Yes, I finally pulled the trigger on a new car. I’ve had 13 good years with my Integra, but it’s finally time to let it go. We pick up the new car Monday.
So what did I get? A 2010 VW Jetta TDI. That’s a 2.0L turbo diesel for those not familiar with the VW branding. The diesel wasn’t a primary selling point, since in my calculations it’s about a wash relative to the unleaded models. Better mileage, but higher fuel and oil costs. I don’t drive enough miles in a year to see a huge cost savings, but the range is pretty amazing with something like 600 miles on a tank. Lots of nice interior features in a metallic grey exterior and a black/grey interior. 6-speed manual, Bluetooth interface, iPod data connector, 115 VAC accessory connector, moonroof, etc.
Here are some mug shots courtesy of K’s iPhone: