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    Thoughts on Volkswagen turbo-diesels?

    Specifically the Golf and Jetta tdi. 40's mpg is a pretty good selling point for a dd.

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    They run forever and on just about anything that will burn. A budy of mine had an old one from the 80s that ran forever. Volkswagon gets a bad wrap sometimes for their gas engines...and having lived in Germany where pretty much all Volkswagons are diesels I can say that the enginering on the diesel engines is significantly better and well tested. It's also on my list of potential daily drivers....but now that BMW had reintroduced their diesel I'm considering one of them instead...

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    Yeah I just test drove the Jetta and Golf today. That torque is a lot of fun, and the turbo aspect is definitely neat. I'm gonna sleep on it, but man it was a cool car (from a daily driving standpoint). My only disappointment, no boost gauge!?

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    Aftermarket?

    One of the guys I work with has the gas one and he says he loves it...just that he wishes he had bought the diesel instead.

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    By the time I'm in the market for a new commuter car the next gen cars with diesels will be out, so I will definitely test drive a Jetta TDI. I like the styling of the new cars, and the quality is getting really close to their Audi line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosferatudracon View Post
    Aftermarket?

    One of the guys I work with has the gas one and he says he loves it...just that he wishes he had bought the diesel instead.
    Oo good point. I'm going to try to find some TDI volkswagen forums here in a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF_Knight_84 View Post
    I like the styling of the new cars, and the quality is getting really close to their Audi line.
    This is definitely true!!

    I have had a Jetta twice as a rental car traveling for work and they have been a ton of fun to drive and were very comfortable. Highly recommend considering it given the other cars available at the same price point.

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    I once heard word that the TDI engine was kind of a sludge factory?
    that needs verification, and even then would probably be on a higher mileage engine.


    I love me a 89-94 VW Corrado (stock comes with the supercharged 4cyl G60 or the VR6 engine)... but the TDI would be my custom engine swap choice for the car, fo sho

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    we are thinking about jetta tdi station wagon for a family car.

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    The TDI Jetta is badass. I would defintiely rock one as a DD. With that kind of fuel economy and reliability without having to look like Prius, you can't go wrong.

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