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Driven 11,000 miles since new.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By tappan
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Pros: Styling is a homerun. Much better looking than anything else in its segment. It looks classy and expensive even when standing still. Interior is also a homerun. Nice quality material; leatherette (fake leather) looks real, but does not require any special care or maintenance and does not age or crack like real leather. Very peppy 170 Hp 2.5L I-5 engine. Power everything, including both front seats! Cons: Engine technology dates back 30 years to old Audi 5000. It's buzzy, growly, and noisy, especially when cold. Fuel economy is just OK, not remarkable. Great in-town car.


Best Features

The SE trim comes pretty well loaded out. The SE trim is a homerun, especially in the beautiful 2-tone color scheme. Std. equipment includes power moonroof, wipers that pause while you are stopped, 50/50 fold-down rear seat with center pass-thru and fold-down armrest, turn signal blinkers in outside mirrors, power seats for driver & passenger, a great 10-speaker 5-disc CD/Satellite sound sytem, 6-speed manu-matic transmission, and more, too much to list here. But the I-5 engine needs refinement and updating. A/C system could be improved. I wish a V6 was available like in pre-2006 Jettas. Overall, a very nice upscale compact that offers a lot of value and quality for the money.


Worst Features

VW customer service and support needs a lot of improvement. Dealerships are indifferent, technicians are under-trained, and VW corporate just doesn't seem to care. If VW is serious about running with the big dogs (Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Chevy, Ford), the entire organization needs a complete culture overhaul starting at the top focusing on extraordinary customer service. The car itself is OK, but service is abysmal when needed. Furthermore, VW really misread theirmarket when the dumbed-down the 2012 Jetta & Passat. They ruined & cheapened 2 great cars thinking this is what we want. A better support organization is what we want. Not cheap cars. Lexus has already proved this.


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Das Auto!!!!!
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By carrao33
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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My wife and I have owned a couple big ole piece of chevys, and this is our first VW, we absolutely love it! For a small car it has enough power to make the car fun to drive, the handling is good, the tan leatherette interior makes the car feel luxurious. We also love being a part of the VW family, and find ourselves unconsiously parking next to other V-dubs in parking lots. I will probably never own another american car now.


Best Features

Love the quality of the interior, the seats, the controls, the sunroof, the trunk is big etc...


Worst Features

The only feature I wish this car had is remote start for the cold winter season.


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Great Car
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By poopoopeepee
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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This is a great car. My car is at 38k miles and the only problem I've had is weak break pads, but that can happen to any car. It is extremely smooth to drive. It has delayed steering, a great suspension, smooth shifting, and a VERY quiet engine. Im pretty young, and I drive manual transmission so I think that the quiet engine is a negative quality of the car, but that is a great thing for a lot of people. And the inside is amazing, I haven't had a person sit in my car and not give me a compliment. With heated seats (not leather), electric Everything, and plenty, i mean PLENTY of room in both the front and back seats, it feels like a $30k+ luxury vehicle. (only paid $14k)


Best Features

Heated seats Red & blue dashboard lights Electric controls Delayed Steering Rear & Side mirror defrosters Turn Signals on side mirrors Lots and Head Room Great safety ratings


Worst Features

the front bumper. The chrome looks kinda weird, but some people like it.


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35k Miles
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By jettaowner5
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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I bought this car a month ago with 34k miles. First of all, the exterior design of this car is a beauty. The 2012 Jetta is no where near as nice as this one. In addition, the newer models have backtracked in quality to make Jettas more competitive with Japanese and Korean sedans (another reason why I went with this 2009 Jetta) This 2009 interior is great. It is top notch quality with seat heaters, auxiliary input and soft touch dashboard. I feel like I'm riding a luxury car (which I think it is). Bought it for 14k. I love this car!


Best Features

Comfortable seats, auxiliary input, great traction, nice body design, great handling, not noisy on the highway, huge trunk size


Worst Features

Wished city gas mileage was better. Highway is excellent. 30+ mpg.


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Hole on Side of Drivers Seat
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By maolra
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have enjoyed te car basically. Had front suspesion problemsit was a problem apprantly all 2009 Wolfsburg Jetta had . Service Dept was great rent a car free no problem. But I noticed a hole or abrasion at fist starting on drivers side @10k seat where seat belt comes around. Very noticable when car door is opened now. Now further stiching is is coming apart. Frame of seat pushing against side of drivers seat has created a hole the size of a mans thumb. V>W> is huh ?Calling V.W. North America as it has loded te value of car. I change my own plugs/coil and oil. Also spent the 100 bucks to get Bently manual. But I insist they replace the seat or I spend $225 for friont canvas seat covers.


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