2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 44 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
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 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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Wanda writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

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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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4

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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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JS7Forza2 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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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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Sherrill writes:
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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Mathew writes:
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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Kim writes:
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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wantaX6 writes:
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.

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

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

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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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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Nice Little Car By Robert

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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