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2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:36 am

I've been looking at this car lately and am absolutely amazed at its gas mileage.

47/49 miles to the gallon! I've also read that it has incredible torque, 155lb per ft. at just 1900rpm!

I know that diesels are much more efficient and produce a lot of torque compared with traditional gasoline cars.

However, it's engine produces only 90hp, although it is a turbo-charged so does that make up for it?

Basically how is the VW Jetta TDI? How is its performance? How's its acceleration?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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AmericanMD80
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:40 am

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!



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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 9:49 am

Buy a Jetta. You will not regret it for a second. Like Joey above, I don't know much about the TDi, But I did pick up my GLS 2 weeks ago  Smile
 
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 10:08 am

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".

(Winter tires)

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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 10:26 am

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.
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 10:45 am

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.
 
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 11:04 am

The 90 hp would turn me off. but again that's just me.
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 11:32 am

This is going back quite a few years, but one of my first cars when I just started driving was a 81' VW Dasher Diesel. It probably only had about 50-60 horsepower, but it really was fun to drive.

It was nice to be able to drive from Philadelphia to Rutland Vermont (Killington) on one tank of gas and not be on empty when I arrived.

Do they make an AWD version of the JETTA TDI?
 
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 11:59 am

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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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 1:37 pm

If you go to VW's UK website they must have 20 different engine/tranny combos listed.

They have a Sport TDI 1.9L coupled with a 6 speed manual that puts out 150hp.

38.7 mpg city
62.8 mpg highway
0-62 in 9.0sec
Maximum torque
236 lbs.ft

AWESOME.

By the way, I believe the Jetta is known around the world as the Bora now.

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/newcars/newcarscontroller.jsp?command=forward&appInstance_id=113&nextPage=../frames.jsp&applic=newcars&category_id=15387&selectedOption=bora
 
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:40 pm

Thank's for the replies everyone.

Are there any other TDI Sedans available in the US? If so what are they?

I know that the VW New Beetle and Golf are available with a TDI engine. It seems like Volkswagon is the only one in the US......

I know Mercedes makes a load of diesel versions of there cars, but they're not available in the US.

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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 5:06 pm

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.
 
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 5:16 pm

Seems like the Jetta has pretty good reviews from on this site, but one of my friends told me they were small inside. Is this true??
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sat Feb 23, 2002 5:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sun Feb 24, 2002 1:10 am

Yes Mercedes sells some diesel powered cars in US just check on their site or go to the dealer  Big thumbs up

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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sun Feb 24, 2002 6:56 am

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.
 
Herbman
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sun Feb 24, 2002 10:59 am

Sorry, it is not more an "Vento" it is now called VW "Bora" (since 4 years).
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RE: 2002 Volkswagon Jetta TDI

Sun Feb 24, 2002 1:47 pm

I have a 96' Jetta and it has more trunk space than my 97' Ford Taurus. The Jetta, at least that model had more trunk space than many full size cars.

It is a fun car to drive especially with a 5 speed. You can't beat German Engineering.

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