Barely Worth the Space - 2011 Vollkswagen Jetta TDI Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Vollkswagen Jetta TDI: Barely Worth the Space

April 09, 2012


After using the Jetta's navigation system a few times over the weekend, I'd say it's barely worth the space on the dash it occupies. Sure, it works and all if you put an address in, but the level of detail shown by the maps is not very helpful.

I like to be able to see the names of the streets as I approach them but the Jetta's maps don't show much until you zoom almost all the way in. At that point, you lose your sense of direction since all you can see is the block or two ahead. One one hand, some might say that this is an entry-level car with a corresponding nav system. On the other hand, it still added $1,200 to the price of the car so it should be better than this.

Ed Hellwig, Editor,

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