Used Volkswagen Jetta Saloon 2006 - 2011 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

2006 - 2011 review
Volkswagen Jetta Saloon (06 - 11)
  • Volkswagen Jetta Saloon (06 - 11)
  • Volkswagen Jetta Saloon (06 - 11)
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What's the used Volkswagen Jetta saloon like?

The Jetta may not have the ultimate practicality of the VW Golf hatchback it's based on, but the saloon does have some advantages.

Rear passengers get a better deal, for a start: it's easier to get into the Jetta's rear seats and there's plenty of the room in the back. You also get the same sort of boot space you'd find in a Ford Mondeo - it's massive - although it could be better shaped and there's quite a high load lip.

There's plenty of room up front, too, the steering adjusts for rake and reach, and the driver's seat is height-adjustable. Quality is impessive, as are safety and security, but, like many cars of the era, the thick front A-pillars create a slight blind spot.

Other than its body, perhaps the biggest difference over the Golf is that the Jetta has stiffer suspension. That means it handles very well, although the ride is slightly firm ride around town.