Last post on Oct 11, 2009 at 5:57 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#6 of 64 Re: [ndmike88]
Mar 10, 2009 (11:16 am)
If you find it, let me know......it will be greatly appreciated. I drove the Wolfsburg (reflex silver so it says) and loved it. The ride was a bit too firm but the 2.0 egine is superb.
I asked the salesperson what differences there were between a regular Jetta and the W edition---why is there no chrome on the doors(makes it look like a base Jetta) if the brakes had been upgraded, etc.
I was told that it is an exact Jetta except for the engine and the 17" wheels.
My salesperson asked if i would like a brochure, and I jumped at the oppurtunity of finding out more about this car. The brochure was 6 pages of info about the Sportwagen with the 2.5 engine, which does not interest me at all.
I have been all over the VW site..nothing. It's as if this car doesn't exist. Also...have you checked out KBB resale for this car?
I punched in a 2008 Wolfsburg Edition, gave it all the extras I could think of, and...whoah!!!!
The depreciation on this car is incredible...I still don't understand why..
Any information you--or others here--have will be greatly appreciated.
#7 of 64 Re: [betteb]
Mar 10, 2009 (1:05 pm)
I apologize for most of my previous post, which asks some questions that seem to have already been answered. (For some reason, I just didn't see them when I posted.)
Somebody just tell me to buy a VW Wolfsburg
And honestly....the VW Jetta threads are a mess!!
Mar 11, 2009 (5:31 am)
Personally, I hate when cars have that chrome around the windows. Actually, I pretty much hate all chrome on cars.
Anyway, maybe VW's idea is deleting it gives it more of a "sporty" look, rather than the "luxury" look of chrome???
#9 of 64 buy the Wolf lol
Mar 12, 2009 (6:55 am)
There someone told ya!
As far as depreciation I'm told VW is second only to Mercedes, what did it say for resale?
AFAIK they make Wolfs every year, why so secretive, I dont know, but I can tell you if you do buy it you will love it, so much stuff standard for the money, and way too much fun!!!!
#10 of 64 Re: buy the Wolf lol [fho2008]
Mar 12, 2009 (8:09 am)
KBB gives a 2008 Wolfsburg with only 5k miles a worth of about 12.5k.
I've never gotten KBB on any trade, so I am assuming it's lower in the real world.
I have no idea why depreciation on this model is so steep.
#11 of 64 Re: buy the Wolf lol [betteb]
Mar 12, 2009 (9:40 am)
I see that for "fair" condition, but that is described as:
Some mechanical or cosmetic defects and needs servicing but is still in reasonable running condition.
Clean title history, the paint, body and/or interior need work performed by a professional.
Tires may need to be replaced.
There may be some repairable rust damage.
That seems like pretty crappy condition for a car that new. Excellent condition trade in is about $14,500. Unless one is prone to trashing their new car, I would expect a 2008 with 5K mi to be in excellent condition.
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.