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    Thread: Buyers of Volkswagen Jetta TDI vehicles eligible for a $1300 Federal Tax Credit

    1. Banned Conejo GTI's Avatar
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      07-23-2008 03:52 PM #1
      VOLKSWAGEN'S CLEAN DIESELS ELIGIBLE FOR ALTERNATIVE MOTOR VEHICLE FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

      Buyers of Volkswagen Jetta TDI vehicles eligible for a $1300 Federal Tax Credit

      HERNDON, Va.-Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that buyers of the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are eligible for a $1,300 Federal Income Tax Credit.

      The Internal Revenue Service has issued a certification letter affirming that the vehicles qualify for the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle income tax credit.

      "The $1,300 tax credit provides an even greater value to the upcoming Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen," said Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Our clean diesel vehicles offer consumers the fuel efficiency that they're looking for while providing power, utility, performance, safety and excellent value." Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen showcase the best of both worlds, an alternative fuel vehicle with no compromises. Fuel efficiency, performance and convenience come standard with the 50-state compliant Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen models, which meet the most stringent emissions standards in California. Vehicles are currently available to test drive at local Volkswagen dealers, both models will be available for sale this August.

      While the Environmental Protection Agency estimates the Jetta TDI at an economical 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, Volkswagen went a step further to show real world fuel economy of the Jetta TDI. Leading third-party certifier, AMCI, tested the Jetta TDI and found it performed 24 percent better in real world conditions, achieving 38 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway.*

      The Jetta TDI models come standard with Volkswagen's Prevent and Preserve Safety System, consisting of numerous standard safety features. Both the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen include six airbags with optional rear side airbags and like all 2009 model year Volkswagens, Jetta TDIs also feature standard Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) for added safety.

      Also standard for 2009 is Volkswagen's Carefree Maintenance Program, with this program there are no charges for the scheduled maintenance described in the vehicle's maintenance booklet for the length of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty-three years or 36 000 miles whichever occurs first.



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      07-23-2008 04:22 PM #2
      Expected.


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      07-23-2008 04:26 PM #3
      That is pretty sweet, deal. I wonder how long this Tax Credit will last.
      Unfortunately our local dealer already added a $2000 marked demand mark-up. Hopefully Tax credit will last longer than this market demand rip-off.

      Max


    4. 07-23-2008 04:30 PM #4
      Does anyone happen to have a link to an external source with this information? I searched irs.gov and found nothing.

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      07-23-2008 04:41 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Kevin72594 »
      Does anyone happen to have a link to an external source with this information? I searched irs.gov and found nothing.

      Fuelecenomy.gov does not show anything related to VW yet.


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      07-23-2008 05:47 PM #6
      it is posted on VWwebsource.com and that site requires a password that only VW employees have

    7. 07-23-2008 07:05 PM #7
      I see, I'm just surprised that this isn't on the VWOA website or something. I believe this is the first diesel to qualify for this tax credit, does anyone know if that is correct?

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      07-23-2008 07:24 PM #8
      interesting..

    9. 07-23-2008 07:35 PM #9
      whats the password

    10. 07-23-2008 11:58 PM #10
      ^ hahah

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    12. 07-25-2008 08:36 AM #12
      I've been looking for news on this info this morning. It turns out that every news article cites the vortex as the source

      Conejo, any idea when VW and/or the IRS will officially announce this?


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      07-25-2008 08:57 AM #13
      So all the dealerships will just charge $1000 more than if they hadn't.

      Wait a minute, most salesman are clueless and probably won't know about this, who am I kidding?


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      07-29-2008 02:19 PM #14
      IRS website was updated on July 25. Nothing about the Jetta on there, yet. Hybrid tax credit is good through Decmeber 2010, depending on number sold by manufacturer. So, perhaps the VW TDI credit will also run through 2010. Ought to be enough time for VW to get enough wagens over here.


      Modified by kjclow at 7:21 PM 7-29-2008

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      07-29-2008 05:29 PM #15
      bookmarked...i'll definetly be looking into this as it will probably be the deciding factor in what car i get. hopefully this tax credit will last til i'm ready to sign

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      07-29-2008 07:39 PM #16
      Here is the official press release.
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