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New Diesel Ratings

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    6/24/2010 3:46:51 PM

    2004 Volkswagen New Beetle

    Just love it

    Pros: smooth running, exceptional ride

    Cons: storage

    Snow bird vehicle, the very best ride, to and from florida, every bit as good a ride as my mercedes.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    6/17/2010 7:35:22 AM

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

    Jetta TDI is a great green car

    Pros: fuel economy

    Ignoring the fact that mine is white, my 2009 Jetta delivers 2X the fuel economy of the usual gas car at a real 38 mpg around town. It rides well, at 16K miles I've had no difficulties and I am well satisfied.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    6/11/2010 8:17:17 AM

    2004 Volkswagen Touareg

    Never Again

    Pros: The style

    Cons: That the car did not make it to 100,000 miles without major repairs.

    This car has been the worst car I have ever purchased. I have purchased 16 new cars from BMW to Jeeps. I have had close to 8 thousand dollars in repairs over the past 6 yrs with this car, from drive shaft, ele issues to tranmission and 4 CD players. I will never buy another VW.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    6/11/2010 7:31:35 AM

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta

    Jetta TDI Sports Wagon

    Pros: BMW like ride

    Cons: lights stay on after you shut off ignition

    Excellent diesel with lots of power

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    6/11/2010 6:33:51 AM

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

    Economy with reasonable performance

    Pros: Fuel economy

    Cons: would have liked steering wheel acessory controls

    My VW Jetta Sportwagen is a very comfortable, reliable, responsive car with remarkable fuel economy. Being able to carry a pile of stuff is a definite extra and still deliver between 35 and 38 mpg in around town driving is a great combination. The glass roof and DSG transmission are enjoyable pluses. At 16K miles it has worked flawlessly and cost me nothing for repairs or maintenance.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    5/12/2010 12:48:11 PM

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

    What a Great Car!

    Pros: Combination of DSG trans and torque curve (236ft lbs)

    VW Jetta TDI (direct injection turbo diesel) with DSG (auto manual transmission) is such a fun and sporty econobox. Rides, handles and brakes like a much sportier car. Once you learn to 'ride' the torque curve when accelerating, a stop light drag race is yours. The trunk is huge for a small car and the back seats fold down for even more room. 30+ mpg around town and so far my best trip mileage is 49.3 mpg!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    5/7/2010 12:23:14 PM

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

    Jetta TDI Stealth Economy Car

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: brakes

    The Jetta TDI performs better than any other economy car period. The torque that the 1.9 liter turbo diesel motor develops is astounding and the 6 speed automatic is the perfect tool to transfer power to the wheels. There is a standard CD/Satellite/AM/FM stereo system with 10 speakers that sounds like a high end aftermarket system. In all a sweet ride.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year