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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
May 06, 2010 (11:17 am)
I currently own and drive a 2009 Jetta 2.5 gas engine automatic. Years ago I owned a VW Diesel Rabbit. While the diesel certainly got much better mileage (about 40 mpg), the engine did require some cleaning of the injector nozzles and other items that a gas engine did not need. Additionally, while the VW diesel engine was very good, unfortunately VW did not beef up the rest of the car to match the engine. I drove that about 145,000 miles, and the engine was still strong but the rest of the car was shot.
Look at a Mercedes diesel and check the build quality of that vs the Mercedes gas cars. Diesel has heavier components, as they want both the car and the engine to last a long time.
Prior to purchasing my 2009 Jetta, I did drive both the gas and diesel. I did not see a huge difference in build quality. It will remain to be seen if the car will last as long as the engine.
Bel Air Car Guy
#948 of 1253 money factor for 3 yr/36K mi 2010 golf tdi lease?
May 06, 2010 (1:07 pm)
Looking for information on the money factor for a 2010 Golf TDI DSG 4 door. It's for 3 years, 36,000 miles.
Just need to know if I can negotiate lower.
#949 of 1253 Re: money factor for 3 yr/36K mi 2010 golf tdi lease? [jlouis99]
May 06, 2010 (2:49 pm)
The money factor is fixed and so is the residual. You can negotiate off the msrp.
#951 of 1253 Re: money factor for 3 yr/36K mi 2010 golf tdi lease? [jlouis99]
May 07, 2010 (7:31 am)
Can't find much on the golf diesel. If you are leasing, the extra cost of the diesel won't pay off for the 3 year term. They are usually poor leases. they can be good buys if you drive a lot of miles and keep it for 100k. Check mattie imports web site for sample payments on golfs. You can call I suppose to get more details. If you live in the northeast they say they deliver free. I would go with a gas model when leasing.
#952 of 1253 Re: Advice wanted [longo2]
May 07, 2010 (3:25 pm)
Do you have an idea when we might expect the 2011 Jetta TDI to arrive? We are looking at the 2010 right now and want to know how long we might wait for the new one.
#953 of 1253 Re: Advice wanted [vigorlover]
May 07, 2010 (4:16 pm)
Word is that when the new jetta starts to show up, the tdi version won't be in the mix until even later. If you like the tdi, I can't see any reason to wait for the new one. Could be a while and they will likely be loaded with market adjustment dealer bumps. To check prices check mattie imports site. Another consideration is that you are better off with the last year version with the gremlins minimized than the brand new remake.
#955 of 1253 Price for 2010 Jetta DSG TDI
May 17, 2010 (6:06 pm)
What price can I expect to pay for a 2010 Jetta DSG TDI with no options? I looked up the invoice price at $23,219 including the $750 destination charge.
#956 of 1253 Re: Price for 2010 Jetta DSG TDI [bigdog20]
May 18, 2010 (6:35 am)
If you can get 500 off msrp on a tdi you are doing well. You can do much better on a gas model. It will take many years to break even on fuel costs according to most cost comparisons.