I am in a crux here. New VW Motorist and I need to decide between the Jetta TDI and the GLI Autobahn. I love the GLI overall, and I would normally just go for it. I also live in upstate NY though where snowy roads are the norm for at least 5 months of the year. Is the GLI going to suck bad in the snow with the off the line torque it has, plus the low profs? I would get snow tires (Bridgestone Blizack WS probably, but am I going to regret my decision when I realize its terrible in snow, or do you think its not as bad as I am making it out to be?
The only other thing to me is the Fuel efficiency. I will get 50 with the TDI and 28-32? with the GLI, can you let me know what your getting fuel efficiency wise currently with your GLIs.
I also really love the Fender sound system being a musician. but I can also get that in the TDI Premium.
So I also just test drive the TDI this week, and it feels so underpowered to me. Probably because I have been test driving cars like the Mini Cooper S and the GLI, and they dont compare.
Any advice or encouragement is greatly appreciated.