Anyone still have their TDI's?

InfoSec

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2000
Location
Brighton, MI
Pretty positive (95% certain) I'll be selling my '03 Jetta (signature vehicle) when my ML350 comes back from having been tuned. It should make a great care for someone. Stay tuned! No pun (well kinda) intended.
 

Rodinal220

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 1, 2006
Location
USA
TDI
2006 NB TDI-PD Dsg,Option #1,Harvest Moon Beige/Cream Leatherette
Still have mine. I'm going to drive it till it dies.
 

Stinkyfingers

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2003
Location
Chelsea, MI
TDI
Jetta Variant, '03, Made in Germany, silber, 486,000+ miles and still singing!
If I didn't still have my TDI, why would I be looking at this forum?
Am I missing something here?
 

JDSwan87

Black Swamp Thing
Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Location
Michigan near Toledo
TDI
2001 Jetta TDI, 5 speed Lagoon Blue Metallic(sold); 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon auto
If I didn't still have my TDI, why would I be looking at this forum?
Am I missing something here?
There are quite a few people who sold their TDI but still come to the forum. I think it's the camaraderie of this place and the willingness to still want to help others.
 

dogdots

Vendor
Joined
Sep 4, 2002
Location
Kansas City
TDI
None
There are quite a few people who sold their TDI but still come to the forum. I think it's the camaraderie of this place and the willingness to still want to help others.
Yup - I'm still here even though my last TDI went away over a year ago. I still work on TDI's and enjoy spending a few minutes here and there reading the forum.
 

ezshift5

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2003
Location
West Coast
TDI
2013 JSW TDI (Enroute BB).......2017 Jetta 1.4 turbo 5M ....................
Same here. My JSW TDI 6M - with VW's court-mandated buyback at my 2013 cost - has given way to a 1.4 turbo/5M Jetta.

Like many here, the torque, space + fuel economy are sorely missed.

OTOH, dealer/corporate Jetta pricing - Fall 2017 - permitted a hellacious DEAL.

It's all good (this site included!)


ez
 

cheezy

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2002
Location
Madison
TDI
99 NB, 96 B4V
I'm not going anywhere. I'm like that big heavy cast iron bath tub in a house you just bought. Too much trouble to get rid of, still works OK, and you can just ignore the ugly stains.

:D

Still have the '99 NB, the '96 B4 wagon project. Haven't gotten into anything newer yet, none of this buyback stuff. We've had these "cast iron tubs" long enough now we can save the annual $$$ plate registration BS with Collectors plates, soon enough. Yes, our 2nd floor BR still has the cast iron tub, best seat in the house......
 
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aja8888

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Dec 25, 2007
Location
Texas..RETIRED 12/31/17
TDI
Out of TDI's
There are quite a few people who sold their TDI but still come to the forum. I think it's the camaraderie of this place and the willingness to still want to help others.
Agreed, I have a few people who I am good friends with that still post and have TDI's. One is Dweisel and we have been on some "adventures" together in his quest to round up all the available Beetle TDI's in North America.

I currently do not have a TDI in the stable, but my son-in-law is driving my previous 2005 Jetta TDI.
 

duwem

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2012
Location
Wi
TDI
2002 Golf GLS TDI 5 Speed
Mine rolled over 300k 2 weeks ago, other than leaking valve cover and busted exhaust shes still running strong!
 

canast

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2002
Location
North Metro, Minnesota
TDI
Jetta GLS, 2002, Bright Green. Retired - 2003 Red Beetle GLS, deer got it.
Still have the green machine. She is less that 100 miles from 327k miles. She is slowly rusting away. But has been a good backup car. Replaced with a 2003 Beetle TDI with only 114k miles last June. One year later, just a few weeks ago deer jumped out and totaled the front end. I feel like a traitor after picking up a 2002 Jetta 1.8t but low mile TDI's are few and far between now.
 

drummond

Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2013
Location
Dexter MI
TDI
98 Jetta (sold) 01 Jetta (current)
I still have my 2001, barely broken in at 188k. I don't see myself changing for quite some time, still averaging 48 mpg over the last 30k miles.
 

John Beyer

Veteran Member
Joined
May 12, 2000
Location
Peninsula, Ohio
TDI
Two 1998 Jettas, Classic Green and White TDI/GT, 1996 Passat Wgn, White, 2003 Jetta TDI, Silver
I still have the first one I bought, almost, It's on a permanent loan to my brother. That's the B4V. It looks pretty bad but still runs great. I also have my first A3. It's our spare now since I found a '98 GT from CA and converted it. And my daughter is still driving her A4 Jetta. I just love the old ones.
 

oilhammer

Certified Volkswagen Nut & Vendor
Joined
Dec 11, 2001
Location
outside St Louis, MO
TDI
There are just too many to list....
I just did a 360k mile service on my favorite 2011 Jetta today. Also got its original front brakes replaced. :)
 

weirdajs

Veteran Member
Joined
May 13, 2008
Location
Junction city,KS
TDI
2004 New Beetle TDI
I am in the process of selling my 2004 NB TDI. At this time I don't have the money to fix all the issues with it. Currently going back to college for a degree in NSA/IT nor do I have time to fix them.
 

loudspl

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2005
Location
Osakis, Minnesota
TDI
02 ASV w/ 02J
Still have mine and might be getting another.

