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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old August 31st, 2017, 23:09   #136
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Took mine in today for neutering and will report back with impressions and money in hand.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 10:33   #137
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I opted for the buyback on my 2011 Golf TDI. I replaced it with a 2017 GTI S with six speed manual. To me it was a no brainer since I was getting back $18.6 K for a 7 year old car with 70K miles. The difference in the power and the handling of the GTI compared to the TDI is off the charts. More horsepower, same torque, better interior, better sound system, much better handling, greater acceleration plus I can fill up the gasser anywhere I please. With the TDI, I got so superstitious that I would only fill it up at one station. Thoughts of HPFP failure were always in the back of my mind. I really enjoyed my TDI, but in my humble opinion, the GTI is a better car and more fun to drive.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 12:11   #138
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I opted for the buyback on my 2011 Golf TDI. I replaced it with a 2017 GTI S with six speed manual. To me it was a no brainer since I was getting back $18.6 K for a 7 year old car with 70K miles. The difference in the power and the handling of the GTI compared to the TDI is off the charts. More horsepower, same torque, better interior, better sound system, much better handling, greater acceleration plus I can fill up the gasser anywhere I please. With the TDI, I got so superstitious that I would only fill it up at one station. Thoughts of HPFP failure were always in the back of my mind. I really enjoyed my TDI, but in my humble opinion, the GTI is a better car and more fun to drive.
Did the same, though I opted for the "sport" trim... The GTI is indeed a HUGE upgrade in so many ways over the TDI. When driven like a grandma keeping it around 55-60mph I've gotten high 30's mpg too
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 00:19   #139
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Just picked it up today after the fix and drove City streets, the interstate at 75, and a two lane highway and it feels like it picked up a few hp especially on boost. Even if I lose a couple of mpg, it's extra spunk is worth it. What a relief it doesn't drive like a dog. Whew. i really like the way it drives and slaloms the corners so am happy to keep it. Checked out the new Alltrack while at the dealer and it really bugged me the rear seats couldn't be folded down flat since I haul lots of stuff in mine. Had a new Passat as a loaner and it felt like an oversized Jetta with an analogue clock. VW seems to go out of their way to have the same spartan utilitarian dash in all their cars. Bet they are trying to drive people upscale to Audis for nicer interiors.

Have an oil leak on the passenger side dripping down over the intercooler charge pipe. When at the dealer they tracked it down to a cracked oil supply pipe to the turbo. There are a few threads on it here if you search. The replacement is $135.
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 04:08   #140
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I opted for the buyback on my 2011 Golf TDI. I replaced it with a 2017 GTI S with six speed manual. To me it was a no brainer since I was getting back $18.6 K for a 7 year old car with 70K miles. The difference in the power and the handling of the GTI compared to the TDI is off the charts. More horsepower, same torque, better interior, better sound system, much better handling, greater acceleration plus I can fill up the gasser anywhere I please. With the TDI, I got so superstitious that I would only fill it up at one station. Thoughts of HPFP failure were always in the back of my mind. I really enjoyed my TDI, but in my humble opinion, the GTI is a better car and more fun to drive.
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Did the same, though I opted for the "sport" trim... The GTI is indeed a HUGE upgrade in so many ways over the TDI. When driven like a grandma keeping it around 55-60mph I've gotten high 30's mpg too
I agree that a GTI is a great car and I'm sure that's what I'll choose when the time comes, but I don't think it's a no brainer to do it now. My Golf TDI is amazing. I have 152,000 miles on mine. I upgraded to the CP3 pump, so that worry is over. And my car was loaded in 2010, with the RNS-510 and Dynaudio sound, so I'm not suffering with second-rate sound or functionality. I know the newest tech is a bit quicker and the backup camera would be nice, but you have to add a lot of cash to get into a new GTI. Mine would have to be an Autobahn. Then that car depreciates in a hurry.

For me, keeping the car seemed like a much better way to go. My Golf is just too good to give it up just yet! But one of these days, a GTI will be the replacement. It will likely be an MK8 or even an MK9! For those of you that already made the switch, at the time when I start seriously looking at a new GTI, I wonder if you'll be looking at a new car too.

