Originally Posted by quentinberg007
People have the misguided view that diesels are powerful and fun. They are pleasant to drive until the revs run out at 4k rpm, but they aren't "fun".
I went from a 350Z to my Jetta Sportwagen TDI. Driving my VW is quite pleasant, yes. For all practical purposes it feels like it has a big V6. But the fact that the engine wheezes out and dies after 4000 RPM doesn't hurt the fun factor - that definitely exists. I look forward to getting into my JSW just as much as I ever looked forward to getting into my Z. The butter-smooth gearbox and excellent Golf chassis help there. I just wouldn't take it to a track day.
And I definitely drive like more of an a**hole in the Jetta than I did in the Z. Something to do with the turbo...