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We were locked in mortal combat, just as adrenaline-addled Leonidas and
hubris-filled Xerxes met at the Battle of Thermopylae, when a relative
handful of highly specialized Spartans held off a seemingly bottomless
torque-pit of Persians for seven excruciating days.
Here we have the 2009 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, embodying
up-to-the-minute fuel-sipping methods and machinery intended to take us
immaculately into a spotless future. In the other lane, the newly
introduced 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbodiesel, a rolling relic of tried-and-true
yester-tech locomotion (upon whose sooty breath the Industrial Revolution
itself was built) that has been remastered, reengineered and reintroduced
to be meaner, cleaner and more efficient than ever.
But the battle left us weary — done in by the struggle and tired of each
other like Siamese twins on prom night.
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
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2009 VW Jetta SportWagen. At first glance, the words sport and wagon dont
seem a likely fit, but toss the Volkswagen name into the mix and suddenly
the idea has new merit. Combining the sporty handling and well-appointed
interior of the Jetta sedan with the versatile cargo hold of a wagon, the
Jetta SportWagen holds strong appeal to families with SUV-sized needs but
an economy-minded budget. Big enough to fit two child seats and still have
plenty of room for cargo, the Jetta SportWagen also excels in the areas of
fuel economy and fun-to-drive attitude. Theres even a clean-diesel model
that can achieve up to 41 miles per gallon in highway driving. For more new
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Volkswagen Jetta Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Volkswagen Jetta. The concept of German engineering might seem like a
simple marketing ploy but there is actually something to it. Driving
privileges for Germanys fabled autobahn arent limited to the fastest, most
expensive cars. Relatively inexpensive cars like the Volkswagen Jetta
travel the autobahn, too.
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Unsurprisingly, the same engineering philosophy that makes the Volkswagen
Jetta suitable for the autobahn also makes it pretty darn fun to drive.
America car buyers have known this ever since the Jetta was introduced to
the US in 1980. Now in its fifth generation, the Jetta continues to offer
German style and handling at a price accessible to the common man.
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DRIVE Volkswagen Jetta TDI
You don't have to buy a hybrid to get good fuel economy. For enthusiasts
who want to tread lighter, VW offers up the Jetta TDI. Like all modern
diesel engines it's clean, quiet and efficient. Tom Voelk takes a look at
this different way to go green.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S
Let Jason Kehrli of Prestige Imports in Santa Rosa, California introduce
you to the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta S. The Jetta is a partial zero emissions
vehicle and with its unique 5-cylinder engine, you get the fuel economy of
a 4-cylinder with the power of a 6-cylinder. Volkswagen also has loaded
this car with great safety features including side and seat air bags, front
and rear crumple zones and the use of high-quality steel in the
construction of the Jetta.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel
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Looking over VW's 2010 Jetta TDI Clean Diesel. The exterior look has
remained pretty much unchanged, but they have remodeled the interior from
previous years. New steering wheel, radio, lighting, guages, climate
controls, and trimming. Other noted features include the leatherette
interior, folding rear seat w/ armrest/passthrough, power inverter, lip
spoiler, and steering-mounted controls.
The TDI engine uses common-rail technology now making it 2.0L with 140hp
and 236ft-lbs of torque.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Forget the smoke billowing from 18-wheelers and the stench of a passing
city bus, because diesel technology - as applied to passenger vehicles like
the 2009 Volkswagen jetta TDI - has cleaned up its act
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. It
competes with the Subaru Impreza and Honda Civic.
Shot and Produced by: Matthew Avery
Edited by: Sarah Gersh