What did you pay for your TDI???

LandsVW

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Joined
Sep 23, 2010
Location
E. Kentucky
TDI
1999 New Beetle
Newbie here, at least w/ TDI's. owned 3 of the older Diesel VW's. Just bought 1999 TDI Beetle w/ 98,900 miles for 3800$. Timing belt never changed (did it myself), had hard starting issue, but was able to do the 'relay' wiring/coolant sensor fix and now starts and runs like a top. Other than having to put on new front brake disks and pads, Passenger window has issues closing, a little weirdness in the door lock area, blown out speakers (junk speakers), a little cigarette smoke smell in the interior and a few burn marks on seats, the car is in great shape! I'm loving it. My wife does too. It was a great upgrade from my 84 Jetta diesel. Weird, though how similar the construction and feel between the two cars are. I would have to say, in my opinion, the older German made Jetta is better quality than the Mexican made Beetle.
 
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Jacob G

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Joined
Feb 19, 2009
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
TDI
04 TDI Golf, 83 Rabbit TDI, 07 Dodge Ram 6.7 Cummins, 85 Golf 1.6
I paid $11,500 for my 02 4 door Golf GLS it had 107,000 miles on it back in march of 2007.

Just purchased 04 Golf GLS 4door with 192,000 miles on it for $5,000. one owner car couldnt believe how clean it is. due for another timing belt.
 

Woodstock_TDi

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Joined
Sep 17, 2010
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
TDI
2010 Jetta 6 speed & 2004 New Beetle 5 speed
A little over two months ago I paid $8200 for my 2004 New Beetle with 99K miles on it. It did not have alloy wheels or a sunroof, does that make it a GL? Anyway, it did have a Thule rack with a bike carrier on it. After taxes and fees it was $9K. Woodstock barely had a ding on her and looked virtually brand new inside, at 6 years old :D
 

redbaron58p

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Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Location
Seattle (GranolaVille)
TDI
2001 Jetta GLS
if you want to make a mint on your tdi just come to granolaville aka seattle, where all the clueless yuppie hippie wannabees drive tdi prices stratospheric.
I was looking for a second tdi with about 150k or less, and people are asking upwards of 7k on craigslist for clapped out auto beetles and salvage title jettas with around 180-200k miles on it.
but of course, its okay because these cars last for "450k miles easy" and get "50+ mpg" running recycled fish oil (no fish were harmed of course)
ugh.
 

tdwesty

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Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Location
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
TDI
'04 Jetta TDI GLS Spice Red, 1.6TD Westy
'04 Jetta GLS TDI - $6500

Just paid $6500 CDN for my '04 Jetta TDI GLS with leather, 15" alloys and sunroof, 190k kms (120k miles). Dealer originally asked $12,999, but it sat on the lot for a year as the Frod, I mean Ford, dealer had no clue how to market it - they didn't even list it as a TDI in the ads, so I overlooked it many times myself. I gave them a low offer knowing they wanted it gone, and they accepted. It has no history, so will need a TB asap, and needs a front wheel bearing. Drives very well, with lots of power and everything is tight. Yes, it might need a cam and lifters as well, but even so, the price was fair I think.
 

TurboM700

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Joined
Oct 1, 2010
Location
Moundsview MN
TDI
2000 VW Golf
First post here.

At anyrate. Had been looking for a TDI for a while and came across a 2000 Golf that was told by a VW expert in MN that it had a blowing motor. Gave the guy 300 dollars for it brought it home played with it for about 15min and realized that it was just a bad alternator. So got a used alternator for 60 bucks and have been driving it since. While I was waiting on the alternator cleaned the intake and deleted the EGR valve.

Here some pics of the intake

Before

During the cleaning


All welded back together

EGR block off


And the car when I brought it home


Car has 240,000 miles on it but the interior and exterior are in mint condition. Just got thru my first tank of fuel and got 43mpg with it and thats all city driving didnt think that was to bad.

Mike
 

eyeguy

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Joined
Sep 3, 2005
Location
Charleston, WV
TDI
'05 Passat Wagon TDI
Went down to Asheville 2 weeks ago & brought back a 2003 GL wagon with 118,500 miles for $8600. It has a new windshield & tires, & working cruise after a $30 clutch switch. It came with a stack of receipts, including the one for the TB that doesn't list any of the stretch bolts or seals!! Way to go dealer!
 

dcande01

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Joined
Jan 25, 2008
Location
Washington DC
TDI
1997 Passat TDI
In 2005, I paid $5000.00 for a 1997 Passat. When quoted the price, I tried not to break my arm getting my checkbook out of my purse.
 
Joined
Oct 7, 2010
Location
Simi valley/Winneka CA
TDI
2000 Jetta manual
paid 1000.00 for my 00 Jetta GLS auto with 123000 miles last month from the original owner who was one of my old customers...it was one of the california cars with the sale hassles the original owner told me she had 2 months of loaner cars while VW and CARB were testing her vehicle in CA...bought it for a grand because the dealer told her it needed an injection pump.she bought a new TDI instead...had shutter at idle in neutral..fixed with new injector nozzles...
 

