Despite prices that compete head-on with rivals from the U.S., Japan and Korea, the 2013 Jetta exudes the build quality and dynamic handling associated with a European car. Those seeking to save money
The Jetta's historic mix of practicality and personality became a thing of the past with this latest generation, which maximized the former and minimized the latter. Base models have an appealing
The 2013 Jetta's plethora of powertrains translates to a correspondingly wide range of driving experiences, from underwhelming for base models equipped with the entry-level 115-horsepower 4-cylinder engine to invigorating for GLI versions with VW's turbocharged 4-cylinder powerhouse. Splitting the difference are Jettas equipped with a 170-horsepower 5-cylinder engine, which has a good balance of power and fuel economy. Diesel models, meanwhile, will please drivers not only with their 40-plus mpg but the torque from their powerful yet qu
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By Barthugens (ME) on Saturday, June 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "MPG, solid, fun to drive"
Cons: "expensive to buy"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have two TDIs: 09 Sportwagon and 10 sedan. In Maine, you put high quality non-studded tires on these high torque babies, and you'll plow through anything. I own the steepest driveway in town, and it's about 85 yds. from the road up to my parking spot; TDI is unfazed by the steepness. Mileage is around 42 on the highway at 65 to 75, and about 48 on secondary roads at 45 to 60. Around town, it's about 34 - 36. Oil changes are only once every 10k, so you save on that. Be sure to use only Castrol SLX! Keep your tires inflated to the max allowed, too, and check them at least weekly. Car is ridiculously quiet, even if it wasn't a diesel. Stereo is great, and is the first model car I've owned that I haven't replaced all the factory speakers with upgrades."
By EPR (RI) on Friday, June 07, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,500overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "German feel"
Cons: "Rev Hang is terrible!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"Car is great. Only isse is the rev hang with manual transmision as you have to wait a couple of seconds for the rpms to drop... otherwise you wear the clutch... For this only reason I would not buy it again"
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