Not your typical diesel
By Mccrazy on
Vehicle2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
ReviewComing from a Legacy GT I was worried that the power wouldn't be there. However mated with the 6 speed manual it is plenty of zip and performs just fine in the mountains near Denver. The 1 regret is the gearing on the vehicle for higher speed driving. For customers that need to avg. 80 mph you won't get the typical 42 mpg I have been calculating. The best mpg - avg speed hovers around 60 - 63 mph which correlates to 50 mpg. Overall I am happy so far, 6,600 miles in the fuel costs are excellent and always try to get 600 miles to the tank. Pricing makes it hard to say no and the gov. incentives are nice. The only problem I foresee is taking it in for service, I've heard horror stories.
Best Featuresbest clutch pedal feeling ever (smooth), 17" wheels, Sirius radio integration, MFD computer (that is accurate not 5 mpg off)
Worst FeaturesFan for engine runs 2x a week after I shutoff the vehicle (could be a non- issue), fog lights standard, power driver seat, actual leather, xenon headlights, LED tail lights.
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