|Just a couple of things you may want to consider on this TDI Lease. The motivation with 90+ % of people wanting a TDI is saving money on fuel cost right?
The TDI option comes at a price. $1020 on the Jetta over that of the standard 2.0L engine. In round numbers it will take you abour 60,000 miles just to recover the difference in cost of the TDI Option.
Now consider this. The TDI's are in very short supply. As such you are not going to get as good of a deal on the vehicle from the dealer as you would on a 2.0L Jetta. In other words your discount if any on a TDI will be less than what you coulld expect on a gas Jetta.
The rate factor on the lease in .00099 on a 2.0L GLS Jetta and .00146 on the TDI again higher than the standard engine.
Finally, VW Dealers have a $750 Dealer Cash allowance on the lease of a 2.0L Jetta GLS and nothing on the TDI.
All in all leasing a TDI under these conditions is frankly DUMB. Not saying you are dumb. Just not looking at the Big Picture. We call this the "Sky is Falling" syndrome. Every time the gas prices spike people com out of the woodwork to get a TDI. Truth is this car is not for everybody. Typically TDI people fall into one of 2 catagories. Either they drive well over the national average like 20,000 plus miles per year, or they are enthusiast that keep their cars for many years.
You should slow down and sit down and put a pencil to it. Figure what the cost of ownership would be on the TDI over the term of the lease. Take the amount due at delivery plus all of the remaining payments. Then add the fuel cost for the term. If for example you have a 4 year 15000 mile lease divide 60,000 miles by the EPA fuel rating of the TDI then multiply by the cost of a gallon of Deisel.
Now get a competitive price on a 2.0L Jetta GLS and do the same thing. Not sure where you are located but in this market Detroit, with a little work you can get a Jetta GLS 5 Speed with Cloth, Cold Weather, and ESP for about 400 under invoice. That would be a 20465 MSRP car with a 19105 invoice for 18705.
This would give you a 36 month 15K lease at 306 per month and 48 months at 265. These payments include tax and are based on nothing down, just first payment and security deposit, plus plates How does that compare to your TDI lease?
Now if you are a Tree Hugger And the TDI is being leased because you just want to do your part to reduce the fossil fuel consumption and price is no object "Go For It" .
Last but not least. The GLS Jetta with the 2.0L engine can be purchased for 72 Months at 0% interest