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post #61 of 71

After 20,000 miles on my Jetta Sportwagon TDI, I'm averaging (up,down,everywhere) 42.4 mpg.  On some trips, when I'm mostly in the sweet spot around 50-55 mph, I'll get 50mpg.  It feels just as strong in real life on the road as my Audi A6 wagon.  But then, that averages 20.7mpg.  

post #62 of 71
I'd have taken a TDI Tiguan in a flash, but VW doesn't sell a 4Motion version. The diesels I've driven in Ireland were pretty hot, torquey as all get out -- drive all day and the needle barely drops. TDI + manual (also not available with 4Motion) and I'd have been swimming in gratitude.
post #63 of 71
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

 

Last I heard it was NOT coming over for 16.

 

For all the torque, it does not like starting in 2nd gear which surprises me. Another plus of the diesel, it is basically a no cost option because while it costs more up front, you get that and then some on the resale then you get the benefit of it while you own it. 


I can answer that one.  The original 98 1.9l TDI had the torque come on at about 1400-1450 rpm which was about 500 above idle.  While it had less torque and hp it spin wheels in 1st and 2nd from a start no problem.  The following year they added the Variable Vane Turbo system and had about the same result.

 

The new 2l TDI has a lot more torque (about 100 ft lbs) and about 50 more hp than the old 1.9l in North American tuning.  The down side which took a little while to get used to was the torque now comes on about 2100 rpm (which is about 1100rpm above idle)

 

.  Hit that number and you fly.

 

So at any speed if you think you need power keep the RPM above that magic number,  anything below you are going to wish you had.

 

 

This was my baby after the tree hit it while I was driving during the tail end of Sandy.  Tree was about  2ft in dia.  New Roof and back on the road.

post #64 of 71

It's coming....

...but not here and at 150K that's not so heartbreaking, just to bad because it has EaglesPDX's name all over it;) http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-volkswagen-xl1-first-drive-review

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post #66 of 71

Kind of a bummer the AWD golf wagon isn't here, as my V70R is getting long in the tooth and expensive to maintain.  I guess I should be thankful I only have to keep fixing my car and not have an additional car payment too.

post #67 of 71
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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

Kind of a bummer the AWD golf wagon isn't here, as my V70R is getting long in the tooth and expensive to maintain.  I guess I should be thankful I only have to keep fixing my car and not have an additional car payment too.

This is what I've been telling myself for five years. It's cheaper than a car payment.... If the bill is higher, I say.... Hmmm, $800 is less than $40,000....
post #68 of 71
Heard back from VW in Lethbridge. They expect the Sportwagen TDI in manual with AWD, but not for a year and a half. It sounded like they thought that would put me off, but of course it won't.
post #69 of 71

Wow... a year and a half?  So that will be a 2016 model year.  I think I can get my VR70 to hang in there that long.

post #70 of 71

Don't believe it till you see it.  VW of America (and Canada) is notorious for not bring in cars after they promise them.

post #71 of 71
I'll keep you posted. When I responded, I underscored my interest in the AWD/stick combo. I'm willing to forego TDI, but not the other two. I still have Band-Aids for the current car. Getting some more this week..
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