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.
VW Jetta TDi 2009 Over 50 MPG
So I'm on my way home from summer vacation and it's a 10-11 hour drive over
two days. I decide to find out for absolute sure WHAT mpg this car can
get. So after a few hours on the road I pull into a truck stop (I realize
now that this time spent on the road in the beginning reduced the displayed
avg. mpg for the trip), found a small nozzle pump and start to fill up with
b5 diesel. The pump kicks off after a few gallons so, just to make sure,
I top it off just once. I pull back on the interstate, hit zero
congestion, and drive 116 miles at 60 - 65 mph. I then pull into the rest
stop. I hit the men's room (priority 1!) then went for gas. At the pump I
take it slow to try and minimize backwash. I do not try to top it off
this time. What you see here are the results.
April 16, 2012
EDIT: WHAAAAT!? Almost 10k views?! Well I guess this means I gotta put
up some kind of follow up video....
MPG TEST #2 (compilation):
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Additional Features
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Looking at some additional features of the 2010 Jetta TDI not usually
pointed out. One of the most noted features deals with the Climatronic
automatic climate control. Since the TDI has low heat output on a cold day,
there is a supplemental electric heater to provide heat for the interior.
So while the engine heats up, the electric heater will supply some heat
while you wait. Other features involve the air diffuser vent, operating the
heated mirrors. and the multifunction indicator (MFI). _
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Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel | Comparison Test | Edmunds.com
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.
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Volkswagen Jetta TDI fuel filter change (mk5 2006 shown)
2005-2006.htm or http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a5/2009-2010-VW-TDI-fuel-fil
ter.htm for more details on how to change the fuel filter. Please note
that early mk5 and later mk5-mk6 engines are slightly different so the
notes are different.
Fuel-efficiency tips from the VW TDI pros
Want ultimate fuel efficiency from your car? Learn the tricks of the trade
from pros Gary Williams Jr. and David Jurca. Master their techniques and
you might just be ready to showcase your skills in TDI Tank Wars, the fun,
fuel-efficiency challenge for TDI Clean Diesels. At the least, you'll be
adding miles between every fill up.