Verdict: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDIEqu...

Verdict: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDIEqual Parts Rangemeister and Perception Changer

There are 5 comments on the Motor Trend story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Verdict: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDIEqual Parts Rangemeister and Perception Changer. In it, Motor Trend reports that:

"Our Volkswagen Jetta TDI always makes me wonder why today's highly refined, European-bred diesels aren't widely available in the States," writes assistant Web producer Nate Martinez.

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“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#1 Feb 21, 2010
"Our Laser Blue Jetta TDI proved a capable long-distance hauler, evidenced by the near 26,000 miles it accumulated. "I'm astounded to see 500-mile jaunts on $35 worth of diesel," logs associate Web editor Rory Jurnecka. Indeed, our notoriously light-footed technical editor Kim Reynolds got 583 miles on one tank, costing him $46 worth of fuel."

I commute at least 500 miles a week for work, that's why I decided to make a move from several decades of Toyotas to the 2010 VW Jetta TDI.

I still maintain ownership and a lease on a 2010 Corolla and a 1999 LE four cylinder Camry that I have owned since new. However, after 11,000 miles commuting in my 2010 VW Jetta TDI, I am constantly amazed at how much fun it is to try and drive economy or power with this Jetta clean diesel car.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#2 Feb 22, 2010
Richard_ wrote:
"Our Laser Blue Jetta TDI proved a capable long-distance hauler, evidenced by the near 26,000 miles it accumulated. "I'm astounded to see 500-mile jaunts on $35 worth of diesel," logs associate Web editor Rory Jurnecka. Indeed, our notoriously light-footed technical editor Kim Reynolds got 583 miles on one tank, costing him $46 worth of fuel."
I commute at least 500 miles a week for work, that's why I decided to make a move from several decades of Toyotas to the 2010 VW Jetta TDI.
I still maintain ownership and a lease on a 2010 Corolla and a 1999 LE four cylinder Camry that I have owned since new. However, after 11,000 miles commuting in my 2010 VW Jetta TDI, I am constantly amazed at how much fun it is to try and drive economy or power with this Jetta clean diesel car.
Thats nothing. My 2009 civic hybrid went 577 miles on 20 dollars worth of fuel. VW needs a diesel hybrid. A diesel hybrid would probably get 70 - 80 mpg

“Welcome to the good life.”

Since: Oct 09

B-Lo

#3 Feb 22, 2010
Tom Loy wrote:
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Thats nothing. My 2009 civic hybrid went 577 miles on 20 dollars worth of fuel. VW needs a diesel hybrid. A diesel hybrid would probably get 70 - 80 mpg
The Jetta offers more performance and better dynamics than your Civic hybrid Tom. The Jetta will also outlast it by 200K miles.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#4 Feb 23, 2010
The Authority wrote:
<quoted text>The Jetta offers more performance and better dynamics than your Civic hybrid Tom. The Jetta will also outlast it by 200K miles.
The diesel engine will run forever. Better performance? I am not sure. My civic is pretty fast. But I have heard the jetta tdi gets mid 50's highway if you keep your speed to 60 mph.
Ulf

Kernersville, NC

#5 Feb 23, 2010
The Jetta TDI is a torque-monster for that class of vehicle. Both are very nice vehicles however.

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