My friend just bought a Jetta TDI - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
My friend just bought a Jetta TDI

All I have to say is WOW. That car is amazing. Not only is it super slick, but it gets about 50mpg in stock condition. It made me want to get one for a brief instant.
__________________

Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 11:51 AM   #2
Registered Member
 
Compaq888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,460
Country: United States
Re: My friend just bought a Jetta TDI

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Timion
All I have to say is WOW. That car is amazing. Not only is it super slick, but it gets about 50mpg in stock condition. It made me want to get one for a brief instant.
I would never get it and here is why...
1. Jetta are not reliable, too many electrical problems.
2. Diesel is really expensive.
__________________

__________________

Compaq888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 11:59 AM   #3
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
Re: My friend just bought a Jetta TDI

Quote:
Originally Posted by Compaq888
1. Jetta are not reliable, too many electrical problems.
According to who? You know people who have a 2006 Jetta and have had electrical problems? Is this just heresay/rumors, or is it a documented problem? Don't tell me that you know three people who have electrical problems as your evidence... give us the facts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Compaq888
2. Diesel is really expensive.
Diesel may be more than gasoline right now, but this car also gets twice the gas mileage of most cars it's size AND it can run on Biodiesel (which is cheaper than gas BTW). You'll actually save on fuel using a more efficient vehicle, even if diesel is more expensive.

This car emits fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline equivilants, so it's better for the enviroment.
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 12:05 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
Compaq888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,460
Country: United States
Check out the vortex forums,

Check out the vortex forums, they have over 100,000 members and there is a lot of problems. I'd rather wait for the diesel hybrid. Diesel cars get the same mpg as hybrids. If they make a diesel hybrid it will get no less than 70mpg.
__________________

Compaq888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 03:38 PM   #5
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
They have made a diesel

They have made a diesel hybrid and it gets no more than 55mpg, so you're wrong already. In any case, I know owners of new VWs with no problems, and also diesel cost will end up being less not to mention SVO/WVO is completely free gas and recycling too.
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 07:51 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,978
Country: United States
Golf TDI

For a while I was really gung-ho about buying a Golf TDI 5-speed -- actually test drove one. It only had like 100hp, but the torque made up for it. I loved the driving position, the low-end grunt, fuel economy, etc. I joined a TDI forum and found out a few things:

1. It requires diesel-spec synthetic oil
2. The timing belt needs changed every 60,000 miles
3. Consumer Reports rates it in the pooper for reliability
4. If you live in areas with harsh Winters, you have to add an anti-gel fluid to the fuel, and an engine block heater is almost mandatory.
5. It's not a Honda/Acura

RH77
__________________
rh77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2006, 11:51 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
Compaq888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,460
Country: United States
Re: Golf TDI

Quote:
Originally Posted by rh77
For a while I was really gung-ho about buying a Golf TDI 5-speed -- actually test drove one. It only had like 100hp, but the torque made up for it. I loved the driving position, the low-end grunt, fuel economy, etc. I joined a TDI forum and found out a few things:

1. It requires diesel-spec synthetic oil
2. The timing belt needs changed every 60,000 miles
3. Consumer Reports rates it in the pooper for reliability
4. If you live in areas with harsh Winters, you have to add an anti-gel fluid to the fuel, and an engine block heater is almost mandatory.
5. It's not a Honda/Acura

RH77
AMEN
__________________

Compaq888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2006, 05:51 AM   #8
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 682
Country: United States
Diesel problems

I don't know much about VW diesels, but my F350 diesel never has had so much as a hiccough. On the other hand, its mileage stinks.
__________________
Capitalism: The cream rises. Socialism: The scum rises.
Sludgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2006, 07:20 AM   #9
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
Re: Golf TDI

Quote:
Originally Posted by rh77
2. The timing belt needs changed every 60,000 miles
Isn't this a general rule for ALL cars?
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2006, 09:41 AM   #10
Moderator
 
GasSavers_DaX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,209
Country: United States
Re: Golf TDI

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Timion
Quote:
Originally Posted by rh77
2. The timing belt needs changed every 60,000 miles
Isn't this a general rule for ALL cars?
Honda recommends every 90K.
__________________

GasSavers_DaX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to make the intake air more humid to save gas. chasgood General Fuel Topics 67 08-13-2006 11:37 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.