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    4/23/2010 5:42:27 AM

    2010 Volkswagen Golf

    Golf TDI Amazing!!!

    Pros: Turbo Diesel

    Cons: had to wait for it to come in

    My 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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    4/22/2010 5:50:38 PM

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

    2009 vw jetta tdi

    Pros: the diesel engine

    Cons: the remot key i am opening the trunk with out knowing it

    I 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

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    4/22/2010 5:08:01 PM

    2010 Volkswagen Golf

    Fahrvegnugen

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: Gas milage

    Like 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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    12/16/2009 9:52:06 AM

    2010 Volkswagen Golf - 2-Door (M5) 2dr

    Pros: The quality is fantastic for the price.

    Cons: Limited storage areas in the cabin

    Advice: Buy one now!

    I just bought the Golf 3 days ago, and haven't actually driven it much, so these are my first impressions. It's a blast! The engine is powerful and quiet (but not broken in yet, so I've been sort of easy on it), the handling is very good (new tires, not taking it to the limit yet), considering it's fairly soft suspension, with nice feedback from the steering wheel. It doesn't have any numbness common to assisted systems. The shifter is sweet. Considering that this is an $18,000 car (including destination charge) I am beyond impressed. I could go on and on about the great features- quick and really solid, fantastic Recaro style seats that hug me perfectly (adjustable lumbar support on both sides) with very nice fabric, the smooth quiet ride with very good handling, the feeling of complete stability at 100+ speeds. It's got the interior of a much more expensive vehicle. And personally I think the exterior is very attractive, while the hatch makes it really versatile. Try it, you'll like it. Good job VW!

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    12/12/2009 10:59:24 AM

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta - S (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Smooth and quiet driving sedan

    Cons: headlights not on stalk

    Advice: shop around I experienced $2

    Shopped 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.

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    12/7/2009 3:43:25 AM

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta - Wolfsburg Edition w/PZEV (A6) Sedan

    Pros: Touch screen Radio/Media console

    Cons: No dual power outlets

    Advice: If you can save any appreciable money by purchasing this vehicle

    Purchased 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!!!!

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    11/11/2009 7:58:44 PM

    2010 Audi A3 - 2.0 TDI FrontTrak FrontTrak

    Pros: The large sunroof

    Cons: the navigation system was too expensive to buy

    Advice: Test drive one to see for yourself how luxurious this sporty, gas efficient car is- you will love it!

    It handles very well. The seats are comfortable and the interior is typical Audi - clean and nice looking. The engine was quiet with a lot of pick up. All the extra features are well worth the price difference to the VW Golf TDI.The trunk space is bigger than the VW. The leather is a handsome upgrade. I love the tiptronic and sport mode. The golf had a small sunroof that made a terrible noise when open and excelerating onto the freeway. Audi does such high quality workmanship that this car will last a long time.Finally a luxury car that is green!