2007 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
There are 4 user reviews for the 2.5L PZEV trim shown below
- Driving dynamics, engineering, safety features, crash test results.
- VW service, parts always on backorder, service techs damage car.
Engineering, safety, and build quality are first rate. Gets 33 m.p.g. highway at 70 m.p.h. Leg and headroom excellent for my 6'3" frame. Lots of content for the money ($22K). Leatherette seats very comfortable. Tiptronic 6-speed transmission great!
If only VW service approached the design and driving dynamics of the car. Routine service requires two visits as parts are always "backordered". Not even cabin filters are in stock. Safety recall handled very poorly, took five weeks for the parts/fix to repair a potential fire hazard! Routine warranty service resulted in body damage when the service tech removed the door and dropped it. Profuse apologies, no charge for the painting and dent removal, etc. But it's a month before they can do the work, and I'm without the car for four days when they finally fix it.
And VW doesn't get it. The cars aren't exactly cheap to buy or maintain anymore. Oil changes are $85.00. The cars are very difficult to fix. My mom got better service on her Sable. I really like the car and rolled the dice in the hopes that VW service and reliability was better than the media reports indicated. HOWEVER: Mysterious noises come and go, A/C doesn't like very hot days, electrical gremlins recently starting to surface.
The new Jettas have DELETED an important safety feature previously standard on the 05 and 06 models as a cost cutting move on the '07 and 08s; the AHR (active head restraint) seats are no longer offered.
Still like my Jetta. But would I buy another? Probably not. And I'll sell it before the warranty is up....read morehide
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- Leather Seats, Package 2 features, 110v power outlet, looks good, handles great, feels safe
- Wouldn't get the sunroof if I had it to do over...
This is a great car for the money. I was looking at BMW 3 series and decided to save about $15k and get most of the same features with a little less performance (ok, a lot less performance...). The major issue I have had was with the incompetent dealership service department. During the first oil change they got grease inside the car all over the light grey leather and fabrics. I had a slight sunroof leak around the rubber molding where it meets the glass- showed them where it was and everything. They opened the sunroof and dumped water down the drainage gutter (where sunroofs are supposed to leak) and decided they would fill the area around the sunroof with nasty rubber sealant. Now my car smells like a rubber factory and they didn't fix the leak after all that. I finally got them to order a new glass piece and that fixed it (like I said in the first place). Complaints- Animals can not hear a Jetta coming... I have driven 5k miles and killed 4 birds and a racoon. I have 220k on my Ford truck and have not hit anything... Weird. One very good thing- I did a panic stop from 65mph and drove right around some idiot that pulled in front of me with the brakes all the way on. The ESP kicked in and I had full control during the stop. It made some clicking, grinding, and slight tire squeel noises but everything worked as it should. (I have a policy of not braking for birds and racoons...)...read morehide
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- Good fuel economy,confort,ESP.
Best Volkswagen ever. Made a test drive and love it.
Germans know how to do cars.
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- GERMAN CARS ARE BETTER THAN JAPANESE COROLLA OR CIVIC!
AS THE JETTA CONTINUES TO SELL MORE AND MORE CARS, THE CONSUMERS ARE GETTING TO EXPERIENCE THE COMFORT TO DRIVE THE BEST HANDLING AND SAFETY ORIENTED CAR IN ITS CLASS, JUST AS ITS ACTUAL COMMERCIAL ARE DEMONSTRATING THE SUDDEN CRASH FROM THE FRONT AND THE SIDE, DOESN'T REALLY DAMAGE THE JETTA. THAT IS AGAIN ANOTHER PROOF THE GERMANS ARE AHEAD OF THE GAME AND THE JAPANESE CAR MAKERS ARE FOND TO COPY. EVEN THE TEST FOR FUEL ECONOMY, THE TOYOTA AND HONDA HAVE NO WAY TO MATCH THE STICKER RATING AND THE ACTUAL GAS MILEAGE AS STATED FROM THE ACTUAL OWNERS REVIEWS ON THEIR SITES. IF YOU WANT REAL FUEL MISERS, GO WITH THE JETTA DIESEL AND GET 42 MPG EASY....read morehide
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