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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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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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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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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Wanda writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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This 2005 jetta  all leather heated seats I have 277,000 miles on it no timing belts etc..I will always buy volkswagens after getting this car new and getting away from all those otherstay in the shop cars. I used this car for runing a route for health departments 400 miles a night never let me down or got me stranded in the back county's snow ice no problem for this car. Happy Owner

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I really cant say anything negitive about this carheated leather seats in winter..

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We Are Driven — Cant say one bad thing about this triptronic engine the car is a keeper.I will buy a new engine when this one goes out. This is one great car and I am glad I purchased it the payments were 599.00 a month but I was upside down on the Mits. Galant that tore up in the first 20,000 miles. If you want a great car that wont break down go with a VW. I am a Proud Owner .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rajbscott writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Wagon Review
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MPG and it is fun to drive.

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A little boxy looking

rajbscott
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Overall A Great Vehicle — Love how it handles and how inexpensive it is to drive. The seats are comfortable but the rear leg room is limited. It has a large cargo space for a vehicle of this size. I looked for long time to find this TDI wagon, but the wait was worth it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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JS7Forza2 writes:
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High mileage, Low maintenance, Cargo/Towing 1000 lbs, ABS (ESP) braking system,

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Showing minimal wear on interior and exterior.

JS7Forza2
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Outstanding , Excellent In Driving — Remarkable car drives as good when it was only 32, 700 miles. Hugh upgrade done to motor on the mechanical area of jetta. Braking has been upgraded with OEM parts that are slotted rotors front and back plus new brake pads. The VW Jetta drives very smooth especially a notice with the transmission filter and fluid kit change. Overall with the New VW Turbo charger recently replaced on 29 March 2012 what a difference. The motor has new lift injection pump and O2 Oxygen sensor and metering sensor. Plus new battery and new electronic Fuel pump and sensor for the gasoline tank. Drives and handles like new car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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