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Volkswagen TDI Models Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    I am going to try to test drive a TDI today when my car goes in the shop. I really think it could be a good car for me. I do mostly highly, so I should achieve some pretty good mileage. Also, I really want to feel out the torque in the car. That is what really attracted me to the 2.0T gas, it was so much fun! I plan to get the car in red, tint the windows a bit, and it will be one sharp looking car! I really like the DSG option. Though, I probably wouldn't use it all the time, but if it is higher quality it might be more of use, rather than the wanna be shift options on some cars. On them, I would rather not use the option. They claim the DSG is pretty darned smooth.

    I will get a quote.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,864
    While the host has reminded us this is a pricing thread, let us know your impressions about the car and of course pricing, if you happen to decide to start negotiations. This is an excellent road car. It is also good for highway commutes of a half an hour or more.

    It was not too long ago (118,000 miles) I was debating the pluses and minuses about paying a 246. premium (over a 1.8 T gasser). Of course the 2009 app 1,000 premium was not a welcomed addition. However the IRS (/VW) has sweetened the deal with the $1,300 clean diesel tax CREDIT. So really it is app minus - 200 cheaper . Also the mpg is @ 25 combined vs 33 combined. In a highway commute mode, three drivers get a range of 39-45. Since it is in an "initial" break in stage till at least 10,000 miles (first oil change) I am more concerned with good/correct break in than good mpg. So a recent 2300 mile R/T with 3 people and trunk packed to the gills, in the herky jerky break in style yielded an over all 43.5 mpg.

    While it is a DSG, I would have been just as happy with a 6 speed manual. Well, might have been happier with a manual ,as it will probably be cheaper to fix and last longer (old 2003 clutch life expectancy of 400,000 miles)
  • jktxjktx Posts: 2
    Hopefully this will help others in the market.

    I recently purchased an 09 TDI... not my first VW. I paid 21,500 + TTL for it - manual, rear airbags, spoiler, sunroof, mats. I think this was a fairly decent price. I got a range of prices from different dealers (most starting at 1.5K below MSRP). I agonized over the whole car purchase ordeal for a while, and like many others, researched heavily. I debated between a TDI and a 2.5 VW. Even though everyone's numbers might be different, I still wound up with a 5 year ownership cost for the diesel being higher than a SE which I was considering (no options, manual for 17995). I decided to go for the diesel because it is "the right thing to do". I think over time too that the resale will be higher on the TDI. By the way, my first road trip (several hundred miles) yielded 44 mpg!
  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    I think that you made a good choice. Fuel prices are on the rise. There is a limited amount of oil left on the planet and supply and demand will kick in again at some point. Good luck with the TDI! :)
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    Have any of you use Costco's Auto Buying Program to purchase you 2009 Jetta TDI? If so, how was the price and how much was it above or below invoice. I see that there is currently a $500 cash to dealer program from VW.
  • jktxjktx Posts: 2
    The dealer in the Costco program offered 1K below invoice on any TDI.....
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    That's not bad. With the 2010 due out in another month or two I wonder if I can go a little lower. I've got six VW dealers within 45 minutes of my house but only one is part of the Costco program. I'm thinking of getting the Costco member price and seeing if any of the other dealers can beat it.
  • conger14conger14 Posts: 25
    I am trying to find out what the money factor and residuals are for leasing an 09 TDI (6M) for 36 months for 12k and 15 miles?

    I want to make a purchase in a week or so but I first want to make sure I know what the rates are.
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  • tdifuntdifun Posts: 10
    First time poster.. read loads of posts regarding the TDI .. thanks to all those.

    I purchesed a 09 TDI auto for $20,992 gray.... should pick it up in a week... can't wait.

    I'll follow up with my reivew and MPG.
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    That looks like a great price. Where did you get it and how much work did you have to do to get that price?
  • tdifuntdifun Posts: 10
    I didn't have to work at all.. got it at fitzgerald automall and having it shipped to my house. It was still cheaper then what I could get it where I lived ro though costco program. Their prices are on the internet and when I took it to my local dealer they just said no we can't match that price.
  • Just picked up my white Jetta TDI with moonroof, automatic on June 2, 2009. Used the Costco Auto Program. Got it for $250 over invoice, plus dealer and VW had another $1000 off for end of month sale on TDI. I live in NY so with all cost plus tax, came out to Total $24949.64. (Had a trade in of $850 also on a '97 Civic) Thought the price was reasonable for the amount of car you get. Only thing I didn't like, was I had to travel over 30 miles to nearest participating Costco Auto dealership. My Jetta even has splash guards and ipod adapter (but reading other peoples review, I would have been better off with aux jack). Mileage great so far. Put on 200 miles already just to test it. Great pick up, but tends to slow down quickly when you take foot off the pedal.
  • mag225mag225 Posts: 3
    Going down today to check out a 2009.

