I was beginnig to think that I had made
a mistake by buying this car until I
saw my neighbor's Civic. She had many
more problems than I did... and more
serious ones. I know what you're
thinking: He's not objective because he
owns a Jetta. My answer to this is: I
moved to a new country and again I was
faced with the decision of which car to
buy. After lots of research through
many sources I arrived at the same
conclusion: Get the Jetta before the
Civic. It may be a little more
expensive but you get a whole lot for
that small difference.
Styling, safe, comfortable, torquey
engine, fun to drive, good sound
system. High on the coolness factor.
Comfortable safe ride.
You have to replace the entire armrest
if the front armrest lock breaks.
Traction control should be available on
the lower line models. The dash rattles
on rough roads. The seatbelt would
sometimes lock when in "resting
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