Still going strong


Veteran Member
Dec 29, 2005
Erath County, Texas
06 Jetta, manual. '12 Jetta, DSG
209K miles ... original.

Kerma TDI performance tune. EGR delete. Colt II cam.

Driving home from a trip yesterday, had a hot dog in a Chevy Duramax wanna play (term of endearment, I'm a big diesel truck guy, too) Full disclosure, BIG NW wind in the face yesterday ... to climb a 6-7% grade almost 1.5 miles long (yeah, in Texas! US 67 SW of Glen Rose) ...

he wanted to challenge the little Jetta. I obliged him. He was rolling some serious coal; greenies would have had a conniption fit. I was simply accelerating up Chalk Mountain into the 35 mph wind.

I got caught by a slow mover nearing the top as I couldn't quite clear the Chevy's front bumper before reaching the slow mover and the chevy eased passed ... blowing hard (he was pushing a LOTTA air with his lifted truck)

then we saw his top end on flat ground was something less than my little TDI. He honked. I waved. :)

Oh ... and was getting a calculated 42 MPG into that big wind ... until the "fight" was on. :)

Great little machine.