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Offline Conrad

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #465 on: July 01, 2016, 04:59:39 am »
What would it bluebook for if there wasn't a problem? What did it cost new?

I dug out my paperwork on the Jetta.

2012 Jetta TDI Sportwagen W/DSG, Nav, and Sunroof. Took delivery 12/22/11 (factory order ~two months prior) $28,625 plus TTL. By the time Fall rolls around I will have had the car for almost 5 years and I'll only take a ~$5k hit on selling it back. Not too bad.  :)
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #466 on: July 01, 2016, 05:17:48 am »
Not to shabby. Didn't you already get a goody bag earlier?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #467 on: July 01, 2016, 05:54:19 am »
Not to shabby. Didn't you already get a goody bag earlier?

Yep, we did. $500 gift card spendable anywhere (spent), $500 VW gift card spendable at a VW dealer only (not spent), and 3 years 24/7 roadside assistance. I'm not sure what I'll do with the $500 VW card. VW isn't out of the running as a replacement for the Jetta though.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #468 on: July 01, 2016, 08:14:27 am »
I dug out my paperwork on the Jetta.

2012 Jetta TDI Sportwagen W/DSG, Nav, and Sunroof. Took delivery 12/22/11 (factory order ~two months prior) $28,625 plus TTL. By the time Fall rolls around I will have had the car for almost 5 years and I'll only take a ~$5k hit on selling it back. Not too bad.  :)

About $84/month, That's awesome!

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #469 on: July 02, 2016, 04:54:01 am »
About $84/month, That's awesome!

That's what I thought too. Time for some car shopping!
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #470 on: July 29, 2016, 07:49:58 pm »
The more I look in to it, the more I am being convinced to take full advantage of this buyback program. It seems you will have until May 2018 to accept the buyback. I don't think you can find a cheaper vehicle to put the miles on right now. They will deduct for excessive mileage, but at a pretty low fee. About $6200 every 100,000 miles over typical driving (1042 per month from ownership) for a Jetta. About $7800 for every 100,000 miles on my Passat.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #471 on: July 30, 2016, 07:06:13 am »
I may drive my Jetta for a while yet and not jump right in and sell it back at the soonest opportunity. It costs very little to drive it for a while yet so why not?

As for a replacement, I'm leaning towards a small SUV or crossover. I like the Suby Crosstrek but my wife insists on a auto trans and the CVT paired with the anemic 2l engine is just not gonna cut it for me. Maybe a Mazda CX5 or a Suby Forester (cept that they're so damn ugly).
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #472 on: July 30, 2016, 07:33:47 am »
I may drive my Jetta for a while yet and not jump right in and sell it back at the soonest opportunity. It costs very little to drive it for a while yet so why not?

As for a replacement, I'm leaning towards a small SUV or crossover. I like the Suby Crosstrek but my wife insists on a auto trans and the CVT paired with the anemic 2l engine is just not gonna cut it for me. Maybe a Mazda CX5 or a Suby Forester (cept that they're so damn ugly).

Same situation here, VW Jetta TDI is the wife's driver (manual trans).   We live about 30 miles out and 1.5 is gravel that gets very sloppy with rain (yes, I hate the gravel but it was a necessary evil) so an AWD is in the cards for our next vehicle.  Also looking at the same vehicles as you are; haven't driven them yet but luckily my better half is good with a manual trans so we are leaning to the Subaru. 

My current winter/beater/save miles on my tow vehicle driver is a Subaru Baja and even though I thought I would dislike it it's been a great car/truck and even hauls most things I would usually have to take my truck for.  If they may a new one it would be at the top of the list. 

Darn, I'm getting old.  Practical cars at the top of my list.... what a shame.....
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #473 on: July 30, 2016, 08:10:17 am »
snip...

Darn, I'm getting old.  Practical cars at the top of my list.... what a shame.....

I know right! What the hell...
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #474 on: July 31, 2016, 07:48:41 am »
Well, I'm considering a rebellion (on my practicality).   

When we moved to Colorado, we stored the wife's daily driver at the time due to the long commute and the gravel road but I'm considering resurrecting it as a daily driver.  Not practical but.... much more fun.  It's a 2001 Z28 6sp LS1 with a few performance and breaking mods with only 60k on the clock. 

Thinking about the Camaro as a summer and nice winter driver, my Baja and truck (Dodge 4x4 cummins) as bad weather drivers.  If we go this route the funds from VW buyback could go to our next project car.  I'm just about finished with the 71 El Camino (pro touring/street machine light type build); next up is a full nut and bolt tear down and build on our 69 Camaro.  We have been buying parts for it for quite a while but lots still to go so the buy back would make huge strides.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #475 on: July 31, 2016, 07:52:16 am »
Well, I'm considering a rebellion (on my practicality).   

When we moved to Colorado, we stored the wife's daily driver at the time due to the long commute and the gravel road but I'm considering resurrecting it as a daily driver.  Not practical but.... much more fun.  It's a 2001 Z28 6sp LS1 with a few performance and breaking mods with only 60k on the clock. 

Your mods are breaking/broken?     ;)
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #476 on: July 31, 2016, 04:00:18 pm »
Your mods are breaking/broken?     ;)

It IS  a Camaro.  :rotflmao: :stirpot:
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #477 on: August 01, 2016, 05:20:25 am »
Your mods are breaking/broken?     ;)

Engine performance mods as in long tube headers, tuned, intake, etc...  and breaking mods as in larger disks and better calipers   :)
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #478 on: August 01, 2016, 05:32:18 am »
It IS  a Camaro.  :rotflmao: :stirpot:

Well, this one has been trouble free with the sole exception of a failed fuel pump so naturally it received an complete fuel system upgrade, complete larger in-tank pump to rails and injectors.  Hard to beat being as a fun and reasonably powered (in the ballpark of 350hp at the wheels) daily driver, it routinely pulls down 28 on the highway got to love the T56 with double overdrive.   It's just not good in gravel or snow; ok, call it horrible in snow but that is not it's intended environment so I'll give it a pass on that.

Funny thing is I expected to get some guff about my POS Subaru.........
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #479 on: August 24, 2016, 05:06:05 am »
Test drove a 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring yesterday. NICE! 
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