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FIRST VW PROVES COMFORTABLE, QUIET, QUICK
By openwheeler on
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
Picked it up 5/31 and this Candy White with Corn silk/Black accent interior has proven to be a handsome, comfortable second family car. Critics of the interior materials were too harsh. The leatherette is more attractive and comfortable than we expected. Just returned from a round trip to PGH. My 6 foot plus son did not find the rear seats tiring or cramped. Very smooth ride and honestly quieter than our Accord on the road. The engine is a bit "throaty" but the slight rumble doesn't sound weak or cheap. Solid feel. In 'S' mode you get all the kick you need for passing fun. Low end torque takes a bit of getting used too but that comes quickly. Confident handling. Touch screen radio is cool.
Touchscreen radio - easy to use/read. Leatherette seating - great details, high-grade materials. Soft feel and not sticky as you might expect with a vinyl product. The trunk easily handled stuff for 4 for a week away. A/C controls are simple, straightforward and easy to use. Interior is higher quality than many critics suggest. Lots of car/features for the money.
Sunglasses tray on this version makes it hard to grab your shades. Could use more useful interior storage. Door mounted speakers add some muffling to otherwise nice radio. Rear headrests cut rear vision. outside mirrors are small.