2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0 turbo diesel from North America
I really enjoy the engine power, smooth transmission and responsiveness of the steering
Still a brand new car, so nothing has gone wrong.
I am really enjoying the car.
The TDI has abundant power, so there isn't any problem driving the car from Denver to the ski areas.
The steering is responsive, maybe to the point of being a little too sensitive.
The car handles well in the corners, not a lot of roll like some of the professional reviews say. How fast do they drive around the corners anyway?
The seat heaters get really hot! Which is nice when it is cold.
The brake pedal is a little close for my tastes. I seem to slam on the brakes when that isn't my intent. It is probably just something that I need to get used to. I guess you could say that the initial bite of the brakes is really good.
I don't like the fact that Volkswagen has its own motor oil standards. It makes purchasing motor oil in North America very difficult. Although Mobil 1 says they have an oil that meets the specifications.
I wish they had put the cruise control on the steering wheel, instead of the end of the turn signal arm.
The automatic transmission is super smooth. I like being able to down shift for coasting down hill. I drive some long hills. It's eleven miles from Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorn.
Getting about 36 MPG around town with the diesel. I have been able to nurse 40 MPG out of it on the highway.
The ride is firm, yet smooth. I like that.
The tires seem to catch on cracks in the highway, drift around a bit. That is probably just the tires though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th December, 2012