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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#868 of 1253 Re: HUH? [gagrice]
Jan 28, 2010 (3:49 am)
I appericated all the comments but not all dealerships are out to make a fast one, if you know what I mean. And from what I've been reading (doing some research) when it comes to diesel engines don't look at the Kms but look at the overall condition of the car. The 2003 Jetta I am looking into buying is from a franchise dealership who is owned by a friend of by bother in law who is a cop (I know some might be thinking like that would actually make a diff). The Jetta belonged to one owner (again a friend of the manager at the dealership) and he will be trying to get all the service records (hopefully he's still got them). I am having a mechanic check it out and if any mechanic knows what he is doing (like his job) he should be able to see how much wear and tear there is on the belt. My concern is given the make of the car 2003 Jetta TDI sedan with yes 195,000KMS on it fully loaded at 8,000 canadian is that considered a good deal? Let's be real here not everything has to get done through a VW autoshop, even they can not be trusted sometimes to know what they are doing....
#869 of 1253 Google It
Jan 28, 2010 (9:35 am)
All other speculation about your question aside, such as inherent mechanical, electrical and reliability issues, use the above link to get an idea of how good or bad the 2003 Jetta TDI with 196,000 Km deal is.
My rough estimate using their appraisal site was......(all prices are in U.S. funds).
Trade in Value........$3900.00
Private Party sale...$5100.00
#870 of 1253 Re: Google It [longo2]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:19 am)
Thanks! for the link. Based on all the info I know; kms, colour, opitions etc. This is what it gave me US dollars. (not bad after all paying 8,000 total canadian) fingers crossed on that, still need to hear from my mechanic.
Trade in Value........$6,112
Private Party sale...$7,676
#871 of 1253 One More link
Jan 28, 2010 (10:42 am)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volkswagen-Jetta-GLS-TDI-2003-VOLKSWAGEN-GLS-TDI_- - - W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3ca982958cQQitemZ260541945228QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks
When I was shopping for my 2006 Jetta TDI, I found that the 'Real World' pricing is on eBAy.
For some strange reason Edmunds tends to over value some models and undervalue others. (Don't forget, the "Exceptional Condition" is a used car pricing myth, they will gladly use it to sell you one but never will they give you that condition if they are taking it in trade)
This above listing might be close to how your car would look, this one already includes a new timing belt and water pump..no bids yet at $5000 but it's still got a day to go ( posted on Jan 28 2010)
Check out the "Completed Sales" to see what price range they are actually being sold for. I don't think eBay is any scarrier than dealing with a used car salesman, his manager, and his accountant. Craigslist is another rich source of pricing info.
#872 of 1253 New to VW shopping
Jan 30, 2010 (5:29 pm)
I am just in the beginning stages of researching a new car, and already I'm confused with VW. Is the Jetta Sportwagen the same thing as a Golf? The Jetta SW is available as a 2010 model, isn't it? I'm thinking about the diesel version. Any pros or cons about that?
We are coming off a 2000 Maxima GLE, which I love(d), with about 125,000 miles on it. When I was shopping for that one was probably the last time I was posting regularly here on Edmunds.
#873 of 1253 Re: New to VW shopping [biancar]
Jan 30, 2010 (5:46 pm)
The Jetta Sportswagen TDI is not the Golf. There is a Golf wagon that is not offered in the USA yet. It will be smaller than the Sportswagen. So far It looks like the Sportswagen is a real hit. 80% are sold with the TDI engine. Not real easy to find one. But worth it if you do. 50 MPG on the highway is common with that vehicle.
#874 of 1253 Re: New to VW shopping [gagrice]
Jan 30, 2010 (5:56 pm)
I'm in Northern VA area. If anyone posting here has any recommendations for dealers, I'm all ears. I've mostly owned Nissans and will be test-driving the Rogue in comparison with the Jetta SW.
#875 of 1253 Re: New to VW shopping [biancar]
Feb 02, 2010 (4:51 pm)
If you can wait a few months, the total re-do of the VW Jetta TDI will be out in 2011 form, a little bigger overall, (nothing wrong with that) and from the gossip I hear on the internet, VW is going to hold the prices close to or less than the 2010. (also very nice)
If better mpg's are on your buying list...go for the new TDI, 42+ mpg in any of the VW incarnations that match your present and future needs.
If you decide on the Nissan Rogue, 24 mpg tops, you will spend the rest of your days putting gas in it and wishing you had waited for a TDI.
#876 of 1253 Re: New to VW shopping [longo2]
Feb 03, 2010 (1:29 pm)
I didn't know that about the 2011 being bigger. Are we still talking about the Sportwagen here or do you mean the sedan? I'm more interested in the wagon.
I think I've gone off the idea of the Rogue. Right now I'm liking the Subarus best, looking at Forester and Outback. Or the Passat wagon.
#877 of 1253 Re: New to VW shopping [biancar]
Feb 03, 2010 (2:57 pm)
Well you can't get the Passat Wagon in Turbo Diesel anymore, so it looks llike all your three choices are pretty much the same in the MPG area. And of course theres that Subie AWD bonus that you can't get in the VW Passat.
People who own Subies are as fanatical as any bunch I have ever met, so there must be lots of reasons.
I too stare everytime one goes flying by me blasting through snow drifts on the road.
I love the look of the new Legacy Wagons, so smooooth.
I don't think we will ever see the Subie Turbo Diesel in North American markets, even tho they build them in the U.S.
The Forester has great head room and looks like a little tank and in the top of the line 'leather-loaded' version should make you happy long after the payment$ are done.