2012 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.0 gasoline from North America
A slow but economical vehicle
The car was reliable and had very little in the way of mechanical issues. The 2.0L ABA engine is the same one they used in the older generations and so it was a time tested platform. The only flaw in this design choice was that the engine was too small to move a larger car.
Overall the vehicle performed well. The "S" Model does not offer much in the way of thrills, as the 2.0 powerplant struggles to move the mid-sized sedan. Entering the highway via an on-ramp can be quite nerve-racking due to this lack of power. In other words, give yourself a large berth.
The interior of this car is simple but also functional. It is easy to clean and is comfortable for commuting. I would not recommend this car for longer cross-country trips as the seats are quite basic and tend to wear on your back over longer rides.
Steering and suspension is responsive and the car handles well in corners. With the factory all-season tires installed, this car does OK in the snow. I would recommend snow tires if you want to avoid getting stuck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th September, 2015