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Old 01-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #31
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Ours

Her daily driver and the long distance sled.
2011 TDI SportWagen, DSG transmission, with 30k on it.
Zero problems so far aside from a rattle in the headliner. With our dogshit roads, I'm surprised there aren't more rattles. It makes a couple/three trips to California each year and has served it's intended purpose exactly as expected. Even exceeded those expectations.

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #32
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I was hoping to find another one of these threads - it seems like there's always a thread on how unbelievable TDIs are.

Yesterday I drove a TDI Golf, and then a GTI. I found the GTI to be much, much more fun. The TDI's torque was fine and would be a good daily driver if you have a long commute. Both models were well built, and the engines were both plenty strong for the car's intended use. The diesel was not as exciting as a gas motor for me though.
Good news: you may not have to pick one or the other... VW NA may bring a diesel GTI here after the next-gen MQB platform Golf is introduced in NA in 2014...so may be available as a 2015.5 or 2016...

Engine is tuned to eek out a few more hp/tqs... but comes with the GTI body & suspension....

Source: Automobile Magazine:
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http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...olkswagen_gtd/

Info on MQB Golf:
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...lkswagen_golf/

After driving UrbanCowboy's Golf TDI... it is right up there on my list of next cars.... that is if I don't pull an Old Man and get a Passat SEL TDI for highway comfort..... depends how sick I am of the highway drone by then....
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #33
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[/INDENT]After driving UrbanCowboy's Golf TDI... it is right up there on my list of next cars.... that is if I don't pull an Old Man and get a Passat SEL TDI for highway comfort..... depends how sick I am of the highway drone by then....
Why don't you just take your helicopter to work you cheapskate.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #34
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We have 2 02 TDIs Wife has a basic Golf 2 door with crank up windows
I have a Jetta wagon with power and heated leather etc.
Both are 5 speed manuals

When mine was stock the best MPG I got was 51.6 coming home from NC at 75MPH
I'm a gear head, so, neither is stock any longer.
They are both on the second timing belt ( I have the tools and Vag-Com to do this)
Hers has 520 injectors and a mild ECM swap and 2.5 " turbo back performance exhaust

Mine has 520 race injectors (tuned) and a Q Loaded computer tune for way more power.
also A 2.5" turbo back exhaust. And, a South Bend stage 3 clutch.
Needed the clutch as the other "enhancements" would slip the perfectly good stock clutch.

She gets 45-50 MPG
I get 42-48 MPG

Most days

Love these cars and plane to keep both as long as possible.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #35
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Wife had a 2000 TDI. It had enough problems that once it was out of warranty we got rid of it. It was going to be too costly to keep. Enjoyed it when it was running.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #36
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Diesel or gas engine?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #37
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #38
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Recently noticed a perhaps scary/ominous event with the DSG. (31k on it). Sometimes, not by any means always, leaving a stop, forward, or reverse, there's a huge flat spot from about 2-3 mph, like whatever power has been applied has been reduced by about 80%; adding accelerator doesn't seem to do anything and it won't accelerate with the power already fed in. This is only for 2 or so seconds. But if it gets worse I could see it being a now out of warranty astro-dollar repair.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #39
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Recently noticed a perhaps scary/ominous event with the DSG. (31k on it). Sometimes, not by any means always, leaving a stop, forward, or reverse, there's a huge flat spot from about 2-3 mph, like whatever power has been applied has been reduced by about 80%; adding accelerator doesn't seem to do anything and it won't accelerate with the power already fed in. This is only for 2 or so seconds. But if it gets worse I could see it being a now out of warranty astro-dollar repair.
Isn't the powertrain 5 years 50k?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:03 AM   #40
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with only 5k on my new wagon, I am loving it! sure wish I could get this motor in a small pickup. readout says 48mpg most of the time on level steady state driving. tons of torque, to the point of needing to reprogram my foot when taking off from stopped
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:03 AM   #41
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Recently noticed a perhaps scary/ominous event with the DSG. (31k on it). Sometimes, not by any means always, leaving a stop, forward, or reverse, there's a huge flat spot from about 2-3 mph, like whatever power has been applied has been reduced by about 80%; adding accelerator doesn't seem to do anything and it won't accelerate with the power already fed in. This is only for 2 or so seconds. But if it gets worse I could see it being a now out of warranty astro-dollar repair.
I've had that happen, pushed the pedal and nothing happen, even when it works normally there is a lag when taking off from a stop.
That bugs the crap out of me, probably not an issue with a stick.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:36 AM   #42
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Mine has 520 race injectors (tuned) and a Q Loaded computer tune for way more power.
also A 2.5" turbo back exhaust. And, a South Bend stage 3 clutch.
Needed the clutch as the other "enhancements" would slip the perfectly good stock clutch.
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I need a south bend for mine too. It sounds like I have the same mods on my 2002 Jetta, except I just cut the muffler off instead of doing a full exhaust. I have a VR6 clutch, wish I would have gone bigger when I changed it.


My MPG never changed with the mods though. I stayed right around 44 for me, 38 when the girlfriend drives. I have no idea what the hell she does to that car.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:11 AM   #43
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We have 2 02 TDIs Wife has a basic Golf 2 door with crank up windows
I have a Jetta wagon with power and heated leather etc.
Both are 5 speed manuals

When mine was stock the best MPG I got was 51.6 coming home from NC at 75MPH
I'm a gear head, so, neither is stock any longer.
They are both on the second timing belt ( I have the tools and Vag-Com to do this)
Hers has 520 injectors and a mild ECM swap and 2.5 " turbo back performance exhaust

Mine has 520 race injectors (tuned) and a Q Loaded computer tune for way more power.
also A 2.5" turbo back exhaust. And, a South Bend stage 3 clutch.
Needed the clutch as the other "enhancements" would slip the perfectly good stock clutch.

She gets 45-50 MPG
I get 42-48 MPG

Most days

Love these cars and plane to keep both as long as possible.
was reading on a TDI newsgroup that they were pulling 250 hp out of those things
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:49 AM   #44
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Why don't you just take your helicopter to work you cheapskate.
If by helicopter you mean 'hitch-hike' then yes.. I could do that...
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #45
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I'll chime in.

I have a 2009 Sedan, 6 speed. 92k miles.

Only issue i've had is the exhaust gas valve seizing up on me. Was easy enough to fix myself, $300 part. Other than that, smooth sailing!
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