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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:54   #14
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Location: Indianapolis

I thought the video was silly, for the most part, like two high school boys talking ****. A better comparison between the two cars can be found in Motor Trend:

Back to the video -- I have a DSG but if I set my cruise control on 50 mph I get some pretty spectacular mpg, far better than a measly 40. I don't think that guy knew how to drive a diesel.

WSKTDI, yesterday I was behind one of the original Insights. He was really hauling ass down the street and turned on to the entrance ramp of the freeway and I followed him. I was surprised how fast that car was, unless he had done some kind of modification to it. I didn't try to keep up with him in heavy traffic. He was a rather crazy driver and soon disappeared down the outside lane doing at least 80.
2009 Jetta TDI, black, tan interior with black dash, DSG, 16" Wheels, Build date 11/08. 'Fixed.'
47.8 mpg best tank, all interstate @ 70 mph ----- 157,000 miles on odometer.
2004 Toyota Solara SLE V6 (wife's), 1979 Diesel Rabbit (RIP), 1981 VW Diesel Pickup (RIP), 1986 Jetta gasser (gone).

Last edited by jbright; November 9th, 2010 at 09:11.
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