While no official announcement has been made by either VW or the Feds, word has it the new 2009 VW Jetta TDI will be eligible for a $1,300 alternative-fuel federal tax credit. A leaked dealer release also shows that the new Jetta oilburners will be EPA rated at 29 MPG city/40 MPG highway, but that Volkswagen got them third-party certified at 38 MPG in the city and 44 MPG on the highway — a 24% jump over the official numbers. We'd guess those are stick-shift ratings, but we won't know until we see the final word out of VW. In the meantime, check out the dealer release below the jump.
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