2006 Volkswagen Jetta Package 3 2.0T from North America
Excellent vehicle and a great value
Nothing at all has malfunctioned with the car.
The 2.0T turbo engine is extremely responsive, very powerful and smooth as butter.
The DSG 6 speed transmission is wonderful. It has the efficiency of a manual (no torque converter) with the convenience of an automatic. Shifts are lightning quick with very minimal to no shift shock. The transmission has a Tiptronic manual mode, which is fun. The auto mode is so well thought out that it selects the right gear 99% of the time, it is a wonderfully flexible transmission.
The interior has excellent build quality. The seats are very comfortable and covered with excellent quality leather. Dual zone auto climate control is very accurate and features a diffuser vent for draft free performance.
This car has great handling, both at low speeds and triple digit speeds. Cornering is very stable and predictable, with excellent grip. ESP stability control takes care of wheel spin and helps keep the car pointed in the right direction when the road is slippery. You can easily tell that this car was designed for the Autobahn with comfortable travel at 100mph plus.
The Package 3 option gives you a host of luxury items. Included are things like backup assist, Bi-Xenon ligts, rain sensing wipers, deluxe lighting, auto climate control, leather interior, etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st November, 2006