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 |  Dec 14 2010, 4:50 PM

We know the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is more affordable than last year’s car, but really, $5995? That’s the price that three individual cars will be offered when sold through the Gilt Groupe as part of a special promotion.

The first car will be available for sale in a three-day flash sale program (December 15, 16 and 17).

On the first day, the sale will only be accessible via Gilt mobile phone apps on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices; from December 16th it will be made available on

Volkswagen is the first automaker  to offer vehicles for sale on Gilt, ,a flash based website that peddles ‘premium’ products to its members. Perhaps it’s a sign of things to come.