Last post on Dec 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Car Values, Sedan
Feb 21, 2009 (2:53 am)
Looking at the options in the Jetta the TDI comes with almost everything. Options? DSG, moonroof, I pod adapter, and rear side air bags.
Went back to the dealer for touch up paint and in the showroom there was a sportwagen for 23K, it was a TDI.
#6 of 14 Re: TDI [fho2008]
Feb 21, 2009 (9:15 am)
I think the TDI has these options to justify the higher price of the engine. Why not a striped TDI like an S with minimal goodies?? Many people would fall over themselves for a cheaper diesel. Give me an S at a reasonable premium and keep your "moon roof". The car is overpriced as it is packaged and it will take years and many, many miles to offset the diesel premium that VW charges.
#7 of 14 Re: Jetta TDI diesel vs Jetta gas [dckozak1]
Feb 21, 2009 (4:19 pm)
Why would you want to take the load off an older Toyota Sienna? Without a few more information tidbits, it probably makes all the sense in the world to put the (more) miles on the Sienna. !! All you really need to ask yourself : IS the NEW and NOW ADDITIONAL monthly payment cheaper/more expensive than the monthly fuel bill for the additional miles.
But if you are just asking the hypothetic question TDI vs 2.5L you can use figures like the invoice between like model Jetta's and fuel mileage of 29 vs 49 for older Jetta's.
Incidently RUG is about par with D2. So you need to project whether you think prices will go UP, DOWN, stay the same, diverge, converge, stay in proportion, etc.
#8 of 14 premium TDI
Feb 28, 2009 (5:09 am)
Thats the way they come.........and the ones they made for 2009 are gone, so no need for a base model apparently.
#9 of 14 Jetta 2.5 gas or TDI
Feb 23, 2010 (6:40 pm)
I too wanted a TDI. I ended up buying a new 2.5 gas Jetta in August 2007. My Jetta is the base model with auto tranny. I couldn't justify the higher price for an 06 TDI. I paid $17,500 for my gasser...and it's been the best car I've owned so far. I still like the TDI though!
#10 of 14 TDI Sportswagon features
Mar 15, 2010 (6:59 pm)
When my Buick Park Ultra 99 sedan finally died as the entire steering and ABS
died I thought that my creature comforts died to UNTRUE!
The VW Sportswagon Has.
Great sound system with Mp3 connector and 4 gb flash card a 6 cd player
the buick did not have all that
Comfy seats for a 6'ft 4" guy at 250 lbs
lumbar support adjustable
Really great rear deck containment system you got to see it no mo rolling groceries.
60 mpg vs 13.9 mpg wow
when you roll down the front window wind blows on your face without a vent window how do they do it?
Seats five not six i guess we have to use the rear deck in a pinch more than likely
illegal now my brothers and I survived and we always rode back there in my dad's
I am impressed
28,000.00 vs Audi 31,000 such a deal!
#11 of 14 Re: TDI Sportswagon features [ggeeoo]
Mar 15, 2010 (7:12 pm)
You forgot to mention
*) Center sun visor
*) Heated mirrors
*) German roadhandling mannors
*) Heated windshield squirters
*) Far superiour brakes
*) Smells like popcorn when you run BioDiesel - LOL
#12 of 14 115v outlet capacity?
Mar 21, 2010 (11:24 am)
Its long overdue accessory in a car but I can't find any data on the wattage capacity of the Sportwagen's 115v outlet. Anyone know? Will it run a laptop?
#13 of 14 Re: 115v outlet capacity? [dwpc]
Mar 21, 2010 (11:37 am)
I would expect it to... I have had a little plug in INVERTER from 12 volt dc to 112 volt ac... works on my laptop fine and have used it for 14 years or so.
#14 of 14 Re: 115v outlet capacity? [dwpc]
Dec 15, 2010 (12:04 pm)
Yes, it was designed to run a laptop. However, be advised VW's charging system is NOT designed to maintain nor get your battery back up to 100% charged. When you combine that with the literal plethora of battery use items, (ie., sound system, GPS, radar detector, Ipod, battery recharging, etc etc.) it is almost a receipt for sooner than later battery failure. I would recommend a battery trickle charge (like Battery Tender Plus).