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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#872 of 1196 New to VW shopping
Jan 30, 2010 (6:29 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 1196 Re: New to VW shopping [biancar]
Jan 30, 2010 (6:46 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 1196 Re: New to VW shopping [gagrice]
Jan 30, 2010 (6:56 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 1196 Re: New to VW shopping [biancar]
Feb 02, 2010 (5:51 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 1196 Re: New to VW shopping [longo2]
Feb 03, 2010 (2:29 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 1196 Re: New to VW shopping [biancar]
Feb 03, 2010 (3:57 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.
#878 of 1196 '10 Golf/Jetta Wgn TDI Comfortline, 6000km, US$29100
Feb 06, 2010 (1:32 pm)
What is up w/ this pricing?! I just called about a used Golf (Jetta in US) CL wagon that the dealer's currently using for parts delivery. 6000 km on the clock. They want C$31k, or US$29100. Huh?
I thought it was a misprint where they mistakenly printed MSRP on the ad, but this is what the dealer just emailed me. They're in the Guelph area of Ontario.
"[this] will clarify how and why we get to the asking price that we are advertising...
AJ539M - Golf Wagon 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline 6sp $28,275.00
4X4 - Rear Side Airbags $450.00
TOTAL MSRP $28,725.00
LESS: DISCOUNT ($515.00)
DEALER OPTIONS AND CHARGES
Golf - No Chip Hoodguard $356.00
Golf Wagon - Premium Window Tint $449.00
Winter tires on existing alloys $660.00
Administration Fee $199.00
Freight and PDI $0.00
Auto Arm Security $99.00
Air Conditioning Tax $0.00
Ontario Tire Stewardship (5 tires) $29.20
Environmental Paint Protection $344.85
Interior Protection $299.95
Monster Mats $139.00
Nitro Safe with Tire-Guard Road Hazard Warranty $199.00
TOTAL SALES PRICE: $30,985.00
LESS: TRADE ALLOWANCE $0.00
PLUS: LEASE SHORTFALL ON TRADE $0.00
NET DIFFERENCE: $30,985.00
License Fee $10.00
LIEN PAYOUT / CASHBACK: $0.00
[GRAND TOTAL AFTER TAX]: $35,023.05 "
It looks like they have added every possible extra they could think of to get to this price. Even if it was a Highline I think it'd be high. Remember, it has 6kkm on it already. What price should I come back with? TIA.
#879 of 1196 Re: '10 Golf/Jetta Wgn TDI Comfortline, 6000km, US$29100 [mattyd]
Feb 06, 2010 (2:41 pm)
Is this a VW Dealer. I have seen dealers ask more for used than new on high demand cars. That is way over the top in my book. It's is used and I would not pay anywhere close to MSRP for the car. Start under invoice and don't go a penny over invoice. Email more dealers. That one sounds like a real shyster. I see the Golf Wagon has replaced the Jetta Sportswagen. I wonder if it is smaller than the Jetta model? Looks very nice. I could go for one of those myself. Not for anywhere near what that dealer is asking.
#880 of 1196 Re: '10 Golf/Jetta Wgn TDI Comfortline, 6000km, US$29100 [gagrice]
Feb 08, 2010 (1:03 pm)
2010 Golf Wagon (CAN)
2010 Jetta Sportswagen (USA/Mexico)
2010 Golf Variant (EU/AUS/NZ ect.)
2010 Golf Estate (UK)
All the same.
The first two are manufactured at the VW plant in Mexico. There have been some instances of Sportwagens with the Golf badge sold in the US [Whoops!]
All of course are direct descendants of the famed VW Type 3 Variant [EU, rest of world] or Squareback [US] wagon from the early 1960's.
#881 of 1196 Re: '10 Golf/Jetta Wgn TDI Comfortline, 6000km, US$29100 [dw438]
Feb 08, 2010 (3:06 pm)
That is interesting. I think the Golf front end through me a curve. So the new Sportswagen will look the same as the Golf Estate?