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farnhamstj
09-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Sorry VW content, 44.7 average mpg after 2000 miles of driving. 2.0L turbo diesel, 4 door, heated seats. 0% interest loan. Fastest car I've owned. Tried to buy a Prius, but I can't see out the back window and it was just too "space ship" in the drivers seat. Liked the Prius C, and would have gone for one of those if the rear seats had the ski pass through. Couldn't get past how ugly the Matrix was and milage wasn't great. Toyota, are you listening?

rover67
09-18-2013, 08:05 PM
Yes! super fun. I love boosting up the passes in Al's car. Effortless at 75mph with a full load of gear and people.. even with 4 bikes on the roof.

Heated seats, good economy, nice interior, quick, handles nice, feels quality when you drive it and shut doors and work on it, it's quiet, stops nice.....

back brakes will be toast around 30-40k miles and use the special diesel oil for VW's (they sell it at NAPA's now), other than that drive it.

It's a good balance for the Land Cruiser in the family. I think you guys will enjoy it.

Jenny Cruiser
09-18-2013, 08:23 PM
Nice.:)

FJBRADY
09-18-2013, 08:28 PM
Congrats, I know the feeling I just bought a 13 passat tdi and I can't drive it enough. 40+ mpg and power you can't beat it!

Toyota is missing the mark not bringing diesel to the states. Your going to see 2 liter and 3 liter diesels from every other manufacturer very soon.

wesintl
09-18-2013, 09:01 PM
I've had my TDI for 11 years, enjoy!

Jacket
09-19-2013, 10:01 AM
back brakes will be toast around 30-40k miles and use the special diesel oil for VW's (they sell it at NAPA's now), other than that drive it.



They sell the 507 grade oil at Napa? Which brand?


Congrats Farnham! We recently joined the TDI family as well. :)

Hulk
09-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Wow, that's some impressive mileage. Nice ride!

rover67
09-19-2013, 11:18 AM
They sell the 507 grade oil at Napa? Which brand?


Congrats Farnham! We recently joined the TDI family as well. :)

The one in the purple bottle? They carry it specifically for VW people. I can look at the bottle tonight.

They also sell the filters. At least for the 2006 jetta TDI

Caribou Sandstorm
09-19-2013, 11:50 AM
We miss our Jetta Wagon TDI..

Your gonna love the fuel economy! Snow tires a given in Vail?

Great color!

Our Suby wagon is not bad at almost 30 mpg on the hwy drives.

euroford
09-19-2013, 11:50 AM
those things are awesome! my wife wants a TDI jetta as her next ride.

Overlander
09-19-2013, 01:42 PM
Wonderful car - hope it's a stick shift to boot! Congrats -

Jacket
09-20-2013, 10:28 AM
The one in the purple bottle? They carry it specifically for VW people. I can look at the bottle tonight.

They also sell the filters. At least for the 2006 jetta TDI

I think it depends on whether you have a DPF. The 507.00 spec oil is made to reduce the particulates so as to not clog the filter excessively.

rover67
09-20-2013, 10:38 AM
I was in NAPA last night, they had Liqui Moly and something else.... Both 507 spec oils. The Liqui Moly was the purple one I was thinking about and is usually what we buy for Al's car. From the NAPA on Arapahoe.

It was my understanding that these motors are hard on Cams and the 507 spec oil has something slippery that makes them live.

farnhamstj
09-20-2013, 11:53 PM
6 speed manual.

wesintl
09-21-2013, 11:22 AM
Just wait til you chip it... :eek:

rover67
09-22-2013, 10:30 AM
Just wait til you chip it... :eek:

No kidding, we love what chipping it did to Al's. Its super quick now... it also improved economy when it is driven reasonably. You should chip it.

