I’ve now owned the TDI for 10 months and have just passed the 15,000 mile mark. One of the most difficult parts of writing this blog has been finding things to share. The TDI has continued to perform flawlessly which has put me in a “no news is good news” position. As much as I would like to have interesting stories to tell, this car just goes about its business doing what it is supposed to do, and has given me little to share (this is a good thing!).
Here’s what I can tell you…
When I posted my 10,000 mile update the TDI had averaged 35.912 MPG, and for the 90 days leading up to the 10,000 mile update, had delivered 36.688 MPG. At the 15,000 mile mark, overall fuel economy has risen to 36.63 MPG, and over the most recent 90 days has averaged 37.529 MPG. I’ve read a lot of articles stating that as the diesel motor breaks in, fuel economy rises, and the numbers that I have recorded certainly support this theory.
I continue to be impressed with the interior space and overall comfort of the TDI. While I enjoy seeing my fuel economy numbers climb, I also continue to get enjoyment on days where I decide to take advantage of the sports car handling and acceleration delivered by the torque-monster turbo diesel.
10 months and 15,000 miles into my first Volkswagen and first diesel, and I continue to be very happy with my decision.
If you’re considering purchasing a TDI and have any questions that I have not answered, please feel free to comment or you can send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Thanks for reading!