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Old September 8th, 2018, 09:34   #16
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Default 13 Years

I joined the forum 13 years ago. Driving my 3rd TDI.
2002 Jetta TDI Automatic
2009 Jetta TDI Manual
2015 Jetta TDI DSG
The 2015 is by far the best one:
Best fuel mileage.
Best acceleration.
Best deal.
Best reliability so far.
I been to 3 TDI fests.
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Old September 10th, 2018, 19:23   #17
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Originally Posted by PeterV View Post
Did a GTG in Vt at Rgoetz house with Tomo, Lawson and GarrettP.
And a weekend in Mont Tremblant....
Renee snoring to wake the dead.... Taz out in the woods with a long kitchen knife just in case that noise we heard turned out to be edible.... Canadian border staff calling RG's spouse to confirm he wasn't kidnapping his daughter.... My first time experiencing Sleeman's Brown.... Yeah, good time..
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Old September 11th, 2018, 13:24   #18
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Nice to hear from you again rgoetz.

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Old September 12th, 2018, 09:20   #19
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Still floating around. Mostly doing restoration work on these things now. Some are in serious need.
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Old September 12th, 2018, 10:21   #20
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Originally Posted by jasonTDI View Post
Still floating around. Mostly doing restoration work on these things now. Some are in serious need.

True that!
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Old September 14th, 2018, 07:32   #21
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I'm still here. I joined on Sept 25th, 1997. Several guys posting in this thread were already on the old message board when I joined.

Anyone have a Three-digit or less member number?


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Old September 14th, 2018, 08:05   #22
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Yep I do.....
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 05:51   #23
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I joined in May, 2003 after purchasing a 2000 Jetta TDI in March. My brother, who's also a member, referred me here. He's never been active and no longer owns a TDI. I actually own his 2003 Jetta which has the engine out of his wrecked 2001 Jetta.

Prior to TDIs, I had been keeping the old MK1 Diesel Jettas on the road. Purchased my first VW Diesel in January, 1980, Rabbit.

Although I like the MK4 Jetta, I cannot resist getting into my 84 Vanagon with MrGutWrench's 02 ALH engine ...
This is the TDI Club, a place to share experiences & ideas, ask for help, etc. Welcome Newbies! Sarcastic and condescending posts shouldn't be welcome.
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 20:05   #24
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On my 11th? VW and 3 of them TDI's.
Can't begin to describe all that I have learned from this forum.
Hats off to all of the contributors with a hearty thanks. No TDI's
now, but am completing an amateur restoration of my '84 rabbit 1.6d.
Enjoying the two gassers, but miss the mileage of the diesels.
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Old October 20th, 2018, 10:34   #25
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Joined in 2005. I'm a Noob around you guys!
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Old October 24th, 2018, 08:43   #26
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Joined in 2001 and still here! Still driving TDI's. Most recent purchase is an Audi A6 TDI which is TDI number 7 for me (11th VAG product) and my 9th diesel.
Although not posting much I still visit the site several times a week. It is by far the best site I have ever been a member of and have made so many friends here
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Old October 26th, 2018, 12:23   #27
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Joined 01/18/2001. Bought my Jetta in that summer.
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Old October 28th, 2018, 14:35   #28
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Originally Posted by BKmetz View Post
Anyone have a Three-digit or less member number?

Yes, I do. Only been to sort-of 1 Fest, the one in SLC, UT. And 3 or 4 GTGs at HO5G. One or two other GTGs. Still driving my Y2k 4-dr white Golf I bought in Oct. '99. 10 years ago, I had about 230k miles on it when I moved here to NH in the summer of 2008, and now I have 272k miles. I just have not been driving that much up here in NH. The brakes only last 4-5k miles before rust takes them out (about 2 years or so). There's other age-related issues cropping up, but it is more fun to keep this going than to contemplate monthly payments on a newer car that would not do a better job of taking me where I need or want to go.


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Old October 28th, 2018, 16:12   #29
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I'm an Oldtimer by age and my TDI too....Just over 482,000 km and going like the first DAY!!!, a lot better of course!
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Old November 14th, 2018, 16:58   #30
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I have respect for you all and those like you that have come and gone who made this a great community. I knew I wanted a TDI after driving a used one in 1998, but didn't get into one until early 2006. Thanks again and even as I pass now for a "veteran" your words of (mostly) wisdom are appreciated.

It is also cool to say I've owned a 1998 Passat TDI, even if it was when I lived in England.
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Previous TDI's: 1996 Passat TDI- totaled at 394k miles, 1998 Passat TDI - 175k miles, 2012 Passat TDI SE - 41k, 1996 Passat TDI Variant - 327k, 2014 Jetta SportWagon TDI 6MT - 29k, 2015 Passat TDI SEL - 18k, 2006 Jetta TDI 5MT - 261k
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