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Old May 15th, 2017, 14:03   #1246
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When you defend VW for being so stupid as to actually program in an emissions cheat, get caught, and admit it, only to have to replay the whole scenario a few months later with a different engine, or two, or three....
Guilty as charged.

You know you're obsessed when after you defend VW, and go through a buy-back, you search for and buy the last 3 New 2015 TDI's in your state in 2017 and dont think twice about doing it.
(yep, I did that last week). Passat, Beetle Convetible and Golf Sportwagen.

Personal note: I can't believe this thread is getting semi-regular updates after so long. I've not checked it in a few years. When I wrote it late one night in 2003, I thought I'd put together some of the more common ALH TDI-ism's that I kept reading over and over. Glad to see the TDI community has kept growing over the years.

I'm sure VW will weather the diesel storm, and will have learned from it. We may have a few years without diesels, but that happened in the mid-90's, and again briefly in 2005-2006 for a short while.

Hang tough TDI folks. It'll get better.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 15:27   #1247
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Fuel Economy: Who cares? It's a DIESEL! Great fuel economy comes as a bonus!

You know you're obsessed when....you keep track of how many years you've been owning and driving diesel cars and kept track of how many miles logged in them.

TODAY marks the 15th anniversary of me getting my first DIESEL car. I got my 2002 VW Golf GLS TDI 15 years ago today! Drove it off the dealer's lot with 14 miles on the odometer. Sold it at only 361k miles in 2010 to a coworker whose son needed a car for college. The car is still on the road today in the hands of the second owner with over 400k miles on the odometer.

I've logged over 800k miles in diesel cars since first getting the 02 Golf TDI on 5/15/2002. I've owned a few more diesel cars along the way. There is absolutely no way I'm ever going back to gasoline again if I can help it. Absolutely no more gassers! VW's dieselgate scandal has strengthened my resolve to continue to own and drive only diesel vehicles. What's changed since the scandal is future diesel cars I own won't be from VW. I had already moved away from VW TDIs to BMW Advanced Diesel before the Dieselgate scandal erupted. If I someday add another diesel vehicle to my all diesel fleet, it likely will be a diesel pickup truck. The diesel pickup truck market does not appear to be threatened at all and is expanding.
David Sterrett, N1DAS
2014 BMW (F10) 535d XDRIVE M-Sport, 255hp & 413 lb-ft of AWD stomp 'n go fun!
2012 BMW (E70) X5 XDRIVE35d, 265hp & 425 lb-ft of AWD stomp 'n go fun!

Why DIESEL is better:

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Old May 15th, 2017, 16:28   #1248
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Fuel Economy: 50/45/37

David, I'm about a week ahead of you. I just checked and I picked up IBW on May 9, 2002. Since then I've bought 12 TDIs for me and my kids, we've wrecked two of them, (one repaired) and I've driven about half a million miles in VW TDIs, most of it in IBW. And I bought IDParts and changed careers 11 years ago. So I guess I'm obsessed.
2002 Jetta wagon, 362K, RC3+; 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5, 197K; 1997 Passat, 285K; '99.5 Golf, 257K; 2011 335d, 56K; 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 8K. Principal, http://www.idparts.com
Kid's cars: 2002 Golf TDI, 2002 Jetta TDI
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Old August 28th, 2017, 07:51   #1249
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Fuel Economy: 55 max / 44 avg on beetle ~37 on JSW

You dig back through old threads looking for something specific and feel the need to bring this one to the front instead.
2010 silver/black JSW TDI with DSG, 2011 red Golf TDI with dsg, 2003 red/gray Passat 1.8l gasser
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Old September 6th, 2017, 19:30   #1250
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You freaking guys make me feel like a TDI amateur, which I am . 🤓
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