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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#799 of 1253 Re: VW re longo2 [moparbad]
Oct 31, 2009 (7:27 am)
Just read this in the Washinton Post Auto section.. from a guy who could have recommened any brand, any model to this readers question...
.Looks like VW has a long uphill PR battle ahead.........
Arlington, Va.: "We are looking to buy a small "commuter" car (good gas mileage, low maintenance, etc.) and don't have a lot of money. What do you recommend?
Warren Brown: Hyundai Elantra. First choice, best value for dollar.
Chevrolet Aveo. Second. Good value for dollar.
Honda Fit Sport. Third. Excellent quality. Most fun-to-drive. But could be pricey."
I think VW Pricing and reliability issues has somehow put it completely out of the minds of such reviewers when thinking of the criteria of this buyers question.
VW has now seems to be an 'up-scale' kind of product..a long way from it's roots.. my first VW was a new 1959 Beatle at $1700.00....
my last bug was a new 1971 Super Beatle (I think the best one they ever made) at $1921.00...they are now selling for up to $6,000.00
"Herman" as we called it, would have been a better investement than money in the bank, mind you that's not saying much is it. The U.S. market really needs the "PoloTDI" to get back to reality.
Road Test: Volkswagen Polo TDI
By Damien Tomlinson - 20/Oct/2006
The Volkswagen Polo is a very small car. It measures less than 4 metres long and only 1.65 metres wide, and competes for market share against similar sized vehicles like the Toyota Yaris, Peugeot 206, Mazda2, Holden Barina and Ford Fiesta. Unlike most of these cars however, the Polo has two very neat tricks up its sleeve.
The first is the GTI model, powered by a turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol engine. Feann reviewed this one and gave it an 80% score, which you can read about here. The second neat trick in Volkswagen Australia's Polo range is the TDI model. This cheeky little German car is powered by a 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine, giving the vehicle incredible fuel efficiency figures of 56mpg, an impressive cruising range and plenty of power.
And at the time of writing it has no direct competitors.
IMHO that's where VW should be again.
#800 of 1253 Test drive?
Oct 31, 2009 (11:23 am)
Is there anyway to rent a JSW TDI for a long trip, just to see how it feels?
#801 of 1253 Re: Test drive? [oli1]
Oct 31, 2009 (12:03 pm)
you can trust me the sedan TDI is fine on a long trip, such as about 10 BostonOrlando local drives, as well as a Boston SanJose commute. the satellite radio is crucial too!
#802 of 1253 Re: Test drive? [elias]
Oct 31, 2009 (12:45 pm)
The Sportswagen might be different, no?
#803 of 1253 Sale price TDI
Nov 01, 2009 (4:33 pm)
Just bought 2010 TDI MSRP 26,025.00.
Paid 25100.00 + tax, license and 55.00 doc fees.
Every internet quote I received was 500 - 1000 over MSRP. I visited 3 dealers on Saturday to introduce myself and to completely examine the car. When I got home 2 dealers left internet quotes of -500 and the third was at MSRP. I picked the dealership I felt most comfortable with and I said let's cut the B.S. "I will not pay 5000 over what this car is really worth, but I'll pay 4000 more than it's really worth".
So, I worked out a 975.00 savings and still overpaid by thousands. I'm happy, I hope my daughter likes here new car.
Additionally, if this car has average or above average reliability, then this car truely makes the Prius (great transportation/reliability) look and drive like a golf cart. I'll get back to you in 5 or 6 years on the reliability thing.