2008 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: More Fun than an Accord

2008 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (2.5L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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More Fun than an Accord
By Mike F. on


2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


I was *this close* to buying a Honda Accord. I didn't even look at a Jetta at first because of disastrous reliability - then I found out starting in 2007 things had turned around nicely. I drove the Jetta and dropped the Accord. On the "fun" scale, it just blows the Japanese and American cars away, imo. I also test drove the Audi A4, basically the same car for a lot less money. I noticed very little difference in the pickup and handling. Surprising amount of room - about the same as the old Passat. I have 4 kids, ranging from 9 to 15 and can fit all of us quite comfortably. One annoying thing - my power window switch acts up in the cold. Besides that - I love the car. Recommended!

Best Features

Fit and finish, handling and acceleration, interior layout and room (nice headroom! I've got a long torso and can fit even with the sunroof - couldn't fit in the Camry or Accord with a sunroof)

Worst Features

Center console restricts right leg movement too much - make it a couple of inches narrower. That's about it.
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