2008 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2008 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 23 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"storage" 7 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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Sally writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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Great Mileage, fun to drive, breaks well. has a sun roof. lots of storage space

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Lac of Leg room, in the back no automatic headlight swith

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Volkswagen Review — I love the way it handles breaks well, most of all has great mileage. I enjoy the appearance my particular model has a sun roof. It is fun to drive with a Sun roof. Doesn't have much leg room though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL PZEV Review
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That it's German

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1st Gear Acceleration

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Good Car. — A German car that is designed for the Autobahn. Handles very well too. Good quality parts, and good material make a solid structured car. The car is fun to drive; especially when it's a stick. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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josephisilva writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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Drives and handles very nicely with good road feel.  Power is very good for the size of the car and fuel economy is good.

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Engine is a bit louder than similar car in its class especially when warming up, but not a big deal.

josephisilva
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Good Solid Car To Drive, Medium Capacity In Terms Of Interior Space, And A Ton Of Trunk Space. — Car is drives very nicely with solid acceleration, handling and braking......typical of most German cars. Interior space in good for a medium sized car and comfortable. There is a ton of trunk space provided. Fuel economy is pretty good considering the power of the engine and comparable cars in its class.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dori writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV Review
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love the comfort & how it handles in all types of traffic.

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nothing!

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Great Car! — Love the car... recommend to anyone looking for a reliable, dependable vehicle! Best there is!

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Belinda writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL PZEV Review
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Economy, reliability, safety, styling.

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Cant think of any!

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I Love It. — Services are so far apart! One of the most fuel economic cars on the market- They set a guinness world record with it. The styling is great its gorgeous to look at but not showy or over the top. Very reliable and most of all safe- one of the safest on the market in that category.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Benjamin writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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Styling, Handling, Comfort, Quality and Great Value for Money

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Service Costs

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Great All Rounder — Great value for money, performance is moderate, comfortable and great build quality. Service costs are a bit high but it is German so that is expected. Great all rounder car. Sporty fun and comfortable. Volkswagen is a great company and would tell everyone to go check out any of their products!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Wayne writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV Review
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Bought it brand new for less than $22,000 and has leatherette interior, moonroof, power everything, heated mirrors/seats, 10 speaker stereo w/6 disc cd changer/sirius satellite, etc. In other words, extremely well equipped. You can't get anything with the options mine has for this price.

Cons

Could be faster. Anything could always be faster though. Not that big of a deal.

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2008 Vw Jetta 2.5 5 Cylinder, 5 Speed Manual Trans. — The Jetta is a good all around car. The 5 cylinder version(170 hp, 177 lbs-ft torque) while not being the fastest car in the world still is peppy, has more than enough power to get out of its own way, and drinks gas like a 4 cylinder. The handling in terms of steering, cornering, braking, etc. is as any German car should be. Absolutely no complaints here. It is incredibly solid also and definitely out classes all of the rivals in this category in terms of overall build quality. I looked at many cars in this price range and the VW by far was most impressive for this and many other reasons. Overall, the Jetta is very good as a daily driver/commuter. It's fun to drive (especially with the manual transmission), excellent on gas, and so far very reliable. At this point I've owned it for over 2 and a half years and put 38,000 miles on it with no problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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M_Acars writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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handles great, amazing fuel economy

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not much .... at this point

M_Acars
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Great Little Car — car is fun to drive , handles well, few visits to gas station, looks great, hard to complain, car is quick, trunk is surprising big! traction control works great! as wll as abs ,, big surprise on this car wasnt sure how i would fit being tall,, but I have plenty of leg room! knees clear stearing whell easy!

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Kristen writes:
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The Jetta has a huge trunk with lots of cargo room.  The gas mileage isn't too bad but with the a/c does tend to hurt fuel economy.  

Cons

The electrical system does have its gremlins and switches easily short out.  The gear shaft knob is already peeling off and looks tacky now.

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The Jetta Is A Good All Around Car Just Needs Proper Maintenance — I bought my Jetta new off the lot and love it. The car has had its hiccups here and there. But I love volkswagens and wouldn't trade it for the world. Only suggestions is to have the engine reviewed if buying used because there tend to be some known problems that with preventable maintenance can be resolved

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JeramyBa writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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Great handling and sporty ride. Lots of room and has been very reliable. Always felt safe in this car.

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Special Oil Filter wrench required.

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Great Commuter Car. Would Buy One Again. — I love the car. The only part that I was not a fan of was the special oil filter wrench. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I attempted to change the oil twice without the wrench resulting in a big fail. I have since purchased the wrench and I feel much better that I can do it on my own. It is comfortable to sit in while in traffic, and had a descent stock sound system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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