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!
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.