This is my second VW TDI. Other cars
include a Mercedes and Corvette.
The new 2004 PD TDI has noticably more
torque and more power, however, fuel
mileage is not quite as good as the
2000-2003 TDI's. I got 45 -50 mpg on
last TDI; 2004 PD TDI gets about 40-45
mpg... still very good.
I would avoid the light beige cloth
interior... too hard to keep clean.
(I known this from my 2000 TDI).
Overall, very happy with car and would
Car is rock solid. No rattles or
squeaks. Build quality is near
perfect. So far, no problems during
first 6,000 miles. Stereo system is
above average. Good solid towing
capacity for a small car (1300+ lbs).
Rear seats difficult to fold down
because you must 1st remove all rear
headrests. Also, front seats must be
slid forward, making it difficult to
comfortably drive (I'm 5'10")when
carrying cargo. 6' drivers will NOT be
able to drive when rear seatbacks are