I didn't know where to out this, so it ended up here. I had the chance to drive my dad's 97 VW Passat with a 1.9 turbo diesel. I borrowed it to make a trip pulling a trailer because it is so much easier on fuel than my F150. For those of you that didn't catch my posts, he has convered this vehicle to run on WVO. Anyway, back to my story. I was amazed at how well this little car pulled a loaded trailer. I have pulled the same trailer with my truck with a similar load and I will say this - The little VW pulled this load MUCH BETTER than my full size truck. I was amazed. 5th gear and the cruise set at 65mph. The car only dropped to about 63mph on some bigger hills. My dad uses this car to pull trailers quite often and he told me story about when he had a trailer loaded with 2 early 80's Cub Cadet diesel lawn tractors. He set the cruise and headed down the road. He got alot of funny looks from guys in big pick-ups as he was pulling hills at 65 mph. These guys in their unloaded pick-ups were scratching their heads when they saw this little car doing what their trucks have to work hard to do.