Phil, if you haven't seen it already, take a look at the March issue of Car and Driver, where there is a long term test of a Jetta TDI sedan. They seemed to like it overall, but there were complaints about throttle response around town with the DSG option, interior rattles, and the big one -- poor heat in cold temperatures. That's a generic VW diesel problem; the reviewers said any temps below 40F were enough to make the car an icebox for 20 minutes or more, even with seat heaters on. That does remind me of experiences with another VW diesel many years ago -- we'd often get to our destination before the thing began to generate heat.
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2/11/10 at 5:35am