So my fiance and I have been looking for a Jetta TDi. We drive a crazy amount of miles and it would be worth it to buy a Jetta with the diesel engine. The cars are somewhat hard to come by and people seem to think they are made out of gold.
We finally found a car at a non-VW dealership and made some phone calls. I changed my work schedule as did my fiance' after finding out this particular dealer did in fact have a TDi. She asked at least four times if the car was a TDi. So after all this and battling two hours of traffic we made it to the dealership. As soon as I walked on the lot something was not right. The car had VR6 wheels on it which would be nice but not likely on a TDi.
Of course the car is a VR6 not a TDi, after all of that frickin' effort they didn't even have the car! I was furious! This was basically four to five hours of our time thrown out the window. The best answer the used car sales manager had was "it was a mistake in the ad", which would make sense....IF WE HAD NOT CALLED AND SPOKEN WITH TWO DIFFERENT EMPLOYEES TO VERIFY IT WAS A TDI!!!!
Oh but since I made the trip down, they did happen to have a VR6 Jetta. That just about made me go through the roof! When I called and said my main reason for buying a TDi was the gas mileage why would I want a gas guzzling VR6?! They had a sticker of $20,999 on the car and instantly offered to drop the price to $16,995. That's probably not a bad deal for a 2002 VR6 with 26K on it but I was really pissed at that point.
I made them fill up the gas tank in our car and we left. It's not like that was such a big loss for them since our current car only has a 14 gallon tank anyway. Sorry I just needed to vent people. Thanks for reading!
I'll post more about my TDi search frustrations later.