2012 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Excellent Value!

2012 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Excellent Value!
By joepalace on


2012 Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Just brought on 10/14/2012. Excellent value! used 0% $0 down financing and 3 yrs of maintenance included. I was afraid leatherette seats where going to look cheap, but they actually look great and are very comfortable. In fact they are more comfortable than my Infiniti I-30 leather seats I just traded in. The space in the back seat is great as a full size adult fits comfortably. The premium entertainment is wonderful and the ipod/iphone integration is excellent. Bluetooth works perfectly. Acceleration is up to par with what you expect on this type of vehicle. It's not a racing car, so acceleration is what should be considered normal. So far a great choice!

Best Features

Entertainment, Bluetooth, and iPhone integration. Comfortable seats! Back seat space and trunk space.

Worst Features

Convenience package should include key-less ignition.
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By jstonebreaker
on 08/30/13 07:05 AM (PDT)

THE SERVICE BULLETIN VW WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT........................OR PERFORM THE SERVICE!    There is a service bulletin on the NHTS website. THEY have the power to ensure that your car is SAFE to drive.    Go to http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners "File A Complaint" about this SAFETY related/documented lose of power and no response when pressing on the accelerator. It could save someone life!!!    SERVICE BULLETIN Service Bulletin No.: 01-13-14 Component(s): ENGINE NHTSA ID Number: 10052336 All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin Details 0 Associated Documents Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc. SUMMARY: VOLKSWAGEN: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MISFIRE AND/OR REDUCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE. *JS    SAFETY COMPLAINTS LIKE    Date Complaint Filed: 08/16/2013 Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL Date of Incident: 05/19/2013                                                                            NHTSA ID Number: 10535696 0 Associated Documents Crash:No Fire:No Number of Injuries:0 Number of Deaths:0 Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc. Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 3VW2K7AJ6DM... SUMMARY: I WAS TRYING TO MERGE ONTO HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AND WHEN I PUSHED ON THE ACCELERATOR THE CAR WAS UNRESPONSIVE. IT CREATED AN UNSAFE SITUATION WHERE I HAD TO SLAM ON THE BRAKES AND LET THE TRAFFIC PASS BY, THEN PUT THE CAR IN MANUAL SHIFT SO THAT I COULD ACCELERATE ENOUGH TO MERGE WITH TRAFFIC. THE INABILITY TO CONTROL THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE DUE TO NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENGINE HAPPENS USUALLY AROUND SPEEDS OF 40 MILES AN HOUR. I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE CAR WILL BE IN 6 GEAR AT VERY LOW SPEEDS AND FAILS TO DOWN SHIFT WHEN THE GAS IS PRESSED. THIS RESULTS IN A LOSE OF POWER AND DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO SAFELY MANEUVER THE VEHICLE IN EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.    Models affected Golf Beetle Passat Jetta and MORE 

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