2005 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Okay Car, But I Would Not Buy

2005 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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Okay Car, But I Would Not Buy Another VW
By 123Blue on


2005 Volkswagen Jetta New 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


This our third VW. We also have an '01 Beetle and an '04 Passat. I purchased my '05 New Jetta 2.5 in June 2008 w/ 27k miles on it, previously a loaner. Compared to similarly priced cars (Civics, Corollas) the Jetta had a lot more features for the price. Fully loaded with leatherette interior, rain sensing wipers, auto lights, etc. Nice ride, a little sporty, not too fast, but not too slow either. Reliable as far as getting from point A to point B, but way too many problems with the build quality. Faulty trunk latch, auto window stopped working, lightbulb sensor going on and off, sunroof acting funny, buttons peeling, even the gas cap not unlocking. Will not be buying another VW!

Best Features

Auto headlights, wipers, sunroof, leatherette interior, heated seats, large trunk with hooks for groceries...

Worst Features

Improve on build quality!!! Also, car calls for regular fuel, but seems to run much smoother on mid-grade. Not much of a difference between mid-grade and premium.
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