Posted By RichC on July 8, 2014
Although 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.
Hopefully 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!!
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.
We currently own Jetta sedan and Golf MK4. the configuration that maastrichtian described will convince us to take the plunge, Best cars ever.
I have 2010 tdi cup edition dsg, blue eshmer metallic
I’d kinda like an 8 speed DSG.
Sweet! Might have to trade in the ’13 Beetle on one. Pricing info, please?
YES! When can I order one? And can I seriously get the 4Motion with the TDi? Because if so, I may have just died.
Yes, diesel, manual trans & AWD! What they need to compete w/ the Subaru out west though is increased ground clearance, not decreased.
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
One more vote for a diesel, AWD, and 6-speed manual.
…finally, a TDi awd wagon. I’ll change my suv for it in a heartbeat!
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?!
Close to perfect! With more clearance it would be perfect!
Thanks! When can I order one?
looking forward to ordering one as soon as possible… hopefully with 4Motion too…
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.
Diesel 6 speed manual wagon? Hell yes!
current: 2004 golf r32. eager for new options. awd would be a plus.
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!
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.
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.