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Pros: Response! This car kicks it!This is my 2nd Jetta and I have owned Honda's, Nissan's, Acura's, Subaru. I love cars! I went back to the Jetta for it's perfomance, response, good handling and over-all value. It just feels like 'more' car to me.
Pros: 5 cylinder
Cons: no fog lights2011 Jetta, bang for your buck~
Pros: Manual gearbox, flawless shifting feel
Cons: iPod connector optionWe've owned our Sportwagen for 3 months and 4,000 miles, includes driving 2,000 miles at Christmas. So far, the quibbles have been minor compared to the positives. Handling and shifting are superb, seats and steering column are very adjustable (although my wife finds the front seats a touch too narrow). Gas mileage is as per the EPA (23 city, 33 highway). The lie-flat rear seats are a real plus for hauling large objects in the back. We're having problems with the iPod connector that the dealer is going to work on soon. But overall, we're very satisfied.
Good looks, quick and agile
Pros: The exterior
Cons: It probably rides a little low at times going over speed bumpsI've owned SUV's until I bought a 2009 Jetta, but I kept looking at the CC. So I finally bought it for much less than I thought it would cost me. The looks? I was at a StarBucks and overheard a couple talking about my car. They were estimating the cost around 35-40K. I decided to let them in on the secret: 2011 for around 27K. It is very smooth riding and that 2.0T has more snap and acceleration than many V8's I've had.