Last post on Sep 02, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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Volkswagen New Beetle, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#2548 of 2551 Re: Diesel smell [gagrice]
Aug 30, 2012 (7:16 pm)
G, You should know that I have a 2006 VW New Beetle Diesel as well. Went 300 miles to get this one. Got this baby last year. It only had 26453 miles on it. It's got 37,890 on it now. I park it a tad in the summer. It's a winter beater now. I got blizzaks and brand new alloys for the winter and the original alloys and Michelin's for the summer. I am averaging 43 to 45 mpg (70%/30% highway/City driving) I think the clylinders have seated properly. No glazing. I am going to research Fred's TDI site to make sure the new Passat is done right. My sisiter is starting to moan about selling her KIA SUV (with 32,990 miles on it) because it's costing too much $ filling it up. I do love her. She is giving me the stink eye. May want to procure my bug. Hellllllllllllllllllllllp
#2549 of 2551 Re: Diesel smell [zahava]
Aug 30, 2012 (9:36 pm)
A friend in Seattle just sold his Ford 500 and Beetle TDI and bought a new Passat TDI. It fulfills all his auto needs. He loves it. Has the room to haul people and gets great mileage.
#2550 of 2551 is Golf TDI worth the 10k more!?
Sep 02, 2012 (1:01 pm)
We are considering a Golf TDI, but the difference between the TDI and the base model is more than $10,000 in our area!? Has anyone done an ROI analysis to get a break-even number based on today's fuel prices!?
#2551 of 2551 Re: is Golf TDI worth the 10k more!? [dmortaz]
Sep 02, 2012 (2:44 pm)
According to Edmunds.com the MSRP difference is 6,570.
I would advocate 4 fold actions:
1. shop the US inventory for invoice + or even better invoice -
2. get the best prices on a TDI and a basic model (if the basic model is what you really want)
3. look at several MY's used car prices (or in arrears of when you plan to sell either car you decide to get) of both TDI and gasser
3 b. get the real world used car prices TDI/gasser and then decide if the difference (per mile driven) is worth it.
4. Add to that the per mile driven savings or extra
example 40.3 mpg TDI, 29.1 mpg gasser, ULSD (corner store 4.25) RUG 4.13.
per mile driven ULSD .105 cents, RUG .14.2 cents or
35% more per mile driven RUG So over 100,000 miles RUG will cost 3,700 more.