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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:09   #1
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Article in Jan. 24, 2008 Globe and Mail, Canada

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Old January 24th, 2008, 15:43   #2
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So, 36mpg city/ 45mpg highway once converted. Is that relevant to the EPA's rating system? If so, that sounds pretty good to me.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 17:14   #3
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Some harder figures than we have seen MPG wise. A bit high from what I have read in the European versions.

As the Jetta is about the same as the previous Passat, I am guessing more like 32 city and 42 highway.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 18:15   #4
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Give me a 5-speed TDI Rabbit, dammit! VW wouldn't be able to keep those on the lot if they brought them over. I can't wait to test drive one of those new engines. Been thinking hard about a 4-door GTI, I just love hatchbacks so much. But an announcement of a TDI Rabbit would change everything.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 18:16   #5
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Acura diesel? i heard rumors of the honda Accord, but nothing from Acura. an RDX diesel or MDX would be nice
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Old January 24th, 2008, 18:25   #6
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It could also be the TSX. The TSX is almost the same thing as the European Accord, which is already available with a diesel engine.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 18:38   #7
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Acura TSX diesel: http://www.egmcartech.com/2008/01/21...iesel-in-2009/
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Old January 24th, 2008, 19:43   #8
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Give me a 5-speed TDI Rabbit, dammit! VW wouldn't be able to keep those on the lot if they brought them over. I can't wait to test drive one of those new engines. Been thinking hard about a 4-door GTI, I just love hatchbacks so much. But an announcement of a TDI Rabbit would change everything.
Not really as VW sells 4 Jettas per 1 Rabbit. The Golf (Rabbit) is about to switch no a new generation so it makes sense that there won't be an MKV Rabbit TDI in the US.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 19:55   #9
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The Touareg TDI won't hit Canadian streets until next year, but the 2009 Jetta TDI sedan and wagon will go on sale in a few months.
So y'all up north will have the new diesels long before us here in the States
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Old January 25th, 2008, 08:18   #10
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I went to our local dealer yesterday on another matter and happened to chat with the owner...I asked about the 09's...It was a "good news/bad news" answer that I got. The price was going to less than $26,000 Cdn for a manual Jetta but they wouldn't have them in until October. A demo car was going to be available in April as a teaser.

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Old January 25th, 2008, 08:32   #11
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Acura diesel? i heard rumors of the honda Accord, but nothing from Acura. an RDX diesel or MDX would be nice
I posted this link from AutoWeek early this week but it never showed up in the forum. In the US, Acura will get the diesel first, then Honda. Interesting that Honda Motor Co. will offer a 4 cyl diesel next year to be followed by a V6 diesel in 2010 for the TL and MDX. They sound pretty serious about diesels being a significant part of their engine mix.

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...866337646/1057

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Old January 25th, 2008, 09:31   #12
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"The Jetta won't be the only Volkswagen wearing the coveted TDI badge. In early 2009, the VW Touareg V6 TDI SUV joins the lineup. It will be powered by a 3.0-litre V-6 TDI, which delivers 220 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque."

I hope this is the engine that'll be available in the coming Passat CC. I read in the Detroit Auto Show coverage the new coupe will be available with a V6 diesel eventually.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:07   #13
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I still WISH that VWOA would bring in the Touran, which is a minivan on a Golf platform. I own one in South Africa, our second home. It beats the Passat (B5.5V TDI) wagon, which I own in Kentucky, for room, practicality and fuel consumption. In 2004 form, it has a 1.9 litre TDI PD engine, 6-speed manual, and delivers 40 mpg hiway. I'm sure it would do even better with the new generation common rail TDI engines. I am sure it will carry more stuff more easily than the much-touted Jetta Sportwagon.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:36   #14
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I was at the NAIAS yesterday. In talking to the people at the VW area, the Jetta SportWagon will be available late March early April. The mileage quoted in the literature for the new diesel says mid 40's city, mid 50's highway.

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I posted this link from AutoWeek early this week but it never showed up in the forum. In the US, Acura will get the diesel first, then Honda. Interesting that Honda Motor Co. will offer a 4 cyl diesel next year to be followed by a V6 diesel in 2010 for the TL and MDX. They sound pretty serious about diesels being a significant part of their engine mix.

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...866337646/1057

I love your signature Ted. As a pilot about to turn 40 I hope it's not true
Not surprise Acura getting a diesel before Honda, especially the TSX, cause the TSX is the european Honda Accord and Honda has been selling euro Accord in form of diesel for a long time.
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