2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Everything Is Illuminated

November 14, 2011

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As I was leaving work in the Jetta TDI on Friday night I realized I needed to adjust the side mirrors. I glanced over at the driver-side door and was pleased to find that the controls that allow you to do this are illuminated. As you can also see in this top photo, the controls that heat up the side mirror light up as well.


...the same goes for the control that opens the trunk.

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With many cars, all you get are lit-up window controls on the driver-side door cast against a sea of blackness; if you need to use any of the other switchgear typically found on the door, you're left fumbling in the dark. Good on the folks at VW for being thorough in this area.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 13,900 miles

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