22nd Jun 2007, 06:28
Wow! Great detailed information. I just purchased one a couple days ago. I must definitely agree with you on the pedal set up. I too have been driving manual for years. It's taken a little getting used to the pressures of the pedals as you put in great detail. Besides that, that car has keep up with my expectations in all aspects. I've lived in Germany for 3 years now, and I have driven the best German engineering has to offer. This car hands down gives you that fine tuned German autobahn handling for a great price. For the value, i'd take it over the Audi A4 2.0T any day. It'll keep up with the rest of them no problem.
4th Aug 2007, 16:56
Once again, I am updating my review. I have had occasion recently to put almost 1500 miles on the Jetta over the course of four days, and will continue to put high miles on the car due to a job change over the next month.
The total mileage on the car is now 9000 over 7 months. My new discoveries are that the oil filter is a little more expensive (at $25) than average, and that the new Jetta is an incredible car for touring. The seats remain comfortable over very long periods of time and the air conditioning is powerful, sometimes too powerful and must be turned off even on days over 100 degrees F.
I have had one service incident involving a nail in a tire, which was resolved with a patch installed by the dealer with no charge.
The Jetta is a very well handling car. My recent travels have involved several hours on rural, two lane highways with several curves and hills, and this car does instill confidence. It has impressed me several times on this issue. I have to say the only continuing issues with the Jetta are that it is slow in acceleration, and that I have yet to fully get used to the clutch and throttle pedal feels. Otherwise, a great car still. I'll post more when I learn more.
18th Nov 2007, 19:44
I am the original poster of this review and I have now put over 20K miles on this new 07 car in less than one year. It is still a joy to drive. My friends have continued to compliment its interior, particularly when the lights are on at night. No service problems, has yet to let me down in any category. I like it more now than I did when I bought and I liked it when I bought it. Still looks new inside and out, but I am the only driver and that helps.
9th Jul 2008, 15:47
I posted the original review and update it periodically. At this point, I have driven the Jetta 30K miles in one and a half years. Not one problem yet, and it remains reliable and comfortable.
This is not an economy car with respect to mileage, the mileage is pretty much average, mid 20's on the highway. I still love the car.
20th Feb 2009, 13:48
Original reviewer checking in again. I am now at 33,000 miles and driving the car less as the lease nears the end and I am getting close to the mileage limit. However, I did have some dealer service recently. There was a recall with respect to the headlights, which was rectified at no cost, and the airbag light was stuck on in the dash light array, and was also remedied at no cost.
The dealer service experience was great. They were very busy, with many Audi and VW vehicles coming in for service, but I was taken care of quickly, the problems were solved, and I picked the car up that afternoon and it had been washed.
No problems since. Car continues to function well and is wearing the miles well. Still a great car. I probably won't buy the car at lease end as the warranty expires and I have other transportation, but it has been a great experience.
28th Feb 2009, 09:01
I have just purchased an 07 Jetta Wolfsburg, with 31000 miles. I. Love. This. Car. I cannot help but look out the window and stare at it when its in the driveway. I also look forward to driving it everyday, this car is an absolute DREAM. I look forward to many years of driving ahead!
28th Apr 2009, 23:30
Wow. I'm looking into buying an 07 Volkswagen Jetta, Wolfsburg Edition. I have to thank you for all of your comments and updated on this page. You have honestly made my decision a lot easier. It was up in the air for the 07 or a 2006 Jetta, Package #1, which includes leather seats and whatnot. I was worried about the 'leatherette' seating, but seeing that you do a lot of driving makes me feel better knowing it's comfortable. Thank you again for taking the time to put such detail into your review. It's appreciated!
9th Jun 2009, 02:48
Hey All, I am thinking of buying a Jetta, and I have to say, these comments have been SO helpful! Thank you so much for your time! I think I am going to get a Jetta! I went and test drove one today and it is FANTASTIC!
6th Aug 2009, 11:15
I am the original poster, and I am returning with an update. So far, the car has had no mechanical problems and is at 36K miles. The car remains comfortable and performs as it should. The only problem I have is the rear seating surface in between the two seats and under where the arm rest would be shows wear. I do not use the back seat, for people or for cargo, except very rarely. The seat surface should not be losing color or leatherette texture, but appears worn for some reason.
I will be re-dying the area before lease turn-in. Otherwise, still no problems and a great car.