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VW Jetta TDI



  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    I'd have to double check on the pricing, I noticed that they had the Timing Belt change at 85K miles (not sure why), so maybe they didn't include the DSG change at 40K? When is the DSG supposed to be changed on an '09 TDI?
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    They are on a timer.......gotta use em alot when its really cold out.
  • jkinzeljkinzel Posts: 735
    Anyone know a TDI Guru in the Metro Detroit area? I know there is one in Fowlerville, but that is about a 90 minute drive one way for me.

    Go here You can find a guru and a lot more.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    I checked the dealer's maintenance schedule, and according to it the timing belt change is at 85,000. This definately has to be for a TDI older than the 09. Does anyone know if the previous years have a timing belt/chain replacement at 85K?
  • I think that is the older TDI schedule. Replacement of the TB for the '09 is 120K according to the maintenance schedule in the manual.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    I agree. Next time I'm in I'll have to ask if they have an updated schedule for the 09s to have an idea how much the service intervals will be.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    Over the past year I have been receiving Service Interval reminders in my email from the dealership letting me know my XXK mileage service may be due. Funny thing, these emails have come out within a week of reaching this particular mile mark. Is this just a weird coincidence, or is there a way for them to track the mileage on the car?
  • bpeeblesbpeebles Posts: 4,080
    It is uncanny, isint it? However, this is not magic and your car is not "reporting in" to the mother-ship. LOL

    Over time, as you visit the service department, they know the milage and date of every visit. Using that data, it is not difficult to extrapolate dates of future occourances.
  • Question folks...

    According to Volkswagen the Jetta Tdi sedan and Jetta Tdi wagen have the same curb weight - how is this possible? Yet VW says 0-60 in the sedan is 8.2 while they state the wagen gets to 60 in 9.5.... what gives?

    And why is the new 2010 VW Golf tdi with the same engine and less weight than the Jetta tdi sedan going to be a full second slower to 60? 9.3 is what I'm reading... (yes I know you don't buy diesels for 0-60 - I'm just asking questions here)
  • Sounds like there are some TDI owners in here that have substantial miles on their new TDi's so riddle me this... What kind of mileage is everyone getting, especially in the city? What's hwy mileage going 75 or 80 mph for a good stretch? Seems like all I read are over-inflated numbers on the web of people who are extreme hypermilers that go 10 mph under the speed limit all the time, which doesn't really give a good comparison to my and the majority of Americans' driving habits. What say you, 2009 tdi owners?!?! City mpg and fast hwy mpg?
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,479
    The range during break in miles has been between 39 to 45 mpg. When the GPS has been on it says the car hasn't gone over 90 mph. :blush:
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    2009 VW Tdi SprtWagon with Manual transmission: average MPG 30 with A/C full blast 95% of the time. Total miles: 5372
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,479
    How are you liking it so far?
  • We went on a 525 mile each way trip in March when my car had about 9,200 miles on it. Averaging 42.5 mpg at about 68 mph, 2 adults, loaded with luggage, no A/C using cruise. It now has about 18,500 miles. The last three tanks I got between 42.2 and 44.7 mpg, using the air sparingly and averaging about 35 mph on my 24 mile each way commute. Things that affect the mpgs are A/C use, number of passengers, stop in traffic, speeds over 55 mph. It has shown over 50 mpg on the MFD when I get off the X-way on my going home leg (with the wind and no construction traffic), but it always drops about 2 mpg by the time I get it into the garage. We'll be taking another trip to Niagra next week in the Summer heat (using A/C for the wife), so I'll let you know if you're still interested.

    I love the car and the fuel economy. The seats are a little hard and the wife complains a little about the stiffer suspension.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    So far so good but there are several issues that I have with 2009 Tdi Wagon.

    1. Suspension is too soft. I keep hitting the bottom of the trailer hitch on speed bumps in parking lots so equipped. Hitch was installed as an after market option.

    2. The interior of the car is too hot with panoramic sun roof. If I would have a second chance I would get the car without the panoramic sunroof. Definitely not a good choice for Florida climate.

    3. A/C is very good but actually too good - with full blast it fogs windows from the outside in this humid FL climate. I know you could run a heater while A/C is on but then the car does not cool down quickly enough after being parked on the sun.

    4. The manual transmission (6 speed) is excellent - I love it!

    5. Seats are firm and well shaped but I am thinking (again) putting sheep skins on front seating areas that keep seats cool in summer and warm in winter. (I had those on my previous car - Subaru Forester). Actually, my fellow passenger always thinks that the seat heater is on although it is not.

    6. Displays and on-board computer are simple and functional, once you get used to them. One has to read the user's manual (on-board computer) and practice (while parked) so that you get most out of it.

    7. Cruise controls are simple and finctional and work well.

    8. Radio/CD player/changer and Sirius (prepaid by VW for 6 months) are good although I admit I don't use those that often.

    9. Fit and finish is OK.

    10. Mileage is average but I hope it will get better although I am not sure that I will keep the car that long (to get the right compression ratio that comes at 30 or 60K from what I read on these pages).

    Overall it is OK but, as mentioned earlier, once Subaru Forester comes out with their diesel I will trade this one in.
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    What's the desire for a Subie in Florida? They're about as common there as a convertible in Maine.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    Monsoon rains (rains heavy daily here) /hurricanes, and such and 3 or more annual trips to Colorado and Canada for skiing.... 2 trips already planned - Whistler/Black Comb, BC during Christmas 2009 and Winter Olympics in Vancouver and environs in Feb 2010 - those are the desires....
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    I guess it makes sense if you're coming up north so often. I was interested in the Tiquan TDI but so far no sign of it. Of course really if it wasn't for the 7 miles of rural driving I do out unplowed roads, I'm perfectly content with snow tires and FWD and not take the fuel hit. AWD just kills mpg the 95% of the miles you don't need it. Not sure why VW won't put it in their TDI cars though, there's def a market for it.
  • Subarus are good in heavy rain, mud, etc and generally have better ground clearance than normal crossovers or wagons.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    I saw one here in Pensacola, FL (Tiguan Tdi) not long ago at Pete Moore VW...
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