Motor Trend has the new 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI in their hands and first impressions are very nice! We have yet to test one of these highly sought-after diesels but the reviews keep on getting better and better.
If you driving one of these new 2009 Jetta TDI’s, drop us your thoughts in the comments!
When we schedule vehicles for year-long stays, we attempt to take a cross section of what’s available to the public-from hybrids to trucks to sports cars. But aside from a Chevrolet Silverado 2500D a while back, diesels have been a scarcity in our garage, though no fault of our own. Few were available and fewer met California emissions. Happy to say that’s changed for 2009, with several automakers, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, producing diesels that offer emissions so clean they’re saleable in the super-strict Golden State. With that in mind, we ordered VW’s brand-new Jetta TDI, whose turbocharged common-rail 2.0-liter with direct injection delivers 50-state-certified LEV II emissions.