Hello all. We took delivery of my wife's new '09 Komfort a week ago, after negotiating a purchase price of $30,600 US, before trade (in the form of a 2000 Pathfinder w/ $163K, for which we got $4K). Research of typical dealer invoice costs via Consumer Reports helped our comfort level considerably, and we feel we did fairly well.
We had it narrowed down, at the same VW dealer, to an '08 Komfort on 17s and the '09 on 16s, both with the DSG option, both with the same radio package, both in V-Tex, and both in Candy White. While the 4Y/50K warranty of the '08 was more enticing than the 3Y/36K/free maint. coverage change on the '09s - and the difference in wheel size and changes to the mirrors didn't matter to my wife - the interior color was the decision-maker. The '08 had been used as a demo and, in less than 2K miles, the Cornsilk interior was already showing smudges, scuffs, and wear. So, the Titan Black won out.
We turned around and invested in two immediate aftermarket upgrades: A set of all-season Conti. ProContacts to replace the gawdawful Goodyear LS2s that came with the car, and a clear mask bra for the hood, fender leads, fascia, and mirrors.
Have enjoyed the diversity and depth of the postings of the Members. Wherever you are, a happy "dawn" to you this day.