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Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel

MORE ON HYBRID VS. DIESEL @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=141626 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.


 


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WRX Takes On Ralliart: Subaru vs. Mitsubishi
FOR MORE WRX VS. RALLIART: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=138347??tid= edmunds.il.home.photopanel..2.* Stuff the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX into a corner, and you know it deserves a rematch with the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. It's no less refined than the 2008 WRX, but it goes in without paralyzing understeer and doesn't keel over as soon as you load the outside tires. Provoke it and you'll get some attitude. When you're back on the throttle hard at the exit, there's no rush to grab 3rd gear. Rescued from last year's rev-starved funk, the 2.5-liter boxer-4 engine wants to see its 6,500-rpm redline again. Most important, the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX isn't trying so hard to distance you from the drive. It rewards your efforts in the cockpit — one of the things that made the previous-generation WRX so likable. Probably this is also why the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is so involving to drive. Introduced last summer, this Lancer Ralliart is the long-awaited head-on challenge to the WRX dynasty and it kicked the 2008 WRX while it was down. Even compared to the 2009 WRX, Mitsubishi's Ralliart is a flashier package. It has mechanical limited-slip differentials both front and rear, a very neat automated dual-clutch gearbox, Recaro seats and the schnoz of a tiger shark. Evo Jr. has a nice stiff chassis, too. If the homely gray Subaru has any shot at winning here, it will have to do more with less.





VW R32 Rips It Up @ the Track
MORE VOLKSWAGEN R32 @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Followup/articleId=123373 You climb out of Bakersfield and go up the slope of the Sierra Nevada on California Highway 178 and the road wanders past Lake Isabella and through the Sequoia National Forest before emptying into the red expanse of the Mojave Desert. The high-speed sweepers flatter both the 2008 Volkswagen R32 and the driver holding its flat-bottom steering wheel. Nothing seduces like flattery. You might even think the VW R32 is the last car you'll ever need to buy.





Impreza WRX STi for Cops? Subaru Impreza Specialty Cars @ 2009 CAS
MORE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/chicago/2009/subarucustomimprez awrxstinews.html Subaru has built a custom 2009 Impreza WRX STI for factory rally team driver Travis Pastrana in celebration of his third Rally America National Championship. You can see the car at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, with Pastrana himself expected to make an appearance February 14 and 15 to sign autographs. Pastrana's new ride uses a combination of custom-made parts and accessories from both Subaru Performance Tuning and Subaru Tecnica International. To improve handling, Subaru has added an SPT front strut tower brace and SPT lower chassis brace. The stock 305-horsepower STI engine receives a performance Boost from a tuned ECU and custom downpipe. An STI short-throw shifter is connected to the six-speed gearbox. This special 2009 Subaru WRX STI also receives a custom carbon-fiber hood and rear spoiler along with a chin spoiler, mesh grille and Exhaust finishers sold as STI accessories. Biggie-size BF Goodrich G-Force Super Sport A/S 275/35ZR18 tires are wrapped around 18-inch Work Evolution XD-9 wheels finished in custom satin black. PIAA high-intensity discharge headlights, mud flaps and decals complete the rally look. The interior upholstery is done in blue Alcantara trimmed in yellow piping. Custom yellow stitching also adds accents to the steering wheel, shifter boot and brake lever boot. Carbon fiber-patterned trim adorns the dash, doors and console. The STI's very basic stock sound system has been replaced with Kicker speakers, amplifiers and a 10-inch subwoofer. Subaru has also tucked an Xbox 360 underneath the passenger seat and connected it to the Eclipse head unit.





Scion tC 5.0 @ 2009 CAS
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Fast Diesel? VW Touareg TDI @ the Track
MORE VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2009/06/il-track-tested-2009-volkswag en-touareg-v6-tdi.html?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..2.* Diesels are finally here, sort of. Now that we have the low-sulfur fuel, manufacturers have responded with vehicles that even the great state of California will allow on its hallowed highways. Trouble is, these vehicles aren't exactly cheap. Case in point: the 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI. It starts at nearly $43K, which is over $3,000 more than the base V6. And as the numbers below attest, it's not exactly the fastest SUV we've ever tested. That said, the diesel engine works well in the Touareg, doling out torque right when you need a stiff push in the back. It's quiet, too, and according to the EPA it will return 25 mpg on the highway. See what our road test editor thought about what it can do at the test track after the jump.





