2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen User Reviews
- $11,073 - $14,951
- No trim specified for this review
- great fuel economy, standard features and safety features, sport transmission makes it fun to drive
- slight hesitation that is normal with diesel engine
The car is tons of fun to drive. With the automatic transmission, there is a sport mode that adds a lot of pep and growl to your starts. There is an ever so slight hesitation that is normal with a diesel, but beyond that, the car responds very well. The car handles great and has stability control and ABS to help me with Chicago weather situations.
EPA mileage estimates seem very understated. I average low to mid 30s in suburban peak period local driving, and mid to upper 40s on the highway, and I think I could do better than upper 40s on a long trip. I have been monitoring my mileage and on a trip where I only get high 20s, it is such severe stop and go city driving that I spent much of the trip waiting on trains, more than one cycle at several stoplights, long lines at stop signs, road construction, etc.
Storage is great. I can drive three high school hockey players (one goalie) with their gear in the back. The sticks slide through the center console in the rear seat and the kids' seating isn't compromised. And I can drive them around getting 2-3 times the mpg of the SUV alternative.
The sound system is great, I'm enjoying 18 preset stations of satellite radio. In dash 6 CD changer, iPod jack, I almost have too many listening options. There is even a regular (2 prong) outlet in the back of the center console for passengers to plug in a computer, portable DVD player or whatever.
While the feature lists I saw said nothing about heated front seats or climate control, the car had them standard. I am very pleased with my purchase and I feel that Volkswagen is providing excellent value for the price.
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