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Volkswagen TDI Models Prices Paid and Buying Experience

Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,810
edited February 1 in Volkswagen
Share your experiences purchasing the VW TDI Golf, Jetta, or Passat. How did you do?

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  • dolphindolphin Posts: 71
    Finalizing my order on a 2005 Passat TDI GLS Wagon. Does anyone have any opinion on the improved ride or looks that the 17 inch wheels give? Full-boat on options and will get it for 1/2-way between invoice and sticker...
  • winwin Posts: 2
    I have the same question about the 17" wheels too.

    But the dealer I am talking to does not want to budge off of sticker or the 2005 Passat GLS TDI wagon they have on the lot with the leather package.

    How did you get them to come of the sticker price? Who is you VW dealer. Maybe you could send me a private message to my email
  • No effort on my part concerning the price...that was their first offer and after seeing the prices here on this website, I snapped it up straight away...will email you off line.
  • lee_wlee_w Posts: 239
    Please share your information with the whole board. That is the purpose for this discussion. We would all like to know your dealer. Thanks.
  • Scott VW in Rhode Island
  • winwin Posts: 2
    Had a pretty bad buying experience at Reydel VW in Edison NJ Yesterday. They did a bait and switch on me at the end and did not honor an agreement on the price of the car. Had some kind of Gap insurance that I never even got a policy for. They just could not stand that they had made a really good deal and I was ready to pay.

    Salesman was inordinately slow; I guess because they were conniving in the back area. They were basically unresponsive to request in general. Not a place that you can do business. Try to avoid this dealership if you can.
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    If the deal was through VW Credit, Gap insurance is standard. Were they trying to charge extra for it?
  • Gagprice, You are right I doubt if there are any 2004 TDIs left. However, there are 2005 TDI Jettas being sold at invoice. Even though they say 2005 they are exactly the same as 2004. The new model dubbed 2006 is substantially different and all-in-the-know know it is coming in March. The VW dealers are trying to hoodwink customers not aware of the new model coming.
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,845
    Thanks for checking. I wonder if the dealers will be even more willing to deal when the 2006 models hit the showrooms. I know the dealer close to me in CA is not doing too well since they stopped the TDIs from coming into CA in 2004. I have never seen a customer in there when I stop by and ask about used TDIs. I would like to get one and leave it at my place in Hawaii. Not sure whether to get the Jetta or Passat Wagon. I would like a fully loaded with leather version. I can get it in Hawaii as they sell mostly TDIs they just stick to MSRP. I guess you can do that if you have the best mileage vehicles in a place where gas has always been high. I can get B100 over there and it is very price competitive with regular #2 diesel.
  • no matter what anyone says, there are not many vw passat GLS tdi wagons around. I have found them coming in sans ESP with a credit. Need ESP to help in bad climate areas. Anyway all of this effects the price a dealer is willing to sell its vehicle to you. My deal was for more than 1300 off MSRP. No dealer prep or anything unnecessary on the vehicle..


    Date of purchase was 12/28/04 and I even got an extra 500 from VW for financing it with them at 5.49%. Hall Imports near Milwaukee
  • dolphindolphin Posts: 71
    $28,500. Leather w/wood, (which comes with winter package and ESP)...What do you think?
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,845
    Where is the dealership? I think that is good price for a nice car. Just what I am thinking of buying... I won't need the winter package, I avoid the cold parts of the country as much as possible :-)
  • I saved 1300 plus by traveling to Milwaukee. I enjoyed the trip home and averaged 42+ miles per gallon.
  • I purchased a passat gls tdi wagon (2005), with the only option being 17" wheels. It was purchased in so. fla just after the hurricanes.I paid 24,900 plus tag and title fee of 160.00 and sales tax. The total was just under actual retail sticker out the door. The dealer tried to make me finance the car to get the 500.00 rebate. They had already previously agreed to give me the rebate and finally backed off.
  • hankyhanky Posts: 6
    I negotiated down to $200 below invoice on a 2005 Jetta GLS TDI Wagon. Is that a good price?
  • With the 2006 Passat, is this the right time to buy? Any idea when the 2006 Passat TDI would be avl?


    For 2005 Passat TDI GL, Passat TDI GLS with Leather : what is the best price in PA/NJ area ?


    I wil be driving ~45K miles per year.

    Any feedback on reliability / problem areas to look for, would be appreciated.
  • cablackcablack Posts: 45
    Sorry but I don't have a price paid or a buying experience: one reason being that you can't get a VW TDI in California due to emissions restrictions.


    So my question is: when will these autos be available in CA?
  • Want to buy 2005 VW Passat TDI station wagon. When are 2006 models coming out, any dealer incentives to sell 2005 models, any buying experiences, suggestions to share? Live in St. Louis, MO area.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,810
    No word on the 2006, so it'll probably be late summer like most 2006 models. You can get info on pricing and incentives by starting at our new cars page. You can build your Passat TDI, and at the end of the process, you'll see a link to any incentives available. You can also visit the incentives & rebates page here.

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