Great Gas Mileage, 40 mpg in winter with winter diesel gas, 44 mpg in summer with AC on. 48-52 mpg spring & fall with AC off. All repair parts are pricey compared to similar for american or Japanese cars. Oil changes are pricey due to special oil needed for diesel. Wiring harnesses for this car suck and ended in costly repairs not under warranty. Loved it when it was purring along. Hated it when time comes for repairs.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought it at 65k. At 80k everything needed repair. Engine, transmisson and electrical. The 1st repair shop will repair anything but VW and Audi. The 2nd shop said the VWs are the #1 car they see and to sell it now. #3 shop said the same thing.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
This VW was the first year for the 'redesign'. The engine in my opinion sounds great. Reporters have stated it "sounded rough". Nonsense! The engine and exhaust were designed by Lamborghini designers for that very reason. The transmission performs very well and can be shifted 'manually'. The ride is somewhat 'Sports Sedan-ish' and it handles almost like one. Very competent on the road, straight or twisting. It inspires confidence. Overall, the car is a winner in my opinion. (Many years ago, I used to race cars and am familiar with those characteristics that make a car road worthy and "fun to drive'), this car fills that bill to a tee. ENJOY!!! Unfortunately, I traded in my VW on a 2014 Factory Certified Pre-Owned Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L, Dec. 6, 2016. I needed a vehicle just a little bit higher because of my aging knees. The Subaru has proven to be a very solid vehicle, and goes thru almost any type of weather. As I write this, we are getting 31.8 MPG driving around our town and area. Pretty good I think.
The only reason that I bought this car was for the mpg ; however even an oil change is $85 and is recommended every 3000 miles ; regarding the comfort only the front seats are the best part of the car and also only straight roads such Florida's roads are the best feel with this car otherwise every sharp curve feels like you're falling off the cliff :) fortunately didn't have it for long enough to get any mechanical issues however only the belly pan cover was $460....and that is just a piece of plastic from underneath....inside is very loud and the glove box always had issues closing as well the trunk....best and only good part of it is the MPG otherwise if you are a heavy footed driver you'll pay the price at the VW service where the parts are insane $$$.......switched now to a Ford Taurus and could not be any different smoother ride while a sporty feel very happy with the Ford and getting close to 30mpg hwy;