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VW Jetta TDI



  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    Yep - the ground clearance is the feature that I miss most....
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,231
    The new Jettas seem to sit a lot higher than the older ones. My '00 was very low but I had the steel skid plate so I could pretty much take out anything.
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,231
    I saw one here in Pensacola, FL (Tiguan Tdi) not long ago at Pete Moore VW...

    Don't think so. They bagged the plans to release the TDI Tiguan in the states. Must have been a Touareg which is a boat anchor in my book.
  • jogousajogousa Posts: 402
    Come to think of it - you are right - it was a Touareg.....looked like a Porsche Cayenne ... I think they are on the same platform or Touareg is re-badged Cayenne or vice versa.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    For me, at around 75 - 80 MPH I can see around 42 - 43 MPG. If I stay around the speed limit, it is closer to the mid-upper 40s. Most of my driving is in the state of PA through the hills.

    My personal best on a tank was 53.6, but that was a week of torture with slow driving and no airconditioning. I highly do not recommend that. I can't speak too much on city driving, I don't do that very often. What limited city I have done around Brooklyn/Queens I have seen around 29 - 30 MPG.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    Does anyone have any additional info regarding the recall that was posted today regarding the DSG? According to VW's website it states vehicles built between Sept 08 and Aug 09, not sure if that is all vehicles or certain ones.
  • Here's what I copied from the article....

    The vehicles covered are the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GTI, and Eos built between September 2008 and August 2009.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    I guess my car is ok then since it was built in August...

    I'd imagine any vehicle is prone to having issues regardless of make/model, hopefully all works out for everyone affected.
  • I was under the impression that Ultra Low Sulpher Diesel was just about universally available now. But in the past 2 weeks, I've come across 2 Mobil stations here in Massachusetts that just have low sulpher diesel. I filled up once before I read the sticker. Is anyone else having this issue?
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,699
    While the powers that be that administer this, want to give you that impression, the fact of the matter is it continues to be a phase in type of situation. You might want to google your state's ULSD phase in procedure, as you probably could care less what has happened out in... CA for example.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    While I do see LSD at a few stations, it is not difficult to find ULSD here in PA.

    Supposedly by Dec 1st 2010 all stations will be required to sell ULSD. We shall see what happens next year as we get closer to that date.
  • bpeeblesbpeebles Posts: 4,085
    I beleive that only ULSD is available from the refineries for road-going vehicles.

    It is said that just ONE LOAD of the LSD in a truck can contaminate the next 5 truckloads of ULSD in that same truck. That is why the trucks were "purged" somtime last year and no LSD has been in the trucks since then.... HOWEVER: The underground tanks at some of the stations may still be undergoing the "purge" process.

    Keep in mind that even if ULSD is being put into the underground tanks at the station... they cannot automatically label the pumps as ULSD. It may take months of fill/drain cycles before the stuff coming from the pump can be labelled as ULSD.
  • shriftyshrifty Posts: 255
    I was reading my owner's manual today and saw a section regarding Launch Control. Do all Jetta's with DSG have this functionality? If not, how would you be able to determine if your car has this capability (without attempting to use it)?
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    As far as I know, its on every DSG. Could be wrong, to use it put trans in "S"-Sport, right foot on gas, left on brake, when youre ready, take your foot off the brake.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,699
    It seems like a goofy feature, unless it is adaptive for say ice and snow. Page 240 in the owners manual describes and how to function it, but its utility does NOT jump out at me.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,699
    Woo Hoo !!! I wonder if it will match the 4 second 0-60 mph Z06 Corvette with the VW Launch Control option ?? Or do I need big HP stickers and a wing?... "Danger Zone" from "TOP GUN" blasting on the CD player? ;) :shades:
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,699
    On a more technical note, I think we are talking about a 8.2/9.5 second 0-60 with a DSG.
  • longo2longo2 Posts: 347
    Good PR for VW and should put to rest the concerns of everyone who paid the extra $1000.00+ for a faulty DSG that could kill you.

    If you read the statement from VW it would seem that only the affected 07 to 09, 43,000 Volkswagens and 10,300 Audis with the problems would be getting this warranty and not all.

    Hopefully the 2010's will be fault free.
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