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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan, Wagon
#61 of 729 Owner Loyalty Bonus
Jul 16, 2005 (7:08 pm)
I just bought a 2005 old style Jetta GLS for 17,850, including all the dealers' fees. I took the $2000 cash back rather than the low financing, but the dealer told me I could not get the $500 vw owner loyalty bonus without using vw financing. Does anyone know if this is true?
#62 of 729 Re: Owner Loyalty Bonus [melanie3]
Jul 17, 2005 (5:53 am)
Looks like that is true. A little digging on vw.com found this:
VW Owners and Lessees, get a $500 thank-you when you purchase or lease your next VW by September 6.
Current Volkswagen owners or lessees get $500 toward their next VW if they finance or lease through Volkswagen Credit by September 6.
#63 of 729 Looking hard for a within budget Jetta TDI...
Jul 18, 2005 (6:07 pm)
Hi to all,
I have been combing the internet for two weeks now looking for a high mileage jetta tdi, manual, 2000-present. I can't find anything above 125k miles for sale. I know they are out there, but I don't have a clue where to look. All the jettas on ebay are lower milage vehicles with prices I'm not willing to pay (I just bought my first house and don't want a car payment).
Does anyone know where I should look or know anyone ready to sell?
Please let me know.
Jul 20, 2005 (10:08 am)
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#65 of 729 Re: Volkswagen Jetta: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Jul 22, 2005 (5:56 am)
I paid too much (on lease) for my '02 GLI - the dealer saw me coming! (i.e., litterally -- coming in with a Ford Explorer with an engine ready to blow!).
15K/year with $0 down = $340/month, with a $13,500 buy-out.
That said, the GLI has been a great performer. I had two problems with ignition coils (all under warranty) that was mostly an inconvenience due to the dealer -- note: in my experience, you're better off dealing with smaller VW dealership (e.g., Riverbank in Stamford, CT - where they bend over backwards for you) than a large on (e.g., Donaldson's in Seville, NY - where you'll be on a three-week waiting list for an oil change that will take 3 hours of wait time!).
Anyway ...let me say this. I drive my car aggressively and the GLI has stood up as an amazing little performer. 200hp, 200ft-lbs torque and one of the six 6-speeds out there - the car delivers a lot of fun. I've given a few 325i (and even a couple 330i) drivers a run for the money. The car's a sleeper, and I like the subtle distinctions from the standard Jettas.
After 49,500 miles of aggressive driving, I can relay this:
- over 40% of the original brake pads remain
- at least 50% tread on the original tires (speed-rated Michellin Pilot 45R17, which are simply AMAZING tires -- on dry and wet roads, and even in the snow -- if you avoid pot-holes)
- at least 22mpg overall (again, despite aggressive driving)
Plus, the car is great for running errands, etc -- fold down the rear seats, and you can't believe how much room is in there (I actually brought home a BBQ, two air-conditioners, and a snow-blower in one trip with the car!).
If I hadn't over-paid on the lease, and if my wife could drive a MT, I would buy out the lease on this car. It's a phenomenal value.
#66 of 729 Re: Volkswagen Jetta: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [timny]
Jul 22, 2005 (9:10 am)
I think your 02GLI should be 03GLI because 02 has only GLXVR6 (Auto), 6 speed manual only available on 03GLI onwards. I agree with you that this car has a lot of punch in 3 and 4 gears and can have a good disguise of its appearance, Mine is 04GLI which I am satified with the power and handling, except the back braking disc rotors which are too small for a heavy car as an Accord EX. Do you have difficulty in emergency braking ( to stop in a short distance)? Also its kind of jerky when I upshift to a higher gear. Have you experienced these. I think your stock Michelin Pilot tire performs every aspect better than my stock Goodyear Eagle RSA.
#67 of 729 Looking for a Jetta 2.5 Manual in DC area
Jul 24, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I'm thinking about either the Value Edition or the next grade up 2.5. I liked the Leatherette interior. Does anyone know if the 16" steel wheels are standard on 2.5 (without package)? It's definitely better than the 15" with plastic covers. I plan to buy it, wonder how much room to negotiate?
#68 of 729 Re: Volkswagen Jetta: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [wai]
Jul 25, 2005 (9:09 am)
It's definitely an '02 - acquired June 2002. And it's definitely a 6-speed.
My brakes have performed well, to the best of my experience. The only jerkiness I've experienced in the gearbox is up-shifting from 1st to 2nd (I've heard this is common in Jettas, even with AT, but don't know for sure).
The tires are awesome ... except when it comes to potholes! I'd definitely buy Michelins again.
#69 of 729 Re: Looking for a Jetta 2.5 Manual in DC area [a04lemmon]
Jul 25, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Are you confusing alloys and steel?
2.5 has 16 inch steel wheels with wheel covers, just like the VE but an inch bigger in diameter. 2006 2.5s supposedly will have alloys standard, but you lose a lot of other stuff in exchange.
#70 of 729 2005 Automatic Jetta 2.5 good deal?
Jul 31, 2005 (8:39 am)
$199/month (including everything, taxes, tags, doc fees, etc.)
12Kmiles per year
Out-the-door cost $2000.
They are taking back my 2003 Jetta early with 24K miles and two more monthly payments to go.
Also, they are throwing in one free oil change, and fixing $300 worth of paint chips on my trade-in.
Should I wait for the "new" model in October?