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Luv the VW
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By Tallulah
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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I love, love, love my new VW! I feel Llke I am driving an expensive car but, I'm not. I went from a Ford to VW and I could not be happier. It is good on gas, it's so cute, and has an awesome stereo system in it!


Best Features

The stereo, design for driver, purple/blue lights, anf good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Maybe a bigger back seat! (but, I don't sit in the back).


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From Gas to Diesel
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By dokdiesel
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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Never owned a diesel or VW before. I needed a high mpg car for a longer commute. I was leaning towards a hybrid, but I test drove it and I was impressed. Just turned 1,100 miles on the car. It's been a great commuter car so far. The car handles well and latest safety test rating are and added bonus.


Best Features

Outstanding fuel economy (over 42 mpg), lots of trunk space, nice wood trim, lots of torque when needed, good sound system, and sweet updated exterior styling.


Worst Features

Door speakers rattle sometimes from deep bass notes (looking for the VW dealer fix), have factory tinted windows standard, make the satellite radio a single option (not part of a package), and improve the rear seating A/C flow.


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The New Jetta
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By Eric Moore
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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This is a great car. I believe it is reliable and it has a lot of features that are nice, such as seat warmers, rain sensors, and the 6-CD changer. It rides and drives really well. The fuel economy is not bad either. This car has style and class for a very inexpensive price.


Best Features

Seat warmers, side mirror defrosters, rain sensors, the 6 CD changer, and tiptronic transmission.


Worst Features

None


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We just love it. Traded in the old S500.
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By 10thgroup
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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We get 49.5 mpg in our Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan. We can go from CT ro FL on 2 tanks og gas! Going from a Mercedes-Benz S500 to the Jetta TDI is an extreme jump, but that is what my wife wanted and she is completely satisfyed.


Best Features

The great gas mileage, stereo, and night time light show.


Worst Features

Easier to clean hubcaps.


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minor changes
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By peter
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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Great car, only issues, car is not level, higher in rear. Driver seat feels like you are tilted forward (falling forward), not sitting level. Also front windshield is smaller than previous Jetta's and window pillars are obstructing driver's view, saftey issues. Car has great mileage.


Best Features

I love the torque and gas milage.


Worst Features

Level chassis or tilt driver's seat back and increase front windshield. Maybe use old chassis, which sat level and stretch body to allow room for back seat passengers and enlarged trunk.


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