OK I HAVE JUST SEEN THE VW ORDER BOOK FOR 2007, NO TDIS LISTED FOR GOLF/RABBIT, JETTA, BEETLE. ONLY TDI WILL BE IN TOUREG W-10 SO RUSH OUT AND BUY THAT NEW 2006 AS SOON AS POSSABLE.. BUT I ALSO HAVE WORD THAT NEW TDI ENGINE WILL BE IN 2008.
They can sell them if they're still technically 2006 model year vehicles. The VINs will say that they are 2006 Jettas, which means they can be sold in the US (or in non-CARB states, anyway) for as long as VW has supply.tongsli said:So why would VW continue the TDI model year production as late as week 39 if they had no ability or intent to sell those vehicles?
I read the thread, and SOP week 27, 2006 is confusing in relationship to End of Production week 39, 2006.ewheeler said:
Almost 60% of new cars sold at Bytek VW in Ottawa Canada are TDI, that is around 800 tdi's last year. I was told by the sales manager that they are expecting a slow year. He believes only a few tdi would be buyers will purchase a gasser instead, most will wait the extra year or so for the new line.intertan said:ok so no tdi in the states? what about canadian tdi's?
Actually, with all the robotics they use, I anticipate that it will be a VERY easy change-over. (I do a lot of work with automation customers.) Any new machining operations or new tooling will be de-bugged off-line before the production changeover. THAT takes some time, but it allows production of the outgoing version to continue right up to the date that all the new tooling and parts are in place.SCEHAR said:Remember they are going to have to switch over the production line to the common rail and with all the robotics they use I don't anticipate that being an easy change over.
Impressive! I'd hate to get that first car though.I know that when Honda changed from the old (2001 - 2005) to new (2006+) body style Civic, the production delay was one blank spot on the assembly line. That's it. The first 2006 model rolled down the line one space after the last 2005 model.
You could get away with it if you have an AZ license and pretend to live there. The CA police are quite aware of whats going on when you have AZ plates, and show a CA license with CA residence. If I were in your situation, I'd buy the car in your parents name, keep it that way till you hit 7500 miles, then have them transfer it to you as a gift.magbarn said:My parents currently own a home in arizona. I'm currently living in california. Is it a problem to buy one of the last 06 TDI's in AZ with my parent's address and then bringing it to socal?
I'm really thinking hard about picking up an '06. By 2009 our cars will be very high milers and I need reliable wheels to commute. TDIs hold their value well so I don't find this a high-risk proposition, if a better TDI really does come out at the end of '07 (as an '08 MY) then I can always trade up. But like you I fear that 2008 may morph into 2009 and if that happens VW dealers in Canada will start dropping like flies due to the fact that 50%of their sales are diesels and many won't set a toe in a VW dealership for anything other than a diesel.Frank said:If VW is true to its history, then we can expect the 2008 CRD in 2009 maybe.