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Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - September 4, 2010, Annapolis, Maryland . > ; . ........... • ■ --------- ■ "V- - ' , , 1 . B16 SAIURDAY Sept 4,2010 Automotive Àmmapolim CMliS,^ WWW.HOMETOWNANNAPOLIS.COM Volkswagen going after market share with the new Jetta The world press launch of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta was a long, multi-wave affoir recently concluded in San Francisco. Since I was scheduled for one of the later waves, curiosity got the best of me and I read some early online reports on the car. DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD By Carey Russ Something to the effect of "Volkswagen wants to be the next Toyota and so has made the new Jetta bigger, softer and more bland and boring" caught my attention. And no I don't recall where I read that. If true, it's a bad sign as VW's success in the U.S. market has been tied to the sporty nature of its cars. Uncommonly, Volkswagen is a working class brand about which people are passionate. It has succeeded here by not building bland and boring cars. Gaining market share is good; but doing so at the risk of alienating your core customers is a mistake. After spending a day driving two examples of the new Jetta up the California coast north of San Francisco and then back via the inland freeway route, I have to wonder just what car the author of that report drove. Yes, the 2011 Jetta, due in showrooms in this month is noticeably larger than any before. Yes, the styling is very different. Underneath is an all-new chassis structure. Yet it feels and works just as a proper Volkswagen should. That said, even though the new Jetta is a Volkswagen through and through, VW would indeed like to increase market share. According to the presentation given to the press, market research determined that many people who might have bought a Jetta in the past were put off by the price. So the price, especially for the entry trim level, will be dropped — to $15,995 base plus a $770 destination charge. Does this mean that the car is a de-contented "stripper"? Hardly. That model, the S, comes with power windows, mirrors and door locks (with remote entry), a pollen-filtration air conditioning system, a 60 / 40 split-folding rear seat, AM / FM / CD / auxUiary jack audio, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, six airbags, head restraints for all five seating positions, active for the front seats and a tire pressure monitoring system as standard equipment. The Jetta is already VW's core model in the U.S. market. With the 2011 version, VW has ambitious growth plans — and with its attractive price, good content and wide variety of offerings, that just may come to pass. Without alienating the VW faithftd. 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEL Courtesy photo PRICE; $23,755 (with Sport Package) PmCE AS TESTED: $24,525 ENMNE TYPE: dual overhead cam 20-valve inline 5-cylinder HORSEPOWER: 170 9 5,700 rpm TORQUE (IMI): 177 0 4,250 rpm FUEL CAPACITY: 14.5 gallons TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual (6-speed automatic optional) FUEL ECONOMY (mpg): 23 city, 33 highway Transportation Sports Utility Vehicles Autos Trucks Vans Ree Vehicles Motorcycles Bikes Auto Accessories Auto Services Auto Leasing Aviation An amendment to Maryland Vehicle Law 15-502. effective October 1.1995, requires a person advertising for the purchase, towing or rerDoval of junk, abandoned or unwanted vehicles to be licensed as an Automotive Dismantler and Recycler M.O.i MvyMiMnfeisCMMMulE OOt) CHEVY CAVALIER '98 Fair condition, auto., 2.4L engine, $800/obo. Call btwn 7-9pm, 410-974-0928 -0000402237-01 CHEVY CAVALIER Z24 '98 5 speed, fully loaded, sun roof, runs great, $1950/obo Call Mike 443-852-4326 -000040291?-0t CHEVY CORVETTES WANTED Any year, any condition, cash buyer. 1-800-369-6148 -0000401046-01 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT 1500 2002. White exterior tan leather interior. New brakes, rotors, windshield in 2010. Second row captains seats. Power everything. Sunroof. 91k miles. $7900. 