Anyone think that it might be a good idea to change the high pressure pump before it fails?
I thought this might be wise to do at 120,000 miles when replacing the timing belt.
As I understand it the pump runs about $700 and might save a lot of grief and money down the road.
I test drove a few cars recently, Mazda 3 6spd hatchback, Jetta sport and Golf 1.8 S. None could meet the TDI for performance and mileage qualities in a combined package . I still enjoy driving the car so I thought to just keep my car (14 Jetta ) but opted in for the repair. I will wait on the...
I have heard that the value of the TDI has gone up quickly after the proposed settlement. More pricey than the blue book suggests, and nice used ones are in short supply. A coworker flew from NY to Colorado for one and drove it back.
I can't speak as to reliability because I have not owned one.
I did however drive the Jetta sport 1.8L and the Golf 1.8L l both with automatic trans. While the performance was reasonable it wasn't enough to make me want to get rid of my tdi.
Now with the buyback vs keeping our tdi cars I am wondering about the longevity of the dsg transmission.
I like the performance we get from our diesels with economy to boot. Now it seems we will get extended coverage on the DPF and HPFP from VW if the fix comes through.
All thats left in the...
I chose the fix for my leased TDI. My payout is the same at $3300 either way. With the fix comes extended emissions warranty giving me 4 more years of coverage I believe.
As some here have mentioned I would spend a lot more than my buyout (13,500) to replace my Jetta. It will have about 60k...
Mercedes and volvo are beyond my reach $$. I like to stay below 30k if possible.
I might test drive a GLI and hope that VW treats their TDI customers right.
Doesn't seem to be much else out there. I like my TDI and would stay with it but with emission modifications looming and an expensive dpf...
My TDI is leased and I am thinking to return it when the time comes this winter.
I test drove the Mazda3 6 sp. manual that many rave about. It was a nice ride but doesn't feel like my TDI at all. Does not pull as well from low low rpm's. From a performance perspective what new car is available...
I don't think VW will fix and sell any of the TDI's they get back. It's a tainted vehicle and not in their interest to get involved with selling these used problem vehicles. Not too sure how much interest there would be in them after all this. All car manufacturers would rather sell new cars...
If the fix was so simple as installing a bigger cat and a software tweak they would never have done the cheat in the first place.
I doubt that such an easy fix with no detriment to mileage and performance is at hand.