Posts Tagged ‘VW’

VW TDI Spotter’s Guide

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The 2010 TDI Cup edition—perhaps the sportiest TDI to roll off the VW assembly line.

Which Ones to Consider and Why

With no end in sight to the high price of fuel, many people are rethinking their daily drivers. And while hybrid and electric cars may be all the rage among the Hollywood elite and the tree-huggers, it is very easy to see that these cars are not the environmentally friendly solution that many people believe they are—since it will take more pollution-spewing powerplants to charge the things. (more…)

Project GTDI: Efficiency Increase

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Snow Performance was very thorough in making sure the Stage 3 MPG Max Boost Cooler arrived with everything to perform the install (minus the tools).

Our 1.9L Gets a Snow Water-Methanol Injection and Gains 5 Mpg

For the time being, no more cheap paint or free car washes for Project GTDI. We are now turning our attention to where the Volkswagen diesel needs the most help—our sub-100 hp 1.9L TDI under the hood. (more…)

Project TDI

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The latest project vehicle in the Diesel World stable is this ultraclean 2006 VW Jetta TDI.

Buying a Used TDI for Fun and MPGs

Many of us realize that fuel prices will likely never drop back down to levels we’ve enjoyed in the past. The problem is bad enough that some diesel enthusiasts are considering selling their diesel trucks in favor of smaller and more economical daily drivers. So, why can’t you have your diesel cake and eat it too? You can. (more…)

Putting the Clean Into Clean Diesel

Friday, April 8th, 2011

We’re fans of many things, some of which are big fun, big power, huge miles per gallon numbers … and VWs. I know what you’re thinking, but how can you not like the things? Way back when we had a number of VWs, from off-road competition-ready cars to what was then termed a “Cal” bug. Heck, we even had a VW van that we worked construction out of. All of them were fun, but this 2010 Jetta TDI is not only fun and comfortable to drive; it gets insanely good mpg numbers, too in the neighborhood of 50 mpg highway, right off the showroom floor. (more…)