2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L, 5 cylinder from North America
5 cylinder is a nice compromise of fuel economy and power
Accessory power didn't work on delivery. I didn't figure it out till the next day. Took it back to the dealer and they installed a fuse that was missing. There was a 20 amp fuse in the console when I took delivery, but I didn't think anything of it. It was almost like the dealer prep wasn't completed or they wanted me to meet their service guys. 5K mile maintenance was $86. Kind of pricey so I'll probably use my local garage for future service.
Driver seat fabric has started to develop pills already.
The car is the value priced model and I'm very happy with it so far. Value priced model tires and wheel covers are not the greatest. I'll probably upgrade them sometime soon. Tilt / telescoping wheel is hard to adjust, but I'm getting used to it. Instrument panel with ice warning and temp is nice. Sound system is excellent, esp the MP3 capable CD player. I got a cable to connect my MP3 player to the AUX outlet, but they could have put it somewhere better than the glove box. Handles well in snow and icy conditions. Fun car to drive. Power & torque from the 5 cylinder engine is impressive. I get 33 MPG at 75 MPH avg, pretty good after driving a full size pickup. I would have preferred a BMW or Acura, but with 2 in college I'll have to wait a few years. The Jetta was a nice compromise and good way to lower my carbon emissions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2007