2009 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 2009 TDI Exceeds Expectations

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2009 TDI Exceeds Expectations
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Loyal Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Teutonic styling, handling and quality. Stiff suspension and taut handling takes some getting used to but lots of smiles per km. Fuel economy averages 6 L/100 km out of the box in a mixture of highway driving and city. Doors close with a reassuring thud. Interior controls and finish are all of the highest quality. Everything works as it's supposed to. Expensive trim level (Highline) and options (Sirius radio etc.) worth the upgrade. TDI is luxury car quiet and smooth. 6 speed manual takes some getting used to with closely matched ratios. Best to find a high range and leave it there, letting the 235 ft lb torque do the rest. Only missed feature is HID headlights, standard H4 are very good.

Best Features

Sirius radio, heated leather seats, computer display showing how much money you're saving driving a TDI. Audi-like quality.

Worst Features

HID headlights. Gear indicator for 6 speed manual. Memorized seat setting.
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