Americanmd80 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
I don't know that much about the TDI, but I think its got some pretty good reviews.
Regular Jettas on the other hand are GREAT! They are my favorite Car, my uncle had a 1999.5 Jetta GLS! it was awesome!
do what you like . like what you do . life is good
Herbman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1139 times:
I am driving around with a '98 SEAT Cordoba TDI
(SEAT is owned by "Volkswagen"). That means 90 hp with a Turbo and a electrical fuel injection. TDI = Turbo Diesel Injection. With wind and sails I can go up to 215 Km/h.
In Germany the (American)"Jetta" is called (since the fourth generation) "Vento". G.e. in China the Spanish made Cordoba is called "City Golf".
Herbman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
I agree with you "NJTurnpike".
I have to drive daily from "Bochum" to DUS. That's 120 Km "pleasure" on Germany's freeways. But the TDI engine needs only 5-6 l/100 km. That's cool because the fuel rates are very high in Germany.
Mikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
Whether or not you will like the TDI's acceleration totally depends on your driving style. As you have already mentioned, the TDI has outstanding power at low RPM. If you're a easy-going driver and rarely shift above 3-4k RPM, the TDI will feel much faster to you than any comparable car. If you are more of a heavy-footed, high RPM driver, a comparable gasoline powered car will almost certainly get you wherever you're going faster.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7880 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1102 times:
Volkswagen makes higher output versions of the 1.9 TDI for both VWs and Audis... none of which make it to the US. I believe they have 110 and 130/140 hp versions. The high output TDIs seemed to have better performance numbers than the 2.0 four.
I think part of the reason why the higher output TDIs aren't in the US is due in part to the lack of low-sulfur diesel fuel. With the cleaner fuel making more power and burning cleaner would be the immediate result as well as even higher fuel efficiency.
GM gave diesels a bad name in the US, but the current generation of direct inject diesels are pretty damn good.
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Springbok10 From South Africa, joined Sep 2001, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1075 times:
The Jetta TDi is a grear car. My cousin drives a '01 model - plenty of torque, cruises effortlessly and extremely high build quality.
BTW Volkswagen South Africa has landed the contract to manufacture the Golf/Jetta range for all right hand drive markets - and apart from the US and SA, its known as the Bora.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1070 times:
NWA, That is somewhat true. They are a compact type car. But, it is not so small that it is something annoying, with just two people in the car, it feels just fine. It can easily seat 4 medium sized people in relatively good comfort.
My last girlfriend had a loaded 2001 Jetta V6 with all the options, leather, etc. It was quite a nice car, and fun to drive. It was always just like driving the little brother to my Passat, although it was an automatic, while my Passat is a manual. So, needless to say, I always prefered to take my car whenever I would be driving.
CPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4945 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1033 times:
Consumer Reports tested a 2001 Golf TDI. The review was very favourable except for acceleration, 12.6 seconds 0-100. And I would be wary of buying a VW because of their notoriously high-priced replacement parts.
But the Golf and Jetta are rather high priced considering the competition.