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Old 12-19-2003, 09:47 PM   #11
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Damn Jim, with your gas prices, Thank God you're efficient

I've never heard what the TDi'* sound like, in fact I don't think I've seen one here yet. But I agree they are the best looking car that can get that kind of mileage. Now those Hybrids, those are some fugly looking things!
The TDI'* are pretty common up in my neck of the woods... You sure you haven't seen one?
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Old 12-19-2003, 10:10 PM   #12
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my new truck- (or to be truck... I have to sign all the paper work) gets 16L/100km at 110km/h but thats a different vehicle, Ill keep my duramax for welding company...9L/100km... gasoline engine is 8.1L and does 345hp/455tq while the diesel is 6.6L and 195hp/500tq(pre-chip)
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:01 PM   #13
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The VW diesels get like 4.something L/100km on the highway
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Old 12-20-2003, 02:42 AM   #14
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My buddy Jeff drives a 2003 Golf TDI and loves it....but he knows its just an econo car...gets him to and from work.

Good on gas, but its no Aurora...or Bonneville for that matter
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The TDI'* are pretty common up in my neck of the woods... You sure you haven't seen one?
Well I've seen a lot of VW'*, but never saw the "TDi" on the back of one. It'* possible I've seen one but just didn't know it was a TDi, or just don't remember. Unfortunately Elantras and Accents are MUCH more common here (Damn that Fucillo!!)

I wouldn't mind owning a TDi someday when I have money so I can drive a decent economy car in the winter and leave my future SSEi in the garage.
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Old 12-20-2003, 04:22 PM   #16
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nice. I've killed two jettas but there the higher 90'* model. Some of those jettas can be quick and I like jettas and just volkswagen in general. The golfs are tough little cars, saw one ice a porsche easily. Don't frig with the vr6 gti, he'll have u for lunch and then some. It'* like the vr6 can ice civics and us and we can ice civics. I saw a vr6 kill both a neon and a civic si, and the si was going about 120 when the vr6 passed him easily. I wouldn't mind having a vr6, slap a supercharger on one of those babies and you'll be golden. Nice job icing that jetta.
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120 eh... I would not want to be on in a cardboard box(si) going 120mph...
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i raced a turbo bug that was a liitle quicker than the jetta but i still got him
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The TDI'* have the torque curve, but are still only something like 90HP. I understand that VW is bringing out a 138HP version of the TDI in 04 with an even larger number for the torque. They are also bringing out a V10 Diesel monster in their new SUV (Toureag(?)).

Diesel may be slow, but if you are using them for economy...there is not too much that will beat it. I have had two of them...and I would purchase another if that was something I needed to worry about again!
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I would LOVE to see some performance specs on the new Pheaton..V12 in there I believe....
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