2005 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 2005.5 Jetta VE
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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2005.5 Jetta VE
By Mikey on

Vehicle

2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

The least "VW like" VW I have owned. It has been near stone reliable for 38K miles. Interior finish weak. Soft touch finish blistering off leaving white plastic. Switches breaking or pushing through dash panel. It does not have the Euro aura of its predecessors and looks and feels more plastic. Excessive oil consumption, in my opinion. Changed every 5K with synthetic and have consumed 3-4 qts. between changes since new. Though not as much fun as previous models, the chassis is superb. Great handling combined with great ride and on 15" wheels. It is roomier for passengers and storage as well as quieter. Its just not as spirited or visually pleasing as past models have been.

Best Features

Handling and ride qualities. Well equipped for the base model.

Worst Features

Interior finishes. Less generic looking dash controls. Usable and attractive center console. Better cruise control switch and operation in a more ergonomic correct position. Control of daytime running lights. A normal oil drain plug. Fold flat rear seat / rear seat cushion able to raise.
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