2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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  • Performance8.4
  • Interior8.4
  • Quality8.6
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Jetta is just another name for wind by 88ina60zone on 04/09/2012. Trim: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE w/Convenience.
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Pros: Fairlly good steering, cheesy leatherette looks leather. This was on the SE, the S model engine is such an old design.
Cons: The 5 cylinder has a huge flat spot in its acceleration that feels like the engine takes a moment to figure out what just hit it. The diesel needs fuel filter change every 20000 miles for $113 each time, the auto transmission needs fluid//filter every 40000 miles for about $500 each time, at 120000 miles you have to replace the timing belt/water pump for about $1500. Diesel costs about 30 cents or more a gallon. So it'll be awhile before that diesel TDI catches up with the gas version for cost savings. Did I mention that leatherette imitation leather. Lots of synthetics are used so you cannot usually find oil or coolant or other supplies without heading for the dealership.
Overall review: Nice driving, lots of repair concerns. Hit and miss kind of car experience. Literally in an accident if the air bags go off it unllocks the doors, starts the 4 way emergency flashers and begins sounding the horn to alert eternity that you may be on your way. The keys are all a reverse laser cut so you have to get them directly from the dealership and it isn't cheap. Recommend it for someone who you don't really like.
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  • Styling10
  • Performance10
  • Interior10
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The best car ever! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/09/2012. Trim: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE w/Convenience, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: We like everything about it. It is very reliable, easy and fun to drive , comfortable. My husband cannot wait to get in and go.
Cons: Nothing. It is perfect!!!!!!
Overall review: Excellent german engineering. As they say "das auto". That is auto and it is true. I would recomend for everyone to buy it. No regrets.
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  • Styling5.0
  • Performance7.0
  • Interior6.0
  • Quality1.0
  • Recommendation1.0
Das Lemon! by GLI-Sucker on 07/10/2012. Trim: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI Autobahn w/ Nav, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Handling, turbo-charged engine (torque), brakes, stereo.
Cons: VW can't and won't fix it. Car has 1,100 miles. CEL (Check Engine Light), EPC light. Car randomly stutters, misfire, etc. After 3 visits to the dealer and videotaping the events, VW acknowledges the error codes, but can't replicate or find a solution. First and Last Volkswagen. After 20 years of owning troublefree Acuras, Hondas, Infinitis, and BMWs - I now own a VW GLI - DAS LEMON!!!
Overall review: Please save your money. Volkswagen does not back their product and produces their fair share of problematic vehicles. Just search the forums...
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality9.0
  • Recommendation9.0
I want one of these! by Cheryl on 08/29/2012. Trim: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE.
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Pros: This vehicle is awesome! I rented this car for a trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota and barely had to fill it up for over a 1,000 mile trip. It was comfortable and a smooth ride. It has a big trunk and plenty of passenger room in the backseat.
Cons: Nothing!
Overall review: This a great great with good mileage.
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality9.0
  • Recommendation9.0
I like it by Rick on 07/10/2012. Trim: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE w/Convenience, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Good acceleration, solid feeling interior, nice ride, good value
Cons: Lack of cloth seating on all but the base model, lack of drivers side power seat on SE model
Overall review: I have noticed that auto experts seem to have consistently slammed the Jetta for its cheap interior and boring design. I honestly do not see that, though the exterior does not have the smooth lines of a high end luxury car, I think it looks just fine. The interior is simple and very functional and so far I have not heard any squeaks, rattles, or bumps while driving, just a nice quiet ride. The 2.5 engine is fairly responsive, however, it seems to take a little bit of throttle to spool the power up. With the windows open, you notice a slightly throaty engine note that I think sounds kind of unique to the 5 cylinder engine. The handling is tight and the ride is very quiet at highway speeds. However, on large bumps you notice that the decent handling causes a slightly stiffer ride. The interior is comfortable and has plenty of room. Perhaps the only downside of the seating is a lack of a power seat adjustment with the SE with convenience package.
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