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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

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New Jetta 1.9 TDI auto
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By grmyth
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Review

Had the car for less than a month. Gas mileage is awesome, lot better than my previous car. Only problem with the new Jetta's so far is the rattling of the speakers in the front doors. There is a TBA out, and most dealers know about the problem. After, when the problem is fixed, the sound system sounds awesome.


Favorite Features

Engine - great gas mileage. Averaging between 48 - 50 mpg.


Suggested Improvements

Engine - allow biodiesel use.


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Premium sedan
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By Ursula Fries-Herfort
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

This car can not be compared to the civic or corolla. It is a class of its own, closer maybe to the passat or accord but cheaper. The interior is that of a premium car. Great comfort with great fuel efficiency. Enough space for a family of 4, huge trunk makes it a great car for travel. When you drive it you forget that it is a diesel engine.


Favorite Features

rain sensor, premium stereo, leatherette seats (easy to clean and feel like leather)


Suggested Improvements

more colors, offer a wagon, compatible with MP3 player


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New 2005 Jetta TDI 5 sp manual
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By desertair
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

Poor man's BMW 325i, rich man's Toyota Corrola. Great fuel economy,averaging 45 mpg in the city. Fun to drive: handles extremely well in tight corners and suspension is nice and firm. Acceleration is sluggish, and barely adequate. The handling, suspension and sound of the diesel engine delude you into believing that you are going very fast. Very comfortable and well laid-out interior design. Exterior is sharp looking.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy, handling, suspension, interior design.


Suggested Improvements

Sluggish acceleration, poor side mirror controls (joystick is difficult to position), engine still noisy (but improved from previous diesels).


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Perfect Econo Car
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By TDIman
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

Although a Jetta might cost a little more going in, with a TDI powerplant, it can last far longer than other low- price, mid-milage cars. I don't know who said 43mpg for the TDI, but I've gotten over 55mpg. With gas prices going up, who could say no? This is my third diesel VW, and I won't drive a gasoline car again. Performance, awesome pickup, tight brakes, and lots of room to personalize with aftermarket gizmos.


Favorite Features

TDI powerplant. Hybrids are a good idea, but this is a reality now, which gets better miles on the highway than any hybrid can dream. Also, the trunk is huge.


Suggested Improvements

The headlights seem to burn out quickly. That's the only thing wrong with this car.


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Jetta Wagon TDI
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By crackers
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

Back seat is a little tight otherwise I love my Jetta. Great gas mileage with the TDI


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