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New Diesel Ratings

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    1/13/2011 6:59:10 AM

    2004 Volkswagen Touareg

    Touareg Magic

    Pros: Luxury and Performance

    Cons: High maintenance cost

    I have owned my 2004 Touareg (V8) since new and enjoyed every moment of ownership. All aspects of the SUV (power, construction quality, comfort, etc.) are outstanding except the high cost of wear items, e.g. brakes, rotors, etc., but this is a small price to pay for a vehicle that provides so much joy to drive. Although the Touareg weighs in at 5300 lbs., the 310 HP motor will provide plenty of power to propel the SUV from stand-still and roll-on in a manner that almost makes you believe you are in a sports car. By the way, I also own a BMW M5 that I enjoy driving but for all purpose driving I pick the Touareg.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    1/6/2011 3:33:37 PM

    2010 Audi A3

    Nice car with great mileage & performance

    Pros: paddle shifter

    Cons: quattro not available in the US.

    Being an avid Audi fan & owner, we traded an allroad for this little diesel. Too bad it isn't available as a Quattro. With 30,000 miles since we bought it in mid March, we have had no trouble. The first few months, we traveled a lot with a new GrandBaby in North Carolina. Saved about $300 / month in fuel cost over the thirsty allroad. It lacks a few amenities that we are used to in our TT and RS6. We will trade when the quattro's become available.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    12/8/2010 10:09:59 PM

    2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

    This is a great car for northern California. It is sporty and seasonal.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    11/30/2010 11:28:25 PM

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta

    VW GLI

    Pros: 6 SPD

    I LOVE GLI

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
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    11/30/2010 6:24:08 PM

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

    great fuel economy,

    Pros: fuel economy

    Wake up america, diesel gives great longivity, quiet great torque, smooth tiptronic trans.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    11/28/2010 3:19:07 PM

    2011 Audi A3

    Pros: mpg, in sports car

    Cons: not available in quattro

    Best priced TDI in luxury line with lots of utility, quality ad 40mpg

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
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    10/19/2010 7:15:00 PM

    2004 Volkswagen Golf

    Pros: Trunk is huge, great pick up and very dependable.

    Cons: The cloth on seats is not as durable as the rest of the car.

    This is my 4th Golf in 25 years and I still love the car. It still looks brand new after 6 years and 69000 miles. Never have had any problems.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years