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#2495 of 2551 Re: High-Pitched Sound [jaj]
May 28, 2011 (5:53 am)
my 03,05,06,06 TDIs make/made that noise too.
i think it is related to fuel-pump or electric-fan, possibly a relay.
I understand it is normal.
#2496 of 2551 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell
Jun 04, 2011 (3:07 am)
I have not been on edmunds.com before, but if one gets a value range for their used car is it considered to be a legit place like KBB? Also I have a 2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagon with about 7000 mi., the long moon or sun roof with the extra inside shade that pretty much extends from the driver's seat all the way back to the cargo area (behind the rear seats. the windows are tinted which is something I spent a small fortune on after I took the car home since it is not uncommon to reach near 100 degrees F for about 2 months out of the year here in Salt Lake City. I am looking to sell the car even know it has been a great car. It has the DSG (automatic/manual but with the DSG which has really been a great addition since it boosts the power in a way I still cannot believe.
I am going to sell the car once I get it detailed because I was recently diagnosed with cancer and my chemo treatments are taking a lot out of me. With no health insurance and a complete change in my lifestyle, my abilities and desires require that I get a small simple car that can get me just around the town. this was a car I purchased for camping (I used it once for this and I ended up staying in the car with all the seats down and opened the moon roof and the inside shade and with my 2 dogs (which is another reason I need to change cars because they recently passed away, which was kind of unexpected, especially for the Dalmatian.)
I am looking for the best place or any recommendations on ways to sell this car. I really do not want to trade it in because it gets such good gas mileage, and with the way gas prices are and how good I read used cars that are in great condition and get great gas mileage are really going quickly and some even are getting more $$ than what the owner paid for the car.
I am open to any recommendations on selling a used car. I have never sold a used car so I have no idea where I should look to do this (like CarMax, edmubds.com) and any other suggestions I am open for suggestions.
I would like some suggestions on the best way to get pictures or are people taking videos and inbreeding the video in the ad? I will need to get a decent camcorder or camera that can take pictures or videos that will work with my MacBook Pro.
so I am needing a lot of help with this. I am learning y reading posts, google ads, etc. but there is nothing like a person who has actually sold their car recently and is willing to share their experience and suggestions with me.
#2497 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [kooler]
Jun 04, 2011 (6:10 am)
First I am sorry to hear of your cancer. We do hope the treatments work and you have many more years. My suggestion on selling is this. I have sold at least 5 vehicles on Craigslist and it is free. You have a desirable vehicle and should be able to get a good price for it. The timing is good. You need to just take good still pictures and post them in the ad. I use Edmund's used car pricing as a starting point. If it still is under warranty you can ask the Certified Dealer price to start. With that vehicle I would not drop my price on the first good offer. If it is in great condition you should be able to get a very good price.
Be careful of scam artists. The world is filled with them. I would meet any prospective buyer in a busy location. A bank parking lot is good. They have surveillance cameras. Don't let them test drive alone.
#2498 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [gagrice]
by pf_flyer HOST
Jun 04, 2011 (6:30 am)
The Edmunds TMV pricing (if I can blow our own horn for a sec) is a great source of pricing as it takes into account the local area that you are trying to buy or sell in. It's based on actual transactions for those type of vehicles in the area where you're looking to sell. A VERY simple example would be that a black XYX would command less of a price in Arizona than in New Hampshire because of the color with regard to the heat.
And when you appraise your vehicle using TMV you can also print out a window sticker that will have all the specs and features of your car along with your pricing. I have several friends who have sold vehicles using a TMV sign and they seem to think it really helped sell.
#2499 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [pf_flyer]
Jun 04, 2011 (6:44 am)
That is absolutely my experience selling vehicles online. I am not a fan of KBB. Never seem to be close to reality. Reality being what you actually get for your vehicle selling it. For example from what the gentleman above told us about his VW TDI it has a Certified Dealer price of $25,642. With a paltry trade-in value of $19,876. For me it is worth the hassle of selling to get cash in my pocket somewhere around $5k. That is what the dealer will make if I trade it in. The couple times I have considered trading the have low-balled below trade-in value. If your trade-in is old and worthless then use it to squeeze the dealer. Otherwise sell it yourself.
There are plenty of people with cash. Whether you are selling an RV for $55k or an old Mazda for $1200. Patience, patience, patience....
#2500 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [kooler]
Jun 07, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Sorry to hear about your health problems. I hope you get healthy soon. Do you know if there is a big difference in the design and quality between your 2009 model and the new 2011 models. Did they change the interior on the new ones. Thanks
#2502 of 2551 Re: High-Pitched Sound [jaj]
Jun 19, 2011 (10:44 am)
Our 2010 TDI does the same. Not sure what it is, but it's normal.
#2503 of 2551 Re: crankytdi [bpeebles]
Jun 19, 2011 (11:15 pm)
Are you saying that all TDI VWs owners should add the diesel fuel conditioner? I am just making sure because I have never heard this. I have a 2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagon. I do NOT pay much attention to the fuel or add anything to it except to make sure that only diesel gets put into the car. Is there anything I should be looking for as far as the diesel goes? Like gas has different grades, I have noticed that diesel does have different sulfur levels for the diesel fuel.
I was caught of guard about adding the Diesel Fuel Conditioner.
Looking forward to hear your reply on this one.
#2504 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [gagrice]
Jun 19, 2011 (11:21 pm)
gagrice- thanks all for your posts. I appreciate them. For some reason, although I was in the hspt for a week I just realized I had several posts that address my initial post. I was never notified of these posts. anybody know what setting could be off since I did not get any notice of these posts?