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VW Jetta Sportwagen

shirotorishirotori Posts: 51
edited June 2014 in Volkswagen
Has anyone heard about the Jetta SportWagon? I had read that it was supposed to come out in August with the 2.5 engine. However, I was just at the vw dealership and they said that there was a fire at the factory where they build the 2.5 engine. This has caused a shortage that won't allow them to come out with the SportWagon until around January as vw will concentrate on the sedan. I have no idea about the 2.0T or the diesel, but this is essentially what I was told by the manager of this dealership.


  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I thought the Tiguan "SUV" was going to be the wagon version of the Jetta. Are they still planning a true wagon in addition?
  • paradigmparadigm Posts: 1
    Here is what VW sent me after i inquired:

    Unfortunately, there are no plans to produce a TDI Rabbit. However, the Clean Diesel Jetta TDI is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2008 in both Sedan and SportWagen body styles. It will be certified for sale in all 50 states with a six-speed manual and six-speed DSG automatic transmission. The 2.0L four cylinder engine will deliver 140 hp, and 236 lbs. ft. of torque.

    So there we go, why they arn't doing more or actively promoting it is unknown...
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    There is some info coming thru now for this new TDI application.

    I just watched this video:

    link title

    I'll take a Sportwagon in March 08, please.
  • shirotorishirotori Posts: 51
    could you post that link again, the one you previously posted doesn't seem to be working. thanks
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Try this link. I think that will get you where ecotrklvr intended. :)
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    Yup -

    My earlier link is no good. Operator Error. Thanks, Pat.
  • feilofeilo Posts: 128
    From Autoblog:

    Thirty minutes with the 2008 Jetta Sportwagen

    Its real ... and the only one in the States now, apparently :)
  • stevecebustevecebu Posts: 493
    From Autoblog:
    Thirty minutes with the 2008 Jetta Sportwagen
    Its real ... and the only one in the States now, apparently

    I've gotta admit that is a great looking wagon. my wife even thinks it looks great. Kinda worrisome about VW reliability but what a sweet looking car, I'll have to see the pics of the back end just saw the front but nice looking ride and converting it to US Gallons it should get about 50mpg on the highway.
    Such a shame Honda did away with it's wagon.
    Too bad the release day is so far off and VW dealers being the way they are.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    VW dealers being the way they are

    So far all of them I have dealt with in my area have been fine. I have had dealings with 3 different ones over the last 3 years or so.
  • stevecebustevecebu Posts: 493
    So far all of them I have dealt with in my area have been fine. I have had dealings with 3 different ones over the last 3 years or so.

    Come up to New England and see how bad it is. It's good that they are good in your area but they were so bad in the past hat dealing with them is not something I want to have to do.
    Root canal or deal with a VW dealer.... Root canal or deal with a VW dealer....
    Well at least getting your teeth done accomplishes something. :shades:
    I will in all fairness go in and chat them up when I get back to the US, but if they haven't changed I'll post a review on Edmunds dealer review website. Of course if they are great and wonderful then I'd post that as well.
    So many years of bad VW service and sales.
    I hope they change, it's the number one reason people hate VW is having to deal with their dealers.
    The cars are decent as long as they aren't in the shop a lot. I haven't owned a VW in a long time. Friends have and I remember their nightmares.
    The diesel is the only thing making me rethink VW.
  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    Seems that this thread is dead.

    That's a shame becuase I would love to know more about the supposedly up-coming Jetta Sportwagon with TDi (50+mpg).

    Here's a link:
    link title
  • hondaruhondaru Posts: 11
    Agreed, I can't believe there isn't more buzz and discussion about this compelling entry to the too short list of efficient cars. Perhaps VW has taken too long to bring it to market. My cousin loves his 2006.
  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    Seems like we may be playing 'forum ping pong' but what the heck.

    When I read the VW info, it suggests that it will be possible to get a TDI version, with manual, with 'the niceties' which would seem to make this a pretty strong entrant in the market these days.

    Sales on compact cars are up almost 50% from last year and it doesn't look like gas prices are coming down.

