2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
There are 28 user reviews for the TDI trim shown below
- best overall value
- brand reliability reputation (betting they have turned the corner, at least on the TDI)
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I don't ever write reviews, but I feel strongly about this car. People around me tell me I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with cars. I also have an obsession for perfection and value. I research and drive different cars anytime I can. I've owned quite a few too. I have the budget to drive almost any car I want, save exotics. I choose to drive the 2010 Jetta TDI. I care about being "green" but I also care about saving "green" since cars are depreciating assets. I also care about "fun to drive," safety, comfort, internal fit and finish, stereo sound, utility, and to some extent, image. The only negative in my mind was a traditional knock on VW for reliability. This is a big deal to me because I don't have time to deal with problems. Who needs that additional stress? I want a car that will stay out of the shop. However, Consumer Reports has ranked this car "average." "Average" today is a lot better than "average" in the past due to industry improvements. Sure diesel isn't at every station, but as long as you don't wait until you are below empty before fill ups, it?s a non-issue. I actually make it my goal to find cheap diesel and fill up anytime I can since diesel prices seem to vary greatly. The car isn't a Porsche but it's not a Prius - it's a German sedan that is still enjoyable to row through the gears. The interior feels like luxury. It was rated a 5 star crash rating. The speaker sound quality is adequate, the bluetooth is nice to have, the trunk is huge, the rear seat leg room is fine, the gas mileage is hybrid like, the seats are supportive, the suspension is sporty but not harsh, it's not plasticy or futuristic, and the price is under $25k. So, after all my research and analysis, I took the plunge (at 0% interest for 60 months I might add). In my opinion, this is the best all around car for the money. I feel like I'm driving an Audi but I'm not paying for it. I do not regret my decision so far, especially when I average a 60% improvement in gas mileage on my commute versus my prior car. The only unknowns are how it will stand the tests of time and use. Oh, and the image comment: well, I realized life was too short to care about what people think about me. People who know me trust I make smart decisions about the cars I choose to drive so I will help change their perceptions. I hope this review helps you.
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