Pros: "european build quality, price, gas mileage"
Cons: "the base 2.0 engine is underpowered"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I choose the Jetta because of build, price and warranty
(at the time the warranty was 3years with service), the
handling is good and the engine keeps me with all city
traffic. My mileage has been better than the epa estimate,
and I cruise at 75 with no problem.
As a previous VW owner, 65'Beetle and 77' Sirocco, I am
just as pleased with the Jetta.
In fact, the only other car that has been this balanced
and reliable and has great dealer response was my 72'
Datsun 510, which set a standard that has been hard to
match. I plan to upgrade to the GLI or GTI in another year.
I highly recommend the Jetta as a best buy for compact sedans.
P.S. the Jetta has the same interior volume as the C class
"I can't be more pleased with my car. 42 mpg overall, plus quick enough to be fun. I like the fact that the car leaves a much smaller "carbon footprint" than it's hybrid competition. VW doesn't take weight out of the body to get it's fuel economy so you still have that safe, solid German feel."
"This is my 4 VW vehicle. The previous cars were the Passat model which I liked too. However this vehicle is the best of all VW models I have owned. One reason is the Diesel Engine and the Automatic Transmission, which is very smooth and precise."
"Bought in early 2014 with 3,000 miles, now has 22,000 miles . Very nice car for it's purpose. I am an outside sales rep and the car's clean, handsome lines represent me well at this price point (inside has received compliments as well, I suspect the seats help). I have received many compliments on its looks. Inside, I have the leatherette seats and they are very comfortable. Steering wheel is wonderful. Driving experience is mixed. Accelerates well in town, but the I-5 struggles when at freeway speeds and want to accelerate to make a lane change or merge. Will go to "S" mode often. Fuel mileage is better than expected on the highway, not so great in the city (this might be because of my city driving habits, frequent stops at businesses). Handling is adequate at best in tight cornering, not assuring. Otherwise, nice ride with new tires I just put on. Did handle one of the roughest Wisconsin winter's on record last year with no issues (did well in snow, ABS was setup just right, heater was great, never any stress starting, never a rattle) and that earned a lot of respect from me. Car feels solid as a brick. Despite some mixed driving experience issues, I really like the car and plan on getting another VW in the future, likely a TDI or turbo depending on price. A nice car to spend a day in."