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2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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By violet7
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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I've had my Jetta a week and I'm so happy with it. Driving it is fun and it handles really well. I feel like i am driving a sports car! I love the Sirius radio and the back seat air conditioning vents. The leatherette upholstery is a very nice added elegance.


Best Features

Sirius radio, back seat vents, roomy interior, large trunk. 6 cd stereo system. side curtain airbags, heated front seats.


Worst Features

Air conditioning controls, gas mileage could be better.


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Get yourself a Wolfsburg
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By ndmike88
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Have only had our Jetta Wolfsburg 2 weeks and so far it has been a blast to drive. Interior and exterior quality are the best I have ever seen in a new vehicle. (And I have been driving over 40 years. First VW). Several people at work asked me when I bought a BMW. When I tell them it's a VW Jetta they can't believe it. Great car for a nice price.


Best Features

2.0 turbo, great looking body style, sun roof, and safety air bags. Roomy trunk.


Worst Features

Auto on head lights, auto-dimming rear view mirror.


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Buy one you WON'T regret it!
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By Driver Hired!
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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Well I originally wanted to purchase a two year old Audi A4. It would be in the price range I was looking for. I came across the Jetta and actually thought it was the Audi. Doing some homework on the Jetta revealed that it has one of the highest safety ratings, is a cousin of the A4 and is an overall excellent value. The Jettas prior to 2008 were more expensive and was not crazy about the wheels and tail lamps. 2008 VW changed them and lowered the price. I now own my Jetta and get compliments everywhere I go!! The car has almost every option I could need and it only cost me $20,500. every car in its class doesn't even come close to the Jetta in Value. AND it's German..


Best Features

Sirius radio, heated seats, heated mirrors, 5 cyl engine, the blue and red lights on the dash, the trunk is HUGE, looks like a much more expensive car, materials are top notch.


Worst Features

radio controls on the wheel (on the SE) , a place to put your gas cap when fueling (just hangs right now) its the only car I have EVER owned that didn't have a holder, RATTLES that I keep hearing and of course when I take it in to the dealer they mysteriously disappear.


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Very Pleased
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By CC
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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My first VW, the 2.0T Wolfsburg is comfortable and well crafted, I feel like I'm driving something costing $10k more. A very solid car, the suspension and steering are excellent. The engine delivers a satisfying rush of acceleration when you want it. DSG transmission's Sport mode changes the car from a sedate cruiser to a growling animal - lots of smiles. Trunk is huge, with fold down seats can carry lots of cargo. So far 9K miles, no troubles. Very happy all around.


Best Features

Ride, DSG. The many thoughtful standard features. Upscale interior. Comfortable seats, leatherette material feels nice and seems durable. Great performance with decent fuel economy (28 MPG in mostly highway driving). Beautiful wheels.


Worst Features

Offer more colors. Improve/Maintain Reliability. Seat controls could be better. More stereo upgrade options/accessories: Amp, Sub, USB, Bluetooth, HD Radio, Nav.. Move cruise controls to a pod on steering wheel. Improve MPG (perhaps an Eco mode as a counterpart to Sport mode)?


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Great Car - Questionable Quality
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By WolfsburgBuyer
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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This car drives great, interior design is outstanding. Loved it until I discovered that the A/C was draining into the cabin floor. 3rd trip to the dealer might get it fixed. Had a couple of other fit/finish issues with the build quality.


Best Features

Wheels, Sat.Radio, Interior design


Worst Features

Cruise control should be on steering wheel standard. Would prefer real leather over "leatherette".


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