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Old October 24th, 2008, 23:39   #1
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Default The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta--Another Review

Reading the review it was easy to see that the reviewer was not a diesel guy.

But his only major complaint was a bit of smelly fuel on his hands and feet when he pumped his fuel at the service station.

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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:45   #2
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Not a bad review overall. But it is a bit dispiriting to see in a new car review that the cars are basically sold out and unavailable for another 3 or 4 months! I mean, I thought that kind of unavailability only happened to latest hot kids' toys around Christmas!
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:10   #3
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From the review by Scott Burgess:

Pros: High mileage at an affordable price.

Cons: Misconceptions surrounding diesel vehicles will annoy you during dinner parties.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:34   #4
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From the review by Scott Burgess:

Pros: High mileage at an affordable price.

Cons: Misconceptions surrounding diesel vehicles will annoy you during dinner parties.
Be honest - there isn't a TDI-geek on this website who wouldn't love an opportunity to set all those dinner party-goers straight!
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Old October 25th, 2008, 17:07   #5
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Well said... my brother-in-law, the moocher extraordinaire, always gives me hell about driving a diesel car. I just laugh in his face at his mooching ability and also his very unevenly painted, lowered, and riced Civic... I guess I'll just have to deal with driving a "crappy diesel"...

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Old October 25th, 2008, 17:14   #6
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I've made people's eyes cross on many occassions.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 19:37   #7
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Me: Yeah, it's a diesel.
Them: Woa, this is not a good time to drive a diesel. Look at those prices!
Me: I get 45 mpg in Atlanta traffic. What do you get?
Them: I go about 5 days on a tank of gas.
Me: Typical answer. You don't have a clue, do you? Even at this ridiculous $1.10 gas price spread your car would have to get 32mpg under the same driving conditions to cost the same in fuel, but it doesn't, so I still spend less.
Them: (.......)
Me: <thinking> no wonder I don't have any friends.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 21:33   #8
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2009 TDI Jetta, regular gas $3.39 per gallon, Diesel $3.14 per gallon and falling. I have had my car almost 3 weeks and it has 2030 miles on it already. Its a no brainer, but I still have my 23 mpg "96" Volvo 850R. I live near San Francisco and there are alot of hills and stop and go. Can't wait to go on a road trip.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 22:24   #9
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2009 TDI Jetta, regular gas $3.39 per gallon, Diesel $3.14 per gallon and falling. I have had my car almost 3 weeks and it has 2030 miles on it already. Its a no brainer, but I still have my 23 mpg "96" Volvo 850R. I live near San Francisco and there are alot of hills and stop and go. Can't wait to go on a road trip.
hm. i too just got a 2009 sedan, to compliment my 2004 S60R. maybe one day ill be able to have a tdi (my second, i also have an 03 wagon) with the security all wheel drive on the volvo affords me.

have you had any service, or changed the oil yet?
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Old October 26th, 2008, 12:05   #10
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Strange thread coincidence. We're getting an '09 JSW TDI that will sit aside our '06 S60R. One is completely sensible, the other . . . well sort of sensible.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 13:51   #11
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2009 TDI Jetta, regular gas $3.39 per gallon, Diesel $3.14 per gallon and falling. I have had my car almost 3 weeks and it has 2030 miles on it already. Its a no brainer, but I still have my 23 mpg "96" Volvo 850R. I live near San Francisco and there are alot of hills and stop and go. Can't wait to go on a road trip.
Sorry to hijack, but where are you paying $3.14 for diesel? BTW nice to see another Pacifica resident! I wonder what TDI economy's like climbing up Highway 1 or Sharp Park Road every day...
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Old October 26th, 2008, 14:52   #12
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Diesel is $3.29 here in central Illinois and coming down. Have almost 6,000 miles on 09 Jetta TDI sedan with DSG, averaging 43 mpg overall. On board computer is a little optimistic, but close. Really enjoying this car. Plenty of power and no troubles so far. the DSG is so smooth, you cannot feel it change gears like other AT's.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 20:37   #13
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Go to S.S.F. @ Hickey and ECR Cheveron station next to Carls jr. Lots of people getting fuel there so best to go in the morrning or late night. $3.15 (sorry I was a penny off) today. I live in the back of Linda Mar. My DSG is kinda like driving a stick without the clutch. Sometimes when I back up on a hill it gets a little jerky like the clutch is slipping. I average about 35 mpg driving around the hills and city, out on 280 it gets 40+ if I stay below 70 mph.

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Old October 27th, 2008, 03:40   #14
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Not a bad review overall. But it is a bit dispiriting to see in a new car review that the cars are basically sold out and unavailable for another 3 or 4 months! I mean, I thought that kind of unavailability only happened to latest hot kids' toys around Christmas!
If you want one there are three available in Keene, NH at Noyes Volkswagen for MSRP.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 06:07   #15
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Sorry to hijack, but where are you paying $3.14 for diesel? BTW nice to see another Pacifica resident! I wonder what TDI economy's like climbing up Highway 1 or Sharp Park Road every day...
I'm paying $3.15 in Gloucester, MA. (Citgo Diesel), but you can score 87 gas for $2.45. It's usually always $0.60+ more for diesel in Mass. regardless of the prices (up or down)
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