Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 22, 2015. But say you spend $2000, vs a couple months at $400 for a car payment. 2006 and 2007 Chevy and GMC 2500 and 3500. Most people spend all their money on the car with nothing left over for catch up maintenance. Tires, brakes, suspension, etc rapidly add up especially if you aren't DIY. 1 year ago. Volkswagen Golf Diesel Estate (2013-2016) 2.0 tdi se 5dr dsg. Benjamin Smith 1 year ago. But the 2004 to current models are also in favor as long as you are aware of the potential drawbacks of each. With Volkswagen, you’ll also have the option of purchasing the model of your choice in a TDI, which is Volkswagen’s diesel version and is becoming more and more popular as people look for alternative fuel options and ways to save on fuel economy. I paid 13k out the door for a '14 golf tdi 4d with 50k miles back in June of this year. I think the cars with the older 1.9L tended to get better mileage than those with the newer 2L, especially in the city, and I think they're pretty reliable too. Which is What I wanted her to buy when she bought the Volvo a year ago.... Logged Reply #6 February 18, 2007, 09:38:27 am. The 254bhp version of the 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine is used in high-spec versions of the ‘regular’ Audi Q5, but it’s been left as a bit of a halfway house since the introduction of the high-performance SQ5 version in mid-2012. Just gas and fuel additive after that. Brand new 2012-13 Passat, with a warranty, in my opinion. Spread the love. We've already looked at two of the best-known green cars, the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius and the 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid. The car runs fine though I recently had to get the transmission replaced. The 10 Best Audi Q7 Models of All-Time. The 8 Best Diesel Trucks You Can Buy. I currently own a Land Rover Discovery Tdi (Weekend Driver) and a Mercedes Benz E300 diesel (Girlfriend's DD) but am looking for a daily driver VW. This really all depends what you are comparing. No rust except that rock hit on the front of the hood. There are no strange sounds coming from it other than when I plug in my mp3 player into the stereo while charging it. I preferred my 99 mk3 Jetta to the 04 golf I currently own. I don't think it's fun anymore to work on 10 year old plastic bits that crumble in your hands. Had to replace timing belt and EGR valve since I bought it. Logged Mother Fussbudget. My biggest complaint is actually electrical issues. MK4 wagon or 2dr Golf with preferably an ALH and a manual trans are my favourites... ....the important thing to watch for is getting one with an immaculate body, not from the rust belt. I've driven most of them and prefer MK4's due to cost and the fact they are built like tanks. I'm thinking about getting a Audi TT and wanted to know hwat year I should look into getting? This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. I am selling my old gas guzzler and looking to get a used Jetta TDI for the gas mileage. The best car imo you could have for likely under $2000. Richmond, Maine...The far side of Witsend, http://www.amazon.com/Total-188058-5QT-Quartz-5W-30-Engine/dp/B00NFFE4YA. They all have one thing in common though, a great diesel engine under the hood. This is what I think most people can't get past. I love this car and plan to buy a second one in the future. Still running strong at 250k now, but I'm going to put some money into it soon just to keep it in top shape (Injector nozzles, lift pump, and maybe a tune for fun). These basic costs are the same on any Volkswagen turbocharged engine, which is basically all of them these days. Pencil Stache; Posts: 840; Age: 58; Location: Indianapolis, IN; Re: Buying a used Jetta TDI - what is the best year? I used to be in the ALH camp, but they're just too old now, and replacement part's quality has taken a big hit. This entry was posted in Used Cars Mesa AZ and tagged Buy A Car, Honda, Pre-Owned on February 12, 2020 by Red Mountain Funding. If looking for something newer, i highly suggest a 2006 jetta tdi with the BRM engine. Best year of TDI - page 1 - TDI Engine -General Info - VWDiesel.net The IDI, TDI, and mTDI source. Also the entire emissions system is warranted to 120K. Veteran. One car is as reliable as the next if they are maintained properly. I have been doing a lot of reading, and will hopefully by a Tdi soon. They're