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Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
#1127 of 1214 Re: Help, found it, time to deal [gagrice]
May 13, 2011 (7:10 pm)
5 responses to my emails today to dealers. Three only willing to -$200 off MSRP, which I don't consider serious offer. This one is the most promising:
"Don't have the exact car you are looking for (JSW TDI automatic fully loaded). DO have with the Beige Int MSRP $28,850 which as you know carries an invoice price of $27,511. Obviously we would need to sell for invoice or above. We would prefer somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 over plus taxes (7%) and fees ($199). If we have to locate and trade for a car, we would still be able to sell it to you for $200 over plus whatever cost we incur to go get it (typically another $100 or so). The final price would depend on exactly how the car we get for you would be equipped."
$199 fee? (license and ?)
$100 or so, to truck it in
$270 in add'l 'l taxes, 1% more I'd have to pay than locallly
Where is destination charge?
$200 over retail is better price than TrueCar local avg price shows, and same as Nat'l average currently selling. However the $270 extra taxes I'm not excited about, or I'd jump on it. Search indicates there are exact matches within about 85-150 miles of me. Offer above is 80 mi away.
Am I getting closer for the best price?
Oddly, just realized, I can't match up his $27,511 dealer invoice cost to a $28,850 MSRP. My $29,650 MSRP shows a base dealer invoice of $24,797+770+Prem Pkg (about $2K Invoice I'm guessing, if retail is $2550). That's $27,567 on my higher MSRP. So how could his be $27,511 with an MSRP that is $800 less?
I think it's way too late and too many #s, thanks for making it this far (if you did).
#1128 of 1214 Re: New Sportwagen TDI or Jetta sedan TDI [mark983]
May 13, 2011 (7:31 pm)
For what it's worth $23,328 comes in as "good" nat'l cost on Truecar, that's only up about $28 on the avg sale of that sedan since January, but I honestly think it totally depends on the dealer and where you're at. But throw a larger net and you may save a bit more. It's not a terrible price.
I've seen that myself. Had to hit about 6 dealers today to even get one halfway decent quote on a JSW TDI automatic, rest were only $200-300 under MSRP. (I was told loaded JSW TDIs are low in inventory, and I would guess they are lower than other models.)
#1129 of 1214 Re: New Sportwagen TDI or Jetta sedan TDI [about2bjsw]
May 14, 2011 (7:11 am)
Thanks for the feedback. I was giving a quote of $25400 on the JSW before I decided to pursue the sedan. It did not have navi or a sunroof. Another quote for a JSW with Navi and Sunroof was $27699 (both from a Houston dealer).
I have been told that the JSW's have more room to work with (if you can find a dealer willing to budge from MSRP) over the sedan. I am going expand my search area and see what I can come up with. Hopefully I will get my first TDI today!
#1130 of 1214 Golf TDI vs. Jetta Sportwagen TDI
May 17, 2011 (12:02 am)
I'm enjoying my Golf TDI so far with 1,200 miles in just over two weeks (mostly due to a recent move from an apartment to a house and a week-long visit from my mom). My only thoughts so far are should I have considered a wagon instead? I downgraded in size from a gas-guzzling mini-van but kind of miss the hauling space. I've searched some sites and can't find much information to realistically compare the two. I guess that I should note that I'm in Germany and love cruising at speeds between 75-93 mph.
Other than trunk space and tire size is there much difference between the German built Golf TDI and the NA built Jetta Sportwagen TDI? Do they both have the sport tuned suspension and handle about the same?
Also, has anyone had front and rear park assist installed at a dealer? I'm wondering if this is possible and what it cost. It would be so convenient in such tight spaces here.
#1131 of 1214 Re: New Sportwagen TDI or Jetta sedan TDI [mark983]
May 17, 2011 (4:17 am)
I did indeed get my first TDI this past Saturday and absolutely love it! The problem is so does my wife! I ended up with the same deal mentioned before but was able to have window tint thrown into the deal. Maybe not the best deal, but we're really happy with the car so far.
#1132 of 1214 Re: Golf TDI vs. Jetta Sportwagen TDI [dobrovod]
May 17, 2011 (5:41 am)
Did you get the Golf GTD or the standard TDI. We cannot get the GTD over here in the USA. It has more HP and GTI suspension. In Germany you should be able to get the Golf Estate which is the same as our Jetta Sportswagen. I doubt the wagon would handle quite as well as the standard Golf with more than a foot longer.
Have fun with your new ride.
#1133 of 1214 Re: Golf TDI vs. Jetta Sportwagen TDI [gagrice]
May 17, 2011 (6:08 am)
I got an American spec Golf TDI. I didn't want to pay the euro prices for the vehicle and want to be able to bring it back to the states if and when I get back. Even without the GTD HP and suspension, I feel that it does well on the autobahns.
#1134 of 1214 HELP locating dealer holding my car hostage
May 20, 2011 (2:13 pm)
Here's the situation, I finally was able to nail a price for JSW TDI DSG (auto) prem pkg, white gold/black interior.
But dealer has to do trade. Finally got a TDI in today to trade, similar, but two dealerships who should have my car have not returned their calls today (not normal, since one they trade 5 cars a week with and they generally get answer quickly).
The other dealer who I wrote off last week for too high $, emailed agreeing to same price, same car. Think they are looking at same car. He just got a TDI today also to do trade with.
They have said within 200-250 miles. One dealer is local, the other is in Evansville about 150 miles from me.
Short of calling 50 dealers in a 200-mile radius, how do I determine WHICH DEALER might have my car so I can just make an offer directly? (I can't even find the white gold one online anymore either.) Is there an EASIER way for me to find out where this car is and just offer $ to seal the deal?
They are all saying very hard to get a dealer to make a trade on these now, hot/tight inventory. So I feel like I'm stranded hitchhiker with money stuck out t and NO ONE will pick me up. Disguisted. I thought once we reached a $ figure agreement, that was the hard part....but it seems getting the car is. (If I would just take a non-loaded one, much easier....but I do want the loaded one for the $ I'm paying.)
tks for any recommendations!
#1135 of 1214 Base Jetta TDI Manual at invoice
Jul 18, 2011 (5:10 pm)
have been all over the place from civic to elantra and now landed into VV diesel camp (was outside US for past 3 years and have been driving a manual Diesel so comfortable). have a 100 mile commute so need higher mileage cars.
I am getting a quote for base jetta TDI manual tranny at invoice and roughly about 24K OTD (incl 7% T + TL). is this a good price for 2011.. not sure when 2012's come out, i think i can get around at least 23500..
#1136 of 1214 Re: Base Jetta TDI Manual at invoice [anandchicago]
Jul 18, 2011 (5:21 pm)
I would say that is good. The 2012 will not be changed. The 2012 Passat will be coming in soon and it will compete with the Jetta. It is bigger and rated a little better on mileage. If you can get a deal on the Sportswagen TDI, I would think it will hold its value better than the sedan. Same MPG would be my guess. Also the Golf may get slightly better mileage. The stick shift will have lower maintenance than the DSG. Though I don't think the manual will improve the mileage.