Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 1997 - 2003 F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1997 - 2003 F150 1997-2003 F150, 1997-1999 F250LD, 7700 & 2004 F150 Heritage SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-07-2005, 08:21 PM
afirecat afirecat is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 48
afirecat is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thumbs up 2003 supercrew for a jetta TDI ???

Not sure what to do but the price of gas is groce, tried a 04 jetta TDI and was actually impressed, but the real question is can I trade the blue oval for a VW?? the jetta gets average 60 mpg and a high as 68 truck 18-23 what do I do??? not sure what the reliabillity of VW are but Ill have to take a long hard look.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-07-2005, 08:45 PM
vwboomer vwboomer is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 44
vwboomer is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sure you can. If you dont' need to haul crap around you shouldn't have a truck anyway
I have a 96 Passat GLSSC that gets about 18 around town which is better than the 13 I get in the truck. Downside: my $20k truck gets used only once or twice a week.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-08-2005, 09:43 AM
lancekilgore lancekilgore is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 740
lancekilgore is starting off with a positive reputation.
keep them both the truck for hualing things and the vw for gas milage, I have my truck that gets around 17 and I need it for hauling things and I use a 93 tyota paseo for back and fourth to work it gets about 40 mpg.

Lance
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-08-2005, 05:52 PM
xtrford xtrford is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,940
xtrford is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Keep the truck, they do come in handy. Try and find an older TDI, maybe around the 00-01 mark, they really are a great car, we use the wifes jetta for long trips, incredible fuel economy.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-11-2005, 07:06 PM
preppypyro's Avatar
preppypyro preppypyro is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Saskatoon Sk.
Posts: 37,558
preppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud of
Hard to argue with a TDI, especially for fuel economy, and if you read any reviews, they usually get damn good ones!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-11-2005, 07:09 PM
BSHORT BSHORT is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NEWMAN, CA
Posts: 242
BSHORT is starting off with a positive reputation.
I Was Going To Get A Tdi Until I Was Warned About The High Cost Of Maintanence. Everything Is Expensive And Labor Intensive!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-11-2005, 08:51 PM
afirecat afirecat is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 48
afirecat is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BSHORT
I Was Going To Get A Tdi Until I Was Warned About The High Cost Of Maintanence. Everything Is Expensive And Labor Intensive!!
Yup I checked into that as well and it scared me off. I cant believe the maint on those things plus all the extreem expence, dont think the great gass milage equalls out to the unbelievable maint on those, might look at a mazda3 for a second car now.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-12-2005, 06:24 PM
vwboomer vwboomer is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 44
vwboomer is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sure they cost more to fix. But if you do it yourself it's not as big of a deal. If 60mpg isn't worth it, perhaps a Metro is more to your liking
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-13-2005, 03:44 PM
E350superduty E350superduty is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 390
E350superduty is starting off with a positive reputation.
Maybe convert the F-150 to bi-fuel propane or CNG? Ford made factory bi fuel and dedicated propane/cng F-150s and light-duty 250s a while back, you could look around for one.
__________________
2005 F-350 XLT regular cab dually
6.8L V10
6 speed manual
carpet delete
capitains chairs with console
1.5" lift
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-13-2005, 04:03 PM
Fordnorth Fordnorth is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7
Fordnorth is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a 1980 Golf VW and the odometer stop two years ago at 200k and we have had very little problems with it. I would say less problems then my F150 will less km and newer. But I do need the truck for hauling, but otherwise I drive the VW and Ihave been able to fix it so far. Good luck on your choice.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 04:03 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 1997 - 2003 F150

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup