Last post on Jun 03, 2008 at 9:50 AM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#4 of 5 Re: Canadian CITY JETTA good idea??? [kennbee]
Jun 03, 2008 (9:08 am)
I'm told that when the clean TDI arrives, it's likely that the "City" line of VWs will be discontinued. Their reasoning is, why sell a ceapie VW when you can sell one that's well over over $20k. Much more profit and VW are going upscale where the bucks are.
There will not be a TDI intruduced in the City line.
#5 of 5 Re: Canadian CITY JETTA good idea??? [inhaliburton]
Jun 03, 2008 (9:50 am)
Sadly, no TDi for the "City" lineup. I was told (in 2006) they were committed to the City cars for three years so that explains why, I suppose - they were awaiting the updated diesel motor.
Funnily enough, if you look at the VW Canada sales statistics (see www.pocketrocket.ca), the Mk4 City Golf is the biggest seller - with the Mk5 Matrix-Rabbit and the Mk5 Corolla-Jetta close behind. The Mk4 City Jetta sells about half the amount. I guess if you're only going for the price it's not worth the extra $1800 for a boot instead of a hatch - although, as a VW aficionado, I prefer the Jetta as it's more upscale ya know.
But they did use the City lineup as a way to compete in the mid-ground market. When we were ready to buy our first new car (2006) we thought we should (for once) do some comparative shopping. We looked at the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and some kind of Saturn - all comparably priced. Then we drove the Jetta. Comparably priced - no comparison. We bought a $30,000 car for $20,000. You just can't beat that!
I only know that my garage looks cracking with my Mk2 and my Mk4 side by side... oh no, now I'm starting to get weepy.....