I have just bought an 8 month old Jetta and have had it 2 weeks, I have covered 700 miles, averaged over 53mpg and managed 625 miles on a full tank. Its a great car to drive, feels strong and sure footed, it handles well and although the diesel engine is a little noisey through gears 1-3, once into 4th or 5th, you hardly hear it. My only gripe is a slight whooshing noise when the brakes are applied, ( there is plenty of life in the pads ) so I am not sure what it is, otherwise, I am very happy with the Jetta and would recommend it to anyone.
I cannot fault this car. Had this car for about 6 months and done approx. 12500 miles so far. Opted for the SE over the S down to the extra touches you get such as chrome window surrounds, better seats and cruise control, which suited me for motorway driving. The 1.9TDI proves adequate for the current climate giving around 50-53 mpg overall, sometimes 60mpg on motorway runs and gives decent performance. Match this together with group 6 insurance and £115 road tax per year it proves to be a good all round economic package. The car looks good, especially in dark grey metallic, and drives good too. It also feels very solid and assured. Well worth looking at an alternative option if you are considering either a Golf or Passat
I ordered the Jetta as a Company car after previously driving a vectra and Bora before that. Wanted to return to VW as i enjoyed the Bora so much. Chose the TSi engine as it offered better performance that the standard tdi. Haven't seen any other TSi's on the road. I also went for the optional parking sensors (which are a god-send as the boot is longer than you think) and fog lights (for a better look up front). TSi engine isn't as fast as i thought it would be but fuel economy is good up to 50mpg if driven steadily. Build quaility is good and spec is excellent, although look out for water marks on the paint if bought brand new. Boot space is impressive
great car! medium saloon size but with the boot of a large exec saloon. i went with the smaller diesel engine to cut fuel costs. At times wish i'd gone for the more powerful version, but in the current financial climate I'm more than willing to forego a couple of overtaking manouvres!
the car handles really well, especially at speed on challenging roads, and there is an excellent level of feedback to the driver - you always know how far you can push it. if it all goes ti its up the ESP should save you anyhow as its an excellent safety feature. To be honest, its probably the safest I have felt in a a car (both when I'm ragging it on my own but also when I'm playing daddy with the family on board) - you just get a sense that it is a substantial car which could take a wallop and see you out of it OK. (Even more so than many of the bigger cars on the market.)
I've found the Jetta to have excellent build quality, and a good level of kit on the SE. I opted for the winter pack which is coming in handy, and the missus loves the heated seats! comfort levels are very good, and whilst the interior is very good quality the overall design of the dash area is not the most dynamic on the market.
all-in-all excellent value for money - i'd recommend to anybody who drives a medium exec saloon and isn't scared of ducking the badge snobbery.
my first VW and so far I'd def have another.
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