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Great Vehicle if your deaf or want to be!!!! by SteveG from Indy on 02/23/2012. Trim: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I really like the styling of interior and exterior. Sporty styling on the outside, luxusrious on the inside-leatherette. Seats are comfortable for long drives.
Cons: This car is extremly noisy on the inside, probably something wrong with the car itself but dealerships (several) continue to say it runs as designed. Highway driving is painful with average sound of 90 decibels, after a long day of driving my ears hurt and i'm exhausted. I had heard for a long time bad things about VW service, I didnt believe the rumors, but believe them now, dealer service is awful. If it looks like too much work or they are not sure, my experience has been that they are "unable to duplicate customer concern" and be done with it. I did not have issues with Accord or Camry.
Overall review: I use this vehicle for business, spend 8-10 hours a day in it and hate most every minute it's running due to road noise, exhaust noise, drivetrain noise. Again, most likely could be fixed if the dealerships knew what they were doing.
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Nice transportation by Dutch in Chicago on 05/17/2013. Trim: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI, Owned 2 years.
Pros: My 2011 Sportwagon has 34000 miles and has had very few issues and constantly obtains 38-42 mpg on the highway at about 65 mph. A good solid feeling car with nice ammenities
Cons: Front seats are difficult to get in and out of. Deisel fuel is now more expensive then gas and the mpg actually doesnt equal the cost savings of the car/fuel.
Overall review: Very nice car, roomy and so far very dependable. Handles well in the snow but need some additional equipment (intergrated garage door opener, remote start, keyless entry system). Costly for maintenance.
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Excllent highway crusier by Mert Indio Ca on 11/15/2012. Trim: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I have owned my Sportwagen for two years and have 41000 trouble free miles. If you drive alot of hwy miles this would be a good choice--if mostly around town you will have better results with a gas job due to the complexity of the diesel emission system which works better at hwy speeds. This car is a great hwy car with excellent handling and engine response. The brakes are excellent and wear very well. The styling is very nice as are the interior appointments.
Cons: The cost of service at VW can be high due to special oils and procedures and some dealers tend to charge more than other dealers.
Overall review: This an excellent car only for those who understand the car and its purpose.
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Great Highway Car by Carrie L from Chicago on 10/11/2013. Trim: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Nice styling, 40K on odometer and still feels tight and new. GREAT highway cruiser that always gets me 40 mpg at 65-70 mph. Large sunroof with great sounding stereo.
Cons: Needs more equipment that other vehicles have. I.E...Intergrated garage door opener, full power seats, alarm, remote start, key locks on both front doors. Although it gets very good mpg, the vehicle cost, higher cost of deisel and higher than average repair and maintenance costs fail to make the diesel choice cost effecient. Dealerships also need more training in servicing diesels.
Overall review: I really do love this car and plan on having ownership until 200k. At 40k current mile it still rides and feels like the day I bought it. I am not sure if I will buy another one due to the afore mentioned cons. Overall great highway car where I drive 75% of the time.
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Highly recommend by Alaska Mike on 07/31/2012. Trim: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The fuel economy, 30 to 38 city, 35 to 42 mpg hiway. style, surprising acceleration for a 4 cyl turbo diesel. Smooth shifting pattern of trans.
Cons: Front seats are a little hard to navigate for someone with a back problem.
Overall review: This is my first German car and i would highly recommend it to most. I am a retired 70 year old and have been a mechanic most of my working carreer, i am absolutely amazed by the overall car, construction, safety, and performance. Handles very well in snow, and rain without the aide of studded tires.
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