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http://www.vw.com/golf/en/us/

I noticed that there are a few typos in VW's official page. These will probably get fixed over time and I've noted them on the 2010 Golf TDI buyer's guide: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q_how_to/a5/2010golfTDI_buyerschecklist.htm


Official pricing updated as of 9/24/2009, thanks studhilo for notifying me!
Note: It appears that the RNS-510 navigation system, Xenon HID headlights, and Dynaudio "light advanced sound" high option radio is available only on TDI and not gasser golf. There are some typos on VW's official site: bluetooth is listed twice and is call receive only, you cannot place calls through low 9w2 bluetooth. Dynaudio is 300w, not 600w.

Add $700 destination (mandatory).

Base price for a 2 door VW Golf TDI is $22,189 in the US.
2 door VW TDI w/DSG is $23,289
4 door VW Golf TDI is $22,789
4 door VW Golf TDI w/DSG is $23,889

Add $600 for the 4 door Golf
$700 for the HID xenon headlights w/AFS(highly recommended, option code p83).
$1750 for RNS 510 navigation system. (option code p71)
$1000 for the sunroof. (option code 3fe)
$225 Cold weather package - heated seats/windshield washer nozzles. (option codew79)
$476 for 300w Dynaudio excite high stereo. (option code 9ve)
$350 rear lower side airbags (avail. only on 4 door, head rear curtain airbags standard)
Bluetooth standard on US Golf TDI, otherwise $199 for bluetooth option code 9w2

Weight of a 2 door Golf is about 2930 lbs manual transmission, 2978 lbs DSG transmission.

PS, the tax credit with the DSG transmission is confirmed to be $1700.
 

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Strange that the nav system is only optional on TDI. That has to be a typo. The dealer could probably add it or is there an antenna that is built into the car. How does this pricing compare to a VW Jetta TDI?
 

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IMHO, the equation has changed. Diesel is no longer a no brainer. Diesel is more expensive and gasoline cars are getting better mileage. At least there's the $1300 tax credit, if not for that I think a new TDI would be a harder sell.
 

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It also looks like the Jetta's specs are still the 2009 even though 2010 Jetta are starting to get delivered. And why is the Golf's 0-60 8.6 even though the Jetta's 0-60 is 8.2?
Weight on the Golf TDI is 2929, lighter than the 2.5? Is that right? The Jetta is about 3230
 

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That doesn't seem correct and it may be a typo. I've noticed a few on VW's site. I don't think it's due to the 17" wheels.

The 2 door Golf is probably 2929, the 4 door probably adds about 125 lbs, add another 124 for DSG. The 4 door doesn't just get the extra door which weighs more, it needs extra reinforcing, especially in the center column. So while it's heavier, it's probably slightly stiffer.
 

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A 4 door TDI w/DSG is 23889, a GTI with 4 doors and DSG is 24930. That's about a $1000 difference between their economy car and their sport coupe. Something is wrong here.
 

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VW and Audi are positioning TDI as a sporty alternative to hybrids. $1000 really isn't that bad because the TDI has a premium over the gasser and they're trying to make money. The last I heard, VW was losing money importing mk5 Golf.
 

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They build the cars in Germany and ship them here. Fuel for the cargo ship has to add to the cost. Then exchange rates. Although I'm sure if the costs swing in their favor they aren't lowering prices.
 
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