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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 31 - 40 of 42 2005 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Jeremy writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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Eats fuel when accelerating, so you can't accelerate quickly without taking a hit, but with the turbo, it certainly has the pep if you need it.  It does have that diesel hesitation on shifting however, but you get used to it.  Great car.

35

Silver W/ Gray, 5sp, Power Everything, 50000 Mi. — Gets spectacular fuel economy (about 49 average -- and this is my calculation, not the dumbass on board calculator). Arguably the economy is not much better than a 40mpg gas car, however, given the about 20-30% premium on diesel, but still great. 700 miles per tank without blinking.

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Aubrey writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

Everything, the power and pick up is nice!!

Cons

Nothing now. There was a time when the brakes while reversing made a horrible sound, but changing the pads out to ceramic fixed that problem real quick!

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This Is A Solid Car!! — I love this car!! It is the best car I have ever owned. The bucket seats inside are so sassy. This is what my car looks like except I have a spoiler, moon roof and my tint is darker. I don't have one on this computer so I choose one online. Same color and everything though. This is the last year where the body stayed this way and now the Jetta looks like crap. So I am so happy that I have VW's best!!

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Anthony writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

Pros

Great Power power everything the triptronic adn the sport gear makes it even more fun when on the highway

Cons

none yet

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Fun To Drive — power when needed fun to drive darts in and oiut of traffic like no other plaenty of room

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Jenn writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

Pros

heated seats, climatic control, spacious, comfortable, huge trunk space.

Cons

no turbo, electrical is hard to work with

35

Low And Slow — i love this car, it can hold with alot of cars. get power and torque, has alot of potential and a very classy car.

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Marc writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

BBS wheels, Recaro seats, aluminum trim, better suspension, 6 speed manual

Cons

Summer tires only (had to purchase a winter set)

35

Gli Is A Special Package... — I love the GLI package because it incorporates good looks with more performance.

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Gregg writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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3

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Amazing fuel economy, 650 miles on a single tank of fuel, solid feel, nice materials, full size spare tire.  Diesel engines last a long, long time.

Cons

Lousy headlights, those rotten Bosch components, pathetic "premium" stereo, poor reliability, so-so paint, the VW service experience, automatic transmisson.  (That's not to say it's unreliable.  It's a made-in-Japan Tiptronic unit that will probably outlive most of the rest of the car. . . I just don't like automatics.)

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Amazing Fuel Economy, Solid Feel, Strong Engine, Quality Materials. — This car is a series of compromises. It's just a bit too small for my family, but is solid and safe. The diesel engine puts out a ton of torque, which is great on the highway, and returns between 37 and 44 mpg for us. (With 100 petro-diesel we get 44, and with 100 biodiesel we get 37-38. Various blends of "dino" diesel and biodiesel yield fuel economy in between those two extremes.) The interior materials are high quality, as is the switchgear, but as with all my Audis in the past, the Bosch components are rubbish. In the first 30,000 miles, I had to replace three of the four glow plugs (a diesel engine component), and two brake light switches. The Panasonic-sourced stereo is crap, to put it bluntly. And this is the Monsoon, the "premium", optional stereo. Oh, I'm on the second one. The first one died. The rear brakes make a groaning noise when you apply them when backing up, and the rear wheel bearings make noise going backward too. All this started just before or right around 30,000 miles. There's a silver-dollar sized spot on the hood where the clearcoat failed. VW won't give me an answer about fixing it.

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Mark writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

Pros

Lots of power under the hood, great gas mileage!!

Cons

Annoying beeping noise when you don't put your seatbelt on!!!

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Mom's Car That I Drive All The Time When I'm Home!! — Great car, safe yet lots of power under the hood. Compact yet great leg and trunk room!! Just an overall great car for the money!!

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Kyle writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

it's damn near perfect.

Cons

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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Bobby writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

Sexy and a turbo!

Cons

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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Nicholas writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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4

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Great beginner car to drive. Good handling and fun.

Cons

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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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Compact, Convenient And Comfortable By maverick111

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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

Fun Little Car By Colin

This car honestly was great for the first 3 years now it seems its just been one problem after another. The interior is awesome and sturdy. Not much room in the back seat. Trunk is extremely spacio... Read More

Fun Car To Drive And Great Commuter By Coop181

Overall a great car - very fun, good fuel economy, sporty yet sophisticated. Has similar feel of luxury higher end 3 series BMW or c-class Benz without the added cost and gets better fuel economy. L... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

I adore my jetta and plan to have another jetta in the near future! The front heated seats are awesome! It drives AMAZING, the blue tooth is easy to use and super convenient. The sunroof is cool to ... Read More

No Complaints, Could Ride Alille Better But Its A Small Car, Rides Better Than All The Rest I Dr By team48

love the power and mpg. ride could be a little better,but rides better than any other small car i have drove, and i road tested a bunch. hard to beat 38 miles to the gallon every time, city hiway,and ... Read More

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