Thinking about Volkswagen TDIs again. Thanks Tim! #sarcasm

Posted By on July 8, 2014

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13778950044_55cdb17450Although it may seem as if our garage of family Volkswagens has dwindled in recent years (we’re down to Taylor’s GTI), I’m still thinking “seriously” about the new Golf Sportwagen IF it comes equipped as rumored in early 2015.

kingsvworderHopefully decision-makers are paying close attention to about every VW TDI enthusiast that I know (including the written comments below) and that the new 2.0 TDI diesel will be offered with AWD and a manual 6-speed … although I’d be tempted if the quick shifting DSG had extra gears. Certainly the “more room” is a plus for those of us trying to transition from minivans and SUVs.

BUT … until the new Sportwagen arrives, I’ll have to be content ogling my friend Tim’s “soon to arrive” 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI. He placed his order yesterday and teased me by including a message showing the purchase agreement. I’ll be anxious to see how it is equipped and how it drives. Hurry up!!

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maastrichtian

Apr 11, 2014 11:14:23 AM

I will order one as soon as I can IF I can get this exact configuration: 1. Diesel, 2. AWD, 3. 6spd manual. Current owner of VW Jetta Sportwagen Tdi 6spd manual.

wain

Apr 11, 2014 2:12:46 PM

We currently own Jetta sedan and Golf MK4. the configuration that maastrichtian described will convince us to take the plunge, Best cars ever.

Bon

Apr 11, 2014 2:23:47 PM

I have 2010 tdi cup edition dsg, blue eshmer metallic

issy54

Apr 11, 2014 5:57:50 PM

I’d kinda like an 8 speed DSG.

M3

Apr 11, 2014 8:21:40 PM

Sweet! Might have to trade in the ’13 Beetle on one. Pricing info, please?

Breylan Deal-Eriksen

Apr 12, 2014 7:55:45 PM

YES! When can I order one? And can I seriously get the 4Motion with the TDi? Because if so, I may have just died.

stevem

Apr 14, 2014 12:57:27 PM

Yes, diesel, manual trans & AWD! What they need to compete w/ the Subaru out west though is increased ground clearance, not decreased.

Scott

Apr 14, 2014 2:47:42 PM

Agree. I live in Colorado, and the the combo I’d like to see is 2.0 TDI, AWD and 6MT. The DSG is nice, but maintenance is costly for a small performance gain. Also, it could get expensive with TDI, DSG and AWD

Don

Apr 15, 2014 9:37:05 PM

One more vote for a diesel, AWD, and 6-speed manual.

Bernie

Apr 17, 2014 10:27:38 AM

…finally, a TDi awd wagon. I’ll change my suv for it in a heartbeat!

Clermont1

Apr 20, 2014 12:59:18 PM

Well, yes, yes and yes. it’s about time. and after Wagon, diesel, manual, add one more yes for AWD! Why has it taken Audi, BMW, and everyone SO LONG to bring the Euro-Norm to us real enthusiasts?!

Joline

Apr 25, 2014 5:18:38 PM

Close to perfect! With more clearance it would be perfect!
Thanks! When can I order one?

bruce

Apr 28, 2014 9:23:13 PM

looking forward to ordering one as soon as possible… hopefully with 4Motion too…

Hankster

Apr 28, 2014 11:18:34 PM

I will RUN to the VW dealer with cash in hand as soon as I can buy a genuine diesel, 6 speed manual, awd wagon. It doesn’t get any better! Why has it taken so long? We are so overrun with porky SUVs I want to gag.

John

Apr 29, 2014 2:51:29 PM

Diesel 6 speed manual wagon? Hell yes!

rob repp

Apr 30, 2014 4:46:27 PM

current: 2004 golf r32. eager for new options. awd would be a plus.

Ed

May 1, 2014 6:39:26 AM

Been waiting on something like this for years! Just sold my 2011 A4 Avant Quattro. They only come auto and with the 2.0T. Had a GTi 4 door previously and always loved the bang for the buck I got in the VW. Looking forward to an AWD, 6spd manual diesel!

Chris

May 2, 2014 8:40:13 AM

You couldn’t have put this out last week BEFORE I bought a 2014 Jetta Sportwagen TDI manual on Monday?? What I really wanted was a Passat wagon, which they don’t make any more in the U.S. Maybe I’ll trade in the JSW next year. But for now I’m happy.

Carol

May 3, 2014 8:33:23 AM

I currently own a 2009 Jettta TDI sportwagen with 90,000+ miles on it. The extra cargo space plus the diesel make this an easy choice over the Subaru Outback for my next car.

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  • after 275k and 12.5 years with my 2002 Golf I decided it was time to move on to the 2015 Golf. Put down a tiny deposit for a chance at getting one of the first off the production line. Don’t worry I’ll come by for a visit as soon as I pick it up, could be anywhere from a week to a month because dealers just don’t know yet.

    • That ’02 Golf was (is) a great car. You deserve a new one … hope it treats you as well? (probably the best car you’ve ever had?)

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