gonna have 13-18 years of wear/tear. 2015, the warranty should be far better than 5 years, it should be 4 years from the date of the emissions fix on the engine, fuel, emissions, etc. 1. When you put a $3k car and $3k maintenance for a total outlay of $6k they will almost always choose the $400 monthly payment for 72 months instead of actually having and/or spending the $6k in cash. The timing belt alone costs most around a grand and they have no trusted mechanic around or known most times. Some people say the oil is more difficult to change, but I did not find that to be true at all. Archived. Fans of the convertible TT Roadster didn’t have long to wait, with the model arriving at the end of the year.At the start of 2008, a TTS coupe and Roadster arrived in showrooms, boosting performance with a 268bhp version of the 2.0-litre petro… (Note, too, that those original numbers preceded widespread revisions for 20… Jeff Jablansky/Thrillist. Honda Reliability Guide: Our Insights Into the Brand’s Best Models and Years . The best car imo you could have for likely under $2000. There is no real answer for this either. I am looking to buy a VW Tdi and would like to know what is the best years and platform to buy? Finance price £130 per month. Arriving in the UK in April 2006, the second-generation Audi TT was first available as a coupe, with a choice of a petrol 2.0-litre TFSI engine (shared with the Golf GTI) or a powerful 3.2-litre V6. Thanks, Alex Based on your current stable, I see something with a few years left on its warranty in the new stall. + 1 on 06 jetta, solid ride, new enough technology, comfort level. I love this car and plan to buy a second one in the future. True Delta - You can sign up for free to see complete reliability reports or see a partial listing without signing up. Welcome and good hunting! I've wanted a beetle convertible forever and my dreams might be coming true soon. If you drive a lot of city, a used Prius would get  better mileage, but on the highway an older TDI and a Prius are pretty much the same. Thanks guys! Login with username, password and session length. Got rid of it at ------ km only because it was rotten. If people cared enough to spend a grand or two on them, they'd last another decade. Overall, definitely worth it. Authorized VW dealerships participating in the post emission modified TDI program also do all the servicing and maintenance needed. RabbitGTDguy. The local non specialist mechanic quoted us $1500. I've heard the 2003 year for the Audi TT was horrible.. Also that the TT take a lot of up keep and have a lot of problem's i.e water pump and so on go out all the time. Depends on what exactly you want in the car mostly. Not 50-70 dollars for just oil like in my mk6 tdi. They see it as pouring money down the drain. I bought the car new with 7 miles on it and have put about 120,000+ miles on it in 4 years. Its the emissions component that makes these newer cars pricey. If you could find a mk3 low mileage and rust free, I would grab it. Volkswagen Golf prices from £7,899 Finance from £130 per month. Buy Now. Re: Buying a used Jetta TDI - what is the best year? 2003 Jetta Wagon with a manual is widely considered the best, but later ones have some advantages that the older ones don't, especially if you modify. As you may recall, the EPA reported in September of 2015 that they had discovered VW’s TDI engines (from the 2009 through 2015 model years) were programmed to activate additional controls during emissions testing. The Audi Q7 is a mid-size SUV that first went into production in 2005. A quick question - what is the best years to buy for Q7 reliability Looking for a 8 cyl - because it will be pulling a boat from time to time (5200 lbs) Have a couple of other audi's - no SUV yet Thanks in advance for the input JPJM [B]JPJMustang[/B] 2014 Audi Q7 TDI 3.0 Prem + 2012 Audi A6 3.0T Prem + 2012 Audi A5 2.0T Prem + 2006 Audi A4 2.0T FWD 2003 Audi A6 3.0 Quattro 2004 BMW … Just the fact that many of the newest cars in all brands these days are getting turbocharged (gas) makes a big difference in total cost of ownership. Interior accessories problems topped the list. The 10k synthetic oil changes aren't specific to diesels anymore. They’re now 29/37/32 mpg (city/highway/combined), down 2 mpg highway and 1 mpg combined from our diesel-powered Jetta’s original EPA estimates. In the 3 years I owned it, only did brakes once, rear shocks twice and a timing belt twice. Really? I used rotella t oil ( cheap). I used rotella t oil ( cheap). If you are comparing it to a Toyota or an older car, like you said, that's another matter. JavaScript is disabled. VW admitted to the cheating, and in late 2016, a settlement offer for the approximately 500,000 affected owners in th… Car payment/insurance ($300-500/mo)VS (averaging) $50-$100 fixing it. Check out our list of the best diesel machines. Some of us seem to think the ones built in Germany have better build quality. New wheels #VW #2006jetta #tdi #1.9t. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. If you could find a mk3 low mileage and rust free, I would grab it. My husband occasionally lurks on the TDI forums and there are some great suggestions for mechanics on there. 2002-2003 'ALH' engine code with manual transmission, 1999.5-2002 'ALH' with manual transmission, 2004-2005.5 'BEW' (Mk4 chassis) with manual transmission, 2006 'BRM' (Mk5 chassis) with manual transmission, 2004-2005.5 'BEW' (Mk4 chassis) with automatic transmission, 2006 'BRM' (Mk5 chassis) with automatic transmission, 2002-2003 'ALH' engine code with automatic transmission (plan to swap to manual when the auto dies), 1999.5-2002 'ALH' with automatic transmission (plan to swap to manual when the auto dies), 2009 and newer (yes, I am saying the newest ones are. You are right that alot of new requirements on modern cars are driving up costs. Last week we started a series of the Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. Ultimately, it’s hard to say for sure if you should buy a TDI or not. I daily a 2000 alh with 385k with a 180mile commute, its a great car, but the age is starting to show a bit on some "un-thought of" items. We just did our 300,000 timing belt replacement and it was about $500. Some research on your own can get you all the details already spelled out many times before here. I was thinking a model from 2000-now but within the budget of around $10,000 (so probably not a super new one) and under 100k miles. We’ve compiled a list of the five best used Volkswagens that you can buy for cheap. The most direct way is to compare the same year model in TDI to GAS engine. As always, it comes down to your priorities, but right now is definitely not the time to do it. You need to read here and find the potential issues of all the models you are considering, and decide for yourself which you are willing to deal with if they occur. Best new beetle convertible year to buy used? Any Jetta owners out there with and advice is much appreciated. 295,000 miles. Best buy: Post-2008 3.0 TDI A6 allroad; The Audi A6 allroad is the go-anywhere family car you buy if you can’t bring yourself to be seen in an SUV the size of a house. As far as the timing belts, find a really good mechanic with some experience with TDI's. Everything has its pros and cons. The 99 or 2000 to 2003 alh engined cars are the usual answer. The possibility of it being done incorrectly or incomplete is high when a trusted mechanic is not used. It’s terrific to drive … and it’s not half bad as an estate car, either. « Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 11:50:44 AM » Quote from: DarinC on September 01, 2014, 11:24:23 AM. When I accelerate or use the blinkers a high whistle or static, respectively, will come through the speakers. When the Q7 made its debut for the 2007 model year, it helped chart new paths in the three-row luxury SUV segment. Quote from: DarinC on September 01, 2014, 11:24:23 AM, Quote from: andru365 on September 03, 2014, 12:44:16 PM, Location: 1960's Tokyo on the Bad Side of Town. Budget $10k-$15k What other cars are available in this price range that have a turbo engine? Buying a used Jetta TDI - what is the best year? The dealership’s fix for our TDI involved hardware and software modifications. Close. It will even out. That car uses the same 3.0-litre diesel engine, but with a significantly higher power output of 322bhp. It also came with a downgrade in stated EPA vehicle mileage estimates, complete with a new printout of window-sticker ratings. Just make sure to change the timing belt/tensioners/etc religiously since they are interference engines. If you cannot perform the work you write checks, in all walks of life. Quick car too. I am looking for 60 - 120k mileage and cheap as possible - I am guessing my years would be between 2000 and 2010 maybe. 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