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I don't like VWs.
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By VW mistake
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Once I get one thing fixed another thing goes wrong. In 6 months I have had to tons of things done. I will not tell anyone else to get any vw. I had an Audi before this Audi is owned by VW what happen VW?


Best Features

Quick engine response,as fun as a BMW to drive, a/c unit is really good.


Worst Features

Quite down the engine,could be refined,needs a 7 speed transmission. LED tail lights and HID headlights and fuel econ please improve the fuel econ.


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A Great Car for an even better price
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By Josh
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Wife purchased the Jetta back in 2007. Has accumulated many miles on it since (currently on 45k and running strong). Family trips to the mountains, daily driving, and long work commutes, this car has handled all of it beautifully. Reliability has been amazing and I (the husband) love how it holds 6.5 quarts of oil (though the filter is a pain to change), we can easily run nearly 10k miles on a change with good synthetic oil. Looking at purchasing an Audi now to add to our German family. Highly recommend to anyone: single wanting a sporty car, newly weds looking to expand, or the family looking for a safe and reliable vehicle. This is a truly multi purpose vehicle.


Best Features

Excellent audio system, great reliability, comfortable interior, and lots of trunk space. What's not to love about a great bang for the buck?


Worst Features

Nothing other than I wish we had purchased the audio controls on the steering wheel. Also, working on the vehicle could possibly be a bit tedious (different placement of parts and access), but *knock on wood* that has yet to happen.


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Happy used VW buyer
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By Scott
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Bought the 08 SE on E-bay exactly 1 year ago this week and am thrilled with my purchase. The car was auctioned off after a theft recovery and I was very apprehensive about buying a used car on-line, but have had zero regrets since my purchase. The VW handles great and looks brand new with only 12,400 mi. at purchase. I now have 23K miles and have only had oil change and tire rotations performed by the local dealer. Just wish the SE had full power seats for easier adjustment (not just pwr recline). Consistently getting 21- 24mpg mixed city/hwy and best mileage of 27mpg highway only on trip to Austin,TX without AC on cruising at 65.


Best Features

Seats are firm,but very comfortable. Seat heater is better than any other car I've owned with very quick heatup. The leatherette cleans easily and to me looks better than real leather. Exterior color is easy to keep looking clean also (Platinum Grey exterior/Antracite interior)


Worst Features

Full power seats as an option on the SE for easier adjustment. A/C could blow colder. Have to run on coldest setting and highest fan speed to cool down.(in hot,humid Houston,TX). Never gets cold enough to turn back down from the coldest setting. I'm still happy with my purchase.


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Ended my winter worries
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By Buzz
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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We exchanged our 2008 Mazda 3i in because as fun as it was to drive, it floundered on even the shallowest hills if there was snow on the road. My spouse was terrified getting to work, so our New Year's resolution was to drive a safer car. We bought this pre-owned Jetta to replace the Mazda. WOW WHAT a Difference! This car is solid and we now realize what "hug the road" means. The stability of this vehicle is complemented this winter by the toasty-warm heated seats which almost makes me reluctant to get out of the car. Volkswagen clearly takes Pride in their Jetta and its design. Inside and out it is a wonderful choice. It could stand more storage space up front for CD's and such.


Best Features

Handling and traction, heated seats, sunglasses holder, general interior


Worst Features

More storage for CDs, coins, etc. Better mileage, lighted keyhole, lower prices :)


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'08 VW Jetta 2 year Review
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By Carlover
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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D suspension is ok. Car feels sturdy + looks good. Engine power is ok, n has always turned on. D brakes are good for normal driving. D interior is well appointed and designed but d plastic grill covers on d front doors side speakers rattle with music. D 5 speed manual shifter's clear plastic cap is a little loose and makes noise when handled. D windshield wipers jolt after turning off car + d motor quit working at 21973 miles on d odometer. After proper procedure, reverse gear is a little tricky to engage. In Vigorous driving when shifting from 5th to 3rd gear, 3rd always gets denied at 55mph or above. Tail light burned out at 21352 miles on odometer. Minor electrical glitches from time2time


Best Features

The huge trunk and wide door entrances all around, convenience hooks in the trunk, 12v outlets in cabin and trunk. Auto up/down all windows from outside the car. Well lit interior. Full size spare. Pneumatic trunk open. Folding front passenger seat. Adjustable arm rest. Height adjustable front seats


Worst Features

More than one little light in the trunk. Fix computer code that causes glitches with electrical system. Change material on front doors speaker grills. Put better quality shifter cap. Add electric switch to front passenger lumbar support, remove the knob. Better quality tail light bulbs. More HP!


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