2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 46 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" 17 reviews
"power" 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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 46 2005 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

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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Ruben writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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4

Pros

defnitly the performance

Cons

not much leg room at the rear

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It`s A Gr8 Car — i love our car handling is good,performance is great for the size of the car.interior styling isn`t to bad,extrior is just beautifull it has this fearce bulldog look.my overall impression is i just love this car

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David writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

Recaro Seats, 6 Speed

Cons

Needs To Come In AWD Or RWD

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I Loved Everything About It Till Some Jackass Crashed Into The Back Of It.... — From The Wheels To The Transmission This Car Is Great, The Only Thing VAG Could Have Done Is Built The Interior Better. I Loved The Car And Will Regardless Of If It Was Distroyed. It Handled Geat With The Koni Coilovers I Put In Over The Stock Suspension & The APR Chip Helps ALot.

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Jeremy writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

Pros

Read the review.

Cons

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.

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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

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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)

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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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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

I'm Trading To A Diesel Beetle Ragtop So I'm Sad To See It Go! By Michael

So your car takes premium and gets 35 mpg? Diesel costs the same or less than premium and this car gets twice the mileage, meaning you use 50-60% of the fuel costs. I'm a long distance commuter, a... Read More

Decent By dinocchio

Bought a used car from a dealer with $15000. It's a decent car. The suspension sucks. The look is great. Anything else is normal. The trunk is very spacious. All in all, it's a very decent car with t... Read More

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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

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Value By Jonesb930

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