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#195 of 224 Re: TDI Golf/Jetta [jbaustian]
May 26, 2010 (11:30 am)
Chains and gear-driven valve-timing systems tend to be found in the more-expensive engines...
I assume you referring only to diesel engines with that comment and this one:
The typical middle-class driver cannot afford to buy or maintain the high-priced cars with chain-driven timing systems.
#196 of 224 GTI Leather adjustable front seats...
Jun 02, 2010 (9:33 am)
Does anyone know if the you can purchase the Golf TDI with the GTI's leather seats? I love these seats (friend has them on his GTI) and they're 10 way adjustable instead of 8.
I've got short legs and need to lower the seat more than I currently can in the Golf. the adjustability of the GTI autobahn seats really work for me and are about the most comfortable seats I've ever driven in.
Any comments, advice?
#197 of 224 Re: Given That. . . [gagrice]
Jun 02, 2010 (12:26 pm)
you guys are lucky in CA. I've been paying attention to ulsd prices in my town and they are usually at least $.20 more than 93. And I don't drive cars that requires premium. Oil companies playing games again......
#198 of 224 Re: GTI Leather adjustable front seats... [bodid]
Jun 02, 2010 (1:21 pm)
I love those GTI seats also. They should fit if you could get a dealer to upgrade them.
#199 of 224 golf reliability?
Jul 10, 2010 (3:56 am)
I'm in search of a reliable hatchback. I've never owned a Volkswagen and was wondering if you all could please post your experience if it has been a good car or in the garage for repairs and how well it handles in the snow. I live where we get a lot of snow and use snow tires on my Subaru. I haven't driven a front wheel drive in 15 years. I'm looking at the 2010 Golf base model automatic. How is the gas mileage, have you gotten better than the posted mpg? Thank you.
#200 of 224 Re: golf reliability? [rebel71]
Jul 12, 2010 (3:13 am)
very reliable; I've ~500K miles on TDIs so far.
>>40 mpg with TDI no matter what kind of driving I do.
(the passat TDI only got 37 mpg tank after tank).
they amazing/unstoppable in snow/ice with blizzaks, until
the snow gets too deep for the ground clearance.
you haven't driven fwd in 15 years?
you'll probably like FWD in snow but aside from that you might not like it so much!
#201 of 224 Golf 2010 - what did you pay for?
Jul 13, 2010 (6:29 pm)
Sorry, but I see no threads regarding this. There's one in my local dealership:
2010 Volkswagen Golf 4dr HB Auto PZEV - listed at $20,929. What's a fair reasonable price I can get it at?
Invoice is $19,262.00, correct? I'm just trying to find out what deals others have gotten and what is a realistic target price to really counter them with and stand pat on.
Thanks in advance, I apologize if its on the wrong forum, but I've looked around and couldnt find a "I paid this much for my Golf...," thread.
#202 of 224 2011 Golfs are on their way
Jul 13, 2010 (9:06 pm)
A salesman I know at a VW dealership has two 2011 Golf TDIs en route, one at the port and the other still on the boat. So no more 2010s. And even if you find one, I'm not sure they are discounting.
#203 of 224 Re: 2011 Golfs are on their way [jbaustian]
Jul 14, 2010 (5:21 am)
Are there any changes from the 2010 Golf to the 2011?
#204 of 224 Re: 2011 Golfs are on their way [gagrice]
Jul 14, 2010 (5:39 am)
Good question. Probably nothing major, possibly something that was an option is now standard equipment, or maybe vice-versa but that typically doesn't happen.
But I remember when the Mk5 Jetta came out, halfway through the 2005 model year, and was designated as the 2005.5 Jetta. The TDI version had lots of extra features which were then made extra-cost options on the 2006 model. So there are some 2005.5's with a particular trim level that are highly sought-after, by those who pay attention to the minutiae.