2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 47 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 20 reviews
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"turbo" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews

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JoshhhL writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

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Style, Quality

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JoshhhL
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Great! — Love my new car! Great gas mileage. I found this to be the best buy for the money, I have been very please with the mileage I have gotten. 28 in town and 33 on the road and I drive fast. Great style. Love the performance. Acceleration, braking and handling are great. it's quite, I got premium leather-heated seats, touch screen OEM Stereo. No rust after 9 years

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicholas writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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It rides nice, nice stereo system, awesome MPG

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Not much get up and go

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Nice Vw Jetta — The care is very nice. It handles well and is a smooth ride. The sun/moon roof is nice. The truck is really big. The down side of the car is that it doesnt have much acceleration but the up side to that is that it gets around 30 miles a gallon.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rosenbat writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

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0 to 60 in 6.9 seconds

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The Trunk malfunctions

rosenbat
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Handles Like A Audi A4 — My favorite car to date that I have owned. It is a economy sports car priced, but much faster then she appears. Recaro Bucket Race front seats, handles like a sports car. Very easy to maintain and well priced overall.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Lanie writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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bodacious fuel mileage

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comes with noisy michelin tires

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05 Tdi Jetta Vw — This is the diesel model, which is quiet and odorless, unless I use bio, and then it generally smells like french fries. I bought it with 10,000 miles, and have put on 45,000 so far. The car gets amazing fuel mileage, over 50 mpg on the highway and rarely under 35 in town! I have no clue why Americans are anti-diesel, but it's about time to get over it. The car is so far advanced in emissions it doesn't even register at the DEQ. It isn't a speed demon, but easily gets up to high speeds on cross country travel. Maintenance cost is minimal, I've only ever changed oils and filters. Stock tires are loud, but when replaced with quality Yokohamas the entire ride got way better and quieter. One problem with the trunk remote was replaced under warranty. Only problem I see is that they are very difficult to find, new or used, as they are in such high demand.

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Donovan writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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Diesel, 40-45 mpgs!

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European reliabilty

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Vw Diesel Gets 40-45 Mpg's — I have very mixed feelings about this car...I love what it was capable of, and what it was supposed to do. But the fact of the matter is, it kept failing! The engine and transmission were the only thing I didn't have problems with. So I sold it, went Japanese, and couldn't be happier!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jonathanwoodruff3 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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The turbo is awesome. Has really good pick up, looks and feels great.

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Needs to be maintained very well or can get costly at times.

jonathanwoodruff3
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Awesome Sauce — I overall enjoyed this car, like I said it's really fun to drive. Its a great car for someone who needs space and power. It also looks great, interior has the bucket racing seats. But this car does need to be cared for properly or it can get costly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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A_bingham writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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VW is an awesome car company! They only use the best parts! And because it is a manual diesel we get excellent gas mileage

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No cons, except it would be awesome if it was all electric

A_bingham
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Wickedly Awesome Family Car — I love so much about this car. I love the power, I love how solid it feel, I love how comfortable the seats are even the back. I love how big the trunk is. I love how cool this car looks.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mchavez writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 PZEV Review
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great on gas

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small

mchavez
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Awesome — This car is fun and safe to drive the family around with over 8 airbags it gives me comfort to know that i can put my kids in. Also i cant be more happy on gas millage's it gives me in city and hwy.

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Dudley writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Power, Transmission, Handling, Interior,6 CD player, Volkswagen quality throughout, Gas Mileage

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None so Far.

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Fantastic Value — I know.... Jetta: Girl's Car. Not true. This Car has a polished Five Cylinder and a slick manual Trans. The Interior is second to none and the handling is on par with anything in the compact front drive category.

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Nathan writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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fun sporty car

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terrible in snow

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Fun Car — really enjoyed owning and driving this car, until it snowed. the stock BBS wheels and tires are not winter friendly. Car is reliable, interior was fantastic, handled and sounded great. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Hard to get a good deal on them!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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