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#69 of 2551 Jetta wagon manufactured in...
May 12, 2002 (5:35 am)
Here is an Indigo blue TDI wagon VIN I found listed online. I used a VIN decoder site to break it down. Looks like (not surprised based on my experience) your salesman needs some remedial training.
Volkswagen & Audi VIN decoder Version 1.11, September 2000
VIN Number: WVWSP61J12W525065
Model Year No value found for value - 2 (2)
Model Type Golf/Jetta/Bora(A4) (1J)
Model Style VW Passenger car made in Europe (WVW)
Body Type 4 door Sedan (S)
Engine Type No value found for value - P (P)
Rest Type Driver, Passenger & Side Airbag Restraint (6)
Plant Made Wolfsburg (W)
#70 of 2551 How long should it take?
May 13, 2002 (7:49 pm)
Hi all, new to this message center. I ordered a TDI Golf GL on 2/5/02 and as far as anyone can tell, it's still on a boat from Rio. Does anyone have any idea of how long it's going to take to get to Milwaukee? My dealer said 90 days, but it's been more than that already. What type of experiences have you had? Thanks!
#71 of 2551 Lemon or typical maintenance?
May 14, 2002 (10:12 pm)
I'm a not-so-happy TDI owner and I'd like to know if anyone else has been plagued by similar maintenance--front passenger window rail broke; glow plugs went out and needed to be replaced; rear brakes were out of alignment and the right side wore to metal while the other pad was relatively unmarked; sporadic problems with the harness wiring; and now, the mass air control system went out. This is all within a 7 month period. I've enjoyed brief periods of driving this car but cannot keep up with these costly repairs every one to two months. Any ideas?
#72 of 2551 Anyone in California purchase a TDI
May 15, 2002 (1:13 pm)
Is VW still selling these cars in California
#73 of 2551 TDI in NY and CA
May 15, 2002 (3:46 pm)
TDI is being sold in CA and NY. They are generally limited to a certain number so it is better to buy early in the model year if you live in CA or NY.
May 17, 2002 (6:46 am)
The problem you had with the window is very common and has been addressed by VW. It is not a recall item, but when it is replaced, then the new parts have been improved. As far as the rest of your problems, that seems to be unusual. I've had my Jetta TDI for almost 2 years and the window problem is the only problem I've had. I get anywhere between 46-51 MPG. I currently have about 28,000 miles on the car. I feel confident it will go 250,000 strong.
#75 of 2551 Golf 4 dr TDI Auto trans/passing speed -- or MANUAL?
May 19, 2002 (7:40 am)
New guy here. Strongly condsidering new purchase of 4dr Golf TDI.
Test drove auto trans model. Sensed it had good low end and mid range torque but not so confident about its "Passing" power. Would it be safe on an auto trans model to drop it to the next position down from "Drive" (3?)-- at 55 or 60 mph, for a few seconds to build up RPM -- in order to enhance passing capability? I had a small pickup truck (manual) and dropping from 5th to 4th (briefly) was the recommended method of building passing speed.
Or would it just be better with this concern in mind to go with the MANUAL?
(I'm a little spoiled in the upper end performance bracket due to my old Saab 900 Turbo).
Thanks in advance!
#76 of 2551 Downshifting
May 20, 2002 (6:54 am)
I can't speak for the automatic, but with my 5-speed, I have absolutely no need to downshift when passing on the highway. It shoots from 70->90 with ease in 5th. You have to realize that the TDI's sweet spot is the 2000->3500 RPM range. You don't wanna drop to 4th... you'll shoot out of your sweet spot.
#77 of 2551 Question on TDI?
May 21, 2002 (10:19 pm)
I am considering buying a Jetta TDI but would like to get the honest impression and opinion of those who own one. Have you genuinely liked the car? Would buy one again? I have read about several problems people are having but I am sure that is the case with any car. Maybe just sour grapes. I have owned Hondas for over 15 years and have had no major problems. I do like like the styling of the Jetta and have read alot of positive things about the Jetta as well. Your advice would be appreciated and valuable to me. Thank you!
May 22, 2002 (5:44 am)
Yes, it was a 1998 Jetta TDI (200,000 miles), a 2001 Jetta TDI, & 84 Rabbit Diesel (400,000 miles) owners who convinced me to get a Golf TDI. So far I love the car, especially fuel economy.