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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 SE 4dr

    Hasan Yilmaz Date: 19/05/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I ve bought jetta 2.0 tdi DSG + Sunroof ,hillholder ,esp . mostly via comparing these rewiews on this site.Audi,Bmw passat,B,C, ML klasses was my other options :). Now the vehicle is in 4200 kilometres.No seen service.No problems.im happy i didnt choose a4 which was twice the price of my jetta in Turkish Liras.(50 000 euro),(with TAX). TRIP computer shows 7,2 litres diesel average.no rattles or else. I think its quiet diesel .No disturbing noises.though i didnt test a mercedes,bmw diesel about noise. But now im think of "maybe" replacing with a 170 ps jetta tsi ,or 200 ps tfsi PASSAT .. Cause i think diesel is no really economical because of the price you pay when first buying. Hope my 0 problems continue with this car.

  • 1.9 TDI S 4dr

    James Bruce , East Lothian . Date: 15/05/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I recently purchased the Jetta after having six very satisfactory years with my Bora SE 1.9 TDI. I feel VW have taken a major step forward with this car and have more than addressed the major weakness of the Bora, that of legroom. The Jetta is on a par for interior space with the old Passat and the boot is simply enormous.

    I was concerned over the build quality since I had heard the car is now built in Mexico, but this worry has been unfounded and the build quality is equal or better than the Bora.

    The car feels solid and drives very well. The 103bhp engine doesn't quite have the zip of the Bora's 115bhp engine (maybe a case for the 2.0TDI) but there is still plenty in hand for safe, confident overtaking.

    Economy is good considering the size and weight of the Jetta and it returns around over 50mpg fairly easily. When I bought the car, the dealer offered four years' servicing for a one-off cost of £250. I think this has to be a great deal! Amazingly though, after having spent around £15,000, I had to buy car mats for a car that otherwise comes with all the bells and whistles.

    One final comment on VW. The car was delivered to me from the dealership in absolutely pristine condition. This certainly isn't always the case with new cars.

    All in all, it's a sound purchase.

  • 1.6 FSI SE 4dr

    john bloore , cheshire . Date: 26/04/2007
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I recently bought the Jetta after owning and being very satisfied with my previous cars the Bora SE and a Passat SE. Early impressions are that the car is a better spec than the previous two with plenty of really useful features although the overall feel is that this car is not as "solid" as the others were. Interior cabin space is excellent but VW have cut corners with the interior trim and the switches feel cheap. Similiar comment on the boot and bonnet lids. The cruise control is usefulon motorways. I prefer the previous Germanic buzzer warnings than the current somewhat inaudible American car effete chimes ! I wish manufactures would produce hand books which are specific to the car, model and spec. you have bought !

    Fantastic boot space and I like the remote boot opening gizmo too.The computer display is comprehensive and easy to operate providing really useful driving info. I don't change my cars too often and I'm hoping that the Jetta will prove to be as reliable and economical as the Bora was.

  • 2.0 FSI SE 4dr

    Chris Howells Date: 07/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Was interested in a Golf originally but decided to get the Jetta due to it being a similar price but better equipped. Virtually identical in size to a Passat, and looks pretty similar, but alot cheaper than the Passat, so as far as I'm concerned it's an excellent buy.

    The car is very nice to drive with excellent handling. It's nice and nippy and fuel economy isn't bad. Average about 37mpg on longish motorway runs with some A roads and town. Average about 35mpg on my daily 55 mile commute on the M62 and M602 during rush hour, not bad with the amount of starting/stopping. I'm knocking it down one start for "Ownership" because it'd be nice to get a few more mpg.

    One annoying thing is whilst you can fold the seats down to fit larger things into the boot, the size of the opening is a lot smaller than the actual seats, so it would be hard to fit something very large in.

    The other annoying thing is that the USB MP3 option is rubbish. You can plug in a USB memory stick. The MP3 ID3 tags do not make it through to the stereo -- all you see is CD 1-6, and Track 1-99. This is because it appears to the stereo as an emulated CD autochanger. It has very annoying limitations because you can only have up to 6 folders on a USB stick (because the CD autochanger only supports 6 CDs), and up to 99 songs in each directory -- so no matter how large the media you can only in reality fit 6 * 99 tracks on each USB stick. I'm knocking a star off "In the cabin" for that reason.

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