It's a combination of value and usable torque. Don't forget the higher resale.
Ditto. I've been spending 3 years shopping for a new car and I plan to drive it for 200K and/or 15 years.Same here, I'm going to drive mine until my son goes to college in 10 years, then he'll get it.
Would you elaborate on model years and year sold on those?Ditto. I've been spending 3 years shopping for a new car and I plan to drive it for 200K and/or 15 years.
And the resale value seems to more than make up for the initial cost outlay. Prices I've gotten for used Veedubs I've sold (private party):
Golf (gasoline) with 96K miles: $1,700
Jetta (TDI) with 167K miles: $4,900
Til it dies or til I die, whichever comes first.How long do you intend to keep your TDI?
Dang, 200K is only about 8 years for me -- my last car is only 2 years old, already has over 50K.Sporto55 wrote:
... I plan to drive it for 200K and/or 15 years.
This is key. You can't neglect maintenance on these cars. They've had some common problems like dead MAFs and some DSG owners aren't happy but generally speaking people keep buying VWs for some reason:thumbsupHello all. 1st noob post
My intentions are to keep it till the car dies or I die.
My last car I had lasted 18years, and all ihad to do to it was general maintenance and service. I expect to get the same out of this car also.
Yes. About 1000/week on average. 2010 A3 purchased 11-23-2009. Currently has just over 12k miles. I'm not a traveling salesman...thats my daily commute. I work in L.A. and live in the central valley. I over see regional store operations for a Socal paint company. Closest store is 89 miles one way. Furthest is Santa Barbara at around 160 one way.45k/yr? Travelling salesman?
Greetings from a longtime troller....DSG owners aren't happy but generally speaking people keep buying VWs for some reason
And it's not just about cost vs. savings, IMHO the TDI engine is what makes the car."I see posts on how a TDI lasts forever but it doesn't matter if you sell the car by 100,000 miles. In that time you've paid the premium for the diesel engine but have you gotten that value back?"
I'm taking delivery of a 2010 Golf TDI soon (wish I had a firm date) as to paying off the premium for the diesel, I've already done it with the 1700 Fed tax credit, and the $0 state (CT) sales tax incentive. Total tax savings $3200! Of course I couldn't get a basic unit like I could with the gas Golf, nor could I negotiate anything...