410-294-5979 0000402848-01 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER LTD. '01 sunroof, ABS, leather, roof rack, upgraded whis, 89K, clean Carfax, MD Insp $5500. Susan, 443-875-5177 -0000402426-01 FORD TAURUS, 2007. Excellent condition, new tires, 50K miles, asking $9000. Call 410-768-2341 -0000403158-01 HONDA ACCORD EX '02 V6, auto, 4dr, green peari w/ ivory int. 1 owner, gar kept, maint. rec., exceptionally clean 152k, sunroof, leather. Md insp. $5950 (410) 721-7339 -0000403718-01 LEXUS ES 300 2000 93k mi., fully loaded, black ext., leather int., exc. cond., $8500/ obo Call 410-923-1313 -0000403494-01 LINCOLN TOWN- CAR '95 105k mi., 20" rims, 2 12" subs w/ 1200 watt amp., exc. cond. 240-620-4065 -0000403346-01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1997 6-door li-mo 8 & S Presidential. white exterior, blue leather interior, high headroom, excellent condition, 39K, $4,995.00 M-F, 9-5 (410) 974-9858 ————-000040349M1 8065 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena • 1-888-436-5147 Dos Auta Only at ANTWERPEN VOLKSWAGEN Trade any2000 or newer VW & get Instant Owner Loyalty I9CA S7CA OWNER LOYALTY fV /OV available on ALL models! OPEN LABOR DAY! 2010 VW J;. D Stock #V10542 Red, iM6W dG6TI6 Manual Transmission na648 Only$259/ma $Q and Q% down financing This is a buy - not a lease Stk#V10760, MSRP $20,270. White, Manual Transmission, 36 month lease, $0 Security Deposit, Deposit $2199 Due at signing, includes $750.00 VCI Lease Cash. Excludes taxes, ttfgs, 750.00 freight, $100 dealer process fee. 12,000 miles/ yeqr. With approved A tier VCI credit. Residual balance $11,407.20, Expires COB 9/30/10. 2010 VW Jetta Limited . na6i7 or Only 5169/ma Lease 2010 VW Figuan orOrily^29/moL Stk#V10734, MSRP $25,100, Black, Airtofnat'c Transmission, 48 month lease, »,299 Due at signing. $0 Security Deposit. Excludes taxes, tags, $800 12,000 rniles/ year. With approved A Rw'duai balance $11,295.00 Expires COB 9/30/10. Fitot «dud* toiM. Iiigi, $7504100 IMi^ ond $100 dMJer icM^, rebdlts and (fiscountt hove been »plied. Beerte: 72 monthly payments «t 0% aor wirti approved A tier VG credit. ^^aNb(W> will qudi^ Ex^ UNCOLN TOWN CAR 1998 $3500 Cartier, Loaded! One Family Owner. 146k miles. Never in an accident! Call Doug at 585-413-7091 or 410-533-5284 -nnn(v>Qao9<wii CAMARO SS 1969. perfect condition, original, unrestored, 396 Cubic Inch 350 Horsepower asking $5500, details at firstname.lastname@example.org/240-223-3921. MERCEDES 380SL '81 Good cond., new soft top, new tires. $7000. 410-224-2597 -0000403239-01 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 1999 exc. cond., 94k mi., power everything, V8, navy blue, $4500. 410-643-1962 or 410-739-7457 -0000403281-01 PONTIAC LEMANS SC 77 Lowrider w/ Hydraulics, A/C, PS, PW, Auto, Great condition, no rust. $5000 obo. Call 410-940-9554 'Oooo4aen»oi MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 1999 exc. cond., 94k mi., power everything, V8, navy blue, $4500. 410-643-1962 or 410-739-7457 -0000403281-01 Autos 1 Trucks 1 Vans MONTE CARLO '95 Loaded, recent MD Ins, good cond, runs great, 119k $1,800/obo 410-533-6822 ■ ■ nniYVdfyttnQ.n i FORD F250 TRUCK '00 4x4, Crew Cab, 8 Ft. bed with liner, hitch package, lift kit. Must sell ASAP! $9,000 or bst ofr. Call 443-534-4307 TRUCK CAP. Fiberglass truck cap fits 92-02 dodge dakota 8ft bed $50.410-849-2096 TRUCK CAP/TONNEAU cover for Chevy pickup w/6ft. bed, good condition $299. Call 410-798-0979 VW BEETLE '00 Turbo, 5spd, baby blue, AC, heated leather seats, 30mpg. $4000. Call 410-320-6898 FORD RANGER XLT 2002 Red, am/fm/cd, ac, runs good, $2950/ obo. Call Mike: 410-266-6611 -0000402646-01 VW JETTA GLI '89 All maint. records, orig. owner, 200k mi., $1,80Q/obo. 410-227-4183 or 410-544-4268 -nnm<n!ur7.ni Auto Services $150 ft Up for Junk Care & Tiucks Any condition. Uc.# J089200. 301-925-1906 Vans FORD WIND8TAR '99 85K, well maintained, good cond. clean, $250Q/obo (410) 544-1284 Trucks 1 CHEVY S10 2003 2.2 liter, 86,000 miles, 1 owner, full service history, MD inspected, 5spM, ABS, alloys, AC, cruise, great cond. $525(Vobo. John 443-875^362 iimMtinwiftai CHEVY SONOMA '94 4cyl. auto., 103K, AC cold, everything works. MD Insp. Been in family since new. Lots of new parts. $3100 obo. 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