[Vwdiesel] "new" car suggestions
jhsg at sasktel.net
Fri Jan 12 13:10:50 EST 2007
I replaced the rear suspension bushings on my 99 A3 Jetta tdi last
month. Don't think that 96 or newer makes you immune to a whole lot of
anything really... if the roads are rough, the rears so bad pretty easy.
I've done the same thing to the 97 Passat tdi as well last year.
I keep looking at beetles, too, I'm thinking the used market, you get a
little more value out of a beetle chassis, but, harder to work on for a
other than that, same powertrain, same old deal. I sort of wanted one
years ago, but heaving a baby car seat into the rear of a 2 door just
didn't look like much fun. Now that the kids can crawl their own butts
into the back seat, it's an option again.
For long term service, I would be inclined to go Jetta, you get 4 doors,
it's much more convenient.
My 99 Jetta tdi and 97 golf TD are both casually for sale, When both
are gone, I was looking at maybe getting a beetle to build into
something to eat up chevies at the local 1/8 mile drags, and still be my
You know, as I think about the statement "100% reliability", I can
safely say that you can't get that anymore. It went out of fashion with
the A2's. Gimme a brand new A2 Jetta td, 1989, loaded with teardrop
rims and a sunroof. That was a nice car, and as close to 100% reliable
as I have ever had to my recollection. The 97 Pasatt tdi is close, but
more maintenance is required, as compared to the A2.
Justin and Michella Bennett wrote:
> Hello to the group.
> I have to get a different car, my spare, spare car (Samurai) just ate
> the front main seal last night with the real cold wx and the engine is
> to far gone to spend money on resealing the engine. Since I need as
> close to 100% reliability I am going to do the unthinkable and buy a
> newer vehicle for my main commuter. What has been the groups experience
> with the diesel new Beetle? Also considering the other diesel VWs.
> Going to limit myself to 96 or newer just to keep worn chassis issues at
> a minimum, if I can.
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