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Pros: Diesel Power, fuel mileage, handling, large trunk.
Cons: Uncomfortable seats, road noise, stiff ride.Purchased 2009 Jetta TDI. Tried to get one with Navigation, but ended up having an aftermarket nav installed. Would not do that again. Overall the jetta has very good handling, easy to get around and a huge trunk that easily carries 4 golf bags.
Golf TDI Amazing!!!
Pros: Turbo Diesel
Cons: had to wait for it to come inMy 2010 Golf TDI is amazing! Go-kart handling, plenty of pep, great seats and the mpg is out of this world. The interior is quite roomy for a compact car and the list of standard features is impressive.
2009 vw jetta tdi
Pros: the diesel engine
Cons: the remot key i am opening the trunk with out knowing itI thank it is a great car my low mpg was 36mpg my high has been 41mpg i only have 6000miles on it . I thank 10000miles is to long to between oil changes 5000 miles would be better
Pros: Fun to drive
Cons: Gas milageLike the German engineering. Has a lot of nice features, and enough engine, and suspension to be a little fun to drive. Nice and solid. Feels well made.
Pros: handeling and performance and the overall feel of the road. and what a cool roof
Cons: excellent hi-tech features and hook ups on radio, but could sound better
Advice: 18' wheels for handeling, 4-motion for capability, roof for a great experience for all passengersmy first and last words on the test drive were, 'wow'. A real drivers vehicle.
Pros: The quality feel of the interior
Cons: The lack of horsepower
Advice: If you don't need a race car, but something you can live with every day, BUY IT!I'm a huge VW fan, and when it came time to downsize my life, (and my car payments) I had to look at their 'econobox'. Although the Rabbit nameplate is gone for 2010, the 2009 Rabbit/Golf shows a level of refinement, fit & finish, and pure driving pleasure lacking in all other cars in this price segment. It almost drives too well to be considered an economy car. When it comes to pure all-around driving competence and pleasure, you simply can't beat these little VW's.
Pros: The touch screen stereo system with complimentary XM Radio for 6 months
Cons: There are no dislikes
Advice: By this car from a VW dealer the last day of the month to get the best dealI purchased the 2010 GTI with the DSG transmission and 18' rims in early October of '09. This was the first car I've purchased that I actually waited for based on all the reviews read prior to its unveiling. And it was certainly worth it. It has go-cart handling much like the Mini-Cooper S, but with a distinctive German road handling feel to it. The interior design is elegant and understated with the leather package. I did purchase a few extras like heated seats and the upgraded stereo system which pushed the price to 30K. I didn't pay that, but expect this 'niche' vehicle to be a little more than the price projected here. You will love this car.