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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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38 reader reviews for Volkswagen Jetta Saloon.
  • 2.0 TDI 140 Sport 4dr

    Andre Lambrecht , Gwynedd . Date: 26/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Recently bought a VW Jetta, in the first two months had a new clutch fitted,a new problem of a noise coming from the steering mechanism has developed.

    VW want to charge me under the warranty for diagnosing the problem.The customer service from my local retailer is of a very poor standard, the help line of VW UK is even worse.

    First and last time a VW is coming near my hands . Previous car was a Skoda Octavia, and thought i was getting a better car. How wrong was this?

    Lastly, the fuel consumption is no where near what they promise in the brochure.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 4dr

    David Hogg Date: 24/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After having a Golf two young children forced my hand to get something larger, the Jetta ticks all the boxes with a huge boot and quality interior, I could almost kid myself I was driving my much loved Golf again although the handling is not quite as good but that is a minor quibble. I have had the car for over a year now and find it to be a great motorway cruiser although the diesel can be a bit gruff a low speeds.Servicing is cheap but I am a bit ticked off with VW because the all inclusive servicing pack came out 8 months after the car launch and I cannot add it on as the car was bought prior to that,so if you are going to buy get it with this included and you will save. That being said overall I am very happy with the car.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 4dr

    kenneth pugh Date: 15/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I enjoyed owning the Jetta - it was a pleasure to drive and never tired of it.

    The SE is a very well specified car, much superior to the Golf but beware come trade-in time - you will lose lots of cash compared to the Golf, unless you keep it for a long time.

    I found the steering too light, the boot opening restrictive and the engine a little gruff, but it had more than enough power. I just hope VW's new common rail diesel engine is as good as the PD diesel.

    It was much better when the heated mirrors were on the same switch as the rear screen - the switch for the heated mirrors is on the mirrors adjusters. This always felt as though it was about to snap off, so on a frosty morning you had to turn on both switches to clear the glass and I always forgot about switching off the mirrors. The rear screen switched off automatically after 10 minutes. I would buy another one, but not in Shadow Blue or any dark colour as they easily mark - maybe the paint is not as good or as durable?

    My VW dealer was first class - I had no problems with any queries or checks that I requested.

    If you want an excellent car and are not bothered about a hatch, buy a Jetta TDI - I can't see the point in buying an FSI, as super-unleaded petrol is the same price as diesel, and you get better fuel economy. I got 48mpg with the TDI, but averaged than 38mpg from the FSI.

    You also get more torque - there's no need to change out out of sixth gear; just put your foot down and off you go.

  • 2.0 FSI SE 4dr

    Richard Blackmore Date: 08/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i found my previous Mk V Golf 1.6 SE to be great, but a bit sluggish on performance not really big enough (and teh boot oddly shaped).

    I looked at the new Jetta which boasts better equipment levels, a two-litre petrol engine which is more than ample and super quiet and a huge boot which was 177 litres bigger than the Golf's. What more can you ask for?

    I have seen write ups on this car which say it inferior to the Golf but after owning both I would say the Jetta is superior to the Golf in every department.

    Options which are recommended are front fog lights, the winter pack, which includes heated seats and electric heated folding mirrors. Also only one colour will do and that's midnight black.

    VW has come up with a class saloon car this time around.

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