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95avusblue 09-06-2006 09:49 AM

Hi, I'm new here
Hi guys,
I am new here, first post. I was considering buying a VW TDI, but I see that you guys are able to get better mileage out of a 92 civic.

Thanks, Jay

Matt Timion 09-06-2006 10:03 AM

Hey Jay!

A friend of mine just bought a VW TDI around a year ago. He said was able to achieve 57MPG on the Oregon Coast recently.

I guess which car you should buy is more dependant on what your goals are. Tells us more about your motivations for better fuel economy, etc., and hopefully we can help you out.

GasSavers_Ryland 09-06-2006 10:30 AM

the 1992-95 civic, mostly the vx modle that I assume you are talking about does get close to the same epa mileage as a vw TDI.
I see a TDI as a better long distance vehicle, good for if you live in the country and drive 10+ miles on any given trip, or drive alot on the highway, the newer diesels have more torqe and horse power then a gas engine in a vehicle that might get simaler mileage, so if you are hauling alot of stuff, or people, or something like that your mileage is going to stay higher, same if you have alot of hills to clime on a daily basis, also, up untill this year they were still making the TDI's (stoped for the 2006 or 2007 modle year, and will start up again in a year or two with improved emissions) so you can get newer car, unlike the civic vx that they stoped making in 1995.
the civic vx is a great car, and it's nice to be able to get fuel at any gas station, and to have the cold weather starting of a gas car, it's basicly a little car with a little gas engine that puts out a little extra power if you rev it high/burn a bit more gas.
so look at your needs, and how much you can spend, if you have the money and drive the distances, I would say look at the TDI, if you can find a civic vx that is in good shape then there is no reason not to take it for a drive and see how you like it.

MetroMPG 09-06-2006 10:40 AM

Another attractive thing about the TDI is that you can go WVO or biodiesel.

Welcome to GS!

UfoTofU 09-06-2006 10:52 AM

Hey Jay!

Welcome. I am brand new here myself and gotta say that this site is great. Lots of good, helpful information as well as some very helpful people.

Silveredwings 09-06-2006 06:29 PM

Hey, whatcha got that's '95 and Avus blue?

95avusblue 09-07-2006 04:43 AM

Thanks every one for the welcome.

I drive approximately 30,000 miles a year, and am looking for improving the fuel economy of my existing cars or posssibly buy another one that gives better economy. But it has to be comfortable on long trips 2-3 hour commutes.

95avusblue 09-07-2006 04:44 AM


Originally Posted by Silveredwings
Hey, whatcha got that's '95 and Avus blue?

Hi Silveredwings, I have a 95 Avus blue M3. I noticed that you have a 1999 BMW 323iC convertible. What part of the country are you in?

Silveredwings 09-07-2006 05:39 AM


Originally Posted by 95avusblue
Hi Silveredwings, I have a 95 Avus blue M3. I noticed that you have a 1999 BMW 323iC convertible. What part of the country are you in?

I nearly guessed that, an M3 is a nice car (mine is avus blau as well). I'm in central MA. Where are you?

95avusblue 09-07-2006 05:48 AM

I'm in North Jersey.

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