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#31 of 721 Re: 2004 Jetta GLS Wagon 1.8T w/Leather and ESP for $19,604 out the door. [nihilator]
Nov 04, 2004 (6:02 am)
Congrats on a great car and deal!!!
#32 of 721 Re: 2004 Jetta GLS Wagon 1.8T w/Leather and ESP for $19,604 out the door. [nihilator]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 04, 2004 (7:08 am)
Yes, they took my first counter-offer, but I'm pleased to be getting a great car for a great price, and isn't that what's important?
Absolutely!! It's not always about getting the rock-bottom, lowest possible price. Sometimes working toward that can be stressful, and excessive haggling can leave you with negative feelings about the overall process. You got a very good price for a car that you wanted. Now go out and enjoy that ride!
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#33 of 721 New 2004 Jetta GLI VR6: $20700
Nov 19, 2004 (5:38 am)
This was a leftover '04 that had been on the dealer's lot for over six months. Car had 64 miles on it. This is the original GLI w/ VR6 and 6spd, NOT the 1.8T w/ body kit.
Reflex silver/Black leather/Sunroof & Monsoon
MSRP - - - $25675
Haggle - - -1475
VW incentiv -2500
Sale Price $20700
#34 of 721 2004 Jetta GL 4SP Auto w/ESP, $14131
Dec 01, 2004 (12:59 pm)
My own car purchase 5 years ago was very complicated and took quite a bit of maneuvering to get what I wanted at the price I wanted. A few years ago, I helped my husband buy a new Passat and it was a comparatively painless experience to get exactly what we wanted at the price we wanted. This time, I was helping my brother make a Jetta purchase (because of my husband's Passat, my brother really had his eye on a Jetta). Admittedly this was a difficult purchase to research because we started out looking at CPOs and prices vary widely. But we finally made our way back to the dealership where my husband had bought his Passat and had another very positive experience there (Antwerpen Volkswagen in Pasadena MD... I would recommend them to any VW shoppers in the area).
Here's what he bought: a "demo" 2004 Jetta GL Automatic w/ESP in platinum grey sold as "new" with full factory warranty (that begins counting from his purchase date and the existing odometer reading). The MSRP is $19160 and the invoice is $17984. We got it for $14131 + destination charge and TTL. I'd read a lot of pros and cons about demos, especially when they have a few thousand miles as this one did. But we checked it out thoroughly, gave it a test drive and felt fine about it having been, essentially, used.
The price seemed good, even if you research it as a used car, and especially compared to all the 2000-2002s that we checked out in our area. As a used car, Edmund's TMV pricing puts his Jetta at $13,982 private sale, and $15,746 dealer sale. They also suggest $16,461 as a dealer CPO price. Of course as a used car, you'd have no destination charge, so a fair comparison on price would be to include the $457 destination charge my brother paid, making his car $14,588.
So the numbers seemed right whether you looked at used car pricing or new car pricing. And he got all the benefits of a new car. My brother was basically able to get exactly what he wanted in a newer model, with lower mileage than what he'd found elsewhere and that was because it was a demo. There was simply more negotiating room because of the VW new car incentives. We walked out of the dealership feeling really happy about the car and the price.
Here's the breakdown:
Tax: $729 (5% MD)
Documentation Fee: $49*
Title/Tags: (I don't recall this number, but it was what we expected it to be)
Financing was done at 4.99%
* I was pretty sure this was a dealer profit add-on to the bill, but honestly, it wasn't big enough to cause a fuss over (they have to make thei money someplace).
I know it can be difficult shopping for a used car or for a demo because there isn't as much information. So I hope this experience helps someone else out there.
#35 of 721 Re: 2004 Jetta GL 4SP Auto w/ESP, $14131 [tgoodnow]
Dec 02, 2004 (6:20 am)
Sounds like your brother got a good deal on a solid car. I hope he enjoys his new ride.
#36 of 721 Re: Fair price??? [jettagirl1]
Dec 11, 2004 (7:38 am)
This is probably way too late; however, as far as the price is concerned - I purchased a similar car for 20,500 - but it had the 1.8T, but it was manual. It also had the sports package.
I think you can get a little better price on the car...but that's just me.
#37 of 721 2005 VW Jetta TDI Wagon
Jan 11, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I negotiated down to $200 below invoice on a 2005 Jetta GLS TDI Wagon. Is that a good price?
#38 of 721 Re: One bad apple... [occupant1]
Jan 26, 2005 (6:38 pm)
I know it is quite a stretch, but Hewlett VW in Georgetown has the best customer service. I wanted a TDI, so one saturday morning my husband and I started calling every VW dealership in the state for the best price. They beat everyone hands down, and now I am the proud owner of a 2004 TDI. No hassles, no fuss. It was painless and stress free. My dealership experience made buying my TDI that much better.
Mar 16, 2005 (6:20 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2005 Jetta GLS (not the redesigned one). I know it carries 1.9% apr. Can these cars be bought below invoice with the introduction of the new Jetta? Any good deals people are getting?