2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 5 cylinder from North America
Very costly comfortable drive
I researched a lot before buying this car, consulted friends and happily bought this car. But to my dismay car drinks fuel like water, I get 17mpg in city when I drive extremely carefully and 15-16 when I drive normaly. 5 miles less than what is claimed on car, took it to dealer and they say car is working to factory specification. On highway it gives 27mpg for driving on cruise (drove 250 miles on cruise). These values are much much lower than the competitors in market.
Ride is too rough can feel every dent on the road.
Interior is very thoughtfully crafted and seats are comfortable, drove 1000 miles overnight, but did not feel any back pain.
My advice if you are looking for fuel economy don't buy this car. If not concerned with fuel then buy Impala (6 seat) for the same price/ fuel economy you will get a better smooth ride.
Not so proud owner of jetta :- (
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th October, 2005
25th Oct 2005, 17:36
The car has five cylinders. It's not going to get as good as fuel mileage as four cylinder equipped cars. Also, some cars need to get older before they get their best mileage. 27 MPG on the highway is nothing to smirk at, especially when the advertised mileage on the window sticker is 30 MPG. Jettas are great cars, a little lower fuel economy is not a reason to be an unhappy owner. If you really really wanted good fuel economy, you should have bought a Civic.