2008 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2008 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 42 reviews

  • 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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Wayne writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV Review
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5

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

Cons

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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Dori writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV Review
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5

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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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josephisilva writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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4

Pros

Drives and handles very nicely with good road feel.  Power is very good for the size of the car and fuel economy is good.

Cons

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

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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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Chris writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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Great fun at a Great price, easy to modify, good looks, pretty good gas milage.

Cons

Turbo model is much more fun, very heavy for a small car.

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Great Fun For A Great Price. — I love the car, Performance wise its by no stretch a sports car but with a few mods it can be alot of fun, brakes on the car are great and it handles like a car that cost three times as much. Build quality rivals that of more expensive cars and blows honda, toyota, nissan, dodge, ford, and chevy out of the water. I like the way the car looks it has nice lines and a great front end. Cost wise if you do your own oil changes its ok, can be a little expensive at times. Overall this is a fun car to drive and though its not a sports car it has no problem keeping up with most V6s and a few others.

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

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John writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL PZEV Review
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4

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That it's German

Cons

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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Sally writes:
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5

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Great Mileage, fun to drive, breaks well. has a sun roof. lots of storage space

Cons

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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Vlad writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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4

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The TSI engine is just very very good, I think you have to go to BMW to find a better engine.

Cons

If you're tall, check the driving position befor buying.

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Wonderful Car Spoiled Completely By A Very Unfortunate Driving Position. — It's a very good car, fast, stable, economical, good looking, BUT the driving position SUCKS, I just find it impossible to feel really comfortable because probably they built this car for an average driver that is shorter than me. The steering wheel is to high, does not extend enough towards the driver, and it should be more vertical. The foot rest next to the clutch is too close, it is uncomfortable especially on highway driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cory writes:
2008 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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5

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Solid build

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Handles a little weak

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Amazing Car. — This car is absolutely amazing. It is a great and fun car to drive as an everyday driver, or even for the racing scene it is a great car. Handles nicely and can be customized in many different ways. The cost is descent too, its only around 18k. Good price for a brand new car. The interior of the car is just as amazing as the exterior of the car. Its sleek clean just good quality German engineering. Only downside is that i don't have enough money to fully deck it out the way i want it yet.

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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

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Economy Car By Jason

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

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I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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