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  • 3 Weeks Ago 10:13 AM
    El Dobro
    VW hater porno.

  • 3 Weeks Ago 08:28 AM
    alfon
    Diesel fuel is not always cheaper than Premium. I recall a few years back where Diesel fuel was 20 cent a gallon or so more than premium, even though diesel fuel is less refined that even regular grade gas
  • 3 Weeks Ago 07:53 AM
    Jmaj
    Back in 2012 I test drove a '13 TDI Passat (dealer didn't have a Jetta) and the car must have thought I was the EPA because the fuel economy was nothing to write home about. Eventually got the Volt.

    Perusing cruzetalk, I see a lot of comments that the tiny turbos like the 1.4L run better on mid-grade or premium fuel, especially when temperatures are warm. Of course, it's a marketing disaster to require or recommend premium fuel on an "economy car" so the ECM has to have maps for chugging along on 87. So, if someone is looking for another excuse to get the diesel, diesel fuel is substantially cheaper than 89 or 91 octane.
  • 3 Weeks Ago 07:42 AM
    rmay635703
    Quote Originally Posted by twoheeldrive View Post
    As one of those "tree huggers", I am happy that you and 480,000 others will not have that opportunity.
    http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.p...=3156&start=20

    A lot of the buybacks are sitting in the yard of a future "mobility " company

    That car company may we'll sell the cars back into the market after a period of time
  • 3 Weeks Ago 07:18 AM
    Bill Step
    Quote Originally Posted by twoheeldrive View Post
    As one of those "tree huggers", I am happy that you and 480,000 others will not have that opportunity.
    you may want to hold off on your glee,,vw sold alot more polluting diesels from 1996 on up,,and alot of them are still running.2 in my yard(97,03) w/ 300k each still do.
  • 3 Weeks Ago 02:51 AM
    twoheeldrive
    Quote Originally Posted by turboguy327 View Post
    Most of them would have kept their cars if it wasn't for the payout. I'd love one of the cars they bought back. Only tree huggers truly cared. Everyone else saw, I get what I paid for the car and I drove it for 2-3 years... Sure, I'll take a check. You made it completely out of context. I'd take one of those, delete it and tune it and enjoy it for years and years.
    As one of those "tree huggers", I am happy that you and 480,000 others will not have that opportunity.
  • 3 Weeks Ago 09:47 PM
    turboguy327
    Quote Originally Posted by twoheeldrive View Post
    480,000 Volkswagen owners would disagree with you.
    Most of them would have kept their cars if it wasn't for the payout. I'd love one of the cars they bought back. Only tree huggers truly cared. Everyone else saw, I get what I paid for the car and I drove it for 2-3 years... Sure, I'll take a check. You made it completely out of context. I'd take one of those, delete it and tune it and enjoy it for years and years.
  • 3 Weeks Ago 09:12 PM
    saghost
    Quote Originally Posted by Jmaj View Post
    The TDI owners I knew seemed eager to tell me how great their cars were, and how it was even better if you did the delete emissions mod if you weren't in a smog test area. Now they're anguished. People these days.
    Yeah, it was amazing how many owners were eagerly advocating defeating/removing the emissions (always a violation of Federal Law, whether the area has emissions testing or not!) and how many are furious at VW for deceiving them and want a big payout.

    It's possible that VW has a couple completely different crowds of owners involved who honestly come by the different feelings, but a lot of the discussion felt kinda hypocritical to me. At least we're getting a decent DCFC network out of the mess.
  • 3 Weeks Ago 08:22 PM
    Jmaj
    Quote Originally Posted by twoheeldrive View Post
    480,000 Volkswagen owners would disagree with you.
    The TDI owners I knew seemed eager to tell me how great their cars were, and how it was even better if you did the delete emissions mod if you weren't in a smog test area. Now they're anguished. People these days.
  • 3 Weeks Ago 07:19 PM
    Bacardi
    Quote Originally Posted by Jmaj View Post
    Price: the delta between a diesel auto and a comparable LT auto is about $2800 except the diesel has the 9 speed transmission vs. a 6.
    You are correct, however you cannot get a diesel in a lower trim while with the non-diesel you can go two trims below (L trim and LS trim)...You don't even a ton of the standard features going between L (lowest trim) and LT (two trims above L) trims however you get the ability to add options...With a L trim you cannot even add an automatic transmission...But even the L has the rear camera, 7" screen, power windows/locks so a L isn't stripped...
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