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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#789 of 1253 Re: One Sweet TDI set up [rcarr7]
Oct 24, 2009 (5:17 pm)
(true market value) is an elusive number when you are dealing with VW on a TDI.
Right now they pretty much have this diesel car market all to themselves.
I know there are a couple of other options, but all upscale' from the Jetta, Golf and Beetle.
It's a market that is ripe for Ford, (they already have a couple of great little diesels in Europe), Honda, if they want to jump in with their already proven 2.2 and even Hyundai is (gossip alert) working on a diesel Elantra.
Til then it seems VW is the only game in town for a moderately priced high MPG diesel vehicle, so TMV is tough to get on the table at buying time. .
In the U.S.A. the auto makers are all fighting a diesel head wind in the market...iffy availability of ULSD (could only find 2 places in Helena Montana on the trip home, and a big truck stop in New Mexico where everybody thought I was crazy when I filled up the Jetta at the diesel pump) and for some strange reason, some sort of a Diesel is 'Anti American' feeling.
I have made the rounds of dealerships and looked at the shrunken list of options now available and the rising M$RP's on Jettas, decided to buy a low mileage 2006 Jetta with DSG and full Option 2 package, and call it done.
#790 of 1253 Purchase Price for VW Golf TDI
Oct 24, 2009 (5:28 pm)
Last week I paid a deposit for a 2010 VW Golf TDI, 2DR, MT, grey metallic, with Emlich VW in Denver. Purchase price was MSPR ($23,388) which included cold weather package and car mat options. Reminder that Bluetooth is now mandatory for every TDI. Had to pay the usual Denver area VW handling fee of $399 (ouch) for a total of $23,787 (that figure does not include regional sales tax).
Car should eta 1st week of December. In my discussions with various VW dealers, not a lot of Golf TDIs' will be arriving in Colorado in 2009. Not an issue of negotiating a fair price as much as trying to find the car you want at this early date. Negotiated over the internet, relatively painless experience.
#791 of 1253 Re: One Sweet TDI set up [longo2]
Oct 24, 2009 (6:38 pm)
It has been indeed a pleasant surprise knowing used TDI's sell for much more than the TMV.
Your (Montana) lack of diesel experience is really the first I heard of D2 not being available. Even in 03 when according to .gov statistics app 1 in 4 stations carried D2, I have NEVER had an issue getting D2 fuel. But then again, I have only been to app 12 or so states and 1 foreign country and not the other 38 states. (with the TDI's)
I am guessing the 2009 TDI sales went a long way to "create a demand, spotlighting", etc. for TDI's. There were some so called "touch and go" months, even for VW TDI sales. I have read on another web site that the 2009 MY TDI's were 38,000.
I would hope you are happy with your 2006 TDI w / DSG !
#792 of 1253 Re: VW re longo2 [longo2]
Oct 25, 2009 (7:00 am)
Thanks for the heads up on the 2011 models. hoping for AWD model
#793 of 1253 Re: VW re longo2 [hammerj]
Oct 25, 2009 (7:14 am)
I might be totally off base here, but AWD is probably not in the cards for VW Jetta's TDI's. So if you are talking of staying in the VW family, even the 30k MSRP Audi A3 might be the ticket. However its TDI doesn't have AWD. The next model A4 has AWD but no TDI. As well designed as the A3 is, the high prices (over its competitors and VW Jetta ) seems to put a damper on "robust" sales.
#794 of 1253 Re: VW re longo2 [longo2]
Oct 27, 2009 (7:03 pm)
moparbad -"Recommending Hyundai for it's quality over VW is so ironic in the overall context it is almost beyond funny to absurd."
longo2- Well mopar, sorry to say it's neither ironic, funny, or absurd, check the latest JD Power reliablity reports and see who got the better scores.
Check the latest 2009 Consumer Reports longo2 and here is what you will find
The VW Jetta's Recommendation now extends to the diesel version, making it the only diesel Consumer Reports currently recommends.
#795 of 1253 Re: VW re longo2 [moparbad]
Oct 27, 2009 (7:31 pm)
..."The VW Jetta's Recommendation now extends to the diesel version, making it the only diesel Consumer Reports currently recommends"...
Well these items have to be cool beans ! VW seems to have made good on past initiatives to constantly improve.
#796 of 1253 Re: VW re longo2 [rcarr7]
Oct 29, 2009 (10:35 am)
If Subaru came out with a good TDI in their AWD line it would sell like Hotcakes! The vehicles are great, but their Hiway mpg's with the gas engines are pretty grim.
I for one would be first in line. AWD is almost mandatory where I live, even if you just want to get out of the yard in the winter.
(I keep running an old 1992 Dodge Caravan with AWD for that)
The Subaru Wagon with high clearance, 30+ mpgs, heated seats and tons of torqe would be a winter dream machine around here.
#797 of 1253 Nor Cal Pricing
Oct 29, 2009 (8:26 pm)
Can anybody give me any feedback as to what they have been able to pay at
any Northern California dealers for a 2010 Jetta TDI? Interested in what the best'
deal would be in relation to MSRP before TTL.
#798 of 1253 Re: Nor Cal Pricing [kingsfan2]
Oct 29, 2009 (9:56 pm)
I'm looking at the Wolfsburg and the TDI. The best I've heard in the East Bay area is MSRP for the TDI and various discounts for the rest of the Jetta lineup.