Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. How does the new Jetta do in this regard? As all manufacturers have discovered, Americans do not like hatchbacks while Europeans far prefer them. The Bad Cheap-feeling switch gear and buttons; stereo display is difficult to see in sunlight. Much of the switch gear seems to have come from the bottom of the parts bin. Remedy Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge.
Has the Jetta lost its cool factor? An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Five small, cheap knobs that control the equalizer, the balance, and the fader sit immediately below the display. About the only difference was that in sport mode sixth gear is locked out. . Even with the seats dressed in optional leather, the cabin does not exude quality. The results are presented relative to the average model that year.
Despite some quality lapses and lack of new product it has maintained an appeal that mystifies its competitors. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. It was like love at first sight. With its comfortable ride and quiet, high-quality interior, the Jetta Wagon feels as substantial as cars costing much more. Even the temperature controls for the air conditioning were not obvious. From a styling point of view the jury delivers decidedly mixed reviews. In the end, we found the manual mode most useful for managing revs and power on the freeway, not for sporty back-roads driving.
With its comfortable ride and quiet, high-quality interior, the Jetta Wagon feels as substantial as cars costing much more. Initially the Jetta is only available with an all-new 2. In reality the new Jetta looks just like a smaller version of the upcoming Passat and even has styling cues such as a large chrome grille inherited from the Phaeton. For example, the multifunction indicator, which displays fuel economy and miles to empty, is controlled by a rocker switch and a button on the windshield-wiper stalk. The Jetta includes a 4-year, 50,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty, a 5-year, 60,000-mile power train limited warranty, a 12-year, unlimited-distance corrosion perforation warranty, and 4 years of roadside assistance. This fifth-generation Jetta traces its history to 1980, when the model was introduced here.
We are not responsible for any errors or omissions on this website. There may be some variances between the photos shown and the actual product. Units Affected 340000 Car-based utility vehicles, like the classic Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero, have disappeared from the U. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
Air-bag protection comes in the form of front, front supplemental side, and side-curtain bags. The sales manager kept saying he was losing money and acting like he was doing me a favor. It's hard not to scratch it in parking lots or on low curbs but otherwise I have nothing but good things to say. Otherwise, I still love this car! Unfortunately, the interior doesn't live up to the expectations generated by the exterior styling. Once we became accustomed to the layout, navigating the controls became easier, but we never got used to the buttons on the steering wheel.
When we used the tuning dial, the radio took about three seconds to display the station name and song information, which made finding the station we wanted a lengthy task. I also noted how busy they were on a Saturday morning. The engine is unique to the U. Gone are the boxy corners and the rectangular lights. However, power delivery with the turbo engine and automatic transmission is uneven and the rear seat is very tight. It is quick and has plenty of cargo space. The concept is that the new Jetta is a more mature car that should appeal to older buyers yet it still retains some of its youthful character that the old Jetta garnered during its life.
It should be though, as the all new fifth-generation Jetta is totally different from the previous generation in looks and feel. Our Take on the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen has a lot riding on the 2005 Jetta, an all-new model that was introduced relatively late in the season. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Even doing this and normal city driving, she still gets a tick over 30 mpg in the tdi. Engine, wind, and road noise make it seem faster, but at least we didn't notice any significant torque steer.
It also explains why the Golf, which is already on sale in Europe, is still months away form being introduced in North America. The switches work smoothly and grab handles and the like are well damped. The molding at the bottom of the car would be my only complaint. One kit car company out of Massachusetts has set out to fill the void, aiming to provide the U. The shape of the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta represents a big change from its predecessors. Since then, Volkswagen has sold more than 2.