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    Consumer Union weighs in on 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI

    Teeing up the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI
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    The TDI Westy not available in the U.S.

    From Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2009,0,2459145.column if (document.location.href.indexOf('theguide/holiday-guide/') != -1) { document.write(''); document.write('#header #inner {height:122px;overflow:hidden;}'); document.write('#header...
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    Shock: VW introduces Lambo "TDI"
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    Why Ford's 65 mpg diesel won't join the VW TDI in the U.S.
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    L.A. Auto Show: Audi Debuts Diesel SUV Ragtop Concept,0,6979156.story?coll=la-autoshows-concept
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    A diesel-hybrid van? Maybe, says VW November 14, 2007, 5:23 pm L.A. Auto Show: Is Volkswagen Dreaming Green? By Richard S. Chang Tags: auto show, environment, honda, hybrid, hydrogen, Los...
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    Complete Power Loss Flashing Glow Plug Light

    My '00 TDI suddenly crapped out today on the freeway during rush hour. No power, no pedal response. Engine speed climbed to a high idle. Hit the hazards and drifted over. Stopped and restarted the car. Power resumed. Now have a CEL and a flashing glow plug light. Engine inspection: no obvious...
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    DC, VW Plan Cleaner Diesel Engines

    From the Los Angeles Times:,0,2599603.story?coll=la-home-headlines DaimlerChrysler, Volkswagen plan cleaner diesel engines By John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer 7:24 PM PST, November 28, 2006 Germany's two largest automakers are...
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    A10's win Laguna Seca!

    A10s win Laguna Seca American Le Mans -- 1st and 2nd -- unbeaten in the U.S. and Europe.
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    A10s Blazing at Le Mans

    For a live radio broadcast: Go to American Le Mans broadcast at bottom. For live lap times:
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    Brazil Bets on Biodiesel,0,7277991.story?coll=la-home-business Farmers' Hopes Sprout as Brazil Bets on Biodiesel The country mandates use of the renewable fuel, with an eye toward helping small growers. By Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer September 19, 2006...
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    Joint effort by Daimler-Chrysler and VW?
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    Chrysler to offer MB-diesel SUV in US

    Also brief mention of VW, as well as Honda's plans to bring diesels into the U.S.:
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    TDI Lupo-based motorcycle - any updates?

    Just discovered this TDI diesel motorcycle on another forum -- a Dutch sportbike based on a 1200cc three-cylinder TDI VW Lupo engine that can nail 160-mph tops and get 150 mpg. Anyone got any more info?
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    Why TDIs got Trumped by the World's Fastest Car

    In case you missed this fine Dan Neil special in the Los Angeles Times about the VW Bugatti and how the world's fastest car sucked the life out of Golfs, Jettas and other Ppl.'s cars:,1,1258111.story December 10, 2005 253 MPH...
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    f-LUK clutch $$$!

    My LUK clutch on my '00 Golf just started slipping like a dog on ice at 110K, about 10K after I installed an RC2. I figured for a new clutch about $700, tops. But my indy (a longtime respected tranny specialist) says that's just the price of the clutch. Installed, he quoted $1,200, not...
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    Vid of idiot kid smashing into a TDI

    For those who mind, some foul language here:;kw=10&p=6
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    VW and Viagra

    VW managers get turbocharged: VW Manager Admits Supplying Colleagues With Viagra The sex scandal at the German car manufacturer Volkswagen deepened when a former manager admitted he had supplied members of the firm's works council not...
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    Looking for San Fernando Valley biodiesel users

    I'm a TDI owner and reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News. A colleague is writing about biodiesel and is looking for local biodiesel users -- average joes, not industry people. If anyone is interested, post here, PM me or call my work, 818-713-3730. Thanks. Eastern Ventura County residents...
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    Fury Fuel Alternative

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