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Anyone have one of these?

So the wife asks me today about a VW Jetta TDI. My first thought is no but then after thinking about it, it is a least worth investigating. So my questions are, reliability, comfort, does it really get 41 mpg, and how is it to drive? I want a good mileage vehicle that won't let me down and I don't want a tree huggin prius. So diesel is the best option and this is one I have heard about for years, I just don't know about the reputation.

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the 41 MPG is a certain model year range ( IIRC it was earlier in the 2000's), with a 5 spd, on the highway.

The newest ones dont get as good of mileage, though I know it is somewhere in the 30's yet.

Thats about all I know.

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According to the VW web site the 2009 is rated at 29 city and 41 highway. This is at the new rating system so I would hope it is pretty accurate.

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So the wife asks me today about a VW Jetta TDI. My first thought is no but then after thinking about it, it is a least worth investigating. So my questions are, reliability, comfort, does it really get 41 mpg, and how is it to drive? I want a good mileage vehicle that won't let me down and I don't want a tree huggin prius. So diesel is the best option and this is one I have heard about for years, I just don't know about the reputation.

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the 41 MPG is a certain model year range ( IIRC it was earlier in the 2000's), with a 5 spd, on the highway.

The newest ones dont get as good of mileage, though I know it is somewhere in the 30's yet.

Thats about all I know.
nope - seems even the new[er] ones are getting great mileage, too. some simple mods are in order (CCV mod, etc), but 55 mpg is claimed on the aforementioned forum.

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Heard good things bout the older ones, but not the new ones. But couldn't be too bad of an investment. 30+mpg. Not too bad.

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mudguppy- thanks for the corrections, i was just going by what i had in my head- old info i had read/heard a few years back.

was not aware the newer ones were capable of better mileage yet. very cool!

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We have an '04 that gets about 46 hwy and 49-50 around town. Now that 46 hwy is with me driving it, the wife hasn't ever calculated a highway trip. Ours is a 5 speed but only slightly better than an auto would be. Now the timing belt does need to be replaced ever 100k or so, and that's alot of work. There's a guy here in my town that will do it for less than $500, he dealers want over $1k!!

I say get one, we love ours!
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J'ai utilisé ont le diesel de Lapin VW de voiture voie 1985 arrière pendant quelques années et il assez facile à utiliser et superbe facile sur le carburant useally accroche(déchire) environ 45 MPG mais il peut aller plus haut si je vais facile avec l'accélérateur, mais que la voie je suis.,
La plupart des voitures de Golf modernes useally obtiennent le milieu d'à années 40 supérieures pour que ne soient pas hors de la portée.

Aussi avec turbodiesel vous prendrez un advanage avec toqure supplémentaire comparent aux unités du gaz peut le plat de. {Vous verrez ce que je veux dire si vous allez au coin de la rue réel rapide et voyez ce que je veux dire}

I used have VW Rabbit diesel car way back 1985 for few years and it pretty easy to use and super easy on fuel useally snag about 45 MPG but it can go higher if I go easy with throttle but that the way I am .,,

Most modern Golf cars useally get mid to upper 40's so that is not out of the reach.

Also with turbodiesel you will take a advanage with extra toqure compare to gas units can dish out. { you will see what I mean if you go around the corner real quick and see what I mean }

Merci,Marc
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I know this thread is a couple months old but, my wife and I have an '06 Jetta TDI 5sp and the absolute worst mileage we've got from it was 35mpg. The best we've got from it is 52. We've owned it for almost 3 years and have an average of 42mpg with it.

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