    I've been quoted $21,009 (email) which includes destination, plus $100 doc and $10 for temp tag.

    It's a TDI in Salsa Red, 6 speed manual. Don't need/want sunroof (have a Mustang Convert). So pretty much no options.

    The price almost seems to good. But I do have it in writing.

    So your thoughts?

    Thanks
  • longo2longo2 Posts: 347
    Your quoted price or $21,000 for a Jetta TDI without the roof, sounds pretty close to the bone for the dealer.

    VW deals are so tough to find that I wish you would post the source of the offer, Dealership and Location. That's information everyone looking for one, needs.

    The FitzMall guys are asking $ 21,702 internet price for a TDI w/o the roof, but with the DSG powertrain, an extra $900 or so.
    Thats the lowest price on their inventory today.
  • ike3ike3 Posts: 81
    I will second that. Why don't you post the name of the dealer and city? It sounds like a deal, better than FitzMall or Costco deal.
    Those are my thoughts. How about an amended (updated) message?
  • mag225mag225 Posts: 3
    Just got back from the dealer.

    Paid $22,838 OTD price. Salsa Red with 6 speed manual.

    That included the JIM package, tax (7%), doc fee and temp tag.

    The dealer is VW of Shrewsbury in New Jersey. He had to get it from another dealer. So picking it up sometime next week.

    The only other option I might get is the bluetooth package. Can't see spending $500 but I have aftermarket bluetooth in my other cars and would prefer to have a factory/dealer kit where I can use the steering wheel control for it.

    Plus I should be getting a $1300 tax credit. Nice!
  • longo2longo2 Posts: 347
    http://www.shrewsburymotors.com/vehicle/inventory/new?model=Jetta+Sedan

    I just looked at the dealer's inventory and you must have caught them sleeping.

    Their internet price posted on an 09' Jetta TDI with DSG. mats and liner, ipod adaptor and sunroof is $25,418. Sounds pretty much, MSRP to me.
  • nyyacenyyace Posts: 15
    Just picked up a Silver 09 Jetta TDI, 6 speed manual, Sunroof, Rubber Mats, Spolier, 17" rims. MSRP 25,098 selling price 22,998... no haggle, no problems.

    I was given this price immediately, and it is $1800 LESS than edmunds what others are paying price and $1500 less than carsdirect selling price for the area.

    They also gave me $500 MORE for my trade then Edmunds quoted. Anyone looking for a TDI I STRONGLY recommend Palisades VW in West Nyack, NY. It is located right over the Tappan Zee bridge, just north of NYC.
    Send me a message, and I can recommend a great salesman.

    Dave
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,993
    The dealers around here almost always post MSRP on all their vehicles. Hoping some sucker will walk in and pay full price. You have to get aggressive to move them below Invoice. One dealer has $5000 over MSRP on one of the new VW Touareg TDI V6 models. They may be like the Sportwagen, that is harder to find than the Jetta Sedan TDI. Makes getting a good deal a bit more of a challenge.
  • Not to worry. The quick slow down is a design feature of the transmission.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,864
    Indeed he should also try the sequential 6 speed +/- shift gate !!!
  • The dealer says sticker price is 27,000 and will take 23,500. I did a builder online at vw.com and can build my own new one with more options for 26,488. How much do you think they should take off for the miles?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    $1500 to $1750 discount for the demo miles is what I'd ask for. At least $2500 UNDER invoice including the demo discount. There are a fair number of very low mileage used 09 TDI available so do a search on Autotrader and compare the used prices as a reference value.
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    What advantage is there to getting the 17” rims? Are there any disadvantages?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Disadvantage - at least $398 (invoice cost) more for 17'
    Disadvantage - more susceptible to damage from potholes and such
    Disadvantage - higher cost to replace 17' tires

    Advantage - minor improvement in handling. Most people would not notice a difference.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,864
    add to disadvantages-

    4. 17 in tires do not last as long as 16 in stock tires
    5. loss of hp and torque
    6. lower fuel mileage
    7. loss of braking (takes longer to stop)
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,993
    Don't forget the rougher ride with the 17" tires. The only advantage to low profile is handling. The rest is all negative, unless you count looks as important. I can't see them when I am driving so could care less.

    PS
    and all the things ruking added also.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,998
    Seems like that would adversely affect mpg but maybe save a little brakepad. But since mpg is the name of the game it seems strange that would be designed like that. There's probably a good reason that I'm not seeing, anybody know why?
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,864
    There are literally a host of unseen things about this 2009 VW Jetta TDI. An easy "no see em" is "no fuel draw" when no demand (let up on the throttle in this example) is made on the drive by wire accelerator pedal.
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