FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6780 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 963 times:
Just got a Demo 2004 Volkswagen Touareg yesturday. Amazing truck. V8 310 Horse power. Great nav and radio systems. GPS, Current Position, Altitude, heading, How many degress the wheels are turning. Great in Dash Display. Very fast truck for being 5,500lbs
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DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 851 posts, RR: 51 Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 874 times:
>> TDI or petrol engine? Try the TDI, if in any way possible, you're going to love it!
Aloges, if I correctly assume that Mir is living in the U.S, then the only option is a gasoline engine. Volkswagen pulled the TDI from the U.S. market some time ago and only reintroduced the TDI very recently (2004 or 2005 model year).
I know with like 98% certanty that there are no 2001-build TDI state side.
Re: New Beatle police cruiser. Who in their right mind would select a flipin New Beatle for any utility task? Geeks on Call is bad enough, but the New Beatle is one thing only, a teenage girl car. It is a pitiful small car especially compared to other VW products like the Golf and Jetta.
Why the heck does the car have 3 feet of headroom and only 3 inches of leg room?
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7623 posts, RR: 38 Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 863 times:
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 12): if I correctly assume that Mir is living in the U.S, then the only option is a gasoline engine. Volkswagen pulled the TDI from the U.S. market some time ago and only reintroduced the TDI very recently (2004 or 2005 model year).
I don't know about the Passat, but the Jetta (Bora) has always been available as a TDI, at least here in Canada and I would assume that it was no different in the US (could be wrong though). I took one out for a test drive in December 2001. The funny thing is, you see alot of Jetta's up here and I'd say 95% of them are TDI's. I guess, since VW are the only cars available as diesels.
On a side note, I had a 1997 VW Passat Combi (wagon) when I was living in Germany, it wasn't a diesel and when I left, she had 250,000 km on her and purred like a kitten.
The only thing that bothers me about VW is that for some reason, one of the lightbulbs is always broken. As soon as you replace one, another goes out. And if you're driving on the Autobahn, you see a car with only one tail light, chances are it's a VW.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 20509 posts, RR: 56 Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 829 times:
Quoting Aloges (Reply 9): TDI or petrol engine? Try the TDI, if in any way possible, you're going to love it!
It's a petrol engine. TDI isn't very popular in the US, and is actually is banned in several states (NY, CA and MA, plus maybe a few others). Since I'll probably be buying the car in NY, TDI is out of the question.
I'm comparing the Passat with an older, but cheaper, Volvo V70 XC. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Volvo because of its all-wheel drive, which is going to come in handy in the North Dakota winter.
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ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7623 posts, RR: 38 Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 813 times:
I realize that the Golf is not very popular in North America and the Jetta (Bora) is not very popular in Europe. But why is it that the new models of the Golf take almost 2 years after their European release to finally be available here? I remember the Golf 4 taking about 1 1/2 years to finally reach our show rooms. Are they even planning to produce the Golf 5 for the American market? Or are they just staying with the Jetta?
Jkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 742 times:
Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 23): I can't remember where I read it, but the V10 TDi engine for this vehicle had to be detuned because it produces so much torque - enough to damage the chassis if I remember correctly!
I'm not sure if that was the Touareg or the Phaeton, but either way the V10 TDi produces 553 lbs/ft for both vehicles!
By my book, that is an incredible amount of pulling power. Our 110 TDi Bora produces 173 lbs/ft, and that feels QUICK, I can't imagine what the V10 is like!
25 Andz: Golf 5 is being produced here in South Africa, I drove the new GTI a couple of weeks ago and it is a rocket! One thing that really impressed me was th
26 DFWLandingPath: I'm on my second jetta and I absolutley love it. (Both were V6). My first one I crashed hitting a guardrail going 80mph on I10 between San Antonio and
27 Jamie757: This is the beast.... 1.4 TDi 75bhp, 144lbs/ft torque
28 Airbuzz: Thanks men for your preventive measures in lowering pollution:
29 Flynavy: Yeah, well, you emit Carbon Dioxide when you exhale also. Sorry, just couldn't let you hijack this wonderful thread.
30 Jkw777: Okay?! I'm just out to fill up my horse, I have a long journey up ahead... Signed, Airbuzz.
31 MD11Engineer: Here is an original Polizei Beetle as used in the 1960s-1970s: And here is an early Polizei BMW from the 1950s: Yes, it is a postwar BMW Isetta Jan