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Volkswagen GTI Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • That's several hundred dollars under invoice. I was only able to get $500 over invoice on my deal. Was this a car on the lot? I had to order mine.
  • It was on the lot... I didn't really want the iPod Adapter but for the deal they offered me, figured I'd take it.

    So far I am absolutely loving my car. It replaced my 99 Jetta, so there is a major difference between the two, but was just joking to my wife that even my boring commute to work feels like I am driving a different route in the GTI.
  • rmorin2rmorin2 Posts: 110
    My dealer wants to add several things to the invoice:

    Advertising fee
    Floor interest
    Port charge

    Are these legit? They come to around $500. I am suspicious that this is just more profit. Please clarify.
  • The port charge sounds an awful lot like my "import fee" which was $200. Advertising and floor interest? Never heard of them.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,613
    Did you make an offer of $XXX over invoice?

    That is a good way to determine what price you want to pay, but not a great way to make an offer.. As you can see, invoice can be whatever the dealer wants it to be...

    Always make offers in dollar amounts...

    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • You should not have to pay over Invoice for this vehicle. Also, the Import Prep and Full Tank of Gas charge is bogus. If they're going to give you such grief I would skip them entirely, and go to another dealer. After telling them the poor service you've experienced they would be more than motivated to give you better servive and a better price.

    Remember folks! When purchasing, it's price of car + plus destination (sometimes already worked in) + Tax + Plates. That's it. Stay away from other fees, and look over your contracts for them before you sign!!!
  • I just recieved a quote on a lease for an 2008 GTI 4-door.
    Autobahn package
    18" huffs
    15 k a year
    39 months
    369 a month
    1685 out of pocket

    What do you think? this was the best offer I have gotten. (plus they have loaner cars) this is from new country VW in Greenwhich conn.
  • Hey cocoseng, was the price of $26,741 out the door? or was that before taxes? What part of the country do you live in?

    I live in Los Angeles and test drove the EXACT same car you describe in your post

    2008 Volkswagen GTI (United Gray)
    4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
    Autobahn Package
    except that it has 17" denver alloy wheels

    They gave me an MSRP of $27,965 and out the door price of $30,761.
    Anyone else think that's too high?
    I'm looking for any input. Thanks.
  • Sorry, been out for the holidays.

    That price was before tax and tag. I live in Seattle, WA.
  • 2008 GTI 4dr HB
    DSG Tranny
    Ipod Adapter

    MSRP $26,254
    Selling price: $24,635 + TTL

    Purchcased in Riverside CA
  • Thanks. I just bought my car 10 days ago. I'm loving it.


    For $26,800 out the door.
  • What was your sale price before Tags taxes and license fees?
  • I don't know. I negotiated the price based on what it would be out the door. The sticker price said ~$26,100. I was able to get it at $26,800 OTD after shopping around 4 different dealerships.
  • Hi Folks,

    The other day I started my old rust bucket up after two weeks of relatively cold weather and oil started pumping out of the top of the oil filter housing immediately. And heavily. My question is: What's the problem and how do I fix it? I was about to just go buy an oil filter and try replacing that, but I don't really mind putting in a whole new housing if needed and only want to got to the autoshop once (I'm on foot). I included a photo of my filter and where the oil is coming from. Thanks in advance.

  • On Wednesday I purchased a Tornado Red 2008 GTI 2-door with a 6 speed manual off the lot and 32 miles on the odometer. It came loaded with 18" Hufeisen alloy wheels w/all-seasons, sunroof, premium audio w/ Sirius, and an iPod adapter. No Monster mats or Gorilla gear, unfortunately - I made a mistake of letting them take it off to achieve my desired price. I might buy those from the dealer at the invoice price of $145 later on, though.

    I negotiated only on out the door prices. The dealer (Lindsay VW in Sterling, VA - great experience with Alfonso Monteverde) originally wanted $26,500 out the door. I managed to bring it down to $25,250 OTD. I financed it at 4.9% for 60 months via VW financing. The actual price of the car came out to be $23,482, which seemed to be a good deal. I live in Maryland so figure 6% in sales tax plus a few hundred in tags and title, one of which should be refunded since I turned in plates that weren't even a year old. The MSRP on the car was $25,504.

    I was still charged $349 for a "documentation fee" and a few other miscellaneous, unnecessary charges, but the dealer didn't want to budge on them and I already thought I was getting a good deal. Had I tried a tad harder, I probably could have gotten the car for $25,000 OTD like I originally wanted to, but an extra $250 seemed like a fair compromise (at the time).

    Too bad it was broken into and I had some stuff stolen out of it not even 8 hours after I drove it off the lot, but the repairs to bring it back to good as new will be done by this afternoon. Oh well, I still absolutely love the car and I guess that's all that matters. :)
  • Hi,

    I am trying to get a new GTI with

    Autobarn package
    Navigatoin w/ iPod adapter
    Rear airbaigs

    How much OTD price seems reasonable? (no loan, no trade) The invoice is about $28,000.
  • pro5mohpro5moh Posts: 29
    I was quoted $25,709 + TTL for the following --
    GTI / 4Dr / 6 Sp Manual / Autobahn Pkg

    Does that seem right? Does anyone think i can negotiate better?
  • That's about $450 less than what "others are paying" and about $600 over invoice. I paid $500 over invoice for mine in early December '07.
  • I paid 200 over invoice in December. Look for more info here: pricing
  • hey all, is this sound ok?
    2008 GTI 2dr, DSG, Sunroof, Premium Audio System.
    $25,990 out the door, 0%APR for 48 months.

    Just got it over the weekend.
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