Re: VW D Mileage
I have put many miles on my '89 Jetta 1.6 diesel, getting near 50 mpg on the highway. It never got less than 41 or 42 around town. The odometer is broken, so I don't know how its doing now, but it is well past 200K miles. My only concern about the diesel in a Samurai would be gearing. These motors do not like high rpms. They pull best from 1500 to 3000rpm. Sustained rpms over 4500 will blow it up in no time. The Samurai, with correct gearing, should be near a stock Jetta in mpg. The Jetta weighs a little more than a stock Samurai.