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I'm liking what's currently available 2.1 L TT @ 369 # ft!
BUT If 13% lower FE is more important, for my 38.3 mpg posting that's 5 mpg=43.28 mpg!
Even after 4.5 years, it's still hard for me to believe that it can go 15/16 days to refuel. (of 54 miles a day, 33 mpg)
“This isn’t just a GM issue,” he said. “The whole small car industry is suffering with the shift.”
As it inexorably shifts to SUV/CUV's, the diesels advantage only makes more sense as GASSERS & gasser hybrids don't handle the truth as well!
..."Regulators recently found auto makers are on track to achieve roughly 50.8 mpg, or about 36 mpg in real-world driving."...
36 mpg real world is the new 50.8 mpg! The 2009 VW Jetta already then gets 56.44 mpg or 40 empg rea world!!
Too funny! We've 22 par30 75 watts floods. We use computers @ all hours of the day & night. We've got any number of energy wasting battery chargers drawing electricity. I'm partial to 55 in Panasonic plasmas. But I want to LOSE kWh's.!
OMG! What if they do this to old TDI's? http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/11/08/vw-restorers-keep-old-buses-running/93445190/?ref=yfp
Indeed ! My 4 TDI's ROUTINELY pass the super strict EPA/CARB bi annual smog inspections, as probably yours does also! EPA/CARB ed certified for two more years. Fees are taken!
So unless they are willing to say EPA/CARB committed fraud, the cars already will pass EPA/CARB bi annual inspections ! & VW (nor any other oem) does NOT trick any software in the EPA/CARB certified bi annual process. Ergo.....
We've had the better part of 2.5 years in the GLC 300 d 's predecessor, the (2014) GLK 250 BT. The platform & model segment (compact CUV) have been appropriate for the (our) majority of applied uses. For me, the 4 matic has only been real useful during the mountains chain controls, with downstream winters ice & snow. But the truth is over the years, winter driving has been about (snow/ice) smoothness and learning about picking your spots. Of course, a tad bit of luck does not hurt. The cars performance has been outstanding: winter, spring, summer and fall. It's been particularly fun in (higher altitude) mountains & in contrast, LONG interstates. MB seems to have continued in the relentless constant improvement track. I'm sure some to many aspects might defy notice. We've both have & continued to like its "quirky" look.
For a host of reasons, it's not a real stretch to say: I like the constant improvement aspects & the look & color choices of the newer 2017 MB GLC 300 d.
So for us, a LOAD (short list) of IF's.
1. 09 Jetta, buy back selected/forced
2. 12 Touareg, buyback selected/forced
3. Good/bad $$'s monies on 3.0L TDI
4. VW 2018/2019 diesel offering
5. VW diesel/gas post diesel-gate, loyalty offers
6. Used late model TDI/"d" availability
7. Potential availability of more OEM's & models
8. Prices of #6,7
9. Low % to ZERO % financing new/used