Good luck with your new GTIs!
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 11:13   #141
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I agree that a GTI is a great car and I'm sure that's what I'll choose when the time comes, but I don't think it's a no brainer to do it now. My Golf TDI is amazing. I have 152,000 miles on mine. I upgraded to the CP3 pump, so that worry is over. And my car was loaded in 2010, with the RNS-510 and Dynaudio sound, so I'm not suffering with second-rate sound or functionality. I know the newest tech is a bit quicker and the backup camera would be nice, but you have to add a lot of cash to get into a new GTI. Mine would have to be an Autobahn. Then that car depreciates in a hurry.
For me, keeping the car seemed like a much better way to go. My Golf is just too good to give it up just yet! But one of these days, a GTI will be the replacement. It will likely be an MK8 or even an MK9! For those of you that already made the switch, at the time when I start seriously looking at a new GTI, I wonder if you'll be looking at a new car too.
Good luck with your new GTIs!
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. My '11 golf has 153k miles and I'd really like to take it up to 300k. Also have the 6mt with cp3 pump. I very nearly bought a '17 gti, but I'm glad I held off. I don't track my car, and it's more than quick enough with 200 hp. I figure when I'm ready for a new car in five years there'll be some cool new tech on the market. In the meantime 45 mpg highway is hard to beat.
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 16:27   #142
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^^ Great choice "turbobrick240"!
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Old October 30th, 2017, 08:55   #143
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Old October 30th, 2017, 20:59   #144
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I also think adding the CP3 pump is a no-brainer for those who are keeping their TDIs.
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Old October 31st, 2017, 15:15   #145
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Spot on! I am on CP3 since 240k miles and now chugging flawlessly at 263k miles today. Averaging 55-60 mpg wih no A/C on. Best mod I ever done. Look forward to stage 3.5 or stage 4 kit. (Havent decided on which)

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Old November 9th, 2017, 14:46   #146
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How long do I have to make up my mind to FIX or buyback? (yes I am fully registered)
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Old November 10th, 2017, 13:45   #147
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[QUOTE=turbobrick240;5323516].......I figure when I'm ready for a new car in five years there'll be some cool new tech on the market. In the meantime 45 mpg highway is hard to beat.[/QUOTE

Five years would seem high - based on my 2017's observed fuel numbers

Lord know my 2013 JSW TDI 6M set the bar (for me).

But this new challenger - on a green engine now - is looking good.


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Old November 13th, 2017, 06:10   #148
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How long do I have to make up my mind to FIX or buyback? (yes I am fully registered)
You have until September 1st, 2018 to file/complete the claim, and I believe you must return the car by December of 2018. This is from memory, so check the official VW site. Or here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/20...inations-begin

I just received my paperwork this past Friday. I will send a signed & notarized agreement back today and then find out when my buyback appointment will be.

I have loads of added parts that I will be removing and selling soon. PM me if you want an advance list. :-(
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Old December 1st, 2017, 11:04   #149
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Took the car in for the fix on Wednesday. Post fix, noticed maybe a louder idle? Nothing much else is different as far as I can tell! The my MPG was maybe less than normal driving home (45 min) from the dealership, but that may be due to the heavy traffic.

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Not sure if this is the best thread but it looks active.

I have a 2012 sportwagen with 128K. I leased a 2015 TDI to replace my 2012 for when I take the buyback at last possible moment. The 2015 currently resides in my garage awaiting lease buyout with the proceeds of our 2012 sometime after August 2018.

My question- I am quickly approaching the scheduled maintenance point for the timing belt. I have already skipped the 120K DGS service and plan to do one more dealer oil change until the buyback. Is there any serious likelihood of failure if I skip the timing belt for another 10K miles? (is there any built in safety confidence level on the timing belt to account for hard use?)

We drive the car about 85% highway mileage and we baby it. I am still running the original brakes. Thanks for any advice!
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