With the economy on the verge of melting down, fuel prices at outrageous levels, and global warming threatening to torch your prized rhododendrons, it might be wise to look for a more economical car when the lease on your current Volkswagen Jetta ends. You could replace your Jetta with a Smart ForTwo, use about a third less fuel, and drive around with a smug smile on your face in the belief that your little car is saving the world. Then again, you’d have to throw out your significant other, find a new home for the dog, and sell the kids, because the Smart isn’t big enough to carry all of you. Oh, the dilemma.
Fear not. Volkswagen has the smug-smile solution to all of your Jetta needs. The new Jetta TDI (turbocharged direct injection) achieves 41 mpg – the same fuel economy as the diminutive Smart, and since it’s essentially the same Jetta you’re leasing now, it seats five comfortably, has a huge trunk, and drives with all that German-engineered sportiness. As a bonus, the new Jetta won’t have puppy puke stains all over the back seats like yours does.
Source: Automobile Mag