> The chassis dyno shop I use is in a little town in northern Illinois.
> The owner of the shop is a certifiable performance nut. I was
> surprised that his family car is a diesel VW Rabbit or whatever they
> call them now.
> "Huh?" I said.
> Said he, "237 horsepower at the wheels, with the turbocharger and the
> chip I installed. It's really fun to run with the Porsches on the
> I'm impressed.
That would be the VW Golf TDi ... stock rating is 150 bhp and 38/46 mpg from a
1.9L diesel. I thought about buying one myself, but they are illegal in CA.
The 1.9L TDi motor is also available in the new Rabbit and the Jetta. There's
also a 2.0 version available in the Passat & Passat wagon. (everywhere but CA)
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