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2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 28/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 1484 Ratings for the 1999 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    7.7/10
    Performance
    8.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Reliable,Comfortable,Inexpensive to operate

By on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Engine has only 80,000 mi.-Replaced 3 years ago at aprox. 75,000 mi.inc.new clutch,timing belt and water pump.Has new rear calipers,front brake rotors,middle and rear exhaust sections and axle shafts."

it has always been reliable

By on Sunday, August 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive reliable"

Cons: "no ac"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Has had problems in the past but has always been reliable. Has new clutch, engine work, new tires, new 02 sensors, catalytic converter, new battery, etc.. have all the receipts."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

plan on keeping another 10 years

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "runs as it did on day one"

Cons: "no leather seats, no back up camera,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"owned since new, shines like new, paint perfect. No drive train problems ever, 55+ on the road 45 around town never burned a drop of oil Only work ever required has been timing belt at 80,000. glow plugs twice, alternator pulley, rear pass power window (warranty covered), rear brakes at 95,000, 3rd set of tires, current issues headliner and 2 door panels starting to sag. tinted windows starting to peel at bottom"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

GLI: Quite simply the Best Car Ever

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I owned and sold this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fast, Fun to drive, affordable, fast,"

Cons: "Everyone wanted it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I miss this car sooo much. It was fun to drive, it was dependable, it was fast and it was sooo fun to drive. I had the car for 9 years and I regret selling it. It never gave me any issues and was only in the shop for regular maintenance. It was six speeds of highway bliss. It made me better looking. It made me funnier. It made me sexy."

17 people out of 30 found this review helpful

Very reliable and economical engine -- Best ever

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 463,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliable, economical fuel efficiency, long life"

Cons: "TDIs are too expensive to buy new."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The diesel engine was the most reliable and efficient I've ever had. I regularly got between 47 and 52 miles per gallon (I always measured). The body and suspension went way before the engine did. I finally got rid of the car after owning it for 15 years and going 463,000 miles because the suspension needed major repairs but, the engine was still going strong. You can't beat a TDI. If only VW would lower their prices on TDI models..."

13 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Would never buy another VW

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "fun to drive when it runs"

Cons: "worse than lucas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Lots of electrical gremlins Im the second owner sold a subaru to buy this for my son...worst car mistake ive ever made......absolute garbage and very expensive to repair if you can! I had an 83 944 with 100k plus and it never had any problems."

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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