Buying & Selling TDIs? Read this first!!

\/\/0J0

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2010
Location
Knoxville, TN
TDI
Sadly, none anymore
No problem advertising multiple items in one posting, in fact it's encouraged for smaller items. Be sure to spell out the details including price and location and include pics

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vwxyzero

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2004
Location
Los Angeles, CA
TDI
'96 Passat Sedan, '96 TDI Passat Wagon, & Jetta Sedan, '83 Turbodiesel (IDI)
No problem advertising multiple items in one posting, in fact it's encouraged for smaller items. Be sure to spell out the details including price and location and include pics
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Thanks, I get the details/price/location/photos etc. I've been around for awhile, but my question was about two complete cars in one For Sale add, which aren't exactly small ;)
 

Kitewing

New member
Joined
Apr 9, 2017
Location
Rhode Island
TDI
2004 Jetta wagon
Hi there
I am a total newbie, and can NOT figure out how to list a car for sale. I have a good one. Any advice? Please?
 

\/\/0J0

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2010
Location
Knoxville, TN
TDI
Sadly, none anymore
Reckon you gotta participate in some discussions before posting in the classifieds.. Keeps the drifters and curbstoners at bay....
Helps to read the faq's and stickies

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patriciasmith

New member
Joined
Apr 30, 2017
Location
Los Angeles
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI 4-dr, 5-spd, Sedan
2003 vw jetta tdi

Hi everyone!
I'm new here! But I've lurked about the last couple of months. The reason being that I've been considering selling my 2003 Jetta TDI (4-door, 5-speed, sedan, dark grey). It finally broke the 54,000 ODO last month and currently, a little over 55,000 ODO (I'll get the exact reading and post it). I drove it down from Oregon to Los Angeles in February, when I moved.
It runs great. Has a crack in the windshield and that is its only physical issue. I'll be more specific once I do post the thread. I just wanted to post a feeler here, first. Quite frankly, I need the money and am in an area of L.A. where I can get around via on foot or by Uber. And know that within the next 6-months I can just purchase a newish car if I need to. Until then, thinking of putting this wonderful car (I love this car), up for sale in the area of $3400.
What say anyone here who knows about this stuff? Any input is welcome. Or even offers.
 

stauffermeister

New member
Joined
Mar 29, 2018
Location
Pennsylvania
TDI
2012 Sportwagen, 2005 Passat Wagon
Thanks for the post

Thanks for posting about buying and selling.
I am a newbie who is posting to sell an old car.
I have read through TDIclub posts in the past when seeking information about the car.
Marc
 

JAV37

Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Location
Newark, Ohio
TDI
2001, 2002 Jetta TDI 2011 Golf tdi, 2014 Jetta TDI wagon
2001 ALH A4 5 speed 305K miles

I have a 2001 TDI Jetta 5 speed with 305K miles. I just drove it 1000 miles and would not be afraid to drive it anywhere. It has the rust on the front fenders and the interior issues. The engine and transmission are in great condition. I have driven it for 10+ years and put on 210K+ miles. It is good for parts or with maintenance good for another 100k miles. The timing belt was done at 250K with the complete 100k parts. I have a 2011 TDI to replace it with and wish to sell the 2001. Not wanting to give it away or get top dollar, just a fair price. If any one is interested let me know. I will be driving it to Eastern PA this week but after it will be available. It is the dark green color, never wrecked but not in new condition. It is located in central Ohio. Any questions just ask.
 

pooktd1

New member
Joined
Aug 18, 2018
Location
philadelphia
TDI
2015 Golf Sportwagen SEL manual
good thread BTW,
Well I'm new to TDI's but I come from a VW family. I read all 3 pages of this thread and I want a medal from Tom.
I think that people selling their TDI's are like people selling their houses. Folks think their's is the best and don't understand why the world isn't banging down their door to buy it at top dollor prices.
I'm looking for a lower mile TDI wagon (Jetta or Passat), automatic, and in the lower $teens. Before you all laugh me off the list, know that I have time and I love the thrill of the hunt. It took me 8 months of daily searching to find my 1987 VW Syncro Vanagon. It's a 1/2 camper and had 260K miles on it then and has 330K miles on it now. (I'd work in a trade if your interested.) Wish me luck.
Now for the accranims. These are what I've figured out so far.
TDI = Turbo direct Injection (duh)
TB = Timing Belt, (This is important cuz I'm guessing if it breaks the valves fall into the head and everything gets ground to bits.. Right?)

