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Old 01-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #97
jules083
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Originally Posted by troidus View Post
The benefit of diesel extends beyond fuel economy. Torque is the big one, as is high-altitude performance from the turbo.
The torque is nice. My jetta pulls nicely at 1800 or so, and pulls hard from 2200. I don't think I've ever dropped out of fifth on the highway, including a drive through the Virginia mountains. Guys in the rockies may differ.

Longevity should be better as well, at least for the motor. There are guys on tdiclub claiming 500,000+ miles on original motors right now. I think one guy broke 700,000 if I remember right.

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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