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Pros: 5 cylinder
Cons: no fog lights2011 Jetta, bang for your buck~
Pros: diesel engine
Cons: color of controls at nightgreat diesel engine, quiet, smooth, all kinds of power, range, over 500 miles highway. in euorpe they use them for taxies, and drive them for 300000 miles. you can't afford not to buy this car!!!!
Jetta TDI Sports Wagon
Pros: BMW like ride
Cons: lights stay on after you shut off ignitionExcellent diesel with lots of power
best new car
Pros: fuel mileage - performance
Cons: could use another 1 or 2 inch of ground clearance with the front valenceSportwagon TDI 6speed auto - out of the box - better than rated fuel mileage - plenty of 'zip' to get you onto the highway and keep you there. Typical european - firm ride - predictable steering and braking. Good fit and finish, convienient controlls. rides like a much larger car.
Pros: Overall performance on open highway.
Cons: Getting in & out of driver's seat.VW Jetta TDI - Diesel My wife bought it against my opinion. Boy, was I ever wrong! This is one sweet auto - performs like a sports car, very comfortable ride. 39 to 52 mpg! Over 500 miles to a tank.
Pros: Smooth and quiet driving sedan
Cons: headlights not on stalk
Advice: shop around I experienced $2Shopped hard for this car. Looked at Civic LX, Mazda 3, Ford Fusion. Toyota Carolla. Jetta interior superior to all. Performace wise maybe 2nd to Mazda in accelaration, but Jetta has smoothest driving and handling. Tiptronic transmission is a blast! but will cost you mpg. I get about 24 mpg doing mostly city driving over first 3,000 miles. Love the feel and handling. Love the vtex seats.
Pros: Touch screen Radio/Media console
Cons: No dual power outlets
Advice: If you can save any appreciable money by purchasing this vehiclePurchased vehicle based on sight, price and gas mileage to economize from 06 V8 Touareg. No test drive. Everything about the car says much bang for the buck. Without being to technical, the car responds well to both city and freeway driving as far as acceleration is concerned; albeit w/what is called 'some turbo lag'! The ride is smooth and comfortable for a compact car; with the driver's seat snuggling you in for your driving excursions. I look for reasons to drive this car anywhere/anytime!! All interior features are top notch highlighted by the touch screen Radio/Media console. While not as fancy as a $50k Touareg, this car is well worth any sacrifices in amenities to gain financial amenities in car note, gas prices and scheduled maintenance!!!!