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The perfect vehicle by Littlecarrot on 03/02/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: High quality interior and materials make this car seem much more expensive than it really is. The Diesel engine has a lot of torque and power at mid-range, making it a blast to drive. Superb freeway fuel mileage (around 50) and huge cargo capacity make this a perfect all around vehicle.
Cons: Volkswagen needs more color options and a longer warranty. We got the extended warranty for a pretty good price.
Overall review: Not many station wagons can match the versatility, fuel mileage, and fun factor of the Sportwagen TDI.
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Fun car with nice options by Kirtland Family from Kirtland, Ohio on 05/21/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI w/Sunroof, Owned 1 year.
Pros: We have the diesel and it really provides for great gas mileage. The panoramic sunroof is a really nice feature. Stylish looks keeps it from being "just a station wagon" I recommend getting the door guards as this really completes the look.
Cons: Why no power seat? Remote start should be an option Auto lights should be an option Back-up assistant should be an option For some reason our 2 front rims were bent within 10,000 miles......not sure it there is a defect with these as we do not recall hitting anything major.
Overall review: Good car. Do not regret the purchase.
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Better than any hybrid by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/09/2013. Owned 1 year.
Pros: GREAT mpg Quick acceleration plenty of front seat room
Cons: not a real looker
Overall review: highly recommend for low cost ownership and high reliability
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The German alternative to the $40 - 50 thousand dollar TriStar or AeroProp by muggs on 06/17/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Fuel efficiency, reliability (2013 Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue shows a LOT of red dots!), utility (cargo area is (66 Cubic Feet) big. Plus circa 240 lb/ft of torque makes for decent acceleration, the ride is composed and vibration free.......the clutch, shifter and brakes work well. The electric steering is flawless and the instruments (radio, heating/cooling, lights, turn signals, cruise control et al) are OK too.
Cons: The on board computer function (VW calls it MFI) offers so much information - - - - it takes concentration to drive "outside the cockpit"...... Plus I really don't understand the 12v outlet in the aft section (trunk). I wish it were in the cockpit area.
Overall review: A reliable (CU, remember?), fuel efficient (43+ MPG over 2375 miles thus far in 65% highway use) and nice looking wagen.
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Super Cool Little Wagon by JCKY on 05/25/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI w/Sunroof, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This is an amazing automobile. I have the diesel which, seems to me, is the only way to go -- costs a bit more, but the mileage more than pays the difference in a few years. I get 43 mpg or better on the highway and between 25 and 30 in town, depending on whether I'm having fun or not. It handles well -- not a sports car, but way better than any other small to midsize practical car I've driven. Manual trans is super smooth. I have an 88 Supra Turbo and love it, but this is much easier to drive. Manual is the only way to go, I think, both for fun and because maintenance of the automatic costs a bundle. Even if you don't know how to drive a manual, with this thing, you'll learn real quick.
Cons: Complaints are minor, but annoying. The voice control activation on the wheel is easy to hit by mistake -- bad of you're listening to, 'Gimme Shelter.' More serious is the fact that, to get the rear deck flat, the rear seat headrests have to be removed. Doing that is a monster hassle -- manual says it takes two people. What were they thinking about with this? Just amazingly bad design in an otherwise beautifully engineered vehicle.
Overall review: Great, great car. Glad I bought it and would do so again for sure. Would just restate that you want the diesel and manual transmission to get the most out of it.
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