2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 45 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" 17 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"handling" 11 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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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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05_GLi_guy writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Sport suspension, 18"BBS rims- lightest BBS ever made, ESP control, ABS, Body Kit, Recaro Seats, Fast Turbo, All black interior, amazing gas milage at high speeds

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BBS rims hard to clean, hondas try racing you at stop lights

05_GLi_guy
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Amazing Thrills And Sleek Sexy Style — I recently bought this car in a 5 speed semi-auto. The car came with a GIAC racing ECU and a diverter valve. After I put a short RAM on the beast, the car was nearly untouchable. Not only is this car FAST, cops do not expect it to be fast either. The Recaro seats are fantastic. The BBS wheels are so sexy, but can be a pain to clean. I wash my car everyday and treat it as if it were one of my children.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

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iavi90 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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I love my GLI   its the best car I've owned to date, its really fast and fun to drive it handles really Good, i got it for under $10000. I love Volkswagen i haven't had any issues with it. The stock rims 18" BBS are awesome as well as the recardo racing seats give it a real racing car feel. The 1.8 turbo engine with the 6 speed manual transmission make It really smooth and run effortlessly even in high speeds. Still have stock don't find a need to tune it. Love this car and will also buy the Golf R32 soon. I love Volkswagen!

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The fuel economy isn't that Good, but everything else makes up for it.

iavi90
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A Masterpiece By Volkswagen — I love my GLI its the best car I've owned to date, its really fast and fun to drive it handles really Good, i got it for under $10000. I love Volkswagen i haven't had any issues with it. The stock rims 18" BBS are awesome as well as the recardo racing seats give it a real racing car feel. The 1.8 turbo engine with the 6 speed manual transmission make It really smooth and run effortlessly even in high speeds. Still have stock don't find a need to tune it. Love this car and will also buy the Golf R32 soon. I love Volkswagen!

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

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Amy writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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So fun to drive, very responsive and looks awesome!

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a little bit small for my family of 4

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Gli Rocks — I am so biased! I love this car. It is now 5 years old. It still looks great! I have had a bit of mechanical troubles...the car was preowned and in an accident, so I don't know how much of my troubles have to do with that! It sounds awesome when you start it up. It drives smooth and handles well. I often drive 130 km/hr and more. It corners well. It is a 6 speed manual transmission. Interior has many brushed stainless accents. Recaro seats are comfortable. Interior dash lights are red and blue. Trunk space is amazing for such a small car. I have room for 2 sets of golf clubs and more. A couple of years ago, I got a bike and all the luggage needed for 3 days away for 2 adults and 2 young kids in the trunk. I cannot say enough great things about this car. Oh, one thing that doesn't look so great right now is the ground effects in the front. Because it is low to the ground, it is easy to hit speed bumps, steep rises or declines in driveways, etc. It looks great before you hit something, then it needs to get fixed. Wheels and tires look awesome (18"), but tires expensive to replace.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Decent gas mileage, fun, comfortable

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Tires

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Jetta 2.5 - Good Commuter Car — I'd recommend this car to anyone who's looking for a good commuter or a fun car to drive. Aside from the wheels, the car has not cost me that much in terms of cost of ownership. Some complain of the noise, I'm not.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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.

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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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