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Posted: 9/4/2005 9:21:30 AM EDT
Any opinions or concers with the VW Jetta TDI diesel engine car? I'm thinking about trading in for one.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 6:31:15 PM EDT
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My brother's best man claims 46 mpg.

The nearest dealer hasn't had a diesel Jetta or Golf as long as I can remember; I haven't checked any of the other area dealers because they are off my regular path.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:56:23 PM EDT
The older cars are great but now vw is the least reliable car in the U.S. BMW is 2nd. maybe you should wait a new redesigned model is coming out soon. or just buy an older one. I was going to buy one also but everyone I talked to said they were having lots of problems. also every car magazine said they were having major problems with all there cars the last 5 years.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:34:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:37:59 AM EDT
My 98 has been running fine for the last seven. Hi average was 51, these days 47. Taken a few bumps and bruises but no issues other than a 12 degree day two winters back that clogged the fuel filter. That happened only because I forgot to add anti-gel tha time.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:56:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 7:57:43 PM EDT by Hoplite]
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:42:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 9:44:13 PM EDT by MisterPX]
#3 injector. You'll also probably pay top dollar for one in this current gas price climate, you may even pay more than real MSRP ( dealers can print their own spec list).

Oh, and maintenace will negate most fuel savings if you take it in to the dealer. If you work on it yourself, well, you'll still have to buy the parts.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:34:27 PM EDT
Thanks for the input. I'm going to research them a lot more before I buy. I think I might wait a year until I pay off my truck. That way I would have a year to think about keeping my truck as a hunting/fishing truck.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:04:53 PM EDT
One more thing to add. This is probably a great time to lease one as current residual values are crazy.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:13:56 PM EDT
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