A ... or B... ?


compare 2002 Jetta TDI GLS - Wagon and Sedan - with a 1987 300D










specificiations comparison:

interesting... the 2002 Jetta SEDAN and the 1987 Mercedes 300D are nearly the same in width and weight...
the benz has a longer wheelbase, likely some of the reason for the nicer ride...

	    jetta  v. 300D  (in inches and pounds)

wheelbase:    98.9 v. 110.2  - benz longer wb by 11.3 inches
length:      172.3 v. 187.2  - benz longer by 14.9 inches  (1' 2.9")
width:        68.3 v. 68.5   - benz is only 0.2 inches wider!
height:       56.7 v. 56.3   - JETTA is taller by 0.4 inches!
weight:       3009 v. 3390   - benz is 381 lbs heavier...
HP:             90 v. 141    - benz has 51 more ponies
FTLBS:         155 v. 197    - benz has 42 more torques
fuel tank:    14.5 v. 18.5   - benz has 4 more gallons
trunk space:  13.0 v. 14.6   - benz has 1.6 cubic feet more 
mpg (city):     29 v. 21     - JETTA gets 5 to 8 MPG more in town (YMMV)
mpg (hwy):      40 v. 30     - JETTA gets 10mpg more on the hwy (YMMV) PO claims 40 mpg on benz
high book:   $7732 v. 8550   - benz has more value on paper - reality is lt $4k, jetta gt $8k

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2002 JETTA 1.9L TDI SEDAN 
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Horsepower       90 @ 3750 RPM            Torque    155 @ 1900 RPM
Gas Mileage      City 29/Hwy 40 Compression Ratio        19.5
Fuel Induction   Electronic Fuel Induction Valve Train   Single Overhead Cam
Valves Per Cylinder      2 Total Number Valves   8 Transmission     Automatic Drivetrain    FWD

Dimensions
Fuel Capacity    14.5 gallons
Wheel Base       98.9 inches Overall Length      172.3 inches Width with Mirrors         68.3 inches
Height   56.7 inches Curb Weight         3009 lbs.  Tires / Wheel Size   P195/65HR15
Turning Radius   35.8 feet Standard Axle Ratio   3.39 Maximum Ground Clearance   4.1 inches
Maximum Towing   Not Recommended Payload Base Capacity   932 lbs.
Head Room: Front         38.6 inches Head Room: Rear     36.9 inches
Leg Room: Front  41.5 inches Leg Room: Rear      33.5 inches
Shoulder Room: Front     53.7 inches Shoulder Room: Rear         52.5 inches
EPA Passenger    86.9 cu.ft.  EPA Trunk or Cargo         13.0 cu.ft.

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1987 300D - OM603 I-6
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Powertrain

3.0L Engine      6-Cyl, Turbo Diesel Horsepower  141       Torque   197ftlb 
(3.0 12V TD      I6      143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp) 267 N·m (197 lb·ft)     10.9    202 km/h (126 mph))
#(2.5L Engine      5-Cyl, Turbo Diesel Horsepower  121 @ 4600 RPM    Torque  165 @ 2400 RPM)

Gas Mileage      City 23/Hwy 29 Compression Ratio        22.0 Valve Train      Single Overhead Cam
Valves Per Cylinder      2 Total Number Valves   10 Transmission     Automatic Drivetrain    RWD

Dimensions
Fuel Capacity    18.5 gallons
Wheel Base       110.2 inches Overall Length     187.2 inches Width with Mirrors         68.5 inches
Height   56.3 inches Curb Weight         3390 lbs.  Tires / Wheel Size   P195/65R15
Turning Radius   37.0 feet Standard Axle Ratio   2.65
Maximum Towing   Not Recommended Payload Base Capacity   -
Head Room: Front         36.9 inches Head Room: Rear     36.9 inches
Leg Room: Front  41.7 inches Leg Room: Rear      33.5 inches
Shoulder Room: Front     55.9 inches Shoulder Room: Rear         55.7 inches
EPA Passenger    -       EPA Trunk or Cargo      14.6 cu.ft.
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	    jetta  v. 300D  (in inches and pounds)

wheelbase:    98.9 v. 110.2 - benz longer wb by 11.3 inches
length:      172.3 v. 187.2  -  benz longer by 14.9 inches  (1' 2.9")
width:        68.3 v. 68.5   - benz is only 0.2 inches wider!
height:       56.7 v. 56.3   - JETTA is taller by 0.4 inches!
weight:       3009 v. 3390   - benz is 381 lbs heavier...

estate: 99.2 in wheelbase, 173.6 in long.

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Transmission	5-speed manual
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Wheelbase	saloon: 2,510 mm (98.8 in)
		estate: 2,520 mm (99.2 in)
Length	saloon: 4,380 mm (172.4 in)
        estate: 4,410 mm (173.6 in)

Width	1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height	saloon: 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
estate: 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
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