Volkswagen Jetta 2002

lee's BioDiesel Jetta

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seattle, WA 98144

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Last updated 235 days ago
seattle, WA 98144

About the car

This is an excellent vehicle for long distance travel. Let heated seats and cruise control take you on an adventure into the mountains, out to the Olympic Peninsula or even up to Canada! Rent it for a week and drive down to California (sorry, no visits to Mexico per RR rules).

The car is parked near bus routes #2 #8 #11 #12 #43 #48 #84

This is an unmodified TDI which will run on ordinary diesel but I'd prefer to fuel it with biodiesel. There are fueling facilities around Seattle for the latter if you'd like suggestions. Otherwise, I'm happy to handle the refueling at my cost which is currently: $4.75 from Dr Dan's in Ballard or the University district. Supporting locally sourced fuel keeps money in the regional economy.

I will keep it with a full tank ready for 500 miles of range and with the daily mileage limit at 400 you can visit Portland or Vancouver as a day trip. Also, it's less than 360 miles to drive all the way around the Olympic peninsula from Seattle!

More details: there's an Apple Dock Connector and a stereo AUX input so you can easily use your own tunes in the car. There's also sun & moon roof.

EPA efficiency rating: 28 city / 40 highway (33 combined) MPG
I regularly see better than 40 miles per gallon but YMMV

Please note that the automatic transmission of this vehicle will adjust it's shifting pattern based on your driving style. Particularly of note: if you quickly depress the accelerator and hold it down, the car will enable "sport mode" shifting which will delay the transfer to the next gear until you reach a higher RPM. If you have any questions about driving a turbo-diesel, please ask me for tips or consult the instruction manual found in the glove compartment.

Also see my electric vehicle listing on RelayRides if you don't need to go as far or as fast:


This is not my primary car and is generally available for day trips or longer rental periods.
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  • Automatic transmission
  • Audio input
  • Long term rentals

Mileage limits

  • 400 mi/day
  • 1,500 mi/week
  • 3,000 mi/month

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