New Jetta: More Than My Money's Worth
By J D on
2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
I was pleasantly surprised by the New Jetta. Bought the 2.5 without premium package (but not Value Package.) With incentives the price was $20,264. Surprisingly, all the goodies from my A4 3.0 are there, plus more, like rain-sensing wipers and auto headlights. Handling is way crisper than Edmunds' review would have you believe, and power is quite adequate if not barnburning. Six speed Tiptronic transmission is the only auto tranny in this price range with more than four gears - - makes all the difference. Seats are really comfortable (very firm as is typical of Germans.) Although assembled in Puebla Mexico the workmanship (so far) is absolutely first rate. No complaints whatever. Great value!
Super clean controls and gauges. Rain sensing wipers and auto headlights. Electromechanical steering (not hydraulic) works great, very responsive. Loads of room in trunk, in back seat. Rear air cond vents are fantastic. Seat heaters for both back and buns. Steering wheel tilts and telescopes!
No suggestions. Very nicely made and thought out vehicle at a great price.