• suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 4/22/2011 12:31pm PDT

    @ anonymously - Interestingly, the EPA's revised fuel economy calculations for older vehicles shows the 2002 VW Jetta TDI at 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway (with four-speed automatic) and 35 mpg city/44 mpg highway (with five-speed manual). Note that this was with the 1.9-liter turbodiesel engine. You have to factor in all the emissions requirements which are now more stringent in the U.S. than before. Right now, 40 mpg seems to be the mileage-mark for most automakers. Of course, there will be breakthroughs, and that's all to the consumers' benefit. Thanks for commenting.

  • anonymously Posted: 4/18/2011 3:51pm PDT

    I had a 2002 Jetta TDI, it got 50.6 mph at 73mph. Why has the milage gone down, we now have higher fuel prices. It looks like that VW lost ground and went backwards.They have Golfs in Europe getting over 60mpg what is the deal. We need a straight answer from VW. I will never buy again until they bring the milage up to European standards.