SMITTY wrote:I remember the old Rabbits - my buddy had one. 55 mpg ... and 55 HP! Slowest car I had ever been in in my life. Downright dangerous to merge on the highway with.
My Mark II '91 jetta diesel is usually my daily driver. 1.6L 51 hp non-turbo. It's slow, but I've never had any problems merging or passing, the key is to downshift and let that little diesel scream @ 5K plus rpm's. Advancing the dynamic timing keeps the power in the higher rpm's and does help w/ these engines. 40+ mpg in town, 55+@70mph.