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Old 02-12-2009, 07:32 PM
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well my friend is thinking about getting his wife a VW turbo Diesel. We hear they get close to 50 MPG. We wonder if the car is reliable,and worth buying.
Then if not what Gasser is the best to buy her. we were both hoping a VW turbo would be her next car,but Just let me know what you think.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:38 PM
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Don't know about the VW but 2004-2007 Honda Accords with a 4 banger aren't bad. I use to have one and got around 34-35 mpg on a regular basis. I was driving 30miles one way to work each day.
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No experience with them, but ive never heard anything but good about them.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:40 PM
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Thanks,anybody with some experience with them.
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dude those turbo diesel jettas are great cars. they even won green car of the year award of 2008. my gf wants on too but she has to buy it herself
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If your just looking at eco go with a gasser, you dont want her to be stuck w diesel prices if they spike again. Otherwise I've heard nothing bad about them.
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I have a lot of friends who have had pretty major electrical issues with volkswagon's, but most of these were jetta's, not too sure about the reliability of the diesel.
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Well, I have 2.

1st
a 2002 NB tdi 5 speed.
Only real issue -needed a new injector pump @22k-covered under warranty and the glow plug harness @ 75k also covered under warranty.
Other than that it has been maintenance items only for a total of 178k miles.I have it chipped with exhaust and intake and my wife drove the piss out of it everyday. I has averaged 40.5 for its entire life. Worst tank ever was 37 driving 85+ for 1200 miles with the car overloaded.
Best investment in a car ever for me.Still have it and drive it every day.

2nd
2006 Jetta DSG shift
bought this used and had to put a flywheel in it. $800 in parts for the flywheel,bolts and tranny service kit.This car had 75k when I bought it and has 81k on it now.The flywheel has been a problem on all 05 ans newer auto and manual VW's. Do your research.

The 06 and newer PD engines use proprietary oil and trans fluid. Tranny serv. every 40k will run you $130 in parts or $400 @ the dealer.

The Jetta gets a best of 38 mpg so far. My father inlaw has the exact same Jetta and gets 45mpg. He has a light foot.

If you are getting a new 09 tdi, just remember it will have the new DPF system and does not get the mileage the older cars did and are more expensive to maintain thanks to proprietary fluids.

Check out this website for more---a lot more info.
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I work at a Volkswagen dealer. The diesel jettas are gret cars in my opinion. The new 09 jetta has a new clean burning diesel engine that broke the world record for average fuel mileage across country. It averaged 55 miles to the gallon.
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well so far I like what I hear.
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