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Almost but Not Quite
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By happy163
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Edition 30 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Alright, this is the third VW i've owned and they all ranged from the years 2013-2014. VW has definitely went the cheap route when designing these vehicles. Growing up we had VW vanagon and the build quality on that thing was amazing it made it pat 200K and the body and interior was still superb. This VW however was cheaply made, the seats were this synthetic cheap leather, the stick shift is bit notch and the steering is way too light. I hated the fact that I had the Fender sound system but the thing rattled like a rattle snake! So annoying. The engine however is soo much fun and makes you think twice about there only being 200 ponies under that hood.


Favorite Features

Neat Golf ball design on shifter. dashboard materials cool steering wheel design. Nice headliner and awesome wheel design and love the HID lights. Great suspension and handling. Great gas mileage got 33-35mpg in this thing! We drove from Seattle to San Diego and this was a fun car to drive in. The only thing is the rattles on the rear deck when going over bumps very annoying and cheap!!! Bluetooth and iPod sync arm rest adjustment is nifty. Easy and fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

Tilt and memory needed on a $32K car! NO auto wipers or headlights? NO tilt for seating position? Get with it VW. The navigation screen too small. Wheels get curb rash too easily.


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GLI DSG Edition30 w/Nav
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By chi_mike
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Edition 30 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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I picked up my brand new 2014 GLI Edition30 w/Navigation on Saturday, May 3rd, and I'm completely in love with the car. The power from the 2.0L turbocharged engine feels much greater than the figures suggest (210HP/207ft/lb torque). The DSG transmission takes some getting used to, hence why it is listed under both Favorite Features AND Suggested Improvements. The car literally drives like a manual transmission-equipped vehicle. The car lurches forward when breaking to a complete stop due to the sporty transmission downshifting through the gears. This all contributes to the "sporty" factor, and while it can be pleasurable, I do a lot of commuting in heavy traffic and it can become annoying.


Favorite Features

DSG transmission, 2.0L turbocharged engine, Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, fog lamps, LED taillights, LED license plate lamps, Fender audio system, Edition30 styling cues including special 18 inch rims and red accents throughout interior and exterior, power sunroof, power driver seat, heated seats, Bluetooth technology, MFI display in instrument cluster, V-tex leatherette seats with red accents, KESSY system.


Suggested Improvements

DSG transmission, dual 6-way power seats, automatic headlamps, driver assistance technology, bigger navigation screen, soft touch materials throughout cabin (not just on dash), rear AC/heat vents in the console, dual seat back pockets (not just on passenger side), revised keyfob (use the keyfob from the Touareg, as the switchblade key piece that comes with the GLI has no functionality). I imagine some of these features to be available in the upcoming 2015 model which is scheduled to be redesigned/refreshed and launched later this year.


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Amazing Car
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By adam_s
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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This car Has so far been AMAZING. It is all around an amazing car with Great MPG... currently my average is 31 with mixed driving. This car is very fast. I beat mustangs an camaros in it and it is very comfortable and smooth on the highway.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive Style


Suggested Improvements

This car is perfect


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GLI - Best Jetta Ever
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By jpcarvajal
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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I've been a proud owner of almost all VW lineup. While the best engine from VW is the Diesel with the 6 speed manual, the rest of the Jettas are a complete downgrade from previous generations. The good news folks is that VW created the GLI and this car has all the technical specs from the GTI. Suspension, performance, brakes, tires, wheels, interior design, etc. The car drives like a German car. All other Jettas are boring daily commuters. Go test drive one, you won't find a similar performance on any other sedan, unless you have $35K. Keep in mind that the base GLI is selling for $26K. I got mine for $24K. Sadly, the review from Edmunds is disappointing. These guys love Japanese cars.


Favorite Features

Handling Suspension Steering wheel Braking with 17" alloy wheels and summer tires German feeling Solid build Amazing sound from the engine and exhaust Perfect sporty smooth drive with the 17" alloy wheels


Suggested Improvements

Rough ride with the 18" alloy wheels Expensive with the Autobahn Package Interior door panels are still made of hard plastic No rear vent Only 6 speakers with the base model


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