Last post on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Car Values, Sedan
#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!
#11 of 16 Re: TDI Sportswagon features [ggeeoo]
Mar 15, 2010 (6:12 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 16 115v outlet capacity?
Mar 21, 2010 (10:24 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 16 Re: 115v outlet capacity? [dwpc]
Mar 21, 2010 (10:37 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 16 Re: 115v outlet capacity? [dwpc]
Dec 15, 2010 (11:04 am)
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).
#15 of 16 Re: TDI Sportswagon features [bpeebles]
Oct 14, 2013 (12:45 pm)
What is "German roadhandling mannors "? How is it different from Japanese or American?
#16 of 16 German roadhandling mannors
Oct 15, 2013 (3:57 pm)
Are you serious in asking that question???
Most folks who have driven various vehicles (and have enough sense to CARE about the handling) would tell you that most Asian vehicles are booring to drive.
Likewise, most American-named vehicles have been suspended to be too soft to handle in any meaningful way.
BMW, VW and other German vehicles are for DRIVERS first and foremost. That is why some folks who are accustomed to the other cars would say the ride is a bit 'harsh' or 'bumpy'. (Good handling usually means stiffer suspension)
Example: My wife just traded in her VE Jetta with 160K miles on it. This car had been across the country several times (and to PEI twice). On the highway, the driver would barely have to move the steering-wheel to go in a straight line..... for miles at at time. The driver always felt connected to the road and one could sense the road-surface. Cornering felt as if the vehicle was on rails.
When she got her new car (Asian)... it felt as if the car 'wandered' all over the road and we had to continuously make steering-corrections. When cornering, the new car leans heavilly into the corners and feels as if the rear-end might break free at any time. We thought there was something wrong with the new car to the point we complained to the dealer. (It was "normal")
Now, a couple months later, we have become somewhat accustomed to this disconnected feeling when driving the Asian car but we really miss the "German roadhandling mannors" of the VW.