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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #240 on: April 20, 2012, 06:18:45 am »
That would make the commute fun ;D
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #241 on: April 20, 2012, 06:41:04 am »
Diesel/electric all wheel drive. :thumbs:

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #242 on: July 13, 2012, 02:24:51 pm »
Pappy and Conrad, any updates on your TDi's?  The Jetta TDi is very high on my list of potential vehicles.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #243 on: July 14, 2012, 06:00:21 am »
Pappy and Conrad, any updates on your TDi's?  The Jetta TDi is very high on my list of potential vehicles.


We still seriously love the car Jeremy. Only one small issue since we've had it. When the sun has been beating down on the sunroof for a while, and really gets things heated up, opening or closing the sunroof is sometimes a bit noisy. It's caused by not enough lube in the tracks. It's a warranty issue for sure but after doing some online research on it I just got some 'special' high priced VW/Audi sunroof lube and I'll take care of it myself. I'm not going to have the dealership touch my car unless absolutely necessary. 

   

Other than that the car is great! 35 to 40 mpg in the city (the lower numbers come from having the AC on so much lately. The AC in that car kicks ass!) and mid to upper 40s on the highway.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #244 on: July 14, 2012, 11:46:47 am »
You guys ever owned an older TDi?  Some of those are getting 50+ mpg AND they can run on BIO diesel.  I haven't done any research but why wouldn't VW make the new TDi BIO compatible?  Maybe I should just join the TDi forum.   ;D
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #245 on: July 15, 2012, 05:28:34 am »
You guys ever owned an older TDi?  Some of those are getting 50+ mpg AND they can run on BIO diesel.  I haven't done any research but why wouldn't VW make the new TDi BIO compatible?  Maybe I should just join the TDi forum.   ;D


This is my first VW and first TDI of course. VW says that any bio diesel with a higher percentage than 5% is a no no for the newer TDIs.

Try this one.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php   
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #246 on: July 15, 2012, 06:03:06 am »
You guys ever owned an older TDi?  Some of those are getting 50+ mpg AND they can run on BIO diesel.  I haven't done any research but why wouldn't VW make the new TDi BIO compatible?  Maybe I should just join the TDi forum.   ;D


Check with Booger, looks like he's had some experience with older Vdubs.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=9673.msg119117#msg119117
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #247 on: July 17, 2012, 11:30:48 pm »
Well, I just got done doing a little excursion through the mountains, after 250 or so miles I was showing an average of 50.2.  Not to shaby for lots of elevation changes.  The TDI convinced me I needed a diesel pickyup so I traded the Toyota Tacoma in on a 99 F250 with the 7.3 turbo diesel.  Full bed, Lariat package, loaded.  I'm getting just shy of a calculated 19mpg (better than the Tacoma did empty BTW) pulling a light trailer and loaded bed accross several passes.  I never would have dreamed I would get that kinda mileage with a full sized truck and that torque?  Wow and so so roomy.
Would I buy another TDI?  Yes, in a heartbeat.  IMO it's by far the sportiest economy car on the road.  Take one for a test drive, just be prepared to buy one.  Plenty of room to boot, something I think Jeremy may find important ;)

