Last post on Oct 11, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
Mar 12, 2009 (9:49 am)
Something isnt right. Who would take a $10k loss after 5k miles? This isnt a gas guzzling suv, this is a GLI in, I'll say it.....wolves clothes......(drumroll) hey I'll be here next friday.
Look at ads for VW's.
Ask your friends what a Wolfsburg is.
I know I have a great car that is fun, has a ton of stuff standard that most dont have as options........I went in wanting a diesel, still do, until then, I'll have fun with my Wolf.
#13 of 64 Re: wow [fho2008]
Mar 12, 2009 (10:05 am)
jeff is right...however, I have NEVER received an "excellent" value for my trade..most dealers offer somewhere below "good" if using KBB.
This car has incredibly steep depreciation...when I looked into it some more, I saw that the Yahoo message boards are full of "Great car, but worth about 10k less after two years."
Honestly, I'm not trying to provoke a fight, or even imply that I am in any way a car whiz, but...the depreciation on this car is incredibly bad. I have owned two VW models, and they held their value pretty well. I have no idea why this model doesn't. That, and the somewhat harsh ride are keeping me from signing on the dotted line....
#14 of 64 Re: wow [betteb]
Mar 12, 2009 (6:53 pm)
What are these actually selling for though...surely you are not looking to pay MSRP. Edmunds has reported that the average car sold for something like 20% off MSRP in Jan, IIRC. That would mean $4K off the average $20K car.
Of course, if you get 0% for 36 months that is probably costing VW around $2000. So maybe you effectively would pay around $18K ($20K plus $2000 savings from 0%) and trade in after a year is around $13K??? So maybe it's $5k depreciation?
Fitzmall has a couple of these listed with internet price of about $3K off MSRP.
#15 of 64 Re: wow [jeffyscott]
Mar 20, 2009 (5:33 pm)
The best APR VW was offering was 3.9%. I was not financing.
Of course I was not paying MSRP.
This is a limited production model with an even more limited amount of buyers. Depreciation, no matter how you make up numbers, is very steep.
#16 of 64 Volkswagen Jetta 2007 Wolfsburg Edition
Oct 11, 2009 (5:59 am)
#17 of 64 VW 2007 Wolfsburg Edition Jetta
Mar 14, 2007 (10:38 pm)
I bought my car and as soon as I got it noticed that clock ran like REALLY FAST, contacted dealer which did not know what to do, later they and I contacted VW of America, it has been 3 months and nothing has been done to fix it. I need this to be fixed I did not buy a new car to have it not WORK!!!! Anyone else with the problem???
#18 of 64 Re: VW 2007 Wolfsburg Edition Jetta [edpp]
Mar 26, 2007 (8:36 am)
This is a very common problem unfortunately. I have an 06 Jetta and it does the same thing. AFAIK, there is currently no fix for it. There was a TSB for this problem on the Touareg, but my dealer refused to run the procedure on the Jetta. (Stupid, I know). I just live with it. It does make you arrive early to your destinations though.
#19 of 64 POSSIBLE NEW PURCHASE
May 26, 2007 (1:40 pm)
I'm new to posting here on edmunds and had a question or 2. I'm looking at buying the 2007 Wolfsburg Jetta. I have been told nothing but horrible things about the Jetta, save a couple of friends who love their VW's. What is some of your opinions on the car?
Is the Jetta a ?
#20 of 64 Re: POSSIBLE NEW PURCHASE [spaschos]
May 26, 2007 (1:49 pm)
Per se, NO! You can definitely get a lemon LESS VW! But given some of the issues that you have probably heard about, the odds are slightly better that you MIGHT get a lemon, vs say a competing model Honda or Toyota. Some of those folks who rate these things say surveyed customers rate domestics higher than Euro cars. My own take is the quality on VW is almost FAR better than either Honda or Toyota. Honda and Toyota do reliability WELL as well have less % lemons with lower quality than does VW does with much higher quality.
#21 of 64 Issue with 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg
Jun 01, 2007 (8:37 am)
I recently purchased a 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg edition. Twice, I have had an issue with it while parked on a downward slope. When I go to start the car and put it in reverse, the car will only move forward and will not reverse. Then, the brake and gas gets really tight and I cannot push them at all. I have to turn off the car and restart it several times before the issue is resolved. Any thoughts? I will be taking it into the dealer this weekend.