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Old 07-12-2022, 06:08 AM   #11
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I've wanted to try out a diesel, but there aren't common on the used market. In the new market, they sold at rates lower than hybrids here, and that might be counting the quasi-commercial sized trucks.

When available, used diesels used to command a premium. That likely changed with fuel prices. On the east coast, diesel is over a dollar more a gallon than our low octane gasoline. The price difference may be smaller on the other side of the country.

The last year for the TDI Jetta was 2015. Its EPA rating is very close to the 2022 1.5L's. Even with considering the EPA anti-diesel bias, and favorable to diesel route, the diesel model will likely still cost more per mile than the new gas model.

For the OP, the 1.5L does have start/stop in addition to any other improvements over the older 1.4L. That will help with city efficiency. Then the displacement difference isn't huge, and can be less as those posted numbers are rounded. We talking about a difference in 3 to 4 shot glasses.

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find...37917&id=44757
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Old 07-12-2022, 06:12 AM   #12
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Diesel is getting more popular by the day here as fuel prices soar, and petrol is now more expensive than diesel again. Grants to electric vehicles have also been slashed, quickest and easiest way to save money at the pumps now is to switch back to diesel.
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Old 07-12-2022, 11:34 AM   #13
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Increasing demand for diesel in Latin America and Europe means higher prices here as more gets shipped out of the Gulf than piped north.

Many homes in this region also use oil for heating, so those prices are also climbing.
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And the diesel we buy here in the UK is imported from Russia. 116 million worth in May.
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I drove a Jetta TDI in the 90's but didn't buy one. It had really impressive torque. With diesel price higher than regular they never could really beat a Civic/Corolla/similar on cost though.
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:08 AM   #16
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The appeal to me was that there was an actual wagon version.
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:41 AM   #17
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The appeal to me was that there was an actual wagon version.
Station wagon appeal hit me hard - as i drove a 2013 VW Jetta diesel wagen home - off the showroom floor.........................

Five years later - amid VW's emissions situation - our court system enabled an almost unbelievable buyback.

25 grand came my way - so I stayed with VW - got me a 1.4L Jetta 5M - which Fuelly shows getting over 90 per cent of the diesel's MPG.

It's all good so far...........



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