Posted By RichC on October 24, 2010
My daughter recently started tracking her 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI fuel economy numbers on Fuelly.com and we have both been impress at the significant improvement since replacing her tires. Although she doesn’t have a lifetime of postings for her car, the regular private calculations haven’t been near the 50 mpg mark. She (we) couldn’t be happier with the improvements.
As I’ve shared with friends before, I’d highly recommend considering a small diesel TDI when considering a first car for teenagers, college students or in her case, a medical student trying to stretch her travel dollars. One caveat for those less adept to doing minor maintenance items is to beware that good quality and fair priced independent repair shops for diesel cars are sometimes challenging to find – check with a local TDI group like CinciTDI.com or the larger TDIClub.com. (that reminds me, time to come home for an oil change … and visit with your parents)