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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tmantstud, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    tmantstud

    tmantstud [OP] High Mileage Work

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    I recently bought a 2003 VW Jetta TDI 5spd instead of another tacoma to take to college. I will miss my truck but I will enjoy getting 50 mpg. Pics are soon to come
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    loser!!!!!! only kidding :) diesel vw are cool
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    bruinsrme

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    Don't blame yourself for making the move to the vw.
    It's expensive running a truck and I am sure you will see the savings immediately.
    I normally drive a 97 Saturn to work.
    30+ per gallon vice 20 per gallon is very noticable at the end of the month.
    Very evident since charge all my gas on Amex and I see the charges on one sheet
     
  4. May 2, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Cars0n`

    Cars0n` Well-Known Member

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    v dub diesel is bad ass. i love em
     
  5. May 2, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Well I saw a jetta blow up on the freeway the other day... just saying.

    jk, it was a pos gas one with a woman driver.

    Good luck with the new ride and post pics!
     
  6. May 2, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    It's okay...Some people can't handle having huge balls. We understand...and we don't need photos either.

    Just kidding man. Jettas are nice rides!!

    Enjoy it...
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    From the Mojave desert now in Wild and Wonderful W
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    4" lift after market front bumper bed mount lightbar/roll bar (4)6" kc's on the roll bar (2) kc flat back bumper mounts f/r gears for the 33's
    I have a 99 saturn as the weekly driver. The Toy is the weekend warrior. Im sure you'll find a deal on another Toy
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    MK ULTRA

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    Yeah the Jetta's are nice. I bought a new 2006 Jetta TDI and drove it for almost 5 years and sold it with enough left over to buy my Tacoma 2003 Xcab 4X4.

    I could drive the jetta for 2 weeks w/o a fillup. Now I can't go a week.

    My Taco has a 2.7 and 5 sp but I still only get 20-21 mph. It should get better than that.

    I was hoping I would drive the jetta long enough that someone would be selling a diesel small truck in a few years but that never happened.

    It's a terrible thing when every gas car you see on the road has a diesel twin in europe and S America that gets 50% better fuel mileage than the gas model.

    Toyota's small diesel trucks get 30+ mph with more hp and torque.

    Just sayin.
     
  9. May 2, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    kumaWRX

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    Nything diesel is cool in my book. I drive a POS 1988 Corolla to work everyday, lol.
     
  10. May 2, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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  11. May 2, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Congrats man!

    That was a smart buy for your circumstances for sure :thumbsup:
     
  12. May 2, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    congrats man!

    But my dads buddy who has been a machanic for like 30 years, just told me that the Jetta is one of the top worse cars right now. Apparently there always in the shop getting shit fixed, But im not sure if thats the Gas one or not... Im sure it is. :)
     
  13. May 2, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    Sorry for your loss, haha. Great choice of vehicle though. The diesel VW's are awesome to begin with. I believe you can add a fryer/vegetable oil conversion as well. My friend's ex had that set up, personally saw 500-600 miles per diesel tank when driven properly. The kit isn't cheap, but the savings will pay it off in no time, and then some.
    I went the motorcycle route to save on fuel. Gotta love $6 fill ups, with 130+ miles per tank. :D
     
  14. May 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    HeadlampRevamp

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    haha, i don't know about that. My 03' Jetta 1.8T was a money pit. I dumped 6 grand in it last year. Its funny because I sold my 4runner to get it because gas had hit like $4 a gallon. In the end I spent wayy more on the Jetta than I ever would have on gas for my 4R. I hope your's is trouble free for you man.
     
  15. May 2, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    tmantstud

    tmantstud [OP] High Mileage Work

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    The Jetta is great so far. Bought is with 123,000 miles. it has all the service records, the interior is immaculate, paint is great, and most importantly drives great. I am still keeping the taco back home so my dad can use use it on the farm, but I will drive it very very rarely.

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  16. May 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    Jetta's smell like crayons
     
  17. May 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    keeping it stock or are you gonna do some mods?
     
  18. May 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Nice ride dude!
     
  19. May 2, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    tmantstud [OP] High Mileage Work

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    I have some mods for it. First I'm going to add a Gromm ipod interface, chip tune it, add monster mats, and finally put a set of Polk MM6501 speakers in it. Then I will lay low for awhile, probably until I can afford different wheels
     
  20. May 3, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    mine looked exactly like this, platinum gray, except it was the 1.8 and with the sport package. I chipped it, Revo Stg 1 (best investment ever with a turbo car)
     
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