Powerful turbo engines, fuel-efficient TDI power plant, fun to drive, comfortable ride, rich interior materials, loads of standard safety features, excellent crash test scores, solid build quality. Cons
Tight rear-seat legroom and weak base four-cylinder on old model, somewhat bland styling on new Jetta.
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A completely redesigned Jetta sedan has arrived as a midyear replacement, but some versions of the previous version are still available.…
by cl002004 on Oct 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
I've had this car for about 8 years now. I'm not really a car enthusiast, just need something to
comfortably take me from point a to point b without any issues. It does exactly what I need it to do most of the time. The only thing is that unexpectedly random things will go wrong with it. In the past 8 years, power steering broke, oil leaked, trunk door got stuck, and my favorite, the ignition lock(?) broke so that my key would not go in the ignition.
Very costly to get these issues fixed, on top of high regular maintenance costs. Replacing the ignition lock cost $700 + towing expenses.
by frustrated77 on Aug 1, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
Nothing but trouble.
Wiring issues, now transmission hard shifts.
Problem is extremely common via Google search.
VW dealership just says needs new transmission and denies knowing anything about it, though there has even been at least one attempted class action lawsuit. DO NOT BUY!!!
by walter67 on Jun 13, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
1st owner of my 2005 Jetta Diesel, have station wagon auto trans.
Travel from North East to Florida each year, so it has avoided winter salty roads.
I've replace the timing belt at 85,000 miles to be on safe side.
Will need new rubber on my struts both normal ware.
Still have original brake pads at 90,000 miles at every oil change I expect to be told its time to change so far not yet.
Fuel economy.... average 34 to 39 miles per gallon I can get 42 miles on a gallon if I drive at my RPM sweet spot which is 38 to 41 miles an hour, at that speed you will get the 42 per gallon.
Would I buy this vehicle again YOU BETCHA
Paid $21,5000 in Jan of 20005
A completely redesigned Jetta sedan has arrived as a midyear replacement, but some versions of the previous version are still available. The GLI VR6 version of the old model was dropped from the lineup, while the GLI 1.8T added an automatic transmission to the options list.
I have a 2005 VW Jetta GLS Manual Transmission with just about 98,000 miles. I've had this issue since a few months after I bought the car in 2008 and no one can figure out what the root cause of the...