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I found my car
Pros: electric parking brake
Cons: nothingFor the past 20 years I have wanted a smaller wagon that gave good mileage and had hauling capaabilities. Saw a passat wagon(2007)and liked it enough to trade in my Accord.The car has exceeded my hopes,solid, handles perfectly and great overall comfort.
Pros: The distinctive Beetle shape that makes people smile when they see it.
Cons: road noise...it's so low to the ground that all noise travels to the cabin. I have a 5 speed and that may increase it.This is my second Beetle and my 4th VW. I like the sturdiness of a Beetle..and the dependability...and the cuteness, and the size......and the flower vase,..and the big windows,...and the 5 cylinder engine, a perfect match for my car, with all the power yet good fuel economy to please me.
Pros: It's just a plain fun sensible car.
Cons: No leatherHad it as a rental for 3 months. Really like the car. Very logical practical & yet fun & the diesel is great on gas
Cons: SMALLFUN CAR TO DRIVE
Best Car Ever Owned
Pros: clean mileage
Cons: automatic locking feature of the doorsMine is a TDI diesel. Clean, powerful, efficient, and a good performer. I now have 127,000 miles, and have done nothing but change oil, fuel filters,, and tires. You could not ask more from a car!!
Pros: very spacious
Cons: 4 door cargreat car. love it
Small but Zippy
Pros: Small car but very roomy in car and trunk.
Cons: Placement of the console; wish I could rest my arm.After driving Cadillacs for the past 8 years, I found myself in a position that I needed to downsize. Thinking I had paid my dues in driving small cars in my younger years, this was a very hard transition with a pleasant surprise. The Volkswagen Jetta not only has a European appeal it has a lot of pep! I feel safe and do not have to hesitate pulling out for a quick turn. I don't get a small car feeling. There is ample room in the car and the trunk. It is good looking and has just a little different style than all the others it's size. I bought used and looked for months to find the right deal. I never buy new anymore; just be careful that you buy from a reputable dealership. I am very pleased with this little powerhorse; didn't think I would ever drive a smaller car again. Also, I asked a very good mechanic what he thought before I bought and if he could service it for me and keep it out of the dealership. Insurance is reasonable and so is the licensing. Good luck with your decision.