I also wish to thank everyone involved with this forum; it is a valued resource!
I may never have another TDI in my lifetime, but at least for now, I still have a VW (1.8T Gen 3)
Best wishes and thanks again!
I turned in my Golf today and got a similar message from the specialist at my dealership. He said if anyone tries turning in a "stripped" VW, (whatever that means to VW), they will be turned away. He made me start the car and drive 6" back and forth for proof that it was driveable. He was very...
With the torque of the TDI I usually shifted from 3rd to 5th, so I guess it was essentially a 5 speed! I have a 6 speed in my TSI; 6 speed auto with tiptronic. So, it can shift the same as a manual if you want.
Been there, done that too!
I get 2 to 3 offers in the mail each month for a 6 month subscription for $30 (at the end of that period it would go to the "current rate", whatever that is).
I find the fidelity of the signal disturbingly low and will not subscribe, I have told them this...
My Jetta has the 1.8L gas "gen3" motor. It is a stroker design with peak torque at 1500 rpm. Very nice motor. Mine does not have all the driver aids (lane departure, blindspot, automatic braking, auto parking, etc) for the same reason you state; I don't need that crap!
If you want to stick with a VW, test drive a GLI. It would be in your price range and meet your criteria. I just changed from a 2011 Golf TDI 2 door manual myself, but I went with a Jetta Sport (no longer made after 2016) to contain costs, but retain some of the GLI features.
Good deal. I live in Pinal County, so no tests for me. Using the same reasoning you have, I bought my replacement in August when they had a blow-out sale on Jettas. Hope you find a replacement that works for you. Keep in mind that it could take a couple of months from when you submit to when you...
I just turned in a pristine 2013 Passat TDI. It was a great car and as said, nothing on the market compares in terms of drive-ability, fuel economy, and room. We had only one issue, and it was with the AdBlue injection system which was covered under warranty.
They only have a chance of being repaired if it will make economic sense to do so. Using VW's cost for parts and labor, (and BTW where is the labor going to come from), and the hauling and other logistics costs, there will need to be a profit made. The cost of acquiring the car is already a sunk...