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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#749 of 1253 Re: 2010 Jetta TDI hitting dealers. [bgkanne1]
Oct 03, 2009 (2:52 pm)
Just a note. I work in California for a VW dealer in a major metro area. No dealer anywhere in this state will be selling Jetta TDI SportWagons for MSRP; there are just too few of these cars coming in. If someone does claim they bought one for MSRP, that dealer is likely on it's last legs financially. You must remember we are in the biggest slowdown in vehicle sales ever. If a dealer is going to survive it must have at least one vehicle that is profitable; they can't survive on service operations. Just check how many dealerships have gone out of business.
2010 Jetta TDI sedans can sell relatively close to MSRP, since there will be more of them. Due to the relatively low price of diesel fuel (it's about $.20 a gallon less than regular gas) and the diesels far better long term operating cost over hybrids it's by far the smart choice for owners that keep their cars a long time or drive alot of miles.
I am an Internet Sales Manager at a family-owned dealership in a major metro area in California.
We have a policy to never mark up cars, and TDI's are no exception.
I have sold all our 2009 Jetta sportwagen TDI's for MSRP, have already sold 4 2010 JSW's myself for MSRP, and have more available.
We are surviving just fine, and have been for over 60 years under the same ownership.
Pleas check your facts before you make such statements.
#750 of 1253 Buying 2010 Jetta TDI
Oct 05, 2009 (2:09 pm)
Looking to buy a NEW 2010 Jetta TDI sedan. Does anyone know if there are any incentives down the road? Or what have people been paying for the 2010 model? Does any VW dealership deal in DEEP discounts for internet sales????
#751 of 1253 Re: Buying 2010 Jetta TDI [newtdiguy]
Oct 07, 2009 (5:26 pm)
The dealer in Greeneville, SC is giving us an "internet deal" of $250 below MSRP for a 2010 sportwagen TDI. MSRP is $24310 plus $1100 (auto) and $700 destination charge. Our car is due to arrive next month. I understand that they now have a backlog of orders.
Has anyone out there had a trailer hitch installed on their sportwagen? Any issues with that other than appearance? We'd like to have the option of hauling a light trailer or attaching a hitch-mount bike rack.
#752 of 1253 Re: Buying 2010 Jetta TDI [usma78]
Oct 08, 2009 (4:42 am)
So out the door price was how much?
#753 of 1253 Re: Buying 2010 Jetta TDI [usma78]
Oct 08, 2009 (12:35 pm)
I had mine installed a couple of months ago (2009 Tdi SportWagon 6peed manual) The shop did the installation and I did the wiring and module installation. VW just came out with a bulletin that specifies towing and hitch weight limits - just got mine in the mail from VW the other day. Make sure you get one that has 3 point attachments (left/right and spare tire well bolt). Works fine on hauling bikes and towing small U-Hauls.Had to raise rear coil springs with rubber spacers from JPEGs because the car was hitting the road on steep inclines and/or over the speed bumps. Car (rear) is now 1" higher and the problem was solved.
#754 of 1253 Re: Buying 2010 Jetta TDI [oli1]
Oct 09, 2009 (6:50 am)
We don't get the car until November. Total should be $26110 plus another ~$250 for tags/document fee. Not counting sales tax, of course.
#755 of 1253 Re: Buying 2010 Jetta TDI [jogousa]
Oct 09, 2009 (6:53 am)
Thanks for the feedback on the hitch. I'll have the dealer get it installed and will be sure to ask about the clearance issue.
#756 of 1253 Ordered my 4-dr TDI today!
Oct 10, 2009 (3:44 pm)
I finally placed my official order for my TDI today. I put a $500 deposit down a couple of months ago to secure my spot on "the list". I talked to my dealer today to confirm specs. Agreed upon price is MSRP.
I've been dealing with a couple of Seattle VW dealers, and I seem to be getting all sorts of conflicting information. Carter, the one I've placed my order through, has been told that the Golf TDI's should arrive some time this spring...perhaps sooner.
But I just got an email from University VW's Internet Sales Manager stating this:
"We just found out from VW of America yesterday that the US will only be getting 3,000 TDI Golf. They will distribute them based on regional volume. That means some dealers will get none, some will get 5 or 6. They will be taking no factory orders. We don't know why - sometimes the German mentality is beyond me.
If you are interested in one, at this point we will sell them on a first come, first served basis as they arrive at the end of the year. If that changes, I will let you know. We have no idea how many we will get - we could get three for the year, we could get 10. I know our new car manager will be calling dealers out of state to try to buy theirs if their area is not a big diesel market, but it they have ANY brains they will keep them. At this point we are not adding a second sticker markup. Some of the other dealers will be adding on as much as $10,000.
That's where we are right now. I will advise of any changes/updates."
Only 3,000 Golf TDI's?! That's a bit hard to believe. And I wonder why she says there'll be no factory orders since I just placed my order with Carter this morning.
#757 of 1253 Re: Ordered my 4-dr TDI today! [stackabones]
Oct 10, 2009 (4:25 pm)
That is similar information to what our store received yesterday from our regional rep. VW plans to import no more Golf TDI models for the 2010 model year than they did Sportwagen TDI models in 2009. Our rep stated that the Golf is a global car, and the US market is not the main consumer of this vehicle, therefore not enough product will be imported to our shores this model year. Count yourself lucky to have a confirmed order .
#758 of 1253 Re: Ordered my 4-dr TDI today! [covw]
Oct 10, 2009 (9:52 pm)
Interesting...it seems with demand they'd plan otherwise. Wow. Well, I guess I'll do as you said and count myself lucky!
Thanks for the info!