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Pre-Owned VW Diesel TDI in Elgin, IL

To this day, Volkswagen diesel vehicles continue to have a large following of dedicated adherents. Though the automaker has an unavoidably spotty history in this region, they have atoned for their past sins with refurbishments that have made the rides closer to what they were originally supposed to be. And thanks to the controversy, prices today are much lower than what the TDI vehicles were originally sold for.

Those looking for a VW diesel vehicle in the Elgin area will be happy to hear we have a selection of just such rides here at Elgin VW. These machines have been refurbished and repaired to truly meet emissions standards. The good news is that they still boast the benefits of great fuel economies and extended driving range that comes with the use of diesel fuel. They are also outfitted with an assortment of luxury touches generally only found on more expensive cars.

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What is Volkswagen TDI?

TDI stands for “Turbocharged Direct Injection.” It refers to a system that delivers fuel to the engine more efficiently. These vehicles run on diesel fuel. After all these years, they’re still unique; there’s no other car quite like the VW TDI models.

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles are also acclaimed for their spacious interiors and fun-to-drive nature. Thanks to the turbocharged engines, acceleration is responsive and enjoyable. Some also come with a manual transmission.

What changes were made to the Volkswagen TDI vehicles?

When the vehicles had to be recalled, VW performed a fix that generally included a software upgrade and improved catalytical converter. In some instances, this resulted in improved acceleration, though fuel economy was minutely reduced as well.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of diesel vehicles?

Diesel vehicles have superior fuel economies to traditional gasoline, so drivers can go longer between fills. The vehicles also tend to be hardy and long-lasting.

However, be warned that not all fuel stations sell diesel. Diesel is also generally more expensive than gas. The engine noise is a little louder than it would be in a gas model, especially when accelerating. Finally, some people really hate the smell of diesel, although VW diesel exhaust is noted for not having much of an odor.

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