    It's hard to see what's not to like in 50+mpg vehicle with good interior space that you can option up. From everything I understand, the diesel VWs have never had the same level of reliability issues as the gas models.
    I would prefer to get a version that is NOT 50 state legal since it would be less complex and their press release suggests that it will be out in the summer.
  • vseguravsegura Posts: 1
    do I need to remove the door panel from driver door to replace a broken mirror switch on my 99 passat wagon
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    THREAD NOT DEAD. I've been lurking, and just waiting to see something worth commenting on. I think there's lots more of us here, with no information, and so nothing to add.

    The Sportwagon could be just the ticket for me - put back some driving fun. The Highlander may take early retirement....
  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    I'm really intrigues by useable space, outstanding mileage and some nice creature comforts.

    It sounds like Subaru is going to be growing the Outback and offering a diesel in 2010 and I'm trying to figure out if it's worth waiting.

    If I can get a Jetta without all the extra equipment to make it CARB legal, that would be a pretty big influence on my decision. I don't like the idea of urea tanks or the extra weight and expense of complex exhaust scrubbing equipment if I can avoid it.
  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    Looks like they are 'in-country'...

    link title

    I'm a little disappointed that it sounds like the TDI will only be available as a non-manual.
  • dieselbreathdieselbreath Posts: 243
    No UREA tanks in the Jetta.
    And the particulate filters are expensive, but they're included in the price.
    (and shouldn't impact performance)
    I got the prelim. Canadian pricing a few weeks back.
    Will check for an update.
    But the most important thing to remember on pricing, is that these cars will likely resale for more than the purchase price for over a year, once word gets around and the waiting list grows.

    I bought one of the first New Beetle TDIs (ordered Jan.1998, delivered June'98) and it took 3 years before the resale price dropped to what I paid for it!
    And the prices of used TDIs are rising again along with fuel prices.
    The Beetle (with 220,000 on the odometer) was worth $6k-7k a year ago, but is worth over $10k now!
  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    I bought one of the first New Beetle TDIs (ordered Jan.1998, delivered June'98) and it took 3 years before the resale price dropped to what I paid for it! :surprise:

    I wonder if the great resale of tdi's will be impacted at all when diesels can be sold new in all the CARB states?

    It sounds like you're in Canada so maybe not, I've heard the same kind of stories about resale value even down in Texas.

    It is going to be hard to argue with 50+ mpg.... :)
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Do you really believe that anyone will actually pay you $10K for a 10 year old Beetle with 220K mi? I sure don't.
  • ncskibumncskibum Posts: 42
    I've been watching diesel bugs and other tdis on ebay and most of them are not going for more than the Edmund's estimated values. If I could get $10K out of my 2000 tdi beetle with 120K miles, it would make a great start toward putting a new sportwagen in my driveway. More likely, I will get rid of the 05 corolla since it gets worse mileage than the beetle.

    From what VW and other websites say, the first demo sportwagens will be in the states in late June or early July. You will be able to order at that time.
  • vincepvincep Posts: 12
    Anyone know what country the new SportWagens will be produced? If it's Mexico like the rest of Jettas, then you can forget it.
  • ncskibumncskibum Posts: 42
    I believe that all of the Jetta's, Beetles, and Rabbits for sale in the states and Canada are produced in Mexico. It's my understanding that the reliability from Mexico has come up to about equal Germany in the last few years. There are rumors of the Passat moving down there until VW opens a new US plant.
  • shirotorishirotori Posts: 51
    The Rabbit is built along side the GTI in Wolfsburg, Deutchland.
  • 09vw09vw Posts: 2
    I just purchased a 2009 Jetta Sportwagon SE (gasoline) last Saturday, my first VW. So far the build quality seems very good, and averaging about 25 mpg around town. Traded out of a Honda Pilot...
  • jkinzeljkinzel Posts: 735
    Give us an update every month or so if you could. Thanks

    I’m waiting for the diesel.
  • erikerik Posts: 21
    My 2002 Jetta WGN TDI (11000) and 2005 Passat Wagon TDI (20000)have better resale over any gasoline counterpart, by about 3000 dollars.

    The transmission in the new Sportwagon is JAPANESE, probably AISIN so I think the reliability is better.

    Jetta is about the size of an old Passat.

    Ive been in the Tiguan and Sportwagon. Im thinking about either one if it comes in a DIESEL.
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 31,180
    The Sportwagon is out and being sold. I do not see the listing under new cars here on Edmund's.

    Does anyone know if the Diesel will come with the DSG that is used in the Beetle TDI?
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