Volkswagen TDI

Howard Law

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I've been giving serious thought to buying a VW TDI. I dont care if it's a Passat, Jetta, Golf, or even a girl car (Beetle), but it has to be a 5 speed. I'll likely buy a 2004 or older. What common problems do I need to look for? What year models should I avoid?
 
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I've been giving serious thought to buying a VW TDI. I dont care if it's a Passat, Jetta, Golf, or even a girl car (Beetle), but it has to be a 5 speed. I'll likely buy a 2004 or older. What common problems do I need to look for? What year models should I avoid?
Stay away from the post 04 Pumpe Duce engines. Lots of problems. The 03 I had was a 5 speed and I got around 52mpg on the interstate. Aside from the TB getting clogged every 30k or so they are worry free. Keep the TB cleaned out and you're good to go. Here's a shot of mine with the Eibach Pro kit installed.