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Underappreciated wheels by TDI daily driver on 12/23/2011. Trim: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Silver TDI Sportwagen Love the Mileage, great cargo capacity, handling, classy interior, 17-inch wheels, heated seats have oomph, available manual tranny (hard to find these days). Overall fun to drive, and easy to cruise in.
Cons: one rattle already, another appeared. Vents - feel cheap a& poorly designed; rear ones have broken once and I'm sure will be kicked & broken again. Diesel used to be a 20-30 cent premium. Now it's anywhere from $.70 to 1.00. still pay less for fuel, but it's close. Mileage suffers in cold weather, even on longer trips, expect 15% less than you get in the summer (but still very good). Had trouble starting twice in recent weeks and I'll have that looked at. In general, this is not a quiet car. They could have done better with the sound deadening materials. Fairly quiet on normal roads, but boy does it hum if you hit even moderately coarse pavement. could use a little extra rear leg room.
Overall review: Really like this car, despite some quirks and minor gripes. This combination of mileage, space, features and price cannot be had anywhere in any vehicle. Prius for the same price would certainly not have leather and heated seats or premium wheels. it also wouldn't have the handling and doesn't offer a manual (lame). Also, if you don't require AWD (and chances are, you don't) you can pretty much skip any small SUV in favor of this car and save lots of money and still get the same amount of room. true for both the diesel and gas engines.
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No buyers remorse with this one. by JohnnyMac on 01/04/2011. Trim: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Great ride, powerful, comfortable,and roomy.I'm super impressed with my new Jetta sportwagon. Lot of car for the money.
Cons: Tight VW suspension can be a bit rough on potholed New England side streets.
Overall review: I am very pleased with my new TDI wagon. Great performance, comfort, and design.
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My TDI Jetta by Luis from Morristown, Tennessee on 11/13/2010. Trim: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Powerful diesel, good handling even in heavy rain, great miles per gallon, navigation, rear wiper.
Cons: no all wheel drive,front seats not that comfortable for me, inside of front seats are cloth, no garage opener link,rear side airbags should be standard.
Overall review: I would recommend this car to anyone, 40+ miles per gallon on highway and that's going 65 to 75 mph, and engine is not even fully broken in, a lot of room in the back with back seat down.
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Im lovin' it by NikTheGreat on 10/15/2010. Trim: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: What you have come to expect from German engineering at a not-so-german price. Tight, well fitting car. good handling. the power and mileage are great. super features, 6 disc changer, Ipod adapter, built-it bluetooth. I could go on forever!!
Cons: slight turbo lag.
Overall review: I love this car! smooth and refined. Enough cool features to bring out my inner geek. mileage is WAY better than my Nissan Quest. all in all I would buy this car again in a heartbeat.
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Very Slick Car by Gary from Dallas on 07/12/2010. Trim: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Drive, styling, mileage.
Cons: None so far.
Overall review: Had my TDI Wagon for 3,000 miles. Bought it to replace a G35, which was a great car but I was looking for more of a town car with great fuel mileage. The drive and handling of most cars in this class is so vanilla. The Jetta, however, handles like a German car should, fully integrating the driver with the road and no steering drift. Americans and Asians have not figured that one out yet in their less expensive automobiles. I got it pretty loaded up with panoramic sunroof and chrome tips. Got the red and added 17 inch wheels. The car looks awesome. It really grabs attention. The engine is exceptional. No one can tell it is a diesel. Surprisingly quick and with its amazing torque just cruises on the freeway without any effort and a combined 37.5 miles mpg. No issues at all. A terrific value in its class and really compares with no other car. I feel about this car sort of like I did when I got a VW Window Van when I was a kid, fun to drive and very cool.
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