2010 Golf TDI vs Toyota Prius vs Ford Fiesta mileage challenge review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Like it or not alternative fuel efficient cars are the wave of the future. So we couldn't help but wonder what's the best way to power a car. Is the future gas, diesel or electric hybrid drive. Curious? Watch the video to find out.





2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Vs. 2012 Toyota Prius
The Ultimate Commuter Car Shootout. Fuel economy numbers are often little more than a lie printed on a piece of paper and stuck to a car's window. That said, they can be terribly misleading in the hunt for a fuel-efficient commuter car. http://www.autoguide.com/car-comparisons/2012-toyota-prius-vs-2012-volkswag en-jetta-tdi-2076.html Whether you're motivated by ambition to save the environment or the simple desire to visit the gas pump less often, two hypermiling machines stand out above the rest, and not just for their impressive fuel economy claims either, but because unlike nearly every other car on the market, they exceed the already impressive EPA rated figures. These two cars are the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Toyota Prius. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AutoGuideVideo YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Autoguide Facebook - http://facebook.com/AutoGuide Twitter - http://twitter.com/AutoGuide Google+ - http://goo.gl/LBxsP Web - http://www.AutoGuide.com AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and car review videos. Produced By Chris Blanchette/Adam Wood. Hosts: Colum Wood/Richard Cazeau





VW Jetta TDI vs Toyota Prius Showdown
The Jetta TDI on the track vs. Toyota Prius





Volkswagen TDI's Cold Start, Or Not
After 4 days of sitting and a few nights of -25 I thought we would see if the VW's would start, They are extremely reliable cars but like any diesel winter and starting do not go along. I didnt push them simply because I did not want to kill the battery. 2001 golf tdi with 315000km's and 2003 jetta with 295000km's.





Meet the Volkswagens - Jetta TDI Meets Prius
Check out the new Volkswagen ad featuring the Jetta TDI and Max.





2010 VW Golf TDI
Cars.com's Mike Hanley takes a look at the 2010 VW Golf TDI. It competes with the Mazda Mazda3 hatchback, Honda Fit and Mini Cooper. Produced by: Eric Rossi Videographer: Matthew Avery





Volkswagen Jetta Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/kbb/NewsAndReviews/VideoLibrary.aspx Volkswagen Jetta. The concept of German engineering might seem like a simple marketing ploy but there is actually something to it. Driving privileges for Germanys fabled autobahn arent limited to the fastest, most expensive cars. Relatively inexpensive cars like the Volkswagen Jetta travel the autobahn, too. Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Volkswagen Jetta. Unsurprisingly, the same engineering philosophy that makes the Volkswagen Jetta suitable for the autobahn also makes it pretty darn fun to drive. America car buyers have known this ever since the Jetta was introduced to the US in 1980. Now in its fifth generation, the Jetta continues to offer German style and handling at a price accessible to the common man. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





MotorWeek Road Test: 2010 Toyota Prius
MotorWeek Road Test: 2010 Toyota Prius





The Smart Fortwo vs the Toyota IQ
A look at the 2009 Smart ForTwo and 2012 Toyota IQ3 Blog Entry http://goo.gl/WM8P4





2010 Toyota Prius brake problems. Easy fix, amazing documentary
This is for all the idiots out there that belong on the bus, get off the road, and stay off if you can not stop your car. I love this, some on here comment on me wearing a facemask, now really, if you saw my face would it really matter? Like any of you know who I am anyways, show your face mother-fuckers. Second, the f-bombs are on purpose, do you really think I talk like this on a daily basis? I have said time and time again, I was going for 45 of them to match my mpg. Learn to read you bunch of tools.




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1997 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 turbo: 9.700 @ 146.000
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS: 12.898 @ 97.580
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLX: 13.200 @ 106.540
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta : 13.220 @ 104.850
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLX: 13.410 @ 106.300
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 Turbo: 13.578 @ 100.080
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1991 Volkswagen Jetta VR6: 13.656 @ 99.769
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Gls: 13.892 @ 102.130
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS: 13.927 @ 104.470
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: 13.947 @ 102.770
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: 14.100 @ 101.000
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8T: 14.113 @ 97.950
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg: 14.271 @ 100.023
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta wolfsberg: 14.316 @ 100.440
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX: 14.381 @ 95.570
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8t 4 Speed Auto: 14.406 @ 95.700
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg: 14.422 @ 97.490
Jordan Stowe, Engine: 1.8t, Turbos: k03 sport


2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 N/A: 14.440 @ 95.960
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: 14.494 @ 96.000
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI: 14.500 @ 100.450
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