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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2008 2:08 pm | Updated: 10:11 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

What German-based automaker boasts high gas mileage, unparalleled engine life, great crash test ratings and is still roomy enough to be a family car? Volkswagen.

What German-based automaker boasts high gas mileage, unparalleled engine life, great crash test ratings and is still roomy enough to be a family car? Volkswagen. The 2008 VW GTI, to be specific. This car is one of the most reliable, practical and fun cars on the road today. The Volkswagen GTI is one of the best known budget cars sold in America. This former entry-level car has grown up over the years. The GTI took America by storm back in 1983 when it was introduced as a subcompact hatchback that basically took you from here to there and back again. But even back then the GTI was lightweight and nimble, even with its tiny 90 horsepower engine to give American drivers used to hulking pieces of heavy metal from Detroit, a fun spin for their money.

For 2008 the VW GTI is the most powerful yet. Its exterior styling is aggressive. The GTI looks and feels solid. The GTI comes with a fully independent suspension and new features like xenon headlights and an available navigation system. The car is available in 2 door and 4 door hatchback models. Power under the hood has come a long way since 1983. The turbo charged 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine for 2008, called the 2.0T, is capable of 200 horsepower! A six speed manual transmission comes standard with the GTI and sends power directly to the front wheels.

Another great VW model is the newly arrived 2009 clean burning diesel Jetta TDI. The 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine produces 140 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the first automobile to meet the world.s most stringent air standards, California Tier II. The clean burning diesel engine uses technology that boosts the car mileage to an average 50 miles per gallon. This quiet running, clean burning engine allows the driver to go long distances between fill ups. The new TDI carries on the Jetta heritage of being zippy and agile through traffic, now with the elimination of major air pollutants this new diesel delivers exceptionally high gas mileage.

Where can you test drive the new 2009 Jetta clean burning diesel or the classic and aggressive GTI? Drive up to Volkswagen of North Scottsdale. They have been in business at this location since 2002. A part of Penkse automotive, Volkswagen of North Scottsdale adheres to the original mission of Penske; to “Become the customer’s car company for life.”

The professionals sales and technical staff is dedicated to achieving this mission through providing unsurpassed customer service, exceeding your needs and over-achieving your expectations. As part of the Penske Automotive Flagship Complex the dealership also carries the Penske racing museum. Something any car enthusiast will want to stop and browse. The technical staff at Volkswagen of North Scottsdale offers an extensive VW parts department where you can also schedule a service appointment.

Volkswagen of North Scottsdale is conveniently located just 2 blocks south of the 101 Freeway and Scottsdale Road. Only 20 minutes north of downtown Phoenix, Volkswagen of North Scottsdale draws customers from all over the Valley and even from as far away as New Mexico and Canada! In today’s virtual world it simply takes a click to www.vwnorthscottsdale.com to view the huge inventory of new and certified used vehicles. Stop by Volkswagen of North Scottsdale, voted #1 in customer satisfaction by VW customers 4 years running!

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