P7100

Active member
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Location
Litchfield, CT
TDI
02 Jetta
I just bought an 02 Jetta TDI with less than 101k miles. Car is in good shape just needed a little tlc. I paid 3500.00 from a fellow dieselhead :D
 

fallingwindows

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Joined
Mar 4, 2003
Location
CO
TDI
2013 Sportwagen
Some awesome deals people are getting here!

I just bought an '03 with 126k, Jetta 5 spd with Monsoon, roof, alloys, heated cloth. Paid $6k and should have negotiated harder but I didn't see anything to gripe about at the time, and it was silver with the hot seats which I always wanted after my black jetta without heat...so I got a little emotional and wrote the check right out :)

The guy was 2 hours away and delivered it right to my driveway which was nice of him considering I hadn't committed to buy
 

Trantum

Active member
Joined
Sep 30, 2010
Location
London, England
TDI
GT TDi
bought 2002 golf GT TDi 100,000 miles full vw service history 150 bhp pd engine £2200 POUNDS (Roughly $3474.24)
 
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bsavio

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Joined
Oct 16, 2010
Location
Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada
TDI
JETTA 2K3
just bought mine from a retired pilot who was spending some time on this forum searching for new ideas on how to take perfect care of the 2k3 jetta... so it's got 156 XXX km, runs great, got a "unitronic" chip installed and extremely well taken care of.... 7,500$ :)

check engine turned on yesterday.... glow plug... he warned me about it, this will be the third time...
 

bumblebeetdi

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Joined
Oct 27, 2009
Location
Kentucky, USA
TDI
2006 Sunflower Yellow Beetle (Bumble Bee)
Used 2006 NB TDI fully loaded with just under 24k miles...just under 19k after taxes and all
 

SteveDVS

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Joined
Nov 11, 2010
Location
Terrace, BC
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI
Bought mine Aug. 28/2010. Bought it from a GM stealership for $9,500 CDN. Didn't care about the price, they were giving me $4,200 for my piece of **** Subaru so that made up my mind pretty quick.

2003 Jetta TDI w/ all the fixin's + a ski rack with 178,000km.

I saw another '03 with 120,000km in the local classifieds for $18,000....... idiots.
 

CT TDI

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Joined
Nov 8, 2010
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
TDI
1999.5 Jetta
Just bought my 1999.5 MKIV Jetta TDI 5sp with 94,xxx miles on it for $4,250 I have to replace two glow plugs but I think I got a great deal.
 

aywkubttod

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Joined
Nov 3, 2010
Location
Denver, CO
TDI
02 Golf TDI
Picked up a 2006 Jetta TDI DSG with 33k miles about 3 weeks ago... it's the low-end model (no steering controls/bluetooth, nav or fuel economy "computer," but it has leather and partial-auto (??) seats). Looks like it was kept in a museum and runs great. Paid $16k.

Traded in my 2007 4Runner for $1500 more than I paid for it two years ago, haha.
 

ShagginWagon

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Joined
Nov 19, 2010
Location
Oklahoma City, OK
TDI
2003 Jetta GLS Wagon
After about 6 months of searching for my perfect vehicle I found one. I purchased a 2003 Jetta Wagon, nearly loaded, with only 40,000 miles. It is a 1 owner car that has no record (never even financed). I wish it had a manual transmission, but that's a project for years down the road. I think it was a great deal at just $10,500. After all, the car is PERFECT and has less miles than any other TDI wagon I've ever seen. Timing belt should probably be replaced though.


 

jcilforever

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Joined
Feb 17, 2010
Location
Southeast
TDI
2004 Jetta (SOLD), 2004 Beetle, 2003 Jetta Wagon (parts car) all manuals all for sale
$7200 OTD for 2004 Jetta 5SPD GLS w 96K
$7800 +$300 sales tax for 2003 Jetta 5Spd Wagon w 109K
 

dj112990

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Joined
Nov 13, 2010
Location
Upstate NY
TDI
2014 JSW
2000 Jetta GLS 5 Speed with ~140k for $3500, had to replace brake master cylinder but so far very happy with my purchase.
 

erblock

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Joined
Jan 16, 2002
Location
Plymouth, MA
TDI
2010 Cup Edition
New, 2010 TDI Cup Edition, $30,614 MSRP for $27,414 with 0% for 60 months at Balise VW, West Warwick, RI
 
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golfblue

Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
Location
Seattle, WA
TDI
2003 Golf GLS TDI
03 Golf

In 2007, I bought a used 03 Golf GLS TDI at my local VW dealership. Paid $18k. It had been returned from a 4 year lease with 71,000 miles on it.
 

Denton T. Young

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Joined
Oct 7, 1999
Location
Nevada
TDI
2000 Golf GL TDI
$16,000. Bought it in Wisconsin in November.

Tax of $1,040 paid in Illinois, a month later. State registration/title fee was $45?

It pays to shop until you find a salesman/dealer that is not a stroke.

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Blk/Blk Debadged 2000 Golf GL TDI
I paid 16,500 back in Nov 1999. I sold it on 11/21/10.
 

SlackAttack

Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2010
Location
Fort Worth
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI
2003 Jetta TDI

I have finally joined The Club. I just bought a 2003 Jetta TDI with 85,000 w/ manual transmission. It is charcoal grey and looks great on the outside. Minor issues with the door cards and headliner that I am going to fix soon.

Only cost $7400.
 
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