2008 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: First VW

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


Love It! Bought it for my wife, but haven't stopped driving it at every opportunity. Fun to drive, fast, comfortable. Only problem is the DSG transmission. Wish I bought the manual. The DSG shifts smoothly but is awkward at a start, and is difficult to start on a hill. It's kind of like driving a manual shift without the benefit of controlling it with a clutch. The dealership says it's received many complaints but "that's the way it's supposed to work". BUT they extended the DSG warranty ;) Bottom line is that there's a problem, they don't know how to fix it, so they extend the warranty to calm the masses. Poor solution. BUT Would definitely buy it again. Most fun car to drive ever!

Best Features

Turbo! Heated seats! Fit and finish are excellent. Feels like a much more expensive car. Nothing like it for the money.

Worst Features

Dump the DSG tranny. It's the only downside. Power seat on the passenger side would be good. Lose the seat adjustment "knob".
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