2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
I bought my '09 Jetta TDI sedan in January and I just passed 10K miles a few weeks ago. Recently took it in for the FREE 10K service, which is a nice plus, as the '09 comes with 36K no charge service. So far I love it! The ride is smooth, somewhat tight, and very easy to handle. Acceleration is phenomenal considering the mpg. The diesel is quiet but has a nice exhaust note when pushed. Fit and finish are near perfect. The seats are very comfortable but not soft and cushy. The dash is clean and un-cluttered. Plenty of room for even the tallest drivers, but a smallish back seat. The trunk is decent size and pass through storage is handy.
The DSG transmission is fantastic and fun to drive. In sport mode it's really fast, but I usually keep it in D for better mpg. Downshifts while breaking on downhills. Fuel mileage is awesome. Rated at 30/40, I average 38 in mixed driving, and easily get 44 on long trips. Sirius Radio
Driver seat has power backrest but the rest is manual. An all-power seat would be nice. B pillar is large and blocks my peripheral vision, creating a blind spot. Headlights stay on when you turn the car off and remove the key. It would be nice if they went off. Storage room is limited.