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Good Value, So Far
By Matt on
Vehicle2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
ReviewI just traded in my '01 Wolfsburg Edition for the new '07 model. The engine is solid; it whines a bit at low speeds but has enough juice. The lack of a Turbo takes some of the "fun factor" out of it. The old one had one, but the lack of a turbo but probably makes for a more reliable ride. The styling is OK, it's grown on me a lot since I first saw it. I used to think it looked just like a Corolla but now think it looks a bit more distinguished, especially in black. It has lots of thoughtful extras. Overall I am happy, it has modest power, convincing leatherette, a moonroof, a 10-speaker stereo and heated seats plus a good warranty for under $20,000. I shopped the Altima (great but more money), Civic/Accord, Camry, and Fusion. This was the clear winner.
Best FeaturesThey ditched the over-the-CD player dinky cup holders, and it doesn't smell like crayons. Popping the trunk actually pops it all-the-way open. The heated seats! The tire pressure warning indicator. I like how this is such a safe car. I also like the AUX input in the glove box, but why in the glove box & not in the center console?
Worst FeaturesNo leather on wheel and shift knob - why? The shifter boot is made of junk material. The radio buttons are oddly configured and too far away from the driver. I hate the outsourced Mexican parts and labor. The stereo has 10 speakers, but only 'OK' sound quality. Why is a black interior only available on Passat and not the Jetta?
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