2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta gets a power upgrade to its standard 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine to 170 and 177 lb-ft of torque and the 2.0T engine is now only available in the GLI. Trim levels are renamed S, SE and SEL. The SEL receives body color ...
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta gets a power upgrade to its standard 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine to 170 and 177 lb-ft of torque and the 2.0T engine is now only available in the GLI. Trim levels are renamed S, SE and SEL. The SEL receives body color front and rear valance while the S and SE gets black textured color. A number of options are available including a Cold weather package and sunroof on the S and a premium sound package on SE. Now standard on all trim levels is power recline.
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Quick Facts
  • Engine: 170 - 200 horsepower
  • Seating: 5 passengers
  • Driving Range: 305 - 421 miles
  • Drive: Front-Wheel Drive
  • Cargo Capacity: 16 cu. ft.
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  • Styling9.2
  • Performance9.4
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality8.9
  • Recommendation9.2
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior10
  • Quality10
  • Recommendation10
Comfortable and sporty family commuter by dcdue Los Angeles, CA on 06/20/2011. Trim: 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Interior quality, seat comfort, ride and handling. Love the synthetic leather seats. Easy to clean and care for. Mid-grade stereo is surprisingly powerful. Burns 87 octane gas! I was concerned about VW reliability, but this car has been rock solid for 10 months.
Cons: Engine power is a bit down, even with the upgrade to 170 HP from the 150 HP in the 2007 MY. Mileage is a bit low--I only get 22-23 MPG with my mostly city driving. 7 mile commute each way. Exterior styling is a bit bland and derivative of the Toyota Corolla in the rear.
Overall review: Huge upgrade from my 2002 Corolla. I used to own a BMW 3 series. In many ways, this is a similar car, but easier to own. With the 5-speed, it's pretty much a sports sedan rather than a mere compact. Checked IIHS for safety ratings. Jetta was on my short list with the Saab 9-3 and Subaru Legacy. VW's 1 year remaining warranty and CPO coverage for two more years plus 1.99% APR made the VW a slam-dunk no-brainer. I'd definitely buy it again and recommend it to friends. Glad I don't have a new one. That car seems significantly cheaper based on what I've read.
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