Posted By RichC on July 24, 2008
The IRS has made the new 2009 40+ mpg ‘clean diesel’ Volkswagen Jetta TDI eligible for a federal tax credit, just as many hybrid vehicles have been in the past. The new VW TDI qualifies based on the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle income tax credit *. What this means for buyers of a new Jetta TDI (eventually VW Sportwagen TDI … and perhaps others) is that the credit can bring the MSRP price of a diesel Jetta $700 lower than a gas vehicle. But here’s a note of caution — early buyers might want to be aware that dealers are currently taking deposits for orders and are finding it easy to market up current manufacturer’s suggested retail price with ‘add-ons,’ on the other hand, VW is also looking at a price hike.