Yes, you're right the six speed does make 1mpg difference between the 100 and the 115, but as you rightly say it will only make a difference on the motorway.Does the 100 have the six speed gearbox though? All the others do but I dont know about that one. The 6spd obviously will give better fuel consumption on a motorway run.
some might say the 115 is the better choice....its 3 insurance groups lower, cheaper but still has the 6 speed on and can be chipped, boxed or re-mapped to kick sand in a std 130's face..with the same mpg, can even be put on variable servicing (the later versions).PD is VW's current injection technology. Its more noisey than common rail (ie Pug HDi) as it has fixed pilot injections. But it does allow almost double the pressure good for economy and performance.
The best engine choice would be the 130 TDi. It's tuneable if you want to tune it. It's got almost no lag and I'd image the fuel economy is good too.
Change the... hubs?Yes, you're right Paul, but from a chassis tuning perspective - you can bolt a 312mm brake conversion onto a 130, you'd have to change the?hubs before you could do that on a 115.
No, not just the wheel thingies....... I mean the whole upright that the shock bolts into, with the steering arms and the brakes, oh yes, and the thing the wheel bolts onto.....Change the... hubs? Do you mean those wheel thingies?
Yes, all the MkIVs have 'power assisted brakes', only these days they're called servos and yes all the mkIVs have them.And, speaking of brakes, do the Mk4 TDIs have power-assisted brakes?
WITH MY CHANGES....
Pre-pd technology (so pre 2000ish)
TDI (all silver) = 90bhp
TDI (red I) = 110bhp?
TDI (Red D&I) = 100(with black rub strips) - 115&130bhp(with body coloured rub strips)
TDI (All Red) = 150bhp
Also, some 150bhp diesels have GTI on them too.
I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone though - YES ..... ME
Yup, that's why whatever is intended to badge correctly is disproved by someone who's got something different......... but not all cars are badged correctly, either intentionally or unintentionally.
The badging is all over the place and though there is (apparently) a methodical system, there are loads of exceptions.Yup, that's why whatever is intended to badge correctly is disproved by someone who's got something different......