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Hey everyone, this is the first time I've ever been in the MK4 forum, I'm always in MK3 or Mid-Atlantic. Anyways, I am thinking about getting an MK4. I've had enough of the 2.0L and misc problems. I'm not looking to get a 2003 or anything. Just something newer, maybe with a warranty or something haha. What are the major differences in the newer models, like 2000 vs 2001. I think If I get anything, it'll be a jetta. Can I have your opinions and advice as to what to ask or look for for the money? When is the best time to buy one, I'm in no rush, like end of the summer, end of the year? Thanks

... anyone know about how much a 2000 jetta runs?


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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (vdubchickie)

The VW dealers have .9% financing going on right now. If you can get a good deal on a car, that works out pretty well. Don't hardly pay anything more than what the car is selling for in the long run. There are no real differences in any of them except for engine updates on the 1.8T. They also fixed cupholders and some other random stuff like that
for what it's worth.
By the way...the MKIV forum is a scary place to be.
 

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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (SAPJetta)

Would I have reasonable monthly payments if I put like $6000 down upfront?
quote:[HR][/HR]By the way...the MKIV forum is a scary place to be.
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So I've heard



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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (vdubchickie)

$6k down could get you in a 1.8t for about $300/month for 4 years with the financing they have now if you play your cards right at the dealer
 

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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (arribasn)

You should definately consider the different financing options. Remember, rule of thumb is that used cars have higher interest rates. The older the car with more miles, the higher it gets.
Ex. a 2000 Jetta with 25,000 miles on it with 8-9% interest may have the same monthly payments as a 2002-2003 Jetta with .9% interest.
Were you looking to get a 2.0, 1.8t, vr6?
If you need any help, let me know, I've already helped 2 of my friends get killer deals on mk4's. I got mine for under invoice
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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (arribasn)

300 a month on a 1.8T would only be possible if it was a base car with no extra's, but there are plenty of good deals to be had on jetta's here in DC.
 

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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (Corradodrvrfnd)

quote:[HR][/HR]300 a month on a 1.8T would only be possible if it was a base car with no extra's, but there are plenty of good deals to be had on jetta's here in DC.[HR][/HR]​
Not true. Fully loaded GTI 1.8t ,302 $ a month for 60 months 5.9 %. Bought not leased.
 

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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (dex)

she wants a jetta, not a gti, there is a price diff, plus availability concerns
 

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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (CWaters)

LINDSEY...
are you going to join me in the normal tauting by matt and tradda for owning a mk4......... yeah deffinatly get a jetta, you should be able to find one at a fairly good price..... but dont get a sixer you will be dissapointed deffinatly get another 4 banger but make sure it is turbo
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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (CWaters)

well i'll consider the gti's, I just fell in love with the white jetta's that's all
Maybe driving the 2 will make my mind up :-D
 

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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (dex)

"Not true. Fully loaded GTI 1.8t ,302 $ a month for 60 months 5.9 %. Bought not leased"
yes but for 48 months as you said this is not possible.
 

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Re: Considering buying a new car ~ Need Advice (vdubchickie)

First off, know that the 0.9% financing is only on 2 year loans. It spikes up the longer you go out.
2nd - if you are looking for new (it sounds like you aren't, but I can't speak to the used situation...), the dealers around here were falling all over themselves to get the Jettas off their lots. The VR6's, especially, are now somewhat outdated, as more powerful engines are arriving midyear. Something to look for - there was a NEW 2001 Jetta GLX on their lot they would have gone well below invoice to sell me.
My first contact with a dealer about a Jetta was via the internet. They gave me an initial offer of 1% over invoice (I was talking about the fully loaded GLX, so about $250 over invoice). That was good on all of the Jettas except the one I wanted, of course.
The one I got (for 2% over invoice at another dealer) was the newer VR6 engine. Go to VW.com and search for local dealers and contact them by e-mail. That's how I did it and got that "Internet Special" quote from the dealer.
About warranties: those did change at some point in the last year or so. The newer (I don't know the exact cutoff) ones have a 4-year bumper to bumper, vs only 2 years before. So it might behoove you to look into that situation. Part of the reason I am going from a 2000 Passat to a 2002 Jetta is that not only was my lease expiring, but so was my warranty. Love the car, but the dealership messed with it one too many times for my comfort level. So I opted to downsize and stay under warranty protection.
Timing: if you want to get a new Jetta, it sounds like the dealers (depending on the area - I'm speaking to SW Ohio) are overstocked on the cars and will be worrying shortly about the 2003's coming in. Especially ask about any 2001's they've got left. I would guess that any time in the next few months would be a good time to get a great deal. VW doesn't, to my knowledge, usually offer very much in terms of deals, but they have a few lease and financing deals going on, indicating that stocks are high and so is competition from 0% financing American companies.
Hope that helps.
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