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rdorrett 04-10-2010 03:46 PM

VW diesel (looking for opinions on getting one)
 
Hi. Would like to get the group's opinion about a good VW diesel model to look for. Rabbit? Golf?

Thanks.

Bob

roflwaffle 04-10-2010 06:14 PM

Define good. I think this should be in another forum too.

rdorrett 04-11-2010 09:23 PM

diesel question
 
totally new to this site. am interested in opinions about the VW gold and Jetta diesels. what forum would this be relevant to/

roflwaffle 04-12-2010 03:29 AM

General Efficiency Discussion would probably be a suitable pace for it. You should get more page views there.

MetroMPG 04-13-2010 10:28 AM

Moved.

Fixed the title too (VX diesel had me wondering if we had an interesting swap going on.)

almightybmw 04-14-2010 08:22 AM

96-97 VW Passat wagon. Had a 25 gallon tank, and EPA claims 43mpg. Pretty easy to beat that and reach 50mpg. There's a record for over 1400 miles on one tank. TDi Club has the scoop. That's a far better place to ask this question.

alpine 04-14-2010 12:12 PM

my dad has a rabbit(truck)

he gets 45+ mpg in it

very simple to work on

Ryland 04-14-2010 12:56 PM

I say to go with the golf as it's a lighter body, go with as old of one as you can find as the mileage tends to be better then the newer ones, figure that because it is a VW you will have to buy some of the VW only tools if you want to work on it your self, you will need to buy new front axles, suspension all around, not sure if they ever fixed their shift linkage issues from the 80's, a new timing belt is a must! do the water pump at the same time, set the timing, get an engine block heater, fuel heater if you live in a cold state and you are ready for highway driving! if you don't do mostly highway driving (10+ miles every time you start the car) then don't bother buying a diesel.

Dave's Civic Duty 04-19-2010 10:11 AM

if you don't do mostly highway driving (10+ miles every time you start the car) then don't bother buying a diesel.[/QUOTE]

Best advice yet!:thumbup:
Dave

blownb310 04-19-2010 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave's Civic Duty (Post 171212)
if you don't do mostly highway driving (10+ miles every time you start the car) then don't bother buying a diesel.

That's the first time I've heard that. Are you saying that diesels don't return good economy in short trips? Even in the summer?


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