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#1 of 16 Jetta TDI diesel vs Jetta gas
Feb 10, 2009 (7:53 am)
Looking at 09 Jetta TDI as a second family car to take load of older Sienna. Like the idea of great mileage and understand it comes at a (price) premium but trying to figure what that premium is. Edmond's claims the stock TDI compares to a stock SEL model. Is this correct? If so the price differential seems to be close to $4000 . Can anyone give better comparative numbers or model styles?? I'm not so in love with the idea of (maybe) getting 50mpg that I will pay this kind of premium. At what (mileage) point do TDI owners expect to break even with their gas powered brethren? Anyone owning a Jetta TDI or earlier like to defend their cars value or the decision they made to pay what they paid for their Jetta??
#3 of 16 Re: Jetta TDI diesel vs Jetta gas [jeffyscott]
Feb 12, 2009 (9:12 am)
I've looked over the VW spec comparison and I don't buy the TDI=SEL comparison. I think the only reason anyone would (try) to compare the two is because of the close (MSRP) price differential. I think the TDI, on paper is more an SE, with a few differences. I see at least $3500 difference between this cars, with the major difference the engine.
#4 of 16 Re: Jetta TDI diesel vs Jetta gas [dckozak1]
Feb 12, 2009 (11:04 am)
The MSRP difference between SE and TDI is $2175.
Besides the engine, I'd agree that the TDI does not seem to add much to the SE. I saw that you get a 6th gear in the manual, a trip computer, and steering wheel audio controls.
In automatic form the TDI gets DSG, while the SE has a conventional automatic.
Feb 21, 2009 (1:53 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 16 Re: TDI [fho2008]
Feb 21, 2009 (8:15 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 16 Re: Jetta TDI diesel vs Jetta gas [dckozak1]
Feb 21, 2009 (3:19 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 16 premium TDI
Feb 28, 2009 (4:09 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 16 Jetta 2.5 gas or TDI
Feb 23, 2010 (5:40 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 16 TDI Sportswagon features
Mar 15, 2010 (5:59 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!