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Volkswagen New Beetle, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#110 of 2551 I may rejoin the diesel party
Jun 24, 2002 (12:24 pm)
I am considering a VW TDI as my next car. But am waiting to see if BMW might launch a 1-series with a diesel engine for 2004. I think I would have to consider the Jetta Wagon or the Golf, as I insist on getting the German-built VWs.
I currently drive a BMW 318ti, with a supposed 138hp, but I think it needs a tune because it is not even spunky. The much heavier Jetta TDI can launch and run circles around my 318.
My first car was a 84 Rabbit Diesel, and that was a great car, until it met a quick death to a F-150.
Enjoyed reading this post and I look forward to following up again soon.
Jun 25, 2002 (2:19 am)
The Golf's are assembled in Brazil (at least that's what my window sticker says).
The Mini Cooper is expected to get a diesel also....supplied by Toyota.
#113 of 2551 2002 Jetta TDI Chip?
Jun 26, 2002 (10:26 am)
Is there a company that makes an upgraded chip for the '02 TDI Jetta? I found where there are chips for the Jetta 3, but how about the Jetta 4?
Thanx for any help.
Jun 26, 2002 (11:44 am)
Jun 27, 2002 (6:09 am)
Upsolute chips are AWESOME. It's like driving a completely different car. A stock TDI is quick enough, but a chipped TDI is very quick and has a real nice fat torque/HP curve.
Jun 27, 2002 (6:58 am)
how's it smoking with the biodiesel?
Jun 27, 2002 (1:09 pm)
I've got a question. I called my dealer and he tells me to change the timing belt at 60,000 miles on my 2000 Jetta TDI. It takes 2.4 hours per one dealership and 1.5 days per another. Does anyone know how long this should take?? One dealer says $700 another says $250. The more expensive dealer says it takes a lot longer on a manual Jetta TDI. I appreciate any responses. Thanks!
#118 of 2551 Smoke? What smoke?
Jun 28, 2002 (5:13 am)
If one runs a high percentage of bio (I run pure bio), it's nearly impossible to create smoke. I have an UPsolute chip, and went for a rare evening drive last night. Leaving a convenience store, I intentionally waited for a car to approach before taking off into the road, going full-bore to 50 MPH or so. No smoke. None.
It's really too bad. Smoke used to be a great tailgater discouragement.
Jun 28, 2002 (6:14 am)
Too bad for me, apartment living doesn't allow me to purchase 55 gallon drums from World Energy.
Did you finally get a pump that won't cause you to leave a mess on the floor? To your wife's grin...