I test drove fourteen different new cars during my search for the best value, including the new Rabbit, it was not for me(age thing). The salesman had a Jetta waiting for me when I got back, and WOW, of the fourteen, the Jetta was the only one that made me say "WOW, that's a nice car." There is lots of ho-hum vehicles out there, but this car is a blast to drive, has lot of room, and I get 29 mpg with the smooth 6-speed auto. I am very satisfied with this car and will buy another for my wife..
The quality interior, very comfortable seats, large doors for easy entry and exit from front and back seats. It feels like a quality car.
It has a lot of road noise on course surfaces. It should have larger outside mirrors, There is a blind spot on driver's side, but this is easily fixed with stick on spot mirrors for $2.