2005 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 7 years and counting

2005 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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By walter67 on


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 I would. Paid $21,5000 in Jan of 20005

Best Features

cargo space, good body against rust havn't any yet. Dependable and like the safety ratings and fuel economy

Worst Features

windshield should be a little higher so I can see those lights that are strung across the road. Also should be higher off the road so you don't touch bottom going into a driveway, Believe they already did that for the new models.
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