The look and handle of this car (when it's actually working properly) is great! I loved driving it and thought that it got very good gas mileage. Bought the car used with 26k on it and at 55k the water pump broke under warranty, replaced the driver side window (fell thru the door) the driver side rear view mirror (started falling off). All this was under warranty. Afterward the timing belt, alternator, battery, and fuel pump went out all before 84k! Also lost the CD player and AC converter has been problematic as well.
The jetta is super cute and drives really well. I also loved the sound system... before my CD player blew out after a road trip to Utah.
If VW is going to make "luxurious" vehicles extend the warranty so that the consumer wont have to pay an arm and a leg to fix an essential part of the ENGINE!