A modded TDI was a rare sight before, but even more so now.
The sound alone makes people look and wonder. It's odd in a good way.
Where else can you get a small ICE car that will still be pulling past 160 and return 40+MPG when you drive sanely? Unobtainium.

My GTI is a much faster car, but to make it faster than the TDI and get the same MPG just can't happen.

I bought my TDI back in 02. The mod bug bit when I met Jon Hamilton and Jeff at Rocketchip at a GTG in Ohio. I've since been through several rebuilds, blown turbos from Street Toys, drove across the country multiple times, been stranded in snow and rain, and had many troubles and headaches with this car.
As much trouble as it has been, it has also made some very good memories along the way. I've also met some really good people on here over the years.
Coming up on 20 years for some of these TDIs. That's antique status in CT!

Not giving up TDIs anytime soon :)
 

AndyBees

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2003
Location
Southeast Kentucky
TDI
Silver 2003 Jetta TDI, Silver 2000 Jetta TDI (sold), '84 Vanagon with '02 ALH engine
My son has my 2000 Jetta (370k and recent TB job, expecting it to find 500k).

I purchased my brother's 03 Jetta and will be keeping it (Georgia car).

84 Vanagon ALH toy of mine will be around for years to come.

And, I have two ALH Jetta junkers for parts, both automatics purchased cheap.

Hey, I still have one of my 84 diesel Jetta's ...
 

El Dobro

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 21, 2006
Location
NJ
TDI
2017 Bolt EV, 2015 Spark EV
Long gone and now, my visits to the dealer are maybe once a year instead of 1 to 2 times a month. ;)
 

gearheadgrrrl

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2002
Location
Buffalo Ridge (southwest Minnesota)
TDI
'15 Golf DSG, '13 JSW DSG surrendered to VW, '03 Golf 2 door manual
Unfortunately the newer TDIs are more addicted to the dealers. My 2013 JSW made it through the dealer done 10,20, and 30 thousand miles freebee services no problem. Then took it to a dealer in Ft.Myers FL for an alignment and the screwed it up even worse and tried to blame it on rust from being a "Minnesota car". They gave me a $1000+ estimate to fix the damage they'd done, I went after the frozen eccentric adjuster with penetrating oil until it came loose, then had an indie shop align it properly for $100. Did the 40k and 50k myself and turned it in. Replaced it with a new '15 Golf TDI, Mankato dealer overfilled the oil but accepted responsibility and paid for St.Louis dealer to fix, had no problems with their freebee 10k service.
 

S2000_guy

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2013
Location
ohio
TDI
2014 Sportwagen TDI
I had intended to keep my '14 JSW TDI until the bitter end of the buyback period (December '18). I intended to buy a new Buick Regal Sportback to replace it.


However, in mid-July President Trump's threats of tariffs on cars imported from Germany (the '18 Regals are assembled by Opel in Germany) scared me into accelerating my timetable. So I bought the Regal on July 16th. The first appointment to turn in the VW that I could get was August 8.



Turn-in appointment went smoothly; the money was in my account when I checked 7 days later. I'm just waiting on the check from Bosch to close the books on VW ownership.
 

kjclow

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 26, 2003
Location
Charlotte, NC
TDI
2010 JSW TDI silver and black. 2017 Ram Ecodiesel dark red with brown and beige interior.
What's your opinion of the Regal compared to the JSW?
 

S2000_guy

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2013
Location
ohio
TDI
2014 Sportwagen TDI
31 mpg on premium in the Regal; 41 mpg on diesel (typically costs less than premium) in the Sportwagen, so the Regal costs more to operate. The Regal was more expensive to purchase. But I like everything else about the Regal better.


The Regal is roomier, quieter, and more comfortable than the TDI. The Sportback configuration meets my needs. In fact, I only considered cars with this configuration. In my price range it came down to the Regal and the Kia Stinger. If anyone is considering either car, I recommend that they test drive both.



In summary, I spend more on fuel with the Regal but otherwise I like the car better.
 

tomo366

TDI Lifer, Member #68
Joined
Jun 30, 1997
Location
Kensington, Maryland USA
TDI
2015 Jetta SEL TDI
I still have my Red 2015 Jetta SEL TDI Stick shift loaded.......it was ordered for me by Chris Farnham sadly he passed away a month after I picked it up......I don’t drive it much as it is
Now the Wife’s Daily Driver......It has 49K miles and has had the entire fix done.....Great Car! I drive my CPO 2014 BMW 328D and my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee love al of them!
 

cheezy

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2002
Location
Madison
TDI
99 NB, 96 B4V
Just rotated the tires and bled the brakes on the '99 NB. Still runs like a little 5 spd slot car / go kart. ***H would I want a Buick for? :)
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
Jason, this one is now in your neighborhood.


With luck it won't need anything for a while, but when it does you're getting the call!
 
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