- Feb 23, 2003
- Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
- 2015 Golf Wagon TDI Highline 6MT, Pure White
I'll agree. We took several 100mi trips this weekend in ours and I had never rode in the back seat until this weekend and was very comfortable!Nice article! Pretty fair and accurate I think.
Huh?!? His one complaint is that the seats in the Jetta didn't offer protection against developing soreness a week later?I’m not sure if it’s because of the excess of walking I did in Quebec, or having a firmer GTI the following week, but my lower back was so sore.....
I'd prefer if the article were pretty good.Nice article! Pretty fair....
Huh?!? His one complaint is that the seats in the Jetta didn't offer protection against developing soreness a week later?
Apparently he wasn't sore after immediately after, or even a day after, walking in Quebec, nor during the time he had the Jetta. But bopping about in the GTI? Nah, THAT couldn't have caused whatever flare-up could it?
Maybe he should have blamed it on lifting the Christmas gifts out of the trunk of whatever free loaner he had 9 months ago.
I'd prefer if the article were pretty good.
A fair editorial / review is only one step up from one that was written pretty poorly.
5'11" so not short, but not Jeremy Clarkson tall either!And how tall are you? That statement doesn't mean much with out that qualification.
The warning not to top-off is a carryover from the gassers. It's a non-issue with diesel since vapor expansion is a non-issue and liquid diesel expands about as much as motor oil does (doesn't expand much at all). Nothing to worry about. You also have no evaporative emissions system (aka vapor recovery system) to worry about like a gasser has. No check engine light (CEL) code will be triggered since it's not a sealed system and there's nothing monitored in that area to trigger a code. In a TDI it is completely safe to top the tank off all the way to liquid at the top of the filler neck.I'm thinking that the reviewer of the new Golf TDi wagon didn't really "fill" up when he stopped for fuel. I always top-off my tank (even though it says not too).
I hope diesel outside California will work well in my new 2011 JSW TDI & hope if I stick with big name stations, I'll be ok. Any thoughts on this?
What kjclow said. Stick to fueling up only at high volume / high turnover stations along major routes. Go where the big rigs go. The fuel at these stations will be the freshest in the region because it's constantly being replaced often and will be least likely to be contaminated with water from condensation and who knows what else. Brand doesn't matter since the major big names all get unbranded fuel from the same regional distribution terminals where the tanker trucks get loaded.kjclow said:Just use the higher volume truckstops and you shold be ok. Don't forget your additive. Have fun cruising.
agreed with everyone else. All diesel is basically the same. I prefer to use Shell, Sunoco, or Exxon diesel because of the additives. I've worked on many fuel tankers and they will all fill up at the same terminal, but they will just punch different buttons for the different "brand" additivesI can't wait to see what my fuel mileage will be on my upcoming trip.
I'll be driving approx 2,500 round trip..... I'm excited! I've already mapped out the diesel stations between California & Wyoming. I hope diesel outside California will work well in my new 2011 JSW TDI & hope if I stick with big name stations, I'll be ok. Any thoughts on this?
"ultimate road-tripper" ???Nice article! Pretty fair and accurate I think.
"ultimate road-tripper" ???
...BMW 535xi Touring...
Because they would rather push the x5 35d. They also thought the 5GT would become a big seller...well, it's sold less than E61's from what I read last. The truth is, people are going into the 5GT from 6,7,5 sedan, not from the Touring cars. The people who are ready for a new wagon.....are going over to Mercedes E350 4matic.I wonder why they don't sell a diesel 5 over there.
For wagons it's double trouble when you talk diesel because wagon options are dropping quickly. Volvo, SAAB, BMW, Audi, all dropping some or all wagon models. Right now, there is talk of no next gen 3 series wagon, no big Audi wagon, why on earth Mercedes doesn't just bring the E wagon with the v6 bluetech I do not know! Then we have the goofy bmw 335d only in an automatic. Why not have 2 versions, a RWD 6 spd and/or an AWD automatic.Because they think no one would buy it. Just like the amarok or polo or.....
The car manufacturers think that the public is too diesel-phobic to even consider offering more main stream diesels. .
Because the fricking Hemi they put in the Magnum sucked fuel like crazy. They tried to make it a performance vehicle at a time fuel prices were rising. Put a diesel in that thing, and I'd be sold.GM tried to bring back the big wagon but couldn't find a way to make them functional to the soccer moms and dads.
Personally, I feel the same way. Not to mention that for those of us who don't own an SUV, we think some of those land yahats are somewhat intimidating on the road. I find most SUV's somewhat impractical and don't have the cargo space that is worth the price tag.I understand the appeal of an SUV (just got rid of mine) of sitting up higher and getting a clearer picture of what's around me. However, I much prefer my jsw for handling and mileage. I can fit close to the same amount of crap into the jsw as I did the CR-V, maybe not as tall of things but just as long and wide.
Magnum was a Chrysler product, not GM's.
Agree completely. I never quite understood why so many people would fork over the $$ for a Ford Escape or even a Jeep Grand Cherokee considering they really don't hold that much more than a Jetta Wagon -- and you keep paying for it with mileage that's less than half of what the diesel JSW gets (probably half even of the gasser JSW). Unless you have a need to go off-road (the only off-road most SUV drivers see is the ditch in winter when they fail to stop), why not buy a station wagon?I find most SUV's somewhat impractical and don't have the cargo space that is worth the price tag.