Used 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Reviews

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Fun, Zippy, Great Handling Roomy Sedan

Mclaren Spencer, 01/10/2018
1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

The clutch is super easy to use, the truck and back seat have all the room you could ever need. Very high quality build and materials. A fun, zippy turbo. Best bang for your buck out there.

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A lot of car for the money

Aikiman, 11/03/2018
1.4T SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
17 of 18 people found this review helpful

Edmunds’ review is lukewarm, but mine isn’t. This car has been engineered with the driver in mind. It’s German roots are everywhere; from the quick acceleration, confident braking, and on-point handling it is a joy to drive. After one year the car has had no problems and is still as fun to drive as when it was purchased.

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A zippy sports sedan without a high price tag

LF, 05/27/2018
1.8T SE Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

I LOVE my new 2018 Jetta. I have the Sports model and I could not be happier with it. I have been a loyal VW driver for 18 years and this car does not disappoint.The exterior is so slick looking and eye catching. I love the way it gets looks when I am driving and the "invitation" to "race" from much more expensive cars, has me gleeful every time.. The interior is also quite sleek. The black headliner and all black interior is so sexy. The driver's seat fits me and is comfortable, unlike the seats in the 2015 Golf (my previous car). The infotainment center has undergone a huge upgrade and it is so easy to use, practical and fun. There are not a lot of bells and whistles but I don't need them. The only things I miss from my Golf are the sunshade extenders and having air/heat vents in the back seat. Why aren't there any there? I think this is a major design flaw. I also wish the stereo was heftier. The speakers are already in need of some tune up and it has only been a month. I am enjoying the more comfortable ride of the Jetta. It is smooth and responsive. It feels like it is "floating" over the road in a good way. The acceleration is quick (but not as zippy as the Golf) and the car feels heavy and safe. I am getting used to the keyless entry. I don't love that ....and I am so happy to have the ENORMOUS trunk. I adore this car. I look forward to (hopefully) many years of fun and safe driving.

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Fantastic

William, 05/25/2018
1.4T S 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
17 of 19 people found this review helpful

This is our third Jetta since 2014, all 5sp manual. The 2014 was very roomy, comfortable, reliable. The 2.0 engine was underpowered and poor fuel economy (26 avg), but great budget car. We then bought a new 2016 jetta S. The 1.4 turbo engine and gearing changes made this car perfect. Plenty of power and avg 36mpg. A tree fell on the car and forced another purchase. The 2017 was identical, with addition of LED daytime running lights. We get 36mpg city and 42mpg highway. The best part is we bought the last two in mid July, they were on sale for $13,000. Last year I rented a Chevrolet Malibu for a 1400 mile drive in 2 days. Mpg was 35 and very uncomfortable. I just made a 2 day 1400 mile drive in the Jetta, 42mpg and plenty comfortable. Love this car. *UPDATE* Made another 2 day 1400 mile trip. Avg speed 68-70mph. 51mpg. Car is amazing. *UPDATE 2* 21K miles. No issues. Mpg still unbelievable. Note: idling greatly cuts mpg. With no idling while parked, we consistently get 36-42mpg around town, 48-51mpg hwy.

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2018 Wolfsburg

SoCal City Driver, 10/27/2018
1.4T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Love my Jetta. It may not have all the added features that others in its class offer but this car is solid and, so far, damn near perfect. The ride and handling are firm but compliant/comfortable. GREAT steering that is precise with decent feedback and braking ranks high as well. I always feel I have complete control of the car and that it's eager to do my bidding. My Wolfsburg has two-tone black/white Vtech upholstery that looks sharp, feel great and, I imagine, will wear extremely well. The interior is conservative but logical and will hold up over time without gratuitous angles, unnecessary trim and gimmicks. The 1.4 liter little-engine-that-could is a star in my book. It GOES when you ask it to with no discernible drama except for the awesome little growl that the engineers gave it - always puts a smile of my face and prompts more jackrabbit starts than are necessary but, hey, fun! Gas mileage is as advertised, another plus. The transmission seemed a little twitchy at first but after a brief break-in it seems to have gotten used to my driving style; shifts are smooth, predictable and effortless. My ONE beef is the audio system - the base system is adequate but not a star. Bluetooth is quick and stable, a good thing, and the phone syncs well but the audio quality is not stellar and the controls are clunky. I will likely upgrade to better speakers at some point but for now, as I said, adequate. Overall, though, I LOVE my Jetta.

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