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Old 07-18-2007, 03:14 PM   #31
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:38 PM   #32
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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!
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:45 PM   #33
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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!
You could rig it up to use biodiesel.
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Stiney - actually, there is no rigging involved. I think it came biodiesel ready. Unfortunately BioD is not available in my area :(
Maybe soon.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:47 PM   #35
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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:

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Sh-h, don't tell anybody but I drive a 2005 Toyota Camry. People in Michigan hate it when you buy a foreign car. There's lots of ugly bumper stickers around. But my Camrys have been reliable and well built. I loved every one of them. And I get good mileage.
I love Camry's! We're from MN.....my dh will only buy GM cars, it sucks.
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Ford Escape...my least favorite vehicle that I've ever owned, although it gets great gas mileage.

Our previous vehicle was a Durango...my all-time favorite. We had it all fixed up for our soccer trips, but when gas prices went sky high, we got the Escape.
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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:

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Hm...I was just under the impression that the diesel engine wasn't green - you make me feel a lot better!! We are driving a little Mitsubishi sedan today as our car had to have some work done. (We carpool together) - Oooh, hubby sure missed his turbo!! We really do like the Jetta - I just have a fondness for the Beetle and wish I had a TDI!
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I've got a 96 Jeep Cherokee Sport that I LOVE. Still, it loves gas so eventually I'd like to go for a hybrid SUV.
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