I've been really pleased with this car. I wanted econo, but my wife wanted all the bells and whistles, so we got all the features available and it is a very nice. Comfortable, fast enough (not a rocket ship, but pulls hills effortlessly), and nice things like heated seats and good sound system. I put 17" wheels on, and have an automatic, and get about 42 mpg. I love that. Have two small kids and with car seats it is pretty tight in back, but managable. Fate is dropping an '02 Mercedes in my lap, so I am selling, but otherwise I would consider this a great long term car.
Mileage, excellent interior style and finish, heated seats, monsoon sound, sharp styling, comfortable highway cruising, never dips a mph off the cruise control setting when I come to hills, and on hill passes all the gas cars. Surprisingly large trunk.
Two little rattles I could live without (but aren't so annoying that I am willing to risk the damage the dealer might cause trying to fix them) More rear seat room.
My TDI has served me well for over 2
years. The only major problem was
the 'coolant migration' issue, which
VW fixed for free under warrantee.
Excellent gas (diesel) mileage, the
blue interior lighting looks excelent,
and I have no trouble accellerating
and driving at high speeds on the
fun to drive
heated seats in winter
some parts aren't high quality (most
coolant migration issue
back seats are small for tall people
My wife and I currently average 50+
mpg. Need I say more. But I will.
The build is incredible. Being a
former mechanic, I have never seen so
much detail in a sedan of its class.
German engineering at its best. I
expect, with at least 500000 miles
left in the engine, it might, however
unlikely, outlast the rest of the car.
The cupholders are the only misplaced
piece of accessory, as it blocks the
radio controls when out, and you have
to push it back in to remove a cd.
I love everything about this vehicle.
Its ergonomics are incredible, save
for the cupholder. That is how
wonderful this car is. The only
complaint is that small. Gas mileage
is great, and the engine pulls strong
and never feels weak.
We get 47 avg. MPG in combined
city/highway driving and 52-53MPG at
steady freeway driving speeds. The
engine is the best part of the car! Not
a slow car by far and comfortable ride
for a small car. Only knock is the fit
and finish quality of some of the
parts. The paint on the interior door
handles flaked off for instance and VW
does not stand behind this kind of
problem, rear seat split on seam and VW
also almost balked on this! Outside
paint clear coat is peeling in a couple
spots. Car itself is solid however so I
feel these issues are comparitively
Heated seats are great! Fuel economy in
real world driving is 47MPG, Peppy if
not fast pick up. Effortlessly cruises
at 75-80 MPH
6th speed manual would be nice as would
a little more rear legroom would be
nice also. This is a great economy car!
I was an SUV, Truck person for a long
time, but I purchased my Diesel Jetta
last November used and I love it. I am
in sales, and it gets great mileage. I
would definetly suggest anyone looking
for a sleek, fun, and sporty car, look
into this one.
I love the interior. It looks
expensive, yet I didn't pay an "arm
and a leg" for it.
Move the cup holders! I can't access
my cd player! Also, my window fell
down out of now where the other day.
Glad it wasn't raining. But other than
that, I love my Diesel Jetta!!