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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.
A damn fine car
Pros: Acceleration of t;his car.
Cons: No ashtrayLots to like about this car. Start with visual appearance. Just looks like quality inside and out. Engine purrs when you accelerate. Power everything inside. Heated seats. Moon roof. The works.
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.