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Offline stevewfl

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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2011, 10:31:36 am »
It will be the 2012 2.0 TDI.  I'm gonna do some more research, almost feels like I'm cheating on this forum though 8)

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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2011, 10:37:41 am »
.  I know I want a TDI type car, great mileage and torque, not interested in a Prius, that bank of batteries will be expensive to replace and I just don't like the looks.  I sure wish there were more diesel choices in a sedan sized car :(
I may have never agreed with you so much before.  ??? Mercedes has a few diesel options as well of course and I believe Jeep is putting one in the new Grand Cherokee (3.0litre).
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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2011, 01:23:19 pm »
Be thankfull you are in the USA they are about $44,000 downunder,yes another way we are screwed !!!

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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2011, 09:52:23 pm »
Going to lunch with my friend Greg in his TDI Jetta headed west on the 202. 

Speedo says 90mph, instant economy gauge says 42mpg.

Yeah buddy!

I would get a manual if it was me though.  The autos are hard to service.  Plus my left foot gets bored...
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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2011, 10:32:18 pm »
I have had 6 VWs and have never had an electrical issue, unless you count the bad insulation on my 1971 Superbeetle that caused a short in my ignition back in 1983. I have had very few issues, non electrical and none that you could attribute to something other than normal wear and tear. I had to replace wheel bearing on my Jetta at 140,000, oh, and I had a syncro replaced under warranty at 99,000 miles.

All cars were high mileage. My last one was a 1995 Jetta with the 2.0 gas engine. I had 189,000 trouble free miles on it. The body looked great, interior looked great and the engine had good compression on all cylinders. I changed the oil at around 5,000 miles though sometimes I went over that. The car consistently got 34 MPG on the highway and 28 in town. I would have kept it had some idiot not have rear ended me. I decided to move to something else instead of fixing it. I still got $3600 out of it as it was.

I would not hesitate to get the TDI, it is a great engine. The only reason I don't have one is that I have reached a point that I don't really want to pay $25,000+ for a car anymore. I have gone back to basics. If I were to buy a car for that much money or more, I would want an engine that would last, and the TDI can.

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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2011, 05:49:24 am »
No first hand knowledge, but I've heard that when you have to completely replace the entire fuel system, the bill is in the 10G neighborhood. Can anyone confirm/deny?
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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2011, 06:08:52 am »
No first hand knowledge, but I've heard that when you have to completely replace the entire fuel system, the bill is in the 10G neighborhood. Can anyone confirm/deny?
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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2011, 10:08:26 am »
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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2011, 11:27:48 am »
some reading material, looks like $6-11,000 to repair:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=3002784&postcount=51

The High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) seems to be the one big issue, when it grenades it sends metal bits throughout the system, injectors, lines, both pumps, and tank.  VW replaces everything to insure all particles are removed.  It hasnt really been determined if it is a faulty design or the low sulfar diesel.  There is a service bulletin out to add a dampner to the end of each injector line and it appears that there is a new design and part number for the HPFP.  We test drove both the Passat and Jetta TDI, I think we will go with the Jetta, our sticking point is which package to go with, I want the loaded version which is about 25k out the door, the base is about 2k less.  We are not planning on buying anything untill January so I will continue to look for dirt on this car.
Oh, the test drive was great, plenty of get up and go, lots of room, front and back, quiet, comfy, and a huge trunk.
We haven't made any final decisions and will continue to shop all brands, but, I really like the torque of the TDI as well as the economy and distance per tank.  All things worked together, the only real advantage of a diesel is the torque and life expectancy of the engine.  Things like AdBlue (inline required additive every 15k or so) and intitial price of engine really balance out the fuel savings.  The DSG tranny was awesome, I tried the sport mode, standard mode, and of course the manual shift mode.  If my wife wasn't there I really think I'd be a 2012 Jetta TDI owner today.  At %1.9 financing it makes it fairly affordable.

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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2011, 07:56:27 pm »
So, major news, I like dealing around the end of the month, I'm getting .9% financing, trading in my '06 Chevy Colorado 4X4.  My out the door price for the fully loaded TDI will be a tad over $16k.  Should have it in the driveway by Thursday ;D  And, it's the gray one, no way would I get the slower black or red ;)  I cant wait to put my Nobama sticker in the rear window and my "Drill baby drill" sticker next to it :stirpot:

Oh, I forgot to add something of extreme importance, 'specially to  wflsteve------it has a fob!!!  Push button start, keyless entry, fob never needs to leave your pocket :)  Just think, a fob in each pocket, betcha I turn into quite the ladies man.  Doesn't hurt to dream, sighhhhh.
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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2011, 09:17:04 pm »
Jetta or Passat?
Keeping the economy going, one tank of fuel and two tires at a time.

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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2011, 11:33:42 pm »
Jetta!  I wonder which will get more miles next year, my 14, the KLR, or the Jetta?  Im thinking the 14 hands down, should be twice what the car gets, and the KLR?  It should get a few thou, lots of dirt to visit ;D

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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2011, 11:44:54 pm »
So, major news, I like dealing around the end of the month, I'm getting .9% financing, trading in my '06 Chevy Colorado 4X4.  My out the door price for the fully loaded TDI will be a tad over $16k.  Should have it in the driveway by Thursday ;D  And, it's the gray one, no way would I get the slower black or red ;)  I cant wait to put my Nobama sticker in the rear window and my "Drill baby drill" sticker next to it :stirpot:

Oh, I forgot to add something of extreme importance, 'specially to  wflsteve------it has a fob!!!  Push button start, keyless entry, fob never needs to leave your pocket :)  Just think, a fob in each pocket, betcha I turn into quite the ladies man.  Doesn't hurt to dream, sighhhhh.


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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2011, 01:00:17 pm »
I really want a TDI sportwagen! But was just able to make the buyout payment on my grandfathers 2010 Accord EX-L lease (only 4100 mile), so I'll have to wait.

This is my first Honda, and am waiting to pass judgement till I can get more miles, but I don't see what all the hype is about with Honda's!
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Re: Looking at a Passat TDI
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2011, 02:04:05 pm »
I'll be in the market for a new car real soon and I was looking at the TDI Sportwagen myself. Consumer Reports sure likes it.
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