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#89 of 246 Re: Can someone explain to me about the TDI seat covers? [kooler]
Mar 03, 2009 (8:16 pm)
I have the 2009 Jetta SportWagon TDI. The leatherette is vinyl although looks like but doesn't smell like the leather. Frankly I can't tell the difference. The SEL are even harder to find than the TDIs. I was looking for either the SEL or TDI and couldn't find one. I am really glad I ended up with the TDI the mileage is awesome and the performance is more than I need. It is pretty cool owning a Diesel. I thought VW owners were fanatics but Diesel VW are real fanatics.. I can see why the care is awesome. I was a Honda Accord owner for 10 years before this car.
#90 of 246 Is It Still Possible to Find an 09 Jetta SportWagan o Should I Just wait...
Mar 05, 2009 (1:45 am)
I have been trying to locate an 09 Jetta SportWagan TDI with some special features but on other TDI Jetta forums I have been told I am wanting too much. To just take what comes my way and if you won't you are just playing games. So here I am since I fist started wanting one of these cars--8 months later and still driving the 09 Honda Fit Sport, which I have to "slide" into and cry every time I see it. (Long & different story.)
I have been told to work with this dealer in PA, fly there, get to know the car by driving it home and on and on. Because I am in Salt Lake City, dealing with a health issue, I have not jumped n those offers from other dealers i the East.
The dealers in Salt Lake City or ones within 50 miles, have either lied too many times, I have not wanted to play their games, do not have the extra money to buy their services, and on and on.
I would still like one of these cars but what is happening in 2010? Is thee a better TDI coming out? Any thoughts, suggestions on alternative cars? Not a Honda Civic hybrid, not a Honda Fit Sport, not a Toyota Prius...
Is it unrealistic to try and find a JSW TDI with a panoramic sunroof, 17" alloy tires and wheels, a Navi system? Why do the TDI know-it-alls label me a game-player when I say I am looking for this car with these features? is it not possible to get the TDI the VW website lets you build?
#91 of 246 Re: Is It Still Possible to Find an 09 Jetta SportWagan o Should I Just wait... [kooler]
Mar 05, 2009 (2:35 pm)
I ordered an 09 TDI Sportwagon in Nov 08 with everything you wanted except Nav and just got it a week ago. Ordered it through Cartelligent, a broker. Paid $500 under sticker. I had to give up the nav as it would add a couple more months and frankly instead of the in dash nav for $2k I got a Garmin for $225 that will mount nicely inside. It's a very cool car. Like dricing a French taxi or a FedX truck. I smile everytime I start it up.
#92 of 246 2009 TDI Sportwagen - DSG reliability
Mar 14, 2009 (6:36 am)
For you owners of the jetta sportwagen TDI, please comment on reliability issues, repair and service problems
#93 of 246 Re: Just Picked up my 2009 TDI sportwagon [mymurano]
May 29, 2009 (9:43 am)
Curious to know if you are still enjoying the TDI sportwagon. I'm on the fence whether to get the conservative 4cy Accord EXL for less $, or go with the Wagon TDI when the new 2010's come out. I know they are complete opposites.
#94 of 246 Re: Just Picked up my 2009 TDI sportwagon [jackh33]
May 30, 2009 (7:13 pm)
I am loving the VW. Has great performance, 41 mpg, hauls the whole family including my dog. I couldn't say that about my honda accord. Really are different cars. I have had some quirks.. the ipod adopter fills out sometimes and the rear door handle isn't working but.. i had expected little quirks like that. I would make the same choice again if I had to chose now.
#95 of 246 Future Buyer
Jun 12, 2009 (6:45 am)
Moving out west early 2010 and planning on getting a Sportwagen TDI 2009 or 2010.
When should I order? and will there be any 2009 inventory left?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Jun 14, 2009 (5:52 pm)
I bought an '09 TDI Sportwagen last week. I was lucky....only one the dealer had (Tracy Motors Hyannis, MA). Black with tan interior. Sunroof....NAV....Auto. I absolutely love it. The fake leather is fine. I had MB Tex in a Mercedes diesel in the mid '80's, and I had no idea it wasn't leather! Same with this car. Averaging about 37mpg on the first tank. The NAV system is better than the one in my Cadillac DTS. Sirius Satellite reception isn't as good as the XM on my Caddy, but no major issues. I am really happy I got this car. My dogs love it, too.
#97 of 246 09 TDI SportWagon
Jun 22, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Bought mine in Feb 09. Color white with beige interior and manual transmission. This was a replacement of 2005 Subaru Forester (some comparisons to follow). After appx 6000 miles here is what I think. Mileage is great (city 32 highway 49 mpg). Driving and handling is great. Suspension is a bit too soft for my likings. Tried to replace shocks but they are not available yet - car is too new (per Koni, Bilstein, etc.). Interior could use more storage bins - like Forester (ordered some from Europe, where they come standard). Dash a/c vent is an overkill (fogs up windshield from outside as it blows on it right below rear view mirror) here in FL wet and humid climate. Will replace it with a storage tray. Side A/C vents with chrome accents reflect in outside rear view mirrors - had to paint them black. Added extra cig. lighter outlet between front seats (one is not enough and the rear one is of no use anyway). Hardwired Garmin GPS straight from the fuse box to avoid cig. lighter cords. I prefer removable GPS so that I can move it from car to car and take along for trips. Major issue is the large moon-roof. In sun intensive climates (FL, CA, NV,UT,NM etc.) even with mesh shade closed sun generates high temperature inside. I am now designing a sun shade that would fit in-between glass moon-roof and textile headboard sun retractable shade. Cardboard cut to 29" x 47" covered with aluminum cooking sheet is the solution. 6 speed manual is great and maximizes torque and mileage, if used properly. Took a test drive with automatic but did not like it. The best for that car is a 6 speed manual, in my opinion. Overall I am happy although if Subaru comes out with a diesel (already in Europe) I would trade VW Tdi in. Subaru Forester diesel did not pass Calif. EPA and technology (royalties) from Daimler Benz (BlueTec) or VW/Audi is too expensive - I am told by Subaru insiders. Subaru is developing their own "clean" diesel for the U.S. market. Will bite the bullet until then.
#98 of 246 09 TDI Sportwagen
Jun 24, 2009 (5:19 pm)
I picked up my '09 JSW TDI last week. The supply seems to be increasing, possibly because people are waiting for the 2010s. I think it's a very nice car, but mine will be spending this week in the shop due to a ridiculous problem of having been built with the 2010 model's airbag control computer. Maybe I should have waited to get an completely 2010 model?
I really like the screen on the sunroof and my impression is that in combination with the UV-blocking glass, the sunroof does not contribute to heating the interior of the car. Plus the light coming through the shade is really lovely.
I don't think it's possible to copy an audio CD directly onto the hard drive of the navigation system, but you can copy MP3s off a data CD, or use an SD card (limited to 2GB). It also comes with a USB interface cable, but you can't copy from a USB device. An iPod cable is about $50. VW seems to be updating the software from time to time and there's even a new feature for adding new destinations via Google Maps available at vwlabs.com.