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farnhamstj 09-18-2013 06:15 PM

Bought a Diesel with a turbo
 
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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 07:05 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 07:23 PM

Nice.:)

FJBRADY 09-18-2013 07:28 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 08:01 PM

I've had my TDI for 11 years, enjoy!

Jacket 09-19-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by rover67 (Post 239380)
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 09:13 AM

Wow, that's some impressive mileage. Nice ride!

rover67 09-19-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacket (Post 239407)
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 10:50 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 10:50 AM

those things are awesome! my wife wants a TDI jetta as her next ride.


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