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Hi all! I've been looking for a used Jetta tdi for a few months now and I find that they are priced so high that I might as well just buy a new one. My quandary is that after reading about all the problems with the 2010s (ERGs, gaskets, quality control issues due to the strike,etc.) , should i just make my '89 Corolla last one more year. In other words, in your experience with VW, will they get their act together?
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Personally, I would because the 2011 Jetta will be all new. There's the cup edition Jetta for this year only and my guess is that it won't be available for 2011. Golfs are all new for 2010 and demand/supply are slowly starting to even out so those aren't a bad choice either.

To beat the initial demand for the 2011s, you could go into the local dealership and put down a deposit for the first 2011 that they get. Make sure you agree on a price right then/there in writing and sign a contract. Since price is unknown, MSRP would be fair for the first car but there's no harm in asking for a little discount for a firm sale. Make sure the deposit is fully refundable. If you're looking for a deal, pick up a leftover 2010 when the 2011s start coming.
 

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Personally, I would because the 2011 Jetta will be all new. There's the cup edition Jetta for this year only and my guess is that it won't be available for 2011. Golfs are all new for 2010 and demand/supply are slowly starting to even out so those aren't a bad choice either.

To beat the initial demand for the 2011s, you could go into the local dealership and put down a deposit for the first 2011 that they get. Make sure you agree on a price right then/there in writing and sign a contract. Since price is unknown, MSRP would be fair for the first car but there's no harm in asking for a little discount for a firm sale. Make sure the deposit is fully refundable. If you're looking for a deal, pick up a leftover 2010 when the 2011s start coming.
You're assuming that VW confirmed a 2011 Jetta TDI. If the car got heavier maybe it will nudge it past meeting emissions. They've also announced a few times that they are looking to make the Jetta, Golf, and Passat cheaper, hence the Tennessee plant and the NMS, the new midsize sedan next Passat.
 

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2011 Tdi

The $1300 tax credit might not be available on the 2011 Jetta TDI. So factor this into the price.
 

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$1300 tax credit

The $1300 tax credit might not be available on the 2011 Jetta TDI. So factor this into the price.
Yeah, they'll probably yank the tax credit, i forgot about that. BTW, I live in the Milwaukee area - we don't seem to have a scarcity of new model tdi's at the local dealerships.
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1st Year 2011

I tend to look at it the other way around. 2011 will be the first year VW come out with the new Jetta TDI (assuming they do). IMO those cars will be the guinea pigs as they try to hammer out all of the problems they discover in their first year production run. So, unless design changes make the car much simpler to manufacture, there are no guarantees that the 2011 will be any better in terms of problems than their 2010 counterparts.
 
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