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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#874 of 4777 Re: Jetta TDI [ctdtdi]
May 14, 2006 (10:14 am)
You are right about the electric heater. The manual temperature control dial controls the interior temperature just like the automatic climate control unit does. It can be set from 64 degrees to 80 degrees. With the system set to recirculate, the interior starts heating up within seconds. While driving my 2004 Passat TDI would be misery for the first five miles or so in the winter without the heated seats, the Jetta TDI should be even more comfortable than a gasser. (Kinda reminds me of the gas heater in the cabin of my '63 VW double cab pickup. You'd be sweating before driving a mile in zero degree weather.)
I despise sun roofs because of the reduced head room and the potential for rattles. The only sun roof I ever liked was the tilt and remove sun roof on my Audi Coupe GT. So, I ruled out Package 1 and 2.
When I went into the local dealer to buy a Jetta TDI Package 0, the lot lizard and lead lizard told me VW does not make them. 15 minutes on the Internet and one phone call was all I needed to locate two within 200 miles. If I decide to add satellite radio, there is always Crutchfield.
#875 of 4777 Re: Package #2 vs #1 [music287]
May 15, 2006 (7:23 pm)
I've had my '06 Jetta TDI (leatherette,6 speed auto) for exactly one month now and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! The gas mileage figures from the above post is what I've experienced so far. I'd go with the leatherette; it's already hot down here in TX and it seems to breathe well. Good luck with it, I'm sure y'all will love it.
#876 of 4777 06 TDI Wagons ?? When
May 16, 2006 (5:44 pm)
I am wanting a Wagon TDI Jetta or Passat Whats the deal on the Wagons Are they going to make them ?
#877 of 4777 Re: 06 TDI Wagons ?? When [traumagas]
May 17, 2006 (5:20 am)
don't hold your breath. if you want a TDI wagon i think you'll have to find a used one or wait until 2008 model year at the earliest . i miss my 48 mpg 2003 jetta TDI wagon - but i don't miss its mediocre handling/ride.
i sure do like VWs but my latest diesel fantasy is for GM to make a DIESEL MALIBU MAXX in 2008!
#878 of 4777 Re: 06 TDI Wagons ?? When [elias]
May 17, 2006 (6:02 am)
elias, A diesel in just about anything. The Impala or Ford Fusion or 500 would be nice, but nothing until 2008 model year, maybe. I just hope the 93 explorer can hold on until then.
#879 of 4777 Re: 06 TDI Wagons ?? When [traumagas]
May 17, 2006 (6:03 am)
I am wanting a Wagon TDI Jetta or Passat Whats the deal on the Wagons
They are a rare breed. I could have sold a dozen of my 2005 Passat Wagon TDIs. The phone is still ringing two weeks after the ad expired. I also sold it for more than I paid for it new 13 months ago.
VW is offering a Passat Wagon, no diesel yet.
#880 of 4777 Re: Package #2 vs #1 [music287]
May 18, 2006 (10:59 pm)
Better stereo w/sat radio. bigger ($1300)wheels ($1300) heated seats, etc.
#881 of 4777 Re: Jetta TDI, worth buying or not??? [vwinva]
May 18, 2006 (11:08 pm)
Definitely worth buying. My worst mileage was 35.9 (just after purchase). Normal local avg. 40-41 mpg. Best mileage on a 500mi.+ trip: Tacoma, WA. to Hope B.C., via Vancouver B.C., was 47.3. Didn't use the computer..can't trust it. Figured actual miles/gallons.
This with the 6 speed auto DSG tranny.
May 19, 2006 (2:40 am)
Has anyone tried using bio-diesel in late model Jetta tdi if so how did it run ?
Just bought a new 2006 and love it only thing I do not like is the key. First tank of fuel I got 38.4 and that was most of the time on interstate do 75 to 80.
#883 of 4777 Re: Biodiesel
May 19, 2006 (8:58 am)
I, too, would love more info from anyone about using biodiesel in recent model Jetta TDIs. I have an '05, and from what I've been able to gather, the warranty would be voided by using anything more than a 5% mix! I even found a press release from VW online that made it sound like some huge pat on the back was required because they were "allowing" this!! A mechanic told me no one would be able to tell the difference if I used higher, even 100%, but that doesn't seem right.
Anyone have more info on this??