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Old 09 May 2009, 16:40   #31
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I have two VW 1.9 tdi's one runs at 180 hp the other about the same. They do around 35-40 mpg around town, motorway runs i get 60mpg. If i get heavy footed then it will drop to about 30 mpg. The torque produced is the real seller, any speed and most gears I can just floor it and it goes like a train.
If you work for Jag why do you drive German cars - wouldn't it make more sense to protect your own jobs - just wondering???

and I didn't think the 1.9tdi was that sort of power..........
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Don't tell Chicken Little about this. She's already in trauma worrying about shearing both her twin engines off on a floating log. It's a very dangerous world we live in. Theoretically.

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Don't tell Chicken Little about this. She's already in trauma worrying about shearing both her twin engines off on a floating log. It's a very dangerous world we live in. Theoretically.

I have seen it happen - my Defender is fine though - i still have the riot screen for it!!!
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and I didn't think the 1.9tdi was that sort of power..........
re-mapped they can..... uncle has got his up to around this with a new cam re-map and some head work... oh on motor number 2. good thing he runs garages...
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If you work for Jag why do you drive German cars - wouldn't it make more sense to protect your own jobs - just wondering???

and I didn't think the 1.9tdi was that sort of power..........
I would love to be able to buy an English car, trouble is they are expensive or not good enough. I actually work for Jaguar and Land Rover, so I have a foot in both camps and both cars. It was great when Aston was also part of the group

The VW's are indeed remapped, from the same company that work for..... Had it done for 2 years with no problems, the VW TDI engine is built like a rock, well over engineered. The problem with remaps is that they are simple to do but also simple to get wrong. “Lets have 240hp for 10 minutes”
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That's not right. My Father had that engine in a Hi-Top camper and could squeeze 42mpg out of it.
I regularly get 48mpg out of my 2wd A4 2.0ltr 170bhp. Your doing something really wrong there!

I have a plug in re-map system for my car and I actually get an increase in fuel economy but its not squared away with the insurance company and the car is still under warranty so I prefer not to use it. 170bhp is more than enough!

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I would love to be able to buy an English car, trouble is they are expensive or not good enough. I actually work for Jaguar and Land Rover, so I have a foot in both camps and both cars. It was great when Aston was also part of the group

The VW's are indeed remapped, from the same company that work for..... Had it done for 2 years with no problems, the VW TDI engine is built like a rock, well over engineered. The problem with remaps is that they are simple to do but also simple to get wrong. “Lets have 240hp for 10 minutes”
I dunno - an X type is prob not that much more than a Passat. Don't you get a staff discount???
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I dunno - an X type is prob not that much more than a Passat. Don't you get a staff discount???
ah but it costs quite a bit more than a Ford Mondao
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