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Despite its overture to the Corolla buyer, our U.S.-specific 2012 VW Jetta still provides a level of build quality and handling dynamic not typically provided by Korea or Japan. In short, it remains a
If you've enjoyed the Jetta's historic mix of practicality and personality, then you will be dismayed by the maximizing of the former and minimizing of the latter. The newest Jetta isn't,
Given the range of price and powertrains, it's should come as no surprise that today's VW Jetta can generate as many impressions as it has derivatives. To its credit, Volkswagen tailors the Jetta platform to those powerplants. And to that end, the base Jetta - propelled by 115 horsepower - provides a ride-and-handling combination that sums up "base" pretty succinctly. It is comfortable and reasonably composed, but will win no bonus points for precision or agility. The Jetta with a 2.5-liter or diesel engine under the hood step
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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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