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Fuel-Efficient Jetta TDI Saves Money at the Pump

In a time when anything under $2.20 gallon for gas is a bargain, those shopping for a new car are definitely comparing notes.

In fact, with gas prices at an all-time high and no sign of them taking a turn for the better anytime soon, more and more buyers are considering alternative fueled cars, like hybrids and diesel-powered automobiles.

This also is a good time for auto manufacturers to tout their fuel-efficient wares. And with the new 2005 Jetta TDI, Volkswagen is no exception.

Volkswagen's newest model consists of an electronically advanced, high-tech TDI diesel engine - one that offers greater gas mileage with an even better overall performance.

While most drivers can expect to get anywhere from 15 to 25 miles to the gallon, the new Jetta TDI boasts an average of 35.5 miles per gallon in the city and 41.5 on the open road. This is enough to get you from Detroit to Washington, D.C. - more than 600 miles one way - without ever having to stop at a gas station.

Not a bad deal, the company says, for those looking to save a few dollars at the pump.

As with most new cars, the Jetta TDI is available in either the standard five-speed manual transmission or the optional six-speed automatic.

In addition, the car uses a brand new technology that allows the engine to run much more quietly, with more power and efficiency than its late 1970s and early 1980s counterparts.

As with most new cars, this newest Volkswagen is brimming with standard safety features like front, front-side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; crash active head restraints; and three-point seat belts for all passengers.

Specifically, the new Jetta TDI includes dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-disc, in-dash CD changer, heated front seats, cruise control and remote central locking.

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