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2010 Volkswagen Jetta

Day 1

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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I am back! Returning from a mini-vacation and two weeks sans day-by-day reviews, this week I am in the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. My tester is actually the TDI version, otherwise known as diesel-powered, and I look forward to determining if, in the depths of winter, a diesel could work for me.

A base 2010 Volkswagen Jetta starts at a modest $22,175, and that includes the 2.5-litre five-cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission. For the TDI engine and a bump to a six-speed manual the cost difference is $2,300.

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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My tester is actually the highest trim level that Volkswagen offers, called Highline, which adds a host of luxury features standard such as leather seating, ESP and a power sunroof.

The TDI engine outputs 140hp, which doesn’t sound like much but it also offers 235ft/lbs of torque, which allows the Jetta to move effortlessly from any speed.

My tester is also equipped with the optional six-speed DSG transmission which adds $1,400 to the total price tag, topping my tester out at just over $32,000.

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Highline
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $32,245

For more information on Volkswagen and the Jetta TDI visit Volkswagen Canada

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