I have to be up front and admit that
the Jetta Wagon is fun car to drive.
Unfortunately we have been experiencing
an excessive amount of mechanical
problems. The car has been in and out
of the shop for various repairs, which
have been mostly covered under
warranty. At 62,000 miles (well before
the scheduled 80,000 mile service) the
timing belt slipped which caused a bent
valve and a $5500 repair bill. I would
highly recommend that if you are
considering a VW that you choose a
different car company. If you decide
to buy a VW trade it in before it comes
out of warranty.
Fun to drive
Mechanical reliability. The back seats
are poorly designed both for comfort
ability to fold flat for increased
cargo space. The front seats must be
moved forward to allow the rear seats
to fold flat. The cup holders are an
afterthought and not very functional.