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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Lots of fun to drive; corners on a dime!

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a bit pricey...

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Whew I Love My Baby! — Love my baby! Drives like a dream, great XM radio, lots of fun to drive, mechanically sound. Car has great acceleration, and is very roomy inside. It is bigger inside than my father's Lexus IS 350, a car that I disdain to the ends of the earth.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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interior

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no get up and go

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Well Rounded Car — Performance-it has average get up and go and tight handling Build Quality-everything was put together well, tight interior Appearance-the styling was average Cost of Ownership-excellent gas mieage, 20-26 mpg average Fun Factor-fun to drive on the twisties, but didn't accellerate as fast as I would like

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Fast get and go. Super handling with a luxery interior.

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The car was a lemon and the problem has never been recalled.

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I Have Mixed Feelings. If The Air Conditioning Had Never Broke, I'd Probably Still Own This Car. — Well, I absolutely loved this car. It has paddle shifters on the steering wheel, tip tronic shifting and all the get up and go a girl needs. The leather seats were wonderful in the summer and winter. The car handled perfect and was tight to the road. I felt I could race the Indy 500 and be racing in luxery. Now for the downside. The air conditioning to a DUMP!!! The car was never fixed after 3 attempts I gave up. The car was never the same again. So sad. It had great potential.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Fun and peppy midsize car.

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Start-up sounds like a diesel.

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Nice Car... Don't Let Your Factory Warrenty Run Out. — Its been 3 years since I bought my pre-owned Jetta...now 34,000 mi. No major problems so far. Had A/C compressor replaced once, also motor on gas tank latch. Its beginning to rattle more than usual, but still a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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it's damn near perfect.

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upgrading performance and styling doesn't come cheap.

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It's Awesome. Def The Best I've Owned. — in performance I will say stock it was sporty and fun. with the add-ons it was very fun. with just exhaust intake and APR software it bumped up the power from 180hp to 240hp and almost 300ft/lbs of torque. not to mention stock bilstein shocks and sport springs for excellent handling. in appearance it was almost perfect. stock 18in. BBS wheels, stock Votex lip kit. Recaro seats and aluminum interior trim. it was damn near perfect. Cost was a factor. being a german car everything for it was expensive. the cheapest real mod done to the car was the $220 diverter valve. but on the bright side with the tuning done and with reasonable driving I scored almost 35mpg and when running full force on 20psi of boost it got a reasonable 17mpg. and finally the fun factor...you could be in the worst mood possible and get in this car and as soon as you've started going your troubles are gone. whether you like cruising. drag racing, track racing, or even top end runs. this car is ready to impress.

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

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Sexy and a turbo!

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No reason to avoid this baby!

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Vw 4 Life. — Performance; Acceleration - Great! (6.5 sec 0-60 (turbo)) Braking - Nice big rotors and calipers are great! Handling - amazing! Build Quality - 4 outa 5 (tiny problems once in a while) Appearance - All the girls say ohhh :) ( head turner) Costs - Average 28-30 mpg Fun Factor - 11 out of 10!

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

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Great beginner car to drive. Good handling and fun.

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My CD player broke. Very weak body, easily damaged.

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My Jetta — Performance- 1st Gear: 1-20mph exellent acceleration 2nd Gear: 20-35mph Pretty Good After 2nd gear it's nothing special. I don't really like the style of the car but alot of other people do so I dont complain. Front wheel drive car with above average handling.

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

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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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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german tuning

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sucks sitting in the back

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Quick Stock 4cyl Turbo Car. — i wish it was awd and faster. lol need to upgrade the turbo, get upgraded hoses, upgrade the ecu, need an intake, injectors. i have turbo back 3inch all the way back withe a electronic xhaust cutout. i love VW

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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