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Old 11-22-2011, 10:47 PM   #16
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I don't know whether you're joking or what... but I actually love the new Ford Focus... specifically the SEL/Titanium version however I believe it is not offered with a manual transmission option...


It will be my wifes next car for sure...though she's pushing for a Scion

i wasn't joking because I love the focus too.

from my understanding the new engines they got are pretty amazing and they are getting something like 900 km/s a tank..... (obviously high way driving and with consistence speed/etc/etc.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:03 PM   #17
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fiesta, yes its smaller then the focus, but, if you need a to b its perfect
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:20 AM   #18
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I've had 3 TDI's now, a 2000 Jetta, 2006 Jetta, and just bought a 2012 Jetta.
I drive 55,000-70,000km a year, which is why I am driving them.
Otherwise, I'd still have a BMW.

They have all been great cars, (a few issues, but nothing outrageous)

I would not suggest a TDI if you are just driving to the go station each day. These cars like to be driven, lots. They don't like short city trips all the time, plus you won't benefit enough to make the Diesel worth while.

Just my two cents.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:42 AM   #19
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the 2.5L is hard on gas, I have a Rabbit with the 2.5 and its horrible.

doing 120 from ottawa to cambridge I use a full tank (completely empty), same speed with a 2L jetta I get there with more than 1/4 tank.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:30 PM   #20
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And in the TDI you could get there and back

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the 2.5L is hard on gas, I have a Rabbit with the 2.5 and its horrible.

doing 120 from ottawa to cambridge I use a full tank (completely empty), same speed with a 2L jetta I get there with more than 1/4 tank.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:44 PM   #21
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I LOVE my MK4 TDI for commuting. (150-160km a day) The older ALH engines are arguably the ones to get if you can find one in reasonable condition - no premature cam wear issues, very very proven older tech. I'll echo what others have said/implied: if you're not driving a LOT, it's probably not worth the extra $$ you spend to get a TDI. I've averaged 4.9L/100 over the past 18 months that I've had mine.... 1200kms/tank.
More power is a tune and injectors away, with negligible impact on highway mileage.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:06 PM   #22
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I know a few people that bought it and did not put many miles on it. Once repairs started piling up, it was abvious that the savings were not achieved, but they got stuck with bills. I would calculate twice and than make a move. Keep in mind that not many places know how to fix it as anything else in Canada that needs special attention.

I would just get a economy Jap and sleep good. My 0.02c...
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