2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel vs. 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
For the love of fuel economy
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DRIVE Volkswagen Jetta TDI
You don't have to buy a hybrid to get good fuel economy. For enthusiasts
who want to tread lighter, VW offers up the Jetta TDI. Like all modern
diesel engines it's clean, quiet and efficient. Tom Voelk takes a look at
this different way to go green.
Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel
MORE ON HYBRID VS. DIESEL @ INSIDELINE.COM:
We were locked in mortal combat, just as adrenaline-addled Leonidas and
hubris-filled Xerxes met at the Battle of Thermopylae, when a relative
handful of highly specialized Spartans held off a seemingly bottomless
torque-pit of Persians for seven excruciating days.
Here we have the 2009 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, embodying
up-to-the-minute fuel-sipping methods and machinery intended to take us
immaculately into a spotless future. In the other lane, the newly
introduced 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbodiesel, a rolling relic of tried-and-true
yester-tech locomotion (upon whose sooty breath the Industrial Revolution
itself was built) that has been remastered, reengineered and reintroduced
to be meaner, cleaner and more efficient than ever.
But the battle left us weary — done in by the struggle and tired of each
other like Siamese twins on prom night.
King of Diesel Cars - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volkswagen/jetta/2013/?id=32972 The Volkswagen
Jetta resides in the most competitive automotive category in the world: the
compact car segment. Over the years this class has been dominated by the
Japanese brands but Volkswagen has managed to carve out a spot with the
Jetta. This small sedan offers German engineering and design at a very
reasonable price point. Add to the mix a very fuel efficient turbocharged diesel power plant and the Jetta TDI
really starts to distance itself from the rest of the pack. The 2013
Volkswagen Jetta TDI has a base price of $23,055.
Research shows that one point or another in your lifetime you will probably
own a compact sedan. Most often compact cars are bought by young people who
cannot afford a high end car or the empty nester looking for reliable
transportation. There are a lot of choices in this segment. From Japan you
have the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and the Nissan Sentra. From Korea you
have the Hyundai Elantra, and from here in the U.S. here is the Chevy
Cruze, Dodge Dart, and the Ford Focus. So you can see there are some very
recognizable cars in this segment.
One thing that set the Volkswagen Jetta apart is that it's engineered in
German which translates into a world class European ride that none of the
aforementioned competitors can match. Another thing that sets the Jetta TDI
apart is that Volkswagen is committed to diesel technology. The 2.0 liter
turbocharged diesel 4-cylinder has an
impressive 236 lb-ft. of torque making this one fun to drive fuel efficient
car. Another thing that adds to the fun factor is a 6-speed manual
Volkswagen is part of the VW/Audi group so in turn the car gets a lot of
help in the design department. The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta looks more
sophisticated than any other car in this segment. On the inside, the
interior of the 2013 VW Jetta TDI is very clean, comfortable, and
sophisticated. There is a very German feel to this car. The overall
industrial look makes it appealing to buyers.
Being a German car company, Volkswagen really understands what it means to
drive a car not just own one. Because of that they put a lot of attention
into things like the seats, the steering wheel, and the engine. For about
$23k you get great fuel economy in a wonderfully styled car.
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CHECK OUT THE NEW DIESEL JETTA:
For those alternative-fuel-conscious, carbon-conscientious driving
enthusiasts among us, the big news from Volkswagen is electric, mainly
because it has introduced a car that isn't.
The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel (yep, that's its official name)
is the first diesel-powered new car to be certified for sale across the
entire U.S. — including California and the four states that piggyback
their emissions regulations on the Golden State since they all turned up
their tailpipe-sniffing noses at everyone else in 2006.
So it was probably no mere coincidence that Volkswagen chose Santa Monica,
California, as the site for the introduction of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
TDI. And as we later tested the Jetta TDI near our Santa Monica office by
driving the Pacific Coast Highway and the canyon roads of Malibu, we were
happy to flaunt this turbodiesel's new
clean-and-green status in the backyard of so many Prius-driving members of
the celebrity set.
2009 VW Jetta TDI - Fuel Filter Change
Fuel Filter Replacement in a nutshell:
1) Replace every 20K miles (I do mine every 10K with oil change).