MFA = Married, Female, actuator?
EGR = Elderly Grandpa Regulator?
Help me out here.

Kevin in Kanab UT
87 Syncro Weekender 331 K Miles
1966 type 1 Wolfsberg baja project
1966 type 1 parts project
1998 Chevy Metro 160 K miles (49 MPG Unleaded)
trying to sell my 2015 golf sportwagen TDI with 55K excellent condition
 

tomo366

TDI Lifer, Member #131
Joined
Jun 30, 1997
Location
Kensington, Maryland USA
TDI
2015 Jetta SEL TDI
Glad you read it......it’s no new TDI’s available.....supply and demand is now bigger than ever......My primary car these days is a 2014 BMW CPO 328D XDrive a really sweet ride! I still Ave m 2015 Jetta SEL TDI 6 Speed Manual all available options! Also a great car but different than the BMW and My Wife drives the TDI now.....
 

Casprkln

New member
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Location
WA
TDI
2001 Jetta
For sale 2001 Jetta tdi

Hi all,
I’m a newbie on this site. Looking to sell my 2001 with 350000 k on it. It still runs great, new tires, and still get 46 mpg. Anyone interested? I’m near Olympia, WA. I bought it new and I have all the maintenance records. I can include pictures upon request.
 
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vwxyzero

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2004
Location
Los Angeles, CA
TDI
'96 Passat Sedan, '96 TDI Passat Wagon, & Jetta Sedan, '83 Turbodiesel (IDI)

7gcbc

Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2002
Location
Alabama
TDI
1999 new beetle, black w tan interior.
Really great post. I enjoyed it on several levels.


I have been in the group since '02. You guys have helped me a great deal with TDI issues, and now I am considering selling my '99 beetle. I will post on the group first in case a member can make use of it. Hopefully it will be a "win" for buyer and I prefer that a win go to a member, not someone on ebay.


While I have been a member a few years, I am not really that well versed in the machinations of the website. In the event that I do sell it can someone please advise me on how I can donate to the cause? (I am really hoping right now it is not the snake obviously at me feet ready to bite!) :eek:)
 

7gcbc

Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2002
Location
Alabama
TDI
1999 new beetle, black w tan interior.
DANGIT! I knew this was going to happen. Just found the donate button under "Thank You". Sorry to be such an "Old newbie".
 

ktbarber

Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2020
Location
Seattle
TDI
2004 Jetta Wagon
Hi all..new member, but have been a fan of the site for a while. I currently own a 77 beetle convertible, a 99 Eurovan Westy and an 04 jetta wagon tdi

now for the sad news. I have hit a rough patch in my life and am selling off. tears won't help me make ends meet and besides, later in life I can rebuy things I loved right?

Anyway, I plan on posting my wagon for sale here. I read the tips and have listened to my mechanic too, so hopefully I can get some pics and get Gilbert out there. I came here as opposed to Ebay because honestly I want someone who will put in all the work that is needed and love him. He is not a for parts kind of guy. I think if i knew that was the intention I may just change my mind. Cuz love, you know?

Hopefully by letting you all hear me before posting you can see I am not looking to turn a profit or take advantage of someone's desire to own a tdi. I just want a good home for my man.

thanks all,
sad in seattle
 

Lmarjorie

Active member
Joined
Jun 8, 2014
Location
Great Barrington, ma
TDI
2nd TDI Passat Wagon 2005 bought last spring in the southPassat Wagon TDI 2005 retired
I have a 2005 TDI, with 230,000 (?) miles on it. Great car, leather seats, sunroof, new Continental tires, new transmission, work done by TDI mechanics on this site. Has class 3 hitch, braking system, put on by CanAm Rv in London , Ontario (3 generations hitch specialist) new heater core, lots of work. Richard at Kansas City TDI did some work (EGR removed) , and other work in Santa FE, and Massachusetts. I love this car, drives beautifully. It needs a new Turbo and I need a car I can work on more easily, or I need to find a husband who works on them. But not sure that will happen so quickly. Hate to give it up. But not sure what to ask for it. Any questions or suggestions?
 

rickbluejetta

New member
Joined
Dec 6, 2018
Location
connecticut
TDI
2003 jetta wagon
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Thanks for the advice. I’m a newbie and I read it cause I’m thinking of parting ways with my 98 Jetta which runs and drives well, but needs more repairs then it’s worth. I’m only looking for few hundred for it.
 
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