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2.0T is a great, great package!
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By Ben
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I was actually looking at a Rabbit with the (Canada-only) Sport package, which ended up being more expensive than my Jetta 2.0T. (I would have considered the 2.5, which was considerably cheaper, but they only had it in beige.) My mother drives an 08 Eos with the 2.0T/6-speed manual combination, and that combination was undeniably the most fun I had ever had driving. The 2.0T/6-speed manual is wonderful in the Jetta as well; combined with 17" wheels, black bumper trim, huge trunk. Loving it. Traded in my Mazda3 Sport - which I loved - for this Jetta and have not missed my Mazda for a second. Class-leading power, comfort, interior materials, fun-to-drive quotient.


Best Features

Huge trunk, turbo, 6-speed manual transmission, quality of interior materials, GREAT fuel economy when driven slowly, classy looks, amazing sound system, standard 17" wheels, heated seats.


Worst Features

Standard xenon headlights on 2.0T model, lighter steering, better grip on standard tires, less noisy heating system, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights.


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By Marc Comire
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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When I first drove the car I fell in love with it and immediately bought it. The very responsive engine coupled with 18" performance tires made this car fun to drive. Just two months later and the clutch has way too much transmission feel and the gas consumption is not even close to the quoted technical specifications. Unless my dealer can solve the consumption issue I am estimating that this car will cost me $400-500 more per year than I should expect based on quoted estimates. In terms of the clutch, the feel has drastically changed from when I first took delivery. My dealer is claiming that it is operating normally. I hope this is not a sign of things to come.


Best Features

The look, the responsiveness and the agility.


Worst Features

Meet the quoted fuel consumption.


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08 Jetta Manual trans
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By Tom in Las Vegas
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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The 08 Jetta has very good, solid build quality, good power, excellent interior, and a huge trunk at this size of car. Mileage is so so, mine is right on the EPA estimate of 21-22 city, and 29 highway. Ride is smooth, and steering precise. Just enought road feed back to be useful to the driver. Driver seat should be wider, it is a little narrow in the seat, and I am not fat, just average size. Radio could be a bit stronger, and the ipod connector should be on the dash. If the Jetta just got slightly over 30 MPG, and slightly higher mileage in town it would be one of the best small to mid size cars. Plenty of interior space for 4 persons, 5 is a reach. The trunk is longer than my Camry.


Best Features

Solid build quality, huge trunk, good pickup, smooth quiet ride, excellent interior quality, good new car tires. Four year bumper to bumper warranty


Worst Features

Wider driver seat, better gas mileage, more interior storage compartments, capability of extended visors, stronger air conditioning. VW is cheap on the 09 warranty, reducing it one year.


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first jetta
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By steve
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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I drive a lot. The car does everything it should very nicely. When asked to work hard something is lacking. There is to much body roll,the peddles are a little to close together and a little more power would be nice. That said the car is a very good bang for the buck with all the standard features you could ask for. The 16 in. aluminum wheel upgrade is a must.


Best Features

Large trunk, interior layout, fit and finish.


Worst Features

larger console, the way the revs hang between shifts is VERY annoying and the shifting could be smoother, especially when downshifting into first gear.


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By Helen
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Love it love it love it. My experience has been all positive-it handles well hugs the road. Mileage is as one would expect with a 2.5 engine-glad to see they are starting to import diesels these are the way to go for fuel efficiency and the reason Europeans are getting 50+ miles to the gallon! It also feels SOLID-I feel safe in this small car. Enormous space in the trunk. My only negative comment would have to be when it rains and the window is open you get wet!


Best Features

Feels solid with extras in the basic model which makes it feel like a more expensive car.


Worst Features

Improve the windows to stay dry when window is open.


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