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    Midwest Light Creations- HID Headlights and Retrofit Kits (Headlights by Jeff)

    Hey Jeff, I sent an email also, but figured I'd post here too... My son had a deer jump out and hit his TDI and the headlight housing broke so we will need a new set of lights ASAP. Please call, text or email me ASAP so that we can get a replacement set built (2002 Jetta TDI with matte black...
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    2002 Golf TDI GLS, Manual - NC

    Looks like the insurance is going to attempt to repair the car, so we won't be buying anything new for my son as of now...
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    2002 Golf TDI GLS, Manual - NC

    Since the car spent a lot of time in northern climates before you bought it... is there any rust?
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    2002 Golf TDI GLS, Manual - NC

    We have an appointment tomorrow to take his Jetta TDI in for the insurance estimate and we'll go from there... If it turns ugly this is definitely one of the TDIs we'll consider. We also have friends in Wilmington, NC so there is an added bonus to this one... CT
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    2002 Golf TDI GLS, Manual - NC

    We may be interested pending outcome from insurance with My son's 02 Jetta TDI after an encounter with a deer... Will be in touch if they total his Jetta. If not GLWS...
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    1998 VW Jetta TDI Atlanta GA

    How much? My son had a deer jump out and get his '02 and I worry the insurance company will want to total it... We live near Chattanooga, TN. Thanks, CT
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    Need Help! - TDI Cup Edition Front Bumper

    That is a tough spot, and normally I would say that car companies have to provide parts for X-years (I can't remember the time but it is several years, maybe 20 or so, but 7-years also sticks out in my mind for some reason) after a car goes out of production. But VW obviously does not play by...
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    TDI enthusiam poll

    Talk about over kill!!! I wonder if it could even physically fit, even with a custom hood, firewall and floorpan I think half of the engine would be under the windshield in the dash... But a lightweight DMax powered race would be nice!:eek::D
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    TDI enthusiam poll

    No applicable option for me... I love diesels, and will own one or more for the foreseeable future. But it is unlikely that I would buy another VW TDI. I currently own a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD that is being built as a desert race truck. My son owns a 2002 VW Jetta TDI and we recently...
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    TDI Replacement : (

    Give a Chevy Cruze Diesel a test drive too... Worth a try but probably smaller than the other cars on your list. So it might be too small for you. I replaced my 2006 Jetta TDI with a CPO 2015 Chevy Cruze Diesel on 4.30.16 and we are very happy with it so far!
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    88 Fiero Formula w/ 2000 TDI

    VERY Cool car!!! I've always loved the old Fieros! I've heard of guys putting Cadillac Northstar V8s in them as well!!!
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    Is it Possible of No TDI Alternative?

    Come on, you've been drinking the VW Cool-aid too much if you think the VW TDIs are remarkably better than a MODERN Chevy. You are talking about an entirely different animal with a 20-year old Cavalier compared to a modern Chevy or any Modern car for that matter. The Chevy Cruze rated higher...
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    Cruze Diesel is rated at 52 mpg highway in stick version, 37 mpg combined

    When I get the brake upgrade figured out I'll be writing an article on it for Diesel World and/or Ultimate Diesel Builder's Guide magazines. I'll include the part numbers for sure...
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    Is it Possible of No TDI Alternative?

    Look into the Chevy Cruze Diesel. It is a little smaller than a MKV Jetta, but well equipped standard and a very nice little car. A few can still be found new if you are willing to drive, or pick up a CPO or used one locally. I drove a bit for a CPO with only 4100 miles on it at a great price...
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    Cruze Diesel is rated at 52 mpg highway in stick version, 37 mpg combined

    We are loving our little Cruze Diesel. We have put around 3000 miles on it so far and it is doing good! Got the windows tinted and did carbon fiber vinyl on the front and rear Bowties and it is looking good! I have most of the parts gathered up to do a big brake upgrade too so it will be...
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