Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Auto: The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Auto: The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

A 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is now part of The Diesel Driver’s long-term test fleet.  Diesel Driver readers correctly guessed that the new auto would be a Volkswagen (30% said VW, 28% Audi, 25% Mercedes-Benz, and 17% BMW).
There are a lot of things we like about the new Jetta.  For …

Why Did You Purchase a Diesel?

Why Did You Purchase a Diesel?

There are many good reasons for purchasing a diesel-powered automobile.  Our readers tell us these include the incredible fuel economy, the power that comes from the diesel engine’s torque, and greater reliability compared to gasoline engines.  In addition, diesel engines are known to last far longer and have a reputation …

The Diesel Driver 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Calendar Released

The Diesel Driver’s 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI calendar is now available online for immediate delivery.
The Diesel Driver’s 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI calendar captures the elegant design of VW’s sleek new Jetta sedan.  The Jetta has been completely redesigned and reengineered and
Volkswagen has done an excellent job in engineering …

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and SEL – First Road Test and Review

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and SEL – First Road Test and Review

Highway 1 runs along much of California’s Pacific coast and some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  Portions of it are known as the Pacific Coast Highway, the Cabrillo Highway, and the Shoreline Highway.
I spent two days driving the new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta (see last month’s First Review …

2011 Volkswagen Jetta – First Review

2011 Volkswagen Jetta – First Review

For decades, American car makers have been trying – with varying degrees of success – to design and build cars that are European.  Now a German car maker, Volkswagen, has designed a German car, the 2011 Jetta, with a U.S. audience in mind.
In this case, the U.S. audience is one …

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Review

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Review

The diesel invasion from Germany continues with the Audi A3 TDI.  Audi started its clean diesel lineup in the States last spring with the big Q7 TDI that is now joined by the compact A3 five-door hatchback, the recipient of the 2010 Green Car of the Year award.
The sporty looking …