Say, Volkswagen. That's a nice-looking wagon you've got there. Any chance you want to bring it over to America so we can all enjoy it too?
The 2009 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI is frugal and fun, but its DSG transmission doesn't suit the diesel engine. Should you buy one?
Yesterday we reveled in the frugal performance of the VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI's diesel engine, but bemoaned the awful DSG gearbox. Join us today as we examine the Jetta's abilities in detail.
Conventional car enthusiast wisdom states the VW Jetta TDI is the thinking man's fuel-efficient car. Free of the complication, sacrificed driving dynamics and image of hybrids, it makes do with diesel instead.
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…
While we've been waiting for an official announcement of prices and specs for the 2009 Jetta SportWagen, someone noticed that the prices are actually now up on the VeeDub website. Works for us. The base price, sans destination, is $18,999 for the S mode with the 2.5-Liter I5 and a five-speed manual (which we reviewed…