Volks TDI

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  1. T-T

    T-T Born Into Retirement

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    Can anyone refer me to any worthy forums?

    This may be my next daily driver, and I'm just looking for reviews and general info. Thanks a ton.
     
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    www.vwvortex.com

    If you have any direct questions, I can help you out a bit. I sold VW's for a while, and actually drove a TDi Jetta Wagon for a few days.

    Go test drive one - you never really know what you're getting into until you drive it!
     
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    6', and I plan on driving as thug-reclined as possible :p

    Thanks for the help mates, looks to be a sure buy (from a purely economical viewpoint).
     
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    golfs and jettas are roomy as hell

    i was in my friends grand prix sedan and my head was touching the cieling. the seat wasnt even adjusted all the way up. and im i dunno, 5.8 or 5.9
     
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    i second that motion. awesome site.
     
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    Thirded. They are really TDI smart over there.. Its ridiculous how much some of those guys know!

    My dad has a TDI Golf..

    He drives about 80-85 mph to work everyday and has power to spare.. He gets about 30-35 mpg with that car.. Its been great for him. He's never had a problem with the car in 2 years..
     
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    i really really want the 150hp version of the TDi in the US...

    or of course the Mercedes-Benz CDI engines!
     
  8. T-T

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    I've already got a huge list of mods ready for it ;)

    There's actually quite a bit you can do, and can make 'em quite the torque-monkies.
     
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    Yea, diesels can put down some serious torque... That V10 in the Tourareg TDI is supposed to have insane torque isn't it?
     
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    313 hp and 555 lb/ft :eek:
     
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    also reminds me of the Mercedes-Benz C30 CDI AMG (sport coupe). AMG's first diesel powered car. torque is supposed to be massive.
     
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    I've decided to spoil myself and get the Jetta TDi. I'm just praying it has somewhat favorable handling characteristics (weight distrib) to offset the FWD.

    Alas, it'll be fun.
     
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    I was reading some crazy stuff on VW vortex the other day. This guy had a TDI in a golf or jetta and with around $1200 in mods he was putting a modest 170 hp to the wheels and an unbelieveable 325 torque to the wheels. Literally insane! He had dyno graphs and everything
     
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    Yup, they're dirt cheap to make powerful, but the handling aspect is pretty shady.

    In fact I'm barely spending on power mods (all the thing needs is a chip and injectors), and spending over three times that on handling mods. Then again, I always loved turns ;)
     
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    Bet it's better on gas than the Rover eh? ;)
     
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    is it easy to find diesel? I am thinking about buying Golf for my next car because they are practical and I need my car only to go to work and school.

    I like Golf TDI but still not sure because of all the stigma of diesel engine...
     
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    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    oh also, Golf TDI has only 90 horsepower... I don't know much about cars but it seems little underpowered...

    how about Golf gasoline engine?
     
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    It appears that we're both asking the same questions ;) I've read up a lot on the TDi's and nothing seems to outdo their mileage. As for power - yup stock they're pretty pathetic in terms of speed (hell they're slower than my 6,000lb behemoth). However with a chip/box you can burn tires all the way through first, and some of second. The TDi can be taken just as far as the gasoline in terms of power, for the same price (give or take a few hundred). The best part is, even with this extra power gas mileage isn't affected (maybe plus or minus 10%, but no more).

    All in all, I feel that the TDi is a safe buy if you're looking for efficiency.



    PS - This is all in reference to the 2.0 gasoline engine. The 1.8T can't compare for mileage.
     
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    Yeah, I agree. I'm on my 2nd 2.0 litre, and if the TDi had been available in the Cabrio, I surely would have picked it up in a heartbeat.

    As far as handling goes - H&R CupKit and a decent set of Yoks and you should be able to autocross with aplomb on the weekends.
     
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    :nono:

    H&R cupkits are a major drop with almost no shock stiffening. This results in your wheels jumping up into the wheel well and causing a whole lot of rubbing. Really not worth it unless you really need to save the $200.

    I'd go with either the Eiback Pro-Kit system (shocks & springs) or H&R Sport springs & Bilstein HD/Sport shocks. Throw in a Neuspeed 28mm rear sway for good measure. Oh, and don't forget your Bridgestone S03s (yeah, I'm splurging on this car).
     

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