powderpig
09-23-2013, 07:14 AM
Great cars, I have had my 2010 Jetta Station Wagon,(a golf wagon really) this coming Jan for 3 years now. It started out at about 46 on the highway at 80MPH. I now has 70k miles and the fuel milage age driving the same way is 49.5 MPG at 80 on long trips. Best Fuel milage has been 53 at 65 on back roads of colorado and new mexico.
It constantly gets 33-34 mpg in town driving up and down to my house. It has been a wonderful traveling rig.
one thing to not do, I have been kicking snow off my vehicles rockers panels for as long as I can remember, try to resist this if you also do it. The rocker panels are thin and will dent easy. You also have two indents in the rockers to show where the jack goes if you need to change a tire, they are there by design. I did not know about them, and had the winter tires put on and thought the tire company had dented it, but VW put them in for you so you have dents upon arrival. Minor in the grand scheme of things.
Winter tires will be a must for you. The best winter tire I have owned was the General arctic claw, but it last only 12k miles. But it handles every type of snow really well. Just did not like how it wore out so quick. I have Michelin X Ice2 on it now, really great on ice and dry snow, sucks in Wet snow. Neighbors like the Hankook Ipikes, but they are a hard tire, not soft, wear well. I am looking at the Coopers for the mix of wet snow we have up here. They have the most open design for the heavy wet snow. The wet snow is the killer, have to pull the chains out to get up the hill.
Anyhow, it is great you got 0% financing, it make the payment seem worth while, it is nice every month to see the amount of money one puts down on the payment fully go to the debt.
If you are into forums, TDIclub is really good for the diesel VW, Also My Turbo Diesel is also a good one. Both have lots of great information on the VW diesel.
Because of the dirt roads i drive daily, I have installed Diesel Geek front pan skid plate, and have found it to be a great add on to protect the engine and tranny for the low position the front end is on the road.
Future up grades, a Wavetec auto locking differential, A engine chip, with down pipe DPF delete, lift to get the dub in the air a bit more. 5 inches is a bit low for colorado roads(IMHO).
enjoy

rover67
09-23-2013, 05:03 PM
X2 on the skid plate. It has saved us more than once. It also has a hole to drain oil through so you don't have to pull it off like the factory one.

wesintl
09-23-2013, 09:36 PM
handles like crap in the snow without snow tires. I prefer the Yokohama ice guard. i've had 3 sets of them. My jetta's been pretty unstoppable in the snow with them and I like skiing pow.

The skids are def cool but I still have my original ones and they have been fine.

powderpig
09-24-2013, 12:28 PM
Are your skid plate steel Wes? The later model ones are a thin plastic with air bubbles, not much between your engine and tranny and the road. An I believe we are a bit lower in these Golf's than the Jetta's and the Passat's.
Glad to hear about the Yoko's, may need to look at them.

wesintl
09-24-2013, 01:17 PM
Are your skid plate steel Wes? The later model ones are a thin plastic with air bubbles, not much between your engine and tranny and the road. An I believe we are a bit lower in these Golf's than the Jetta's and the Passat's.
Glad to hear about the Yoko's, may need to look at them.

Standard plastic with the square air bubbles. I don't know the exact difference in height between old and new and the different models. For regular street driving I haven't had an issue with stuff in the road except for other cars :hill:. I've had it on a few dirt roads but if you regularly travel those then I can see it being a good upgrade. :thumb:

Yeah.. I really like the IG20's but I only run them for 4-5 mos max. I could get 4 snow seasons out of them that way. the last 2 sets i bought used... Still, I could keep up with almost every suburau in the snow . I could pass the majority of the SUV's since they didn't run snow tires. Last set I had I left em on because i thought they were worn out but I drove them the whole summer. I could have got another winter from them. lol.

Shotshell
09-26-2013, 12:06 AM
Sorry VW content, 44.7 average mpg after 2000 miles of driving. 2.0L turbo diesel, 4 door, heated seats. 0% interest loan. Fastest car I've owned. Tried to buy a Prius, but I can't see out the back window and it was just too "space ship" in the drivers seat. Liked the Prius C, and would have gone for one of those if the rear seats had the ski pass through. Couldn't get past how ugly the Matrix was and milage wasn't great. Toyota, are you listening?

I wonder if I could get the engine from one of those to fit in my Tacoma?...:D

powderpig
09-26-2013, 10:05 PM
Here is a thread in TDI club on a Tacoma swap, a few others in the same forum section.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=293577

Yes it has been done.

Shotshell
09-27-2013, 07:13 PM
Here is a thread in TDI club on a Tacoma swap, a few others in the same forum section.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=293577

Yes it has been done.

Ah man, that would be so cool. But looks like quite a nightmare....
I'd definitely need to buy another car to drive around, as this type of thing looks like it would take a long time.

powderpig
10-21-2013, 06:10 PM
Hey with winter already where you are at, have you seen the trick for warming up faster in winter? If not, take the copper pipe wrap(to help prevent freezing) at home depot or lowes for 1/2" pipe and cut to fit in the lower front grill, I tie wrap them on. I have done this for the last 2 winter with no problems or over heating on warm days. It helps warm up the radiator considerably quicker on cold days to help blow warm air. But I love the heated seats and the electric heater in the vent to help warm the windshield on those cold days.
I may need to explain more, by using the wrap, over the cross bars, it will close off the space between the fins, thus it will close off the cold air going over the radiator, keep it cool longer on cold days.