I've gto a '97 TDI that I've piled on
175K miles. I've had a few electrical
problems and the alternator was
replaced with a rebuilt. But this car
gets 50 MPG and has great pickup. The
heater is so hot it will burn your face
and the a/c will freeze you out. I hope
to keep running it for a couple
hundered thousand more.
Fun to drive
The electrical shorts have always been
flaky. They are numerous.
This used car has been fantastic. It
gets near 50 mpg and the ride is
great. Sound build and rattle free
even at this mileage. Would definitely
recommend a used VW TDI to anyone who
was considering a diesel. These late
90's TDI's are very reliable, even
moreso then the 99.5's and priced very
smooth shifting, cruise holds tight,
drive-by-wire is great, body integrity
is excellent and air conditioning is
strong and cold. Excellent winter
starting without plugging in too.
more adjustments on drivers seat,
better headlamps, and better adhesive
on body side moldings.