2007 Volkswagen Jetta City 2.0 from North America
Beautiful European design
Motor mount needed replacing at 48,000 km.
Front pillar airbag cover won't stay clipped in place despite "repair" at every service check.
The Mk4 Jetta has a good balance between comfort and sporty handling.
It's nicely appointed and feels like a much more expensive car.
The 2.0 motor, however, is gutless and strangely set up so you can't get instant revs when you put the throttle down, and the revs don't drop when you release the throttle.
The "City" Jetta is only available in Canada, and is the last of the European designed Jettas since they recently brought out the Japanese styled Mk5 "Corolla-Jetta" and "Matrix-Golf".
The one really nice thing is that we were able to order a German (sort of) automobile without all the expensive-to-repair rubbish like air conditioning, cruise control, power windows et al.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th April, 2008
13th Apr 2008, 00:07
Let us know how your City Jetta is holding up as you rack up the kilometres. I know VW has had some quality control issues in the past, but hopefully those have been resolved with yours. You seemed to have passed on a lot of the gadgetry, so there's less to go wrong, which will probably be good for reliability.
14th Jun 2008, 18:24
Please keep me posted on the reliability of the vehicle. Please aware me of the major trouble spots of this vehicle. I am considering buying a new city jetta as my first vehicle.