009 at the end of June I paid $1,000 below invoice and there was no second "market adjustment" sticker.
BTW, none of the 2010 gassers had a "market adjustment" sticker.
#703 of 1195 Re: Asking over MSRP - What's the MSRP?
Sep 14, 2009 (2:22 pm)
You saw 2010 SportWagens on the lot? Did you happen to jot down the MSRP? I've yet to hear pricing for a 2010 JSW yet and I'm hoping the increase is no more than the sedan's was (around $360). I have on on order at MSRP (Orange Co., CA) so some dealers aren't being greedy. I guess we'll see how long that "market adjustment" lasts once the pipeline is refilled from Cash for Clunkers.