Purchased my VW Passat TDI in March of
1997 after reviewing several articles
on the TDI engine. Hard to believe you
can get that great fuel mileage in a
mid-size vehicle. No American made auto
can do that. I have almost 150,000
miles on it now and it still runs
great. I like going almost 900 miles
before I have to fill up again. I
change the oil every 5,000 miles and
the timing belt every 60,000.
Fuel mileage ranging from 40 - 50 MPG
depending on the drive. Went to Las
Vegas, NV and back on one tank of fuel.
The round trip was a little over 850
miles. I still had room to drive around
after I returned.
The California Air Resources Board put
the hurt on VW to eliminate their
diesel engines from CA due to excessive
particulate matter emitted in the air.
Seems odd watching all the 18 wheelers
driving through the state un-bothered
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