When one thinks of thrilling automobiles, Volkswagen Jetta (additionally known as the “Bora” abroad) seemingly is not towards the highest of the checklist, a lot much less the diesel TDI variant that was on sale in america. The TDI Jettas weren’t quick based on any up to date definition of the phrase, with early 2000s fashions producing solely 90 horsepower from their diesel powertrain. However the automobile was not made to be quick; it was made for effectivity, and it is common to see greater than 40 miles a gallon from a TDI.
Reliability is one other plus for the Jetta. With common upkeep and cautious driving, it isn’t outdoors the realm of risk to go a number of hundred thousand miles earlier than the physique of the automobile dissolves into rust across the engine. There are a number of TDI Jettas which have reached 400,000 miles with little to no trouble. Whereas 200,000 miles on the clock would seemingly get the proprietor to start out considering of getting a unique automobile, that is simply the break-in interval for some die-hard VW diesel followers.