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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 January 21st, 2013, 07:09   #1
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Default Autos.ca Long Term Review of TDI Wagon

Hi everyone, first post in the Golf section, thought I'd share an article.
It's a long term review done up here in Canada so it might answer some questions you might have.

Arrival: http://www.autos.ca/car-test-drives/...-diesel/?all=1

Part 1: http://www.autos.ca/car-test-drives/...-diesel/?all=1

Part 2: http://www.autos.ca/car-test-drives/...-diesel/?all=1

Final: http://www.autos.ca/car-test-drives/...-diesel/?all=1

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Pretty much mirrors my experience. Thanks!
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Old January 21st, 2013, 07:26   #3
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You guys get a $100 tax for having air conditioning? I saw that in the price info on the last page.
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You guys get a $100 tax for having air conditioning? I saw that in the price info on the last page.
Yep, it's a federal tax payable the first time a car is registered. I looked into in just now and apparently car manufacturers are supposed to pay it but they instead pass it on to buyers. Lucky us, we also pay sales tax on the 100.
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Wow, I can't believe those beady little eyed Canadians pay $35k for a loaded TDI wagon. That's A4 wagon territory. Interesting review though.
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Wow, I can't believe those beady little eyed Canadians pay $35k for a loaded TDI wagon. That's A4 wagon territory. Interesting review though.
For whatever reason Canadians really get boned on car prices; I know loaded MX-5 Miatas run like $40,000 ($10k more) and a decent Porsche Boxster (NOT an "S" but a base Boxster) starts at like $80,000.

FWIW loaded TDI wagons stateside run $30k (less whatever discount you negotiate) so $35k is not really that out of line.

They no longer sell A4 wagons in North American but A3 TDI's typically are $40k cars in the US.

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For whatever reason Canadians really get boned on car prices; I know loaded MX-5 Miatas run like $40,000 ($10k more) and a decent Porsche Boxster (NOT an "S" but a base Boxster) starts at like $80,000.

FWIW loaded TDI wagons stateside run $30k (less whatever discount you negotiate) so $35k is not really that out of line.

They no longer sell A4 wagons in North American but A3 TDI's typically are $40k cars in the US.

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Sorry but A4 Avants could easily be had for 35k. 2012 pricing here:

http://www.edmunds.com/audi/a4/2012/...tyle=101391383

MSRP: 36400
Invoice:33852

Who actually pays more than invoice for cars these days anyway?
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Who actually pays more than invoice for cars these days anyway?
Canadians, LOL. The best I could do at a dealer was 700 over invoice and I bought 2 cars at the same time. Also keep in mind the prices listed are before sales tax, another 13% gets added to get the OTD price so we get close to 40 on a loaded JSW.
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Also, you guys can get at true Highline model up there, which this was. That adds at a minimum real leather seats and the fog lights.
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