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Old 10-12-2009, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2009 VW Jetta TDi Fuel Economy Review: 41.1 MPG

For more pictures, see the gallery at the end of the post.The other day I finally got behind the wheel of a the much-lauded Jetta TDI, aka the diesel that could. Despite efforts from all the automakers to get diesels a favorable light in the North American market, it has always been Volkswagen holding the [...]Related posts:
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude - if you've got it still try driving with a top rpm limit of 2200rpm acclerating at 1/4 throttle. On the 170 bhp versions with the paddle dsg it gives some amazing results! glad you liked it for the most part.
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If you’re looking for the most fuel-efficient vehicle you can get, the 2009 Jetta TDI is probably a bit overpowered for you.
Awesome. First time I've read a car review where a (normal) vehicle was called overpowered. About freakin' time!!

Good read. Nice work Ben.
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The Mrs has a Skoda Octavia - think Jetta/Golf with some GBP removed - which has the same 140 TDI engine and 6sp gearbox.

She has a leaden right foot and a need for speed (she tested it to Max - backed off at 140 on the speedo) but gets regular MPG of over 50 - Imperial. Its a cool car.

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