"I bought my 2001 TDI GLS new in Sept 2000. 184k miles later its running strong. I get 45+ mpg (and I really speed) and it drives great. Only bad part is the radio interference, I've never had it checked out. I have had 2 parts go bad on me (air mass sensor and fuel pump) - pump requiring a tow. But if I had kept up with the maintenance the fuel pump would have been replaced before it went bad. I now always do required maintenance and am so happy with the car. If I could get heated seats and xenon headlights in it cheap, I'd keep it till it dropped. I reallythink another 184k isn't out of the question. Does VW make 250k badges?????
The 2008 TDI's look intriguing. But how can I shell out money on something new when this gem continues to save me money?"
"no matter how I drive this car, my worst mileage has been 38mpg,my best has been 47 mpg. How many other cars on the road can go on a 700 mile road trip with the ac on and still only use 1 tank Also it is amazing what you can stuff in the trunk. Diesel is the only way!"