2) Have the right filter for your housing.
3) Engine OFF! Remove Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
4) Water Separator Service (1 Screw Plug, 1 Washer Seal)
a. Remove Screw Plug and old Washer Seal with Torx T30 bit.
b. Siphon water at bottom of Filter Housing from top of housing - A.K.A
c. Siphon enough fuel to avoid spillage when Housing is opened.
d. Reinstall Screw Plug with New Washer Seal. Torque 3 Nm (27 in-lb).
5) Fuel Filter Replacement (1 Filter, 2 Seals on Filter, 2 Seals in
a. Remove 5 Torx T30 Bolts and lift off Upper Filter Housing with lines
b. If you see any amount of metal particles TAKE THE CAR TO A
PROFESSIONAL! You have a major issue.
c. Pull out old Filter and Seals in Housing.
d. Clean as necessary Lower Filter Housing by Siphoning out remaining
NOTE: Removal of Lower Filter Housing is not a requirement. So long
as you remove any contaminants found at the bottom of the canister by other
e. Install New Filter and New Seals.
f. FILL CANISTER WITH CLEAN FUEL to help purge air. (approx. 650 ml or
22 oz) ---OR--- Use VAG-COM to operate fuel pump from fuel tank to prime
the fuel system (the air will be sent back to the tank to vent) SEE VAG-COM
STEP BELOW (7).
g. Reinstall Upper Filter Housing and secure with 5 Bolts. Torque 5 Nm
6) Reinstall Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
7) If you have VCDS/VAG-COM, operate fuel pumps to purge air from Filter
8) Otherwise, Start Engine & try to run it at 2K RPM for at least 30
seconds. If Engine shuts down, restart engine (this method is not
preferred. it is bad for your High Pressure Fuel Pump).
NOTE: Turning key to turn on Accessories does not turn on the fuel pumps,
from what I have read, only when the key is turned to Ignition (Engine
A visual aid to what to expect when replacing the Fuel Filter on the 2009
VW Jetta TDI (A5 - CBEA ).
I used as a reference the Bentley Publishers VW Jetta Service Manual
(2005-2010) as well as a couple of very good write-ups which can be found
at the following links. Many thanks to those who took the time to document
and share the information at these links.
I obtained the Mann Fuel Filter from IDPARTS.COM (formerly TDIPARTS.COM),
UPS Ground Shipping was free with them. Amazon.com also offers the same
Mann Fuel Filter for those who are exclusive to Amazon.
VW TDI and Audi TDI bad camshaft removal and replacement procedure DIY
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duse PD camshafts tend, to wear, needing repair and replacement of lifters
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Volkswagen Jetta Road Test
Watch our Volkswagen Jetta road test with this video from Consumer Reports.
The Volkswagen Jetta comes in a variety of styles. The diesel gets great
fuel economy. The wagon is roomy, and the Rabbit is a hatchback. Get more
car info on our website:
How Far Can You Drive On One Tank of Diesel? - Chevy Cruze 2.0TD vs. VW Jetta TDI
We set out to verify these cars' lofty highway-fuel-economy ratings—42
mpg for the Jetta, 46 for the Cruze—by driving from our Ann Arbor
headquarters to the world's largest truck stop in Walcott, Iowa. After that
409-mile drive, the Jetta was still 200 miles from empty and the Cruze more
than 300, so we turned around and headed for Engineered Diesel in
Read the full Comparison Test here: http://bit.ly/17jqq5E
CARS: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD, 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
REVIEW - Jetta TDI Sport Wagon - Clean Diesel
Driving review of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sport Wagon. The space of
an SUV, the handling of a sports sedan and 42 mpg on the highway make this
one of the best choices on the road. See the road trips, interior and
exterior shots and impressions from reviewer Mike Febbo.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Forget the smoke billowing from 18-wheelers and the stench of a passing
city bus, because diesel technology - as applied to passenger vehicles like
the 2009 Volkswagen jetta TDI - has cleaned up its act
A preview of the Jetta TDI diesel
A preview of the Jetta TDI by the four-cylinder 2.0liter common rail diesel
that will appear in both sedan and Sportwagen versions in summer 2008.