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 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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Decent gas mileage, fun, comfortable

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Tires

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Jetta 2.5 - Good Commuter Car — I'd recommend this car to anyone who's looking for a good commuter or a fun car to drive. Aside from the wheels, the car has not cost me that much in terms of cost of ownership. Some complain of the noise, I'm not.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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Driving dynamics - fuel  economy - build quality

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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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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Gas mileage, looks, daily commute, student car

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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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Great all-round car

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Lack of gadjets

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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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Performance and styling

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That I want to drive it all the time instead of my truck

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Jetta Gli Lovers — I will own this car for ever. Geat acceleration stops on a dime, sweet handling. I have not spent a penny on repairs with 37000 miles on her. The 1.8t GLI package only came out in 2004 and 2005 and it's the best looking Jetta ever built.

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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quality

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

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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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Power,Looks,Customizations, basically everything

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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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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everytihing

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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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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

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