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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Cyrus writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

Pros

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

Pros

comfortable, quick get up

Cons

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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Travis1294 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

Pros

Gas mileage, looks, daily commute, student car

Cons

No turbo. :[ But that's the only reason.

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The Only Thing I'd Change About It Is Put A 1.8t Tiptronic In It. That's It. — Everything. Comfortable OEM interior, drives nice, beautiful color, get compliments all the time on color, great gas mileage, cheap to own, for the most part. Learn to do repairs yourself. it's more fun that way. Over all, A++++. <3 Volkswagen.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
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5

Pros

Great all-round car

Cons

Lack of gadjets

45

Super Car And Great To Drive. Perfect For Anyone — Great performance even though I drove the 1.6. It has great comfort. Super smooth on the roads. Car is pricy at first and value drops quick on it. the car has good handling but it is too far off the ground making it at times felling as though you are driving a 4X4 lol

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jennifer writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

Pros

quality

Cons

it has some miles on it but really no big deal comparing to how long they last

35

Great — Love this car, it's very nice! It is quiet, very smooth. It definitely rides better than my last car, but not much competition there.. I hope to have it for a long long time. Still I miss my Neon, but damn, this car is HOT!

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Brandon writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

Power,Looks,Customizations, basically everything

Cons

Slight turbo lag, small turbo.

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I Love My Gli — Its amazing.Its pretty quick off the line and always turns heads. Got a few aftermarket parts on it. the only thing that sucks about it is that the parts for it such as tires,sensors, etc, are expensive as hell. It could have a bigger turbo, but other than that its amazing.....

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Josiah writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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everytihing

Cons

nothing

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Vw Jetta — amzing car! the qouality of the cars is second to non! the perfominse was great!!! the handleing was awsome! the cost ver low to own! this ride was a sick car to drive it handled great on ice and on drie roads

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Tyler writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

6 Spd, big brakes

Cons

only fwd

45

05 Jetta Gli, Lagoon Blue — fun to drive, kind of a sleeper, sounds well tuned and then bag out of no where a over the top Blow off. haha A big fan of the carbon fiber hood that has been painted to meet up with the grill lines to make the car flow a lot better.

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Will writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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2

Pros

nice inside, good suspension,sound system great

Cons

almost everything else

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Kistlers First Car And Never Agian — the car is ok could be better mine is a 5 speed Manual which is nice. The inside is banging nice sound system, black leather is sweet. The outside looks like ass. The handling is nice for a front wheel drive car it hugs turns well. that is really the only good thing it is slow as hell and has no power

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Jim writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

Pros

fuel economy

Cons

Turbo lag. lack of performance. pretty much what you'd expect from a diesel. Lack of space

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800 Km A Tank In The City - 1100-1200 Km A Tank On The Highway....nuff Said — Great commuter car. Great fuel economy. Unfortuneatley the room inside is rather economical. Good car for what it is....

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

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

Awesome...love The New Design By Leonizmo

Great car, my wife love it. We take it out for road trip all the time. Great on gas mileage, the awesome thing is you only have to do maintenance once in 10k miles. Only the coat of it lol Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

Cool Mom Car By RoanMissKitty

I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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