[Vwdiesel] Any A2 or A3 diesel automatics?

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 12 17:42:06 EDT 2003

I only know of US spec cars.  Canada could be different.

I know MK2 Diesel automatics were made.  I remember seeing in an old MK2
owners manual how the diesel automatic had two "D" selections.  One was the
normal "drive", let off the brake and the car would move if the motor was
idling.  The other "D" had a circle around it.  If you used this setting,
the transmission would automatically shift into neutral when you were
standing still.  And when you stepped on the gas pedal it would engage the
transmission again.

No MK3 diesels were offered in the US except the 1997 - 1999 Jetta TDI, and
all of them were 5 speeds.

Chris Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 240k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 88k miles
Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Smith" <r3mismith at health.nb.ca>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 8:39 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Any A2 or A3 diesel automatics?

> Hey Guys,
> My wife will be due for a new car in the spring, and she REFUSES to drive
> standard transmission car.
> We were tossing around the idea of another diesel.......good fuel mileage,
> etc.
> I don't know if I've ever seen an automatic transmission Jetta or Golf,
> like 88-95 or so.
> (we can't afford anything newer)
> Surely they must make them though, yes???  Are they reliable?  What kind
> fuel mileage can she expect for a 1.9L Jetta with an auto tranny?
> Thanks,
> Mike in NB

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