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|04-24-2014, 08:34 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Sic Itur Ad Astra
I'd go tdi for the better mileage
|04-24-2014, 09:09 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio
The TDI will get almost double the MPG, have better low-end acceleration, and the engine should last forever. The GTI will have a sportier interior, bigger brakes, tighter suspension, and probably better lights and trip computer, depending on the package. If you are handy, all of that GTI stuff-and even the bumper & grill - can be swapped onto a TDI. You can buy them that way in Europe. The TDI will also hold its value much better- 10-year-old ones go for double to quadruple the price of a gas model.
|04-24-2014, 09:46 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Båstad - Sweden
I've hade VW Golf TDIs since 1994, and I would get another one today if it wasn't for kids and all of the stuff one need to haul around.
I'm still with VW but in the touran.
GTIs are fun when you use the power and handling, for everything else the TDI is just as good.
Here in Europe you can get the GTI whit the biggest TDI engine, but as I understand from posters above me that option isn't available in the US.
|04-24-2014, 10:34 AM||#6 (permalink)|
If I could get the gti interior and exterior on a golf tdi that would be easy choice.
I drive 95% city so the mileage won't be too much higher. Though that also makes the performance gap smaller as well.
ANGELS FOR LIFE!!!
|04-24-2014, 10:39 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Doesn't work for Avratech
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Gainman I think you can, in Canada. 2004 they made limited number of tdi sport golfs like my jetta was, upgraded tdi with gli trim and interior including r-line type components (steering wheel, leather trim controls etc). Look into those. Mk4 sexiness FTW.
|04-24-2014, 03:22 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Mids, UK
Do American diesels have DPFs? Big consideration when buying a modern diesel in Europe.
They will fail sooner or later depending on driving style and aren't cheap. A lot of people are just tearing the guts out and welding the housing back up.