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Old 02-19-2013, 10:39 AM
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Traded in the 335i on a 2013 VW Jetta TDI.

The 335i was getting on in miles (175,000) and was starting to cost too much to keep on the road.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:50 AM
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:56 AM
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Did you know there is an F30 328d about to come to market very soon in the U.S.?
Similarly equipped, I'm sure the price will be much more than my Jetta's $27 sticker. (2013 Jetta TDI w/ DSG, NAV and Premium package.)
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:08 AM
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Similarly equipped, I'm sure the price will be much more than my Jetta's $27 sticker. (2013 Jetta TDI w/ DSG, NAV and Premium package.)
That's true and I understand price as a primary consideration. But, of course, it would be a RWD BMW 3 Series, too. I like the Jetta, but it would be really hard for me to go back to a FWD car now. Though if I did the Jetta would be a front runner for consideration. Did you consider looking for a low mileage 335d?
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:13 AM
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I looked at TDI's. There was a rare issue with the fuel pump disintegrating and throwing debris into the fuel lines costing $10k+ to fix which scared me away from them.
That and having to drop HD Radio to get the RNS310 navi pretty much closed the door for me.
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That's true and I understand price as a primary consideration. But, of course, it would be a RWD BMW 3 Series, too. I like the Jetta, but it would be really hard for me to go back to a FWD car now. Though if I did the Jetta would be a front runner for consideration. Did you consider looking for a low mileage 335d?
I would have bought an A4 TDI quattro if Audi made one.
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since i don't think anybody said it so far, congrats on your new car.
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Wait to you burn through that VW warranty that's when the fun really begins!!My friends sister had one or so they tell me since I never really saw it but come to think of it neither did she!! Everything went wrong including an episode when the front bumper fell off as she was entering the highway for no apparent reason,Truth!! My cousin owned one too many many problems to mention but the redeeming factor is they actually look pretty nice oh and so much for that German build crap they are made in Mexico with just a handful of Wolfsburg's if any..Good luck though If you get the chance tear off the front & rear bumper you will be pleasantly surprised...Styrofoam!!
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Wait to you burn through that VW warranty that's when the fun really begins!!My friends sister had one or so they tell me since I never really saw it but come to think of it neither did she!! Everything went wrong including an episode when the front bumper fell off as she was entering the highway for no apparent reason,Truth!! My cousin owned one too many many problems to mention but the redeeming factor is they actually look pretty nice oh and so much for that German build crap they are made in Mexico with just a handful of Wolfsburg's if any..Good luck though If you get the chance tear off the front & rear bumper you will be pleasantly surprised...Styrofoam!!
LOL Yea well wait till you pull yours to replace bulb or upgrade the intercooler and find nothing but fresh air....

The Styrofoam does a way better job of absorbing a rolling impact with another car than fresh air..
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LOL Yea well wait till you pull yours to replace bulb or upgrade the intercooler and find nothing but fresh air....

The Styrofoam does a way better job of absorbing a rolling impact with another car than fresh air..
Better idea...You drive the Jetta me the Bimmer get em both up to 50 mph. and ram a concrete wall!! I'll tell ya all about it!!Just trying to help the soul I retired from cyber boxing last year.
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The 335i was getting on in miles (175,000) and was starting to cost too much to keep on the road.
Welcome to the dark side
Check out tdiclub.com- great forum. I'd advise you to keep every fuel receipt just in case your HPFP gives up the ghost (to head off any dealer shenanigans regarding misfueling). The hope is that they fixed it with the MY13 cars, but since VW has been so tightlipped about it you'd never know there was a problem- let alone a running change.
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The 335i was getting on in miles (175,000) and was starting to cost too much to keep on the road.
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Enjoy the new ride. How much did you get for your 335?
It was a 2008 (I got $12K on the trade).
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The 335i was getting on in miles (175,000) and was starting to cost too much to keep on the road.
Did you have any major issues that caused you to trade it in or just the general everyday stuff?
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Did you have any major issues that caused you to trade it in or just the general everyday stuff?
Replaced both turbos @ 150K, timing chain, radiator, catalytic converters, EVAP system. The list goes on and on.

I figure that I've paid for that car twice when you figure in repairs and general maintenance.

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LOL Yea well wait till you pull yours to replace bulb or upgrade the intercooler and find nothing but fresh air....

The Styrofoam does a way better job of absorbing a rolling impact with another car than fresh air..

Here in California....I kid you not....big styrofoam blocks underlie some paved roads. Works!
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Here in California....I kid you not....big styrofoam blocks underlie some paved roads. Works!
The styrofoam under the road bed prevents ruts caused by big trucks.
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The styrofoam under the road bed prevents ruts caused by big trucks.
Should quiet road noise somewhat also.
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I recently bought a 2010 jetta SE 2.5 for my finance. We are saving for a down payment on a house. She finished grad school in December and needed a newer and reliable transportation option that her failing 1999 jetta VR6 manual trans. The VR6 was in need of a serp belt, a cooling system replacement. It was time to cut the tether on the VR6.

Driving her 'new to her' Mark V jetta has left me with the following. The OP has the Mark VI which has been available since MY '11.

- Light steering and comfortable ride is favored by my fiancÚ. She hates the heavy steering of my e90.
- The car feels much lighter that it actually is. While my e90 feels heavier than it actually is.
- Milage is surprisingly poor. 23 mpg in mixed driving.
- The car is optioned very well for a mid-level model and interior is very cool.
- The road noise is distracting. Wind noise for drivers door (a known issue for the Mark 5) is unacceptable.
- Overall a car that she loves to drive.
- The 2.5L inline 5 cylinder engine has a "unique" acoustic signature. Not necessarily unpleasant but the engine does not feel integrated like my N51 feels.

In 2011 VW changed to the Mark VI body which is what the OP has. Apparently many standard options were dropped and the vehicles were offered as more base stripped down versions. Also, the rear suspension was simplified, due to cost saving reasons, and the Mark VI takes less time to manufacture in the Mexico plant.
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Should quiet road noise somewhat also.

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The styrofoam under the road bed prevents ruts caused by big trucks.
It's usually used due to poor soil conditions below which helps prevent ruts caused by trucks because the force from the weight of the truck is better distributed. It doesn't do much for road noise though. I did a trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum as in college (studied Civil Engineering) and they use it to help for a retaining wall because the soil would just slide down otherwise.

Here's an article from out in CA:
http://www.marinij.com/ci_6151642
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I love diesels so congrats.
175K miles is excellent. Can I ask how hard you drove the car and if it was modded? My M3 BMW ran 284K miles until I sold it to a friend who is still driving it. One automatic replaces well over 200K miles and that is it besides typical electrical stuff.
You mpg on the TDI should be close to 50.
My 335 runs 29-34.5 mpg interstate but then that is at 70.
I see a few more diesels coming to the US so I plan to look hard at these.
I like the way VWs drive and ride it is a nice machine...
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Should quiet road noise somewhat also.

Latest I saw was underlayer in an overpass ramp.
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IMHO: Yhe Fender audio dystem in the Jetta blows away the HK system in my old 335i.
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