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2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 42 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" 19 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"turbo" 4 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 42 2005 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

JS7Forza2 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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5

Pros

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

Cons

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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Sherrill writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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4

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Lots of fun to drive; corners on a dime!

Cons

a bit pricey...

35

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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Mathew writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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3

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interior

Cons

no get up and go

45

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

Cons

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

35

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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wantaX6 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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4

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Fun and peppy midsize car.

Cons

Start-up sounds like a diesel.

wantaX6
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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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Nicholas writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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5

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It rides nice, nice stereo system, awesome MPG

Cons

Not much get up and go

25

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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Franco writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

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german tuning

Cons

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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Steven writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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fast clean built strong

Cons

part are alot

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A Fun Car To Have But A Lot To Work On — performance ig great on this car my acceleration is fast my breaking is hard and my handling is perfect for a FW drive car the car has not needed any repairs no squeaks or rattels...the interior is black on black and the exterior is gray on black no updated pic but rims are black the grill is black and the window are too..... gas mileage depends on the boost level but the car is fun to drive people turn head when u beat a 50k car it great lol i love this car .......

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

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Cyrus writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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Driving dynamics - fuel  economy - build quality

Cons

buy it, you moron!

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Nearly Perfect. — This is a Mk IV Jetta... mine handles very well. Braking is very fast with no fade at all. Cornering is stable and fast. Traction control works extremely well for turning. Acceleration in 1st gear is like most decent cars. In 2nd, the turbo kicks in and the car goes from "I'm a nice little sedan" to "RAWRRRR!". The diesel engine also has plenty of torque at any standard (Under 95 MPH) speed. Passing at any speed is effortless. Hills don't require much of a change in throttle. Even at altitude (8000 feet), the car is frisky and responsive. Build quality is superb. The vents can rattle, but that's about it. It could look better. The black interior seems a bit too serious for a Dub. I'd have preferred tan. Maintenance can be a bit steep, but the car is well made and needs little. Gas mileage has run an average of 47.5 with a low of 42 and a high of 48.5. City to highway is not much of a difference for some reason. This car is GREAT to drive... I've only seen a few that can match it for the price... and nothing touches it with the fuel economy that it has.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Harrison writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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4

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comfortable, quick get up

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a lot of little creaks and squeaks and speakers are good at first but die out after a while

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Sweet — well its a volkswagon so engine lights on so get it under warranty, but the handling and engine power is exceptional! i would like the sound of the speakers a little better but they are pretty good. it is a very fun car and sleek looking car.

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

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Jetta does lots of things well. Good on fuel economy, looks great, handles better and has a surprisingly spacious interior. I am 6'2 and am comfortable driving the car. The trunk is also a lot bi... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Little Car By Colin

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

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