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Volkswagen TDI Models Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • chrishhchrishh Posts: 15
    Does anyone know VWs loan rates on TDI Golfs?

    They are at zero for non-TDI Golfs so I would hope they would have low rates for the TDI models, my CU is currently at 4.75
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    I don't understand it all, but in 2011 the new Chattanooga, TN plant will start manufacturing a new midsize VW sedan to compete with Accord, Camry and Sonata. The base line model will be pretty inexpensive, which will put pricing pressure on the smaller size Jetta. It'll be interesting to see how VW balances this out.

    The base Jetta sedan models will eventually have an inexpensive simple torsion-beam rear suspension to cheapen their cost, but upscale Jettas will retain the more expensive independent rear suspension they have today. I'm not sure when the Jetta changes will be made. I think Sportwagen will be immune from these changes for several years, as the current model is only two years old. We love the size of our '10 Sportwagen TDI.
  • conjettconjett Posts: 8
    edited June 2010
    Got an internet quote for $23,513 plus destination, tax, tags and processing fees which brought it to about 25,300. Trade in was 4500 for a 2005 Hyundai Tucson 4 cyl 2wd with about 50,400 (probably could have haggled a little better on that) and opted for 7 year extended warranty for 2000 just to be safe and got a 3.99 finance rate. The car only had 51 miles at the time of purchase (about 10 of those came from my test drive). And still have the 1300 alternative fuel tax credit. I think I got a good deal.
  • donthegreekdonthegreek Posts: 126
    New model looks nice though a bit on the conservative side.Official photos are out! On sale in october.
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,676
    I like the looks a lot more than the last generation.

  • longo2longo2 Posts: 347
    edited June 2010
    Well there goes my reason for buying a new 2011 Jetta.

    It was supposed to compete with the Camry but it's still 6" shorter!

    According to the nearest guy with a tape masure, it is also 9" shorter than a Malibu!

    Seems even with a brand new model and all the mid size sedans out there to measure for themselves, VW just can't get it right.

    This 3.5" longer 2011 Jetta was touted to be the new Mid Size competitive Car.

    The all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata (35 mpg) is placed right into the middle of the hotly-contested family sedan segment, already occupied by such established players as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu, to name just a few.

    The new 2011 Jetta was supposed to be in there with that gang, not showing up with a little porked up 3200 lb. Toyota Corolla.

    AAARRGH! :mad:
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,676
    The key is interior room and comfort. When does a mid size become a full size? I think the Accord is bigger than the Camry. The Sportwagen is roomier than the Camry or Accord. Not to mention nearly twice the mileage in reality. I think VW did a good job with the new Jetta look. Did they dumb down the suspension and handling to cut the price for the less discriminating US driver?
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,897
    The new 2011 Jetta was supposed to be in there with that gang

    Where did this come from? I haven't read or seen anything that said the Jetta was supposed to move up and compete in the midsize class. Everything I've read is that the new midsize car that VW is going to produce in the US, I think Tennessee, is going to fill that role and take the place of the Passat eventually. It's getting confusing with the Jetta getting bigger, a new midsize car without a name, is the Passat going to continue to be sold in the US, the CC. :confuse:
  • longo2longo2 Posts: 347
    Adding 3.5" to the Jetta certainly didn't make it "mid-size" not even close. It's still a Compact sedan that's now a touch larger and heavier than the Versa, Corolla, Elantra etc.
    VW has said all along their one of goals was to make the Jetta quicker saying it takes way to long on the line to assemble.

    Better they has said "we want to make the Jetta BETTER" but they didn't and probably regret they way those comments got quoted..

    The Company is still on that course tho as this item came in this morning...

    "Volkswagen reported a profit for the year and record sales, confirming numbers released early this month. But a closer look showed that its premium Audi unit accounted for almost all the operating profit of 1.9 billion euros, which was a 71 percent decline from 2008.

    Audi last week reported an operating profit of 1.6 billion euros. That means Volkswagen's volume brands, barely broke even, according to Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.

    ''VW Group profit is based almost exclusively on the strength of Audi,'' Mr. Dudenhöffer wrote. ''VW Group's volume brands are headed for a new cost problem.''

    I think VW has a huge product problem right now, they promoted a new model Jetta that would compete with the 'mid-size' vehicles but this new Jetta falls far short of that. They have the Passat, still not 'Accord size' and the expensive, CC.. that actually is a "Mid-Size"

    So by adding a puny 3.5 " to the old Jetta, dropping a dumpster full of suspension parts and who know what else to cut corners, is this going to push their world sales through the roof....

