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#53 of 74 VW- NOT being licensed in CO?
Aug 23, 2009 (9:09 am)
I met yesterday with the -lease end- guy at the dealer my VW Bug convert. came from. The guy says he can't do anything about the residual bcse VW owns the car and VW is not licensed in the state of CO. (He claims that CO. is one of 3 states that is the case.) My red flag alert and b.s. meter went up. Q- Is this true and what does VW not being licensed mean (to any one who buys or leases a car in one of these three states?) MY objective, like everyone is to pay a fair buyout. This guy is telling me they are powerless to do anything.....I rather doubt that. Am I up a creek w/o a paddle? Thank you in advance
#54 of 74 Re: VW- NOT being licensed in CO? [itslisa]
Aug 23, 2009 (10:11 am)
I don't know if CO laws or VW policies have changed, but when we got to the end of our lease of our '99 NB in Colorado, VW Finance made an attractive offer for financing the residual. Low APR, and, if I remember correctly, a small decrease in the residual value.
You should talk with VW Finance directly, not your dealer, regarding your options.
(BTW, my local VW dealer was McDonald Auto Group in Englewood)
#55 of 74 Re: VW- NOT being licensed in CO? [michaell]
Aug 23, 2009 (10:41 am)
Michaell, Thank you for your response. Same dealer in question. I had already talked with VW and they sent me to the dealer! VW is a pain - - - to deal with whether it be dealer or corp. It has been my experience that neither care about resolve. Perhaps that should be my Q to exit stage left? I do love my car though... SO FAR no huge issues.
#56 of 74 Re: VW- NOT being licensed in CO? [itslisa]
Aug 24, 2009 (6:49 am)
I would call VW Finance and ask to speak with a supervisor .. generally, the front line folks who work the phones don't have a lot of authority and, in many cases, work from a prepared script.
Eventually, you should be able to talk with someone who can make a decision .. let them know you are considering turning the car in and getting a different brand. It' not likely that they want to see you walk.
Our NB ("Beauty") had a few small issues as well that required visits to the dealer, but we had purchased an extended warranty so didn't cost much out of pocket.
Good luck and let us know how everything turned out.
#57 of 74 09 New Beetle Convertible price
Sep 27, 2009 (7:56 pm)
Was just quoted the following for a CASH deal in Southern California...
$24,000...from an MSRP price of $27,350 for a 2009 Convertible. They offered a $2,500 Friends and Family type of incentive ( we own a 09' Rabbit as well).
My thoughts are they can do better as the 2010s are only a few weeks away.
#58 of 74 Re: 09 New Beetle Convertible price [viewty]
Oct 10, 2009 (3:31 am)
VW only has about $1000 markup from invoice to sticker price. You can check it on several pricing websites to confirm. In my case, I bought a 2008 Beetle Convertible in June 2008. Got about $1500 off sticker. I would say if you are getting a total of $2500 off sticker, you got a good deal. Not sure who is kicking in the $2500 for Friend and Family, but I doubt you will find a better deal.
P.S. You will love the convertible!
#59 of 74 Re: 09 New Beetle Convertible price [belaircarguy]
Oct 10, 2009 (8:16 am)
Thanks for the info as I feel much better knowing that I got a good deal. We went into the showroom with no intent to buy, and the next thing I am doing is negotiating with no idea of what the base costs were.
And you are right, we love the convertible!
#61 of 74 2006 Beetle Convertible 2.5
Mar 21, 2010 (5:44 pm)
My wife has been wanting a Beetle convertible for a long time now. We were on a VW dealer lot yesterday and saw a 2006 Beetle convertible 2.5 in Harvest Moon. It was a leased vehicle for four years. It's VW certified and has about 50,000 miles on it. It also has a clean Carfax report. I've read mixed reviews about the Beetle convertibles. I actually like the looks of the car myself. I had a 2001 Jetta that was a pretty good car overall. Before I forget, the car looks to be in excellent shape, at least from the outside and the interior. The dealer is asking around $15,500 which I thought was a little high due to the mileage. I sent them an email yesterday, which was Sunday, and I'll probably hear from them tomorrow.
Any comments at all would be appreciated. We live in NJ and prices seem to be higher here than in some parts of the country. Thanks for your help!! I look forward to hearing from anyone out there.
#62 of 74 Re: 2006 Beetle Convertible 2.5 [jeep53]
Mar 27, 2010 (2:59 am)
I purchased a 2008 Beetle Convertible new in June 2008. I looked at the reviews and complaints of Beetle Convertibles prior to purchase, and it appears most complaints were from the first / second model year (2003-2004). There were problems with the rear window getting loose, as well as various engine problems (not the 2.5 engine).
Our Beetle is almost 2 years old, and we have not had any problems, plus this car is fun, fun, fun. The tiptronic 6 speed automatic with the manual shift gate is fun to drive on the back roads, and the handling is very good.
As the car you are looking at is a VW Certified, it comes with a 2 year warranty. I don't know if that has a deductible, or is 100% (no deductible), but I think VW had worked out all the problems with the convertibles by the 2005 model year.
Bel Air Car Guy