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #248 on: July 17, 2012, 11:54:57 pm »
Chet, I still miss my '99 F250 Lariat Diesel 4x4.. :'(  When diesel hit 3 bucks, I sold her with all the goodies, plow, cap, remote starter from audiovox (rare on a diesel).
 But I sure saved a ton, enough on fuel monthly to purchase a new turbo Subaru Forester, and paid that off in three years. I would have joined you and
Conrad with the TDI Jetta wagon ownership, as I really enjoyed the test ride and mileage that the diesel gave. But, I need to tow two trailers, and the Jetta just will not do the job
without heavy strain, so I wound up purchasing another Subaru, 3.6 Outback.
But, I still have a few goodies for the F 250! I have factory new in box mud guards (all 4), and factory wheel locks, new in package, and window vents,
new in package. I can check around for anything else, as I normally keep the brochures, sales aids, etc. Let me know if you're interested in any of it..
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #249 on: July 18, 2012, 12:02:12 am »
Chet, I still miss my '99 F250 Lariat Diesel 4x4.. :'(  When diesel hit 3 bucks, I sold her with all the goodies, plow, cap, remote starter from audiovox (rare on a diesel).
 But I sure saved a ton, enough on fuel monthly to purchase a new turbo Subaru Forester, and paid that off in three years. I would have joined you and
Conrad with the TDI Jetta wagon ownership, as I really enjoyed the test ride and mileage that the diesel gave. But, I need to tow two trailers, and the Jetta just will not do the job
without heavy strain, so I wound up purchasing another Subaru, 3.6 Outback.
But, I still have a few goodies for the F 250! I have factory new in box mud guards (all 4), and factory wheel locks, new in package, and window vents,
new in package. I can check around for anything else, as I normally keep the brochures, sales aids, etc. Let me know if you're interested in any of it..
About all I need is a decent cold air system, the PO removed the air box and installed a very large filter and retained the flexible straw like intake hose.  I already have the Edge tuner which works every bit as good as they say.  The dealer also installed a new 4 inch exhaust so once the in matches the out all will be good.  The PO used the truck to haul their horses around and the truck only had 118000 miles, truck is as close to new as most 2011s out there.  To top things off?  I got $1400 back for the trade.  Twice the truck and money for a cattle guard and winch.  Life is good :)

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #250 on: July 18, 2012, 04:37:06 am »
Sounds like you made out darn good on that deal Chet!

You've given up on towing with the TDI then?

I'm with you on the diesel pick-up too. I have an 03 Silverado Duramax/Allison, crew cab, 8' bed. It's a great truck! I bearly fits in my garage but it does fit and I can even close the overhead door.  :D
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #251 on: July 18, 2012, 06:07:44 am »
Well, I just got done doing a little excursion through the mountains, after 250 or so miles I was showing an average of 50.2.  Not to shaby for lots of elevation changes.  The TDI convinced me I needed a diesel pickyup so I traded the Toyota Tacoma in on a 99 F250 with the 7.3 turbo diesel.  Full bed, Lariat package, loaded.  I'm getting just shy of a calculated 19mpg (better than the Tacoma did empty BTW) pulling a light trailer and loaded bed accross several passes.  I never would have dreamed I would get that kinda mileage with a full sized truck and that torque?  Wow and so so roomy.
Would I buy another TDI?  Yes, in a heartbeat.  IMO it's by far the sportiest economy car on the road.  Take one for a test drive, just be prepared to buy one.  Plenty of room to boot, something I think Jeremy may find important ;)

I just wish the wagon had the third row option so I could fit the whole family.  Then I would probably trade the CX-9 since it only averages 17 mpg with alot of shuttling kids back and forth to track, cross country, band and other activities.  My wife likes the Audi Q7 TDi but I definitely don't want to spend that much on a vehicle when I don't know what my job situation will be this fall or winter.   :o 

Maybe VW will make a Passat wagon for guys like me that need more than 5 seats............. [pipe dream].
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #252 on: July 18, 2012, 09:03:23 am »
Sounds like you made out darn good on that deal Chet!

You've given up on towing with the TDI then?

I'm with you on the diesel pick-up too. I have an 03 Silverado Duramax/Allison, crew cab, 8' bed. It's a great truck! I bearly fits in my garage but it does fit and I can even close the overhead door.  :D
Yep, no need to tow with the Jetta.  I'm thinking she's gonna live and die stock.  There's a first for everything :o

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #253 on: July 18, 2012, 09:14:43 am »
Sounds like you made out darn good on that deal Chet!

You've given up on towing with the TDI then?

I'm with you on the diesel pick-up too. I have an 03 Silverado Duramax/Allison, crew cab, 8' bed. It's a great truck! I bearly fits in my garage but it does fit and I can even close the overhead door.  :D

Do you use the clutch on the C14 to close the door?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #254 on: July 18, 2012, 09:50:53 am »
Do you use the clutch on the C14 to close the door?

Unfortunately my C14 didn't come with that option.    >:(
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