Have had TDI wagon for a few weeks and absolutely love it. Amazing combination of horsepower/torque and gas mileage. Really fun to drive. Terrific stereo. I bought the sunroof option and it brings a lot of light in, especially into the back seat. Auto options are terrific: can have economy in standard Drive, switch to sporty in S, and downshift manually with Tiptronic.
TDI performance. 6speed auto is very smooth. Premium stereo is nice. Navigation system has traffic.
My wife and I looked at every car with a wagon or hatch rear end and this is the best car by far. We both loved the fit and feel of the interior. Exterior won't win any speed races, but is respectable none the less. For the record the bluetooth system works great and does stream from internet radio with an iphone. No diesel smell at all, and from the cabin you can't really tell it's a diesel engine by sound. Rear defroster is almost instantaneous. Love the feel of the steering on long trips, very solid feeling in the wind and no sort of wandering feel you get with a lighter car.
Touchscreen audio system, Sat radio, steering wheel controls, dsg auto, heated leather-like seats (we didn't want real leather) and tons of space in the back. we got the luggage organizer blocks for the truck and they work really well.
Center console can be a bit tricky. Full power front seats would be nice at this price point. Rear view mirror isn't the best looking compared to the quality look of the rest of the interior. Not a problem though really.
We love our car, but..... We have not reached 40 MPG yet and we live in a rural area (very little city driving) - maybe will improve with warmer weather. Our biggest complainant is that the "ERG filter gasket" has twice needed to be replaced. No big deal expect for inconvenience of two service appointments in the first 2000 miles. It's not a quick fix either and the part had to be ordered both times for a total of 4 trips to dealership. Our Service Manager stated that this has happened on other Jetta TDI wagons - So why not stock the part??? Otherwise a great car
Remarkable, comfortable, economical and extremely competent vehicle. We have over 4000 miles on it and always get about 41+mpg per tank. On individual trips the mileage will vary. Last week commuting to school my wife got 47.3 mpg on her 120 mile round trip. The car is very comfortable with typical supportive German seats. The car feels a lot like the older Mercedes we have owned in the past. So far there have been no maintenance issues at all. Very reliable and fun to drive. The trunk is huge and square shaped so packing is easy and convenient. There is nothing negative about this vehicle at all. For 26,116 dollars you can get one great ride and it does not have a 300 Pound toxic waste dump battery
The engine and trans combination is great. As is the Sat radio, the seats,the trunk space.....everything about the car is done right and well. Our Verizon phones both hooked up and our phone books loaded right in. 40+ mpg all the time is SUPERB. There is nothing negative about this vehicle. Buy it!!
Make the side mirrors an inch bigger in width and height,need more storage in the console area such as a cell phone slot.The dimmer switch for the interior/dash lights needs to be able to dim some more. At night the sat radio screen is too bright.Put the fuel filler on the left side.
Very satisfied with the Jetta TDI. The drive (on dry pavement), comfort, and fuel economy are outstanding. Good green car and alternative to a hybrid. One can tell it is a diesel on a cold morning. When temperature is below 30, the car does sound like a diesel truck. The car does not handle well in snow. Does not have good traction.
The fuel economy puts a hybrid to shame. I am averaging 48 MPG on the highway. Great they added Sirius radio to the TDI. Really like the MPG monitoring. Like the heated seats. Bluetooth integrates well with a T-Mobile phone, interesting.
Automatic switching from daytime running lights to night lights. Lack of tone control on the radio. Still not sure about reliability.