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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Lanie writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

Pros

bodacious fuel mileage

Cons

comes with noisy michelin tires

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05 Tdi Jetta Vw — This is the diesel model, which is quiet and odorless, unless I use bio, and then it generally smells like french fries. I bought it with 10,000 miles, and have put on 45,000 so far. The car gets amazing fuel mileage, over 50 mpg on the highway and rarely under 35 in town! I have no clue why Americans are anti-diesel, but it's about time to get over it. The car is so far advanced in emissions it doesn't even register at the DEQ. It isn't a speed demon, but easily gets up to high speeds on cross country travel. Maintenance cost is minimal, I've only ever changed oils and filters. Stock tires are loud, but when replaced with quality Yokohamas the entire ride got way better and quieter. One problem with the trunk remote was replaced under warranty. Only problem I see is that they are very difficult to find, new or used, as they are in such high demand.

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Tyler writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

6 Spd, big brakes

Cons

only fwd

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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

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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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Dudley writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

Pros

Power, Transmission, Handling, Interior,6 CD player, Volkswagen quality throughout, Gas Mileage

Cons

None so Far.

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Fantastic Value — I know.... Jetta: Girl's Car. Not true. This Car has a polished Five Cylinder and a slick manual Trans. The Interior is second to none and the handling is on par with anything in the compact front drive category.

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Brittany writes:
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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My Blue Devil — 18 inch rims! Turbo charged engine, and bright blue color rock! Recaro racing seats are a little hard to get out of...

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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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