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What a Great Car!
Pros: Combination of DSG trans and torque curve (236ft lbs)VW Jetta TDI (direct injection turbo diesel) with DSG (auto manual transmission) is such a fun and sporty econobox. Rides, handles and brakes like a much sportier car. Once you learn to 'ride' the torque curve when accelerating, a stop light drag race is yours. The trunk is huge for a small car and the back seats fold down for even more room. 30+ mpg around town and so far my best trip mileage is 49.3 mpg!
Jetta TDI Stealth Economy Car
Cons: brakesThe Jetta TDI performs better than any other economy car period. The torque that the 1.9 liter turbo diesel motor develops is astounding and the 6 speed automatic is the perfect tool to transfer power to the wheels. There is a standard CD/Satellite/AM/FM stereo system with 10 speakers that sounds like a high end aftermarket system. In all a sweet ride.
Over exceeded expectations...
Pros: Acceleration and exhuast note
Cons: NothingI've been very impressed with my 2010 VW GTI. The interior quality is outstanding, the car has great acceleration, and I get lots of compliments on the exterior looks. The best part is the exhaust note when you rev the engine up in the 3-5k range. Overall the car has greatly exceeded my expectations, especially given the $24k price.
Pros: Diesel Engine
Cons: Bouncing Ride on Most Roads, I personally don't think suspension is set up right, even with the short wheelbase.Great MPG with the Diesel Engine. Slight wind noise, water leak right rear window, other than that, really good vechicle. But be careful of side blind spots, when changing lanes.
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.
Cons: allDon't make the same mistake i did, vw suck.
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.