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#48 of 729 2002 Jetta GLS TDI: Eastern Ohio, Price right?
May 09, 2005 (6:41 pm)
My husband and I looked at a 2002 Jetta GLS TDI, manual w/ almost 52,000 miles on it. At first, the salesman told me the price was $18,880, but that it was a loaded car and sold initially for $24,000. Does this sound right? In subsequent research I can only find a MSRP of $18,950.
They lowered the price almost immediately to $16,880 and when I got home there was an email w/ the price at $15,900, but the blue book value looks like it's about $13,000.
Also, I read one review on epinions that said the the 2002 had terrible reliability problems and that it single handedly brought the overall reliability of the European import lower than the US car mfgrs to its lowest level in 30 years.
Any of this sound right, wrong, or??? I'm a bit confused. Considering the CarFAX report, but not until I've exhausted free avenues.
#49 of 729 Re: One bad apple... [occupant1]
May 23, 2005 (6:00 pm)
Please what ever you do do not I repeat do not buy a VW from Rusty Wallis Volkswagon!!!!! I had the worst experience that anyone could ever have with that dealership. They did several illegal deads, padding the deal, they faked the certification on my car, service problems, really really bad car history ect. YOu name it, and it happened to me. After I bought my car I started taking it to Park Cities. I recieved good service there but please stay away from Rusty Wallis. I have filled several compliants with the city, state and government agencies. Some of the stuff that they did to me is completely against the Law. Best of luck! :
#50 of 729 Got our New Jetta
May 28, 2005 (12:37 pm)
We bought Graphite Blue VE for my wife today. Got a really good price, they sold it to us for about $18,940 with automatic and ESP (including the dealer's $89 "processing fee"). This is about $50 below invoice.
We had to go about 75 miles away to get it but (in addition to getting exactly what my wife wanted) the deal was worth it. Buying experience was completely painless at Zimbrick VW Marketplace in Middelton, WI. I emailed them asked what their price was on the specific car we wanted and they came back with $18,849. I asked for the "out-the-door" price and they sent back itemized price totaling $20,017, with the processing fee, tax, title and plates. This was the exact amount that we paid when we got the car.
The only surprise was they said edmunds was wrong about the 2.9% financing from VW. Edmunds says this is for up to 48 months, but dealer said it was only for up to 24 months. We took the 24 month loan.
#51 of 729 lease special?
May 28, 2005 (8:25 pm)
Does anyone have an opinion on the 229/month lease deal they have on the VW website?
Seem ok? Seem like a ripoff?
2005 new Jetta 2.5 with Manual Transmission
$1,974 due at signing
(plus license, tax, options and dealer fees)
$2,199 due at signing for NY State residents
(plus license, tax, options and dealer fees)
Or, see your local VW dealer for one of the many other great lease deals available on Jetta sedans.
**US cars only. $229 first month's payment, $1,170 down payment, $0 security deposit and $575 acquisition fee ($800 acquisition fee for NY State residents) due at lease inception. Monthly payments total $8,244. Based on MSRP of $21,005 for a 2005 new Jetta 2.5 vehicle with 5-speed manual transmission, excluding title, taxes, options and dealer charges. Closed-end lease offered to highest qualified customers by Volkswagen Credit through participating dealers. Supplies limited. Offer ends June 30, 2005. Requires dealer contribution of $543.73, which could affect final negotiated transaction. Lessee responsible for insurance. At lease end lessees responsible for $0.15/mile over 36,000 miles for damage and excessive wear. Additional charges may apply at lease end. Purchase option at lease end for $11,762.80. Dealer sets actual prices. See your Volkswagen dealer for details.
#52 of 729 2005.5 Value Edition
Jun 06, 2005 (5:59 pm)
Wife likes the car. We have to have auto tranny, mats, keyless entry, wheel well moldings and door edge guards, the last 2 items I always insist on down here in South Florida...rude parking lot drivers!
The floor salesman gave us a price at $18,600 plus T, T & L and the internet guy said $18,999 plus T, T & L. Think we are being played, but not sure yet. Also not sure about VW "reliability" having owned Japanese brands since 1988.
I asked for "out the door" prices, as we always pay cash and will probaly have a trade. Our time table is between now and July 4th weekend. If she likes it, I will go and drive the particular car she wants to check for alignment/tire problems, radio reception & to make sure all electronics work as they should. Then I will go in with her and use the credit card and a check for the balance if they give us the price that they said, have a printed e-mail copy from the internet guy and a paper copy from the salesman. Hopefully, they will honor the "lower" price and be fair with the trade in.
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated, as a bit shaky about VW quality still!
#53 of 729 Re: lease special? [philip_g]
Jun 07, 2005 (5:54 am)
Hi Philip, did anyone respond to you? I"m wondering the same thing and am waiting for a lease to come in from the dealer on an automatic trans with a moon roof. It seems that no where can you find info on lease rates! good or bad
Jun 07, 2005 (7:22 am)
I just spoke to a dealer and that promo of $229 a month is actually not includeing tax etc so it works out to be much higher
#55 of 729 Re: 2005.5 Value Edition [sandman46]
Jun 07, 2005 (1:28 pm)
Think we are being played, but not sure yet.
Why? Prices you quote sound pretty good...right around invoice. VW has 2.9% financing on this model, I did not get any indication that a lower price could be had by turning down the financing...so we took it even though we could have paid cash if we really wanted to. We only got two year loan, some dealers have 4 years at that 2.9% rate.
Auto trans and ESP are the only options available on VE (we got both on ours). Floor mats and keyless entry are standard, assuming you mean the remote keyless thing. Not sure what door edge guards or wheel well moldings are, so can't comment on whether the car has those.
I think the negative reliability reputation is overdone with VW...but have never owned one. Consumer Reports puts them about average. Prices on extended warranty, while higher than Honda or Toyota, are not particularly high on VWs...so they can not be all that bad.
Jun 09, 2005 (9:02 am)
Still not quite clear on what ESP is. Anyone?
#57 of 729 Re: ESP [sandman46]
Jun 09, 2005 (11:33 am)
Just tell you one example of ESP will prevent you from accident/injury, a few weeks ago, I drove off I95 offramp and try to cut off a car in my right lane and exit and there is a right curve to turn immediately after cutoff and my car's speed is too high, when I almost felt I will skid out, the engine started to reduce power and I felt some additional braking on my pedal and my car is safely on the right track. Thanks for the EPS.