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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#72 of 1196 Running out of Golfs?
Apr 25, 2005 (4:40 pm)
I've been shopping for a Golf TDI with a stick shift over the last couple of days and have found that the VW dealers in Texas are fast selling out of them. I did some inventory searches on my own at nearby dealers and found that almost no one has more than one or two of them. According to the salesguy I've been working with, they're not expecting any more until the 2006's next spring anyway. Is this what you guys have heard too? Are there really not going to be any Golf TDI's for the next year?
#73 of 1196 Price advice
May 01, 2005 (8:14 am)
I have put a deposit on an '05 Passat TDI GLS w/ Leather & Wood Package. Car cost me $26,057 inc. destination and the dealer threw in a set of rubber mats. As a side note, the dealer does not have the car so they have to locate one because they do not have the one optioned with leather. This price is before NJ tax and MV Fees. Is $26,057 a good price for the car?
Thanks to all who answer.
P.S. Looks like the combo I want (ext. color, int color and options) is hard to find because I went to VW.com and there are only a couple in PA optioned the way I want the car.
#74 of 1196 Just picked up an '05 TDI Passat - dealer has good selection
May 01, 2005 (9:22 am)
Just got our new silver, automatic GLS last night. It is the medium gray leatherette inside, and has the ESP and cold wx package (seats, wiper sprayers). It had the floor mats already in it. I had the dealer throw in the VW 17" wheels/tires and a "Gorilla" rear floor mat system (keeps groceries in place); those 2 items are sticker about $500.
Paid $24302 total out the door; this was the invoice base of 23485 (Pac NW region) plus shipping and a couple minor fees. So, we paid just "invoice". Also got the 2.9% VW loan for 66 months, plus put $3000 of the total on the VW credit card at 0% intro APR for 6 months; also put some cash down.
The dealer has a good selection of TDI sedans and wagons, with or without the $1500 leather package. Robert Larson Autohaus in Tacoma, WA.
What do you think?
#75 of 1196 Re: Price advice [tomsawyer]
May 03, 2005 (7:33 am)
I think its better to deal directly with those dealers who have the stock in hand to get a better deal and also you can have a better look at the car before making any committment. I have travelled 55 miles from my home in Delaware to the dealer in North Penn, PA to buy my Jetta (GLI) recently. But make sure the dealer chop and dated on the delivery inspection section of the service/ maintance booklet of the owner's manual before you take delivery of the car.
#76 of 1196 Just Bought a 2005 Jetta GLS TDI
May 07, 2005 (5:43 pm)
I just this morning bought a 2005 (A4 body style) Jetta GLS TDI manual transmission in New Hampshire. Only things I got over the base GLS package were the mud flaps and a sunroof wind breaking device (no idea what it is officially called, didn't really need it but my mom said they are useful with sunroof). Paid $19949 including destination. Title and legal fees were extra, but those only amounted to about $175. Got the 3.9% for 60 months on the new college grad program, so I don't have to pay my first payment (VW credit waives it, which was cool).
I had originally delt with a different dealer via the web and phone and got a very good price on almost the same car, so using that as leverage I feel I got a good deal. This other dealer had gotten me last months 2.9% financing for 5 years, but it is an hour drive from my house and the monthly payments worked out the same in the end. Dealer I bought from is only 10 minutes away.
I showed up at the dealership at 8:20am, just as they opened, but I was out the door with all paperwork signed by noon and took 2 test drives in that time too (one to home to show family and neighbors). I got the dark grey color, which I like more than the silver that the other dealer I spoke of had.
Overall, the least hastle I have had from any dealership I delt with in my car buying extravaganza. This was at Miller VW in Lebanon, NH. The sales person that helped me was awesome as far as car sales people go, very laid back and willing to do what was needed to not let me walk out the door and go to the other dealership. Even the sales manager was friendly and trying to make the deal. I even met the owner of the dealership (he told me he usually doesn't authorize deals like I got, but whatever). Everyone was great, definitely turned my thoughts of car dealers around, there are some decent ones out there, just come prepared.
I pick the car up on Monday, just have to get one more piece of info from my employer to finish off the loan stuff and to get insurance monday morning. Other than that, I should have the thing registered and inspected by monday evening
PS: I really liked the way the Jetta TDI shifted, much smoother than other VW cars I have driven lately (no idea why though).
#77 of 1196 Re: jetta TDI [avenger1]
May 07, 2005 (7:30 pm)
Can you give me the dealership name in OR?
I am shopping the new Jetta now.
#78 of 1196 Re: jetta TDI [cchpgc]
May 07, 2005 (9:07 pm)
In Oregon try Armstrong VW Buick. Ask for the Internet salesman. He is very responsive to email. He sent me a price and I took them a check for that amount and drove off with my New Passat TDI at below invoice. Good luck
#79 of 1196 Sticker Price
May 08, 2005 (6:41 pm)
I have requested pricing online from a local dealer. He quoted me sticker on my choice of 2 '05 Jetta Wagon TDIs w/ manual trans. STICKER PRICE? Is he serious?
#80 of 1196 Re: Sticker Price [michaels2]
May 08, 2005 (9:24 pm)
If they are serious go to another dealer. What part of the US are you in? There are dealers selling TDI's below invoice in all parts of the country. I was given a great price by email and they did not pressure me with any extras. I paid exactly what the dealer emailed me. Some dealers still think they have a captive audience.