    I think their new company focus is now on getting into the electric/hybrid market and the TDI's are now stalled in place on the drawing board, while the designers all go marching off in another direction. Even their new elect/hybrid design uses a gas engine....

    All I'm saying new VW for me. :sick:
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    It was supposed to compete with the Camry but it's still 6" shorter!

    Jetta is a compact.
    VW called the 2011 the NCS or New Compact Sedan prior to it's press conference to introduce the Jetta on the 15th.

    NMS or New Midsize Sedan is the competitor to Malibu, Fusion, Camry, Accord, Sonata.

    NMS will be built in Chattanooga, TN beginning in 2011. It will likely have Passat nameplate in North America.

    No need to be mad longo2.

    VW just can't get it right.

    Well, VW could not be more clear, NCS = Compact, NMS = Midsize
  • colin_lcolin_l Posts: 591
    edited June 2010
    They clobbered you a bit on the trade-in and warranty, honestly. You could have gotten at least 6k for the trade, maybe as much as 7k, and your goal on the warranty should be 50% of their asking price.

    But $23,513 for a TDI Sportswagen with DSG would be pretty good. With 6spd MT it's fair.

    At any rate... congrats!
  • colin_lcolin_l Posts: 591
    I'm ok with the looks and like the idea of a price drop... but we'll see if the TDI actually gets cheaper or not. A cheap 2.0 non-turbo base model is useless to me.

    If 2011 brings a diesel CC, I would be interested in that as well. I'd like the extra space and better looks (assuming no changes there) over the 2011 Jetta.
  • Bought my '10 JSW for 200 over invoice, plus destination, TTL, and some weird fuel and interest fee. OTD 28.5 for a 6M with pano roof.

    They offered 3500 for my trade-in, but I sold it for twice that privately.

    That, plus the 1300 tax credit, makes it all a bit better affordable. Car is nice so far, hoping for a long lasting HPFP. ;)
  • jocollijocolli Posts: 8
    Local dealer in West St. Louis County is running an add that all VWs are 1% below dealer cost during the month of June. How does this compare? I am in the market and willing to travel for a great deal. No trade in. Just want the best out the door price. Thanks.
  • bigdog20bigdog20 Posts: 3
    Charlie Gilbert in Saint Louis can do better because the dealer determines how "dealer cost" is determined. Email him at to get a very good price...let him know Bryan Goetz referred you. I just bought a Jetta TDI from him. Let me know how it goes.
  • colin_lcolin_l Posts: 591
    There's some orange text when you post advising not to post names of salespeople, email addresses or other contact information. This is not a referral service, it's a shopping / pricing guide.

    Anyway -- what did you pay?

    I'm about 6 hours from StL and I'm not overly impressed with my local dealer --singular, there's only one in Wichita. It might be worth flying out and driving back.
  • eliaselias Posts: 1,830
    IMHO, no dealership with any business-sense is going to tell you what their actual cost is for any new vehicle! It's private contractual information, and I bet the manufacturers prohibit the dealerships from revealing it.
  • vigorlovervigorlover Posts: 40
    My girlfriend is in the market for a Jetta TDI sportwagon (I converted her interest away from Prius!). We have gotten a couple of quotes from nearby dealers:

    Platinum Grey w/Titan Black
    Panoramic Sunroof
    Ipod interface
    17" Porto Wheels
    MSRP $28,639
    Offered price $27,083 (including $750 destination)

    Blue Graphite /Titan Black
    Panoramic Sunroof
    Ipod interface
    Rear seat airbags
    MSRP $28,314
    Offered Price $27,064 (including destination)

    What is your feeling, does this seem to be a reasonable price? We have not yet tried any severe negotiating.

  • colin_lcolin_l Posts: 591
    They are very similar and I believe the 17" wheels are more expensive than the rear airbags. So the first one is a slightly better deal. Does she like the wheels?

    The prices are similar to what I've seen. The JSW doesn't seem to be as popular as the Jetta sedan or 4 door Golf. Its the least popular TDI, but the TDIs are definitely selling well nationwide.
  • udaygudayg Posts: 4
    One dealer is offering 2010 Jetta TDI with Automatic transmission and

    For $23,265.00 (including destination)
    MSRP : $25,104.00

    To me it looks like an excellent price. What do you guys think??

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