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Old April 23rd, 2010, 09:20   #1
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Default Why are there soooo many 06 Jetta TDI's FS?

As I've been looking for a used TDI w/auto trans for the wife, I can't help but notice that there seems to be a huge number of 06 Jetta TDI sedans for sale. Why is that? Dealer maintenance sticker shock? Inherent mechnical issues?
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:31   #2
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I don't own an 06, but the unwritten rule in my head is never buy the "first" of anything. I don't know of common problems, but the 06 was the first of the new style. Thats why I got my 03 last year of the VE style pump!
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:56   #3
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Many people trade shortly after they pay off the 3 or 4 year car loan.

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EDIT to add, Just because many people do it, does not make it a good idea.... just a common occurrence.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 11:00   #4
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I don't own an 06, but the unwritten rule in my head is never buy the "first" of anything. I don't know of common problems, but the 06 was the first of the new style. Thats why I got my 03 last year of the VE style pump!
Actually 06 was not the 1st year.........
the car came out in mid-year 05..........and it was already available in Europe.......
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 13:45   #5
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06 would be a good year for you if you are looking for an auto tranny. Stay away from 03 and older for the autos. You may run into cam issues though with the 04-06 models (give and take, the cam is cheaper then a tranny to replace).
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 17:23   #6
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Looking at a 04 sport wagen w/ auto trans. Any thing that I should be cautious of. You mentioned (and have read) about cam issues. How prevalent are the cam issues?
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 18:28   #7
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As I've been looking for a used TDI w/auto trans for the wife, I can't help but notice that there seems to be a huge number of 06 Jetta TDI sedans for sale. Why is that? Dealer maintenance sticker shock? Inherent mechnical issues?
It might only seem that there are a lot of 2006's out there simply because there were no 2007's and 2008's (TDI's, that is). And few people want to sell their 2009's just yet.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 21:19   #8
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Those 06's are coming up on timing belt changes.. sell it to someone who isn't aware and avoid the cost?
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 21:31   #9
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IIRC, more 06 Tdi were imported than 01-04's.

I will also guess those cars are just now getting paid for, and the owners want new stuff.
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Old April 25th, 2010, 13:08   #10
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I am also curios to see that many 06 TDI's auto specially, yet compare with # of 05 and 04 and with the fact that economy is not that great, I still exceptic to believe people are changing or trading in cars that much since economy is not helping and we all know gas prices are on its yearly increasing trend.

I would blame it more on the timing belt/DSG maintenance price shoker.
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Old April 25th, 2010, 13:39   #11
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Those 06's are coming up on timing belt changes.. sell it to someone who isn't aware and avoid the cost?

Bingo. This is why most used cars sell in the range of years/mileage they do: the average owner is surprised that they have to spend $1000 on a timing belt and just wants to switch to something newer.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 06:44   #12
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Bingo. This is why most used cars sell in the range of years/mileage they do: the average owner is surprised that they have to spend $1000 on a timing belt and just wants to switch to something newer.
Is it really $1000 or is that including labor? I ask because I too am shopping around and know of the timing belt along with the TB needs to be changed eventually as well. I have read some of the vw gurus do the changes for much cheaper then $1000 though is why I am asking.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:36   #13
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Well it was not meant to be a precise figure, but that isn't far from what the 'Average Joe' will be quoted at a generic dealership.

I paid $912 for parts and labors for my first TB job at an independent shop. Then the second car needed one and I had Oldpoopie in Portland (a local Tdi Guru) do it for a lot less. But I think the newer cars might still cost more. Not sure.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:01   #14
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I believe a lot of 06 cars in general are coming off lease now as well- a lot of 06's are running through the auctions and making their way to used lots
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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:04   #15
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we've been casually looking at all the 06's for sale and considering that or an '05 passat sedan. We like the passat styling better, but there may be more 'bang for your buck' in the '06 jetta..

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