2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon User Reviews
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- $4,746 - $5,696
- Roomy, 46+MPG
- Want a second one
Looking for a car that looks great, can carry a mattress and logs, and get over 45MPG? I am surprised that VW advertises the mpg so low. We have a 2003 VW Jetta Station Wagon TDI GLS. It has always gotten at least 45mpg. This is pretty much better or equal to the civic hybrid. The heated seats and moon roof are wonderful too!!!...read morehide
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- Great looking car, superbly put together, fantastic mileage
- Space a bit limited in the backseats
This car is a pleasure to drive. The engine is quiet, really responsive and yet gets incredible gas mileage. As you would expect, the car is extremely well put together, the interior is nicely thought out with everything you'd need. Soundsystem is first class.
Bit tight in the back seat, a couple of tall people would struggle but fine for kids.
Very safe, airbags all over the place.
Highly recommended....read morehide
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- Rides like it's on rails at highway speeds. Handles like a sports car .
- Could use a little more room in the back passenger area.
Awesome mileage from day one. Have over 60,000 miles in just under two years. This car is better than I thought it could be. Would definetly get another. Carrying space is unbelieveable.
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- Fantastic gas mileage, and a smooth quiet ride for a small and inexpensive car.
- None so far!
Cruises down the long stretch of highway with ease and control. Did I mention the fantastic mileage? I average between 43 and 51 mpg!
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- Made in Germany, classy, solid build & ride, 3 years-no rattles.
- Too much punch off the 1st gear. I like it, my passengers don't.
2003 Jetta GL Wagon; same as 2005.. 2 power steering leaks (under warranty), 1 coolant leak (under warranty), electronic (recall), and 1 blown tire (I hit a submerged curb in heavy rain). Expect high rpms on the stock 2.0 engine. They don't call it the "2-point-slow" for nothing. Very smooth ride at 80 mph though not luxury. This is a driver's car even as a station wagon, so I'm impressed given what is expected out of a better-quality commuter car. Brakes are tight & predictable, more responsive than any car in its class.
1 key point: Wagon is built out of the Wolfsburg factory in Deutcheland.
If you can't afford a Passat, get the Jetta Wagon. The Wagon is the only German-built base model Jetta in the USA. I'm pretty sure the Mexico-built Jetta sedan & Golf are the ones experiencing reliability issues, because I abuse my wagon and it's doing just fine. However, I am the type of owner who checks under the hood regularly, but I actually have not had to replace or fix anything so far besides usual maintenence.
It's pretty much a cheaper Passat. You can see and feel the value in this car, right down to the plastic paneling. I'll be trading this in for the 2006 Jetta... we'll see how that one goes.....read morehide
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- looks good fuel econ
- underpowered, but it gets 45+mpg, I have even seen 50 mpg with the TDI
I would say that the photos on the yahoo website dont give this car any service it is trulty a good looking car, I have seen one in person and will buy one soon! The TDI helps a bunch also.
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