Originally Posted by Sharly
2004 VW Jetta Wagon - TDI - (Turbo Diesel engine), which I know is not environmentally friendly, but when I can get 45 mpg from something that is environmentally friendly that you can still transport 2x4s in (yes, we've done that with the Jetta), I'll switch!!
I would rather be driving a New Beetle!
Don't know why you think it's not environmentally friendly?!?!?!
They have lower emissions, and MUCH higher fuel mileage, and most places the diesel prices are cheaper than the gas! Plus you can get biodiesel too!
The age of diesels being slower, smellier, louder and all that is definitely coming to an end.
Be careful what kind of bio-diesel you put in it, some work just fine, while others require modifications. I don't know which is which, the SO generally buys the bio-diesel.
We have a 2004 Golf TDI Hatchback. Drove it clear across the country from NJ to WA at the beginning of the summer, pulled the back seats out and had it loaded to the gills. Averaged 48 mpg and generally drove 75-80 mph on the freeways. Gotta love 'em! :happydancing: