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Just love it
Pros: smooth running, exceptional ride
Cons: storageSnow bird vehicle, the very best ride, to and from florida, every bit as good a ride as my mercedes.
Jetta TDI is a great green car
Pros: fuel economyIgnoring the fact that mine is white, my 2009 Jetta delivers 2X the fuel economy of the usual gas car at a real 38 mpg around town. It rides well, at 16K miles I've had no difficulties and I am well satisfied.
Pros: The style
Cons: That the car did not make it to 100,000 miles without major repairs.This car has been the worst car I have ever purchased. I have purchased 16 new cars from BMW to Jeeps. I have had close to 8 thousand dollars in repairs over the past 6 yrs with this car, from drive shaft, ele issues to tranmission and 4 CD players. I will never buy another VW.
Jetta TDI Sports Wagon
Pros: BMW like ride
Cons: lights stay on after you shut off ignitionExcellent diesel with lots of power
Economy with reasonable performance
Pros: Fuel economy
Cons: would have liked steering wheel acessory controlsMy VW Jetta Sportwagen is a very comfortable, reliable, responsive car with remarkable fuel economy. Being able to carry a pile of stuff is a definite extra and still deliver between 35 and 38 mpg in around town driving is a great combination. The glass roof and DSG transmission are enjoyable pluses. At 16K miles it has worked flawlessly and cost me nothing for repairs or maintenance.
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.