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The site is functional today. The specs are available, as well. Ground clearance is up to 5.7 inches.
 

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Damn, they didn't bring over the cool "baby moon steelie" look alloys......Germans get all the cool stuff.....
 

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Does anyone here have any idea of how the TDI models will be priced? I'm noticing that diesel fuel here in Wisconsin is currently only 10 cents a gallon higher than 87 gas. If this were to remain constant, the TDI would be a great deal, provided it's no more than a couple grand over the 2.5.

The thing that still scares me, though, is how volatile diesel prices have historically been. Sometimes, it's just a few cents higher (as it is now), then a couple of months later it's as much as a dollar higher!
 

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I would go to the Golf configurator page and check the price difference between the 2.5 and TDI.

Without doing a comparison of the options for each combination of engine type, # of doors, and transmission, the TDI upcharge ranges from 4 to 6 thousand.

This seems higher than when I bought my TDI New Beetle. I recall about a $2000 difference. But then again that was 10 years ago. I think I still have the window sticker. I may just check.
 

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I just did what you suggested. The Jetta is 5K higher while the Golf is a whopping 7K higher. Needless to say, my thoughts of going to diesel were short-lived. A bunch of people at Roswell tried to talk me into a TDI 2012 Beetle, but not at that price difference! Now I could see paying 25-26K for a diesel Beetle and having the fuel go up to 5 bucks a gallon. No thanks.
 
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