My 2009 Jetta SE Automatic is about 3 weeks old, with 2500 miles. Went on one trip of about 700 miles (2 days). Car is very comfortable, great seats, firm ride, low wind/road noise, and loved the Sirius satellite radio. Transmission is very smooth and going up and down hills on the interstate through upstate Pennsylvania (very hilly) did not upset this transmission or cruise control. Always smooth and had plenty of power, with no straining or slowing on the hills. All the controls are simple and easy to use without taking your eyes off the highway. This seems to be a trait that many car designers no longer seem to remember!
Firm ride, great comfortable seats, plenty of interior room, satellite (Sirius) radio, automatic temperature control for the air conditioning / heating.
Windshield needs a tinted band at the top. Had a local window tint shop add a dark band ($25), which helps reduce the sun glare. Really should be standard. Need two power outlets in the interior. Having one in the trunk is useless. Only one up front is not sufficient.