28th May 2007, 12:03
About the mileage, I own a 2007 2.5 gasoline, until now with 2500 miles on it. The factory MPG is not by any chance close to what 70% highway 30 % city I drive my car everyday. Plus I don't need to get it warm. In Laredo Tx since I bought it (4-4-07) we have never been under 70.
My sound system has the 6 Cd's changer, and the large speaker sound cheap as i turn the volume up. I took it to the dealership, and got fixed, though i was never told what they did to it.
7th Jun 2007, 05:50
Out standing car I love it you can tell this car was made for the autobahn I was doing 130mph in it and did feel it at all beautiful, hot and fast buy one if you haven't already.
17th Jun 2007, 16:39
My wife and I purchased our 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg addition back in May of this year. We owned a 2003 VW Beetle before the Jetta and passed it down to our daughter. We love VW vehicles and the same is true for our 2007 Jetta. It is fun to drive and the fuel mileage is excellent. Very comfortable car and our plans are to drive it for many years to come.
16th Jul 2007, 12:33
For over a year I've been driving a 2006 Jetta 2.5 and have had no problems with the car it now has close to 20K miles. The only time it has gone back to the dealer was for regular maintenance. The car has both a Nav system and satellite radio, both work great. Some people complain of rattles, I've heard none so far. It is loud though when it starts up though. When I was considering this car I was very reluctant to buy because of the reviews from previous years. Now I am very happy I purchased this car. I would highly recommend this car to anyone.
9th Nov 2007, 15:48
I purchased a 2006 Jetta for my wife a year ago. Also experienced the same level of reliability as the previous poster. 28k miles and not a single problem. No squeaks, rattles, or malfunctions of any kind. *knocks on wood*
With the way people talk about these cars, I keep waiting for things to just start falling off! The next few years may be telling. So far, though, this car is built incredibly solidly. I've done my own maintenance, and every time I pull of a panel or get under the car, I am impressed with the attention to detail and engineering (I'm a BSME).
It's probably a cheesy thing to point out - but one of the things that impressed me the most about the Jetta 2.5 is the fact that EVERY handle, door, or hinged object in the interior has soft-open and slow close mechanisms on it. It just adds a feel of quality as opposed to the loud clank when you release a grab handle in a typical American car.
I do wish the manual transmission had a sixth gear, though! The 2.5 liter wants to get better mileage on the highway, but 5th gear isn't enough!
28th Nov 2007, 16:55
I got my 2007 Jetta Wolfs edition in July of 2007. Within the first Five hundred mile the check engine light came on, the ABS light came on then went off, part of my bumper started to fall off needless to say I've been to the dealership many times. over three times in the first month. on top of this my rear brakes lock up on snow/ice/gravel/grass. Yes I have 4 wheel anti lock with stability control and traction control. they said this is normal oh well I guess I should be really pleased with my semi anti-lock brakes. They work wonderful as long as you don't leave the driveway. At any rate that's that. Also the cars features are severly lacking, no automatic headlights or automatic windshield wipers... At any rate I really wish I would have not got this car... and to top it all off my dealership messed up my contract without me noticing so I was over charged by 500 bucks luckly VW gave me a check for 250... wow how kind. I really wish I would have never got this car... I advise anyone who wants to get it test drive it, give it a couple weeks then test drive it again if you still really want it then buy it, but I strongly advise against it! Thanks for your time.
14th Dec 2007, 16:12
I would call the dealer to ask about the Lemon Law in your state. It sounds like your Jetta definitely qualifies.
20th Dec 2007, 11:25
Yes, maybe this is something I should look into. I just got married this past weekend and I thought my car would be safest to take on our trip with all the safety features it has.
Long story short, it was snowing... a lot. So I of course was going slow. Anytime I would hit the brakes my back tires would lock up and I would have to release the brake to stop sliding. The only time the ABS kicks in is if a front tire starts to lock, or if I slam the brakes really hard, which I always heard was not a good idea, or once the car slides far enough sideways the stability control takes over the brakes and the back tires unlock. At any rate, we made it with only a couple near death experiences.
The next day I started my car and my turn signal was on... so I tried to turn it off and it was already off, but still blinking which I must admit was funny, but then I hit the turn signal the other way to turn it off and it just started to flash that direction, so I drove around like an idiot with my turn signal on... then we stopped, ate, came back to the car, and it had fixed itself.
Honestly though the car is nice, I really like the heated seats, mirrors, and stability control... other than these options you can just about get any car that would be better than this...
P.S. don't get the 2.5l engine it is very boring. Thanks once again for your time.
14th Jan 2008, 17:27
I have a 2007 VW Jetta Wolfsburg edition since December 2007. It has 2300 miles on it.
The first day the check engine light came on and car had to go to the shop. Three weeks later the transmission 6 speed automatic stuck in 3rd gear and is in the shop now.
I would think long and hard about buying a VW.
17th Jan 2008, 20:11
I have a 2007 Wolfsburg with 2200 miles. The first day the check engine light came on and car went to shop. Now 3 weeks later I had to have it towed in; transmission stuck in 3rd gear. This is a automatic. It appears that this transmission problem is very common.
29th Apr 2008, 22:33
I bought my VW Wolfs berg in August 2007. I am a new driver, just got my license so this is my first car. Needless to say, I tortured this poor car and at its 10,000 mile today it still runs smooth.
To the comment about the blinkers, the VW has a quick 3sec blink that you just tap for lane changes and a long steady blink for turns that you must push hard on.
Read the manual for details.