2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
I bought this car after much deliberation and test driving numerous other models.
This car is, by far, the best car for the money, and overall I love it.
I have only a couple issues.
1) the car is pretty underpowered when the A/C is running.
I like zippy, and would expect a little more zip, but it's still pretty good overall.
2) THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
It's not terrible, per say, but it needs some bug fixing STAT. Sometimes trying to find a specific address is a pain.
Oh, and the iPod connector supplied in the glove box is a little iffy at times.
It lags when switching songs, every so often it will glitch and not play, but overall these are very small issues.
Where else can you get a beautiful, German-made sedan with leatherette interior, satellite radio, navigation, sunroof, etc, etc. for under $25k out the door, brand new?
I always get compliments on the car by strangers and a lot of people assume it's more expensive than it really is (unless, of course, you're a VW aficionado).
I definitely recommend this car to anyone on the market wanting the most bang for their buck.
Also, VW has been awesome from the start.
For instance, when I had a minor recall for the horn, they sent me a $50 visa card as their way to say sorry for the inconvenience and show their commitment to me.
I'm in love with them, to be honest.
I wouldn't mind the navigation to be altered a bit.
It would be ideal if they could pair up with GoogleMaps and get the interface/back end working similarly to it, but that might be asking for a bit much.
A little more horsepower wouldn't hurt, either.
The A/C makes it drag so badly.
And finally, I don't understand all the reviews saying the car was dumbed down to be less costly for the consumer.
I think the car looks amazing, the materials used are MUCH better than the competitors, and it is overall a well-made vehicle. I give it an A-.