2009 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.4 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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"brakes" 7 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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Diesel fuel efficiency, diesel torque, outstanding interior build quality, impressive safety features.

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Maintenance costs.

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I Would By Another '05-'09 Jetta In A Heartbeat. — After 7 months and about 12,000 miles, I am very pleased with my TDI. The 2.0 TDI has not left me wanting for power; I appreciate that it has 236 lb. ft. of torque. The engine clatters a bit on a cold start-up, but is otherwise refined. I have never had to wait more than 3 seconds for the glow plugs to cycle. Fuel economy has been outstanding. I mainly use the car to commute, and have averaged about 43.5 MPG to date. In town, I average 40-42, while on the highway I've routinely averaged 45-48 MPG. My best average to date, for one trip, has been 49.6 MPG. That's pretty damn impressive. The build quality of the Jetta is superior to every other car in its class (indeed, it's better than some vehicles that cost much more). The solid "slam" of the doors is reassuring and gives the car a substantial feel. The soft-touch surfaces on the dash and door panels are outstanding and would not be out of place in a car that costs $10k more. As with all VW cars...service is expensive. However, I have not had problems to date and do not anticipate any. I bought the car because I needed something efficient for my 80 mile (round- trip) commute. The car has certainly delivered on the promise of impressive fuel-efficiency. I am very disappointed that VW chose to cheapen (quite drastically) the interior of the 2011 Jetta. I will not be replacing my '09 with a next-gen Jetta.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gary92021 writes:
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Fun car and great fuel mileage

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Wind noise will drive you nuts

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Test Drive Any 2009 On The Highway Before You Buy - The Noise Will Make You Rethink The Value. — This is our 4th Jetta TDi. It was one of the best cars for the price and fuel mileage is excellent. The '09 has the new diesel engine which finally gave it the HP it needed. The complaint nearly every 2009 owner has - excessively high wind noise at the A-Pillars. VW does NOT want to fix it since most the 2009 do it - so it is by design. Do a Google search and you we see the high level of complaints on the 2009. Wrote to VW and the answer was "do bad so sad..." They should learn their lesson from Toyota!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Karthik writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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Safety, Mileage, Comfort, Spacious, Sound System, Moon Roof, Air Conditions and Durability

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Nothing

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Me And My Jetta — This is the Amazing Compact car I ever owned, Much better than Hondas & Toyotas. There is no comparison when it comes to Long rides. Silent cabin is best in the car. Boot space is better than Camry. My Babies love my car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joyce196 writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Loyal Edition Review
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Lots Of Fun To Drive And Great Mileage Too! — The mileage we've been getting has been fantastic! We took a trip to New Hampshire, 3 1/2 hours, and got 46.7 miles/gal. Around here (combination in-town & highway driving), I've been getting about 40 m/g. The turbo gives it lots of pickup when I need it, which is one of the reasons I was hesitant about buying a highbred. I consider this a safety feature when merging with traffic on a highway entrance ramp and other situations where I need to quickly get out of someone's way. It is surprisingly quiet for a diesel. My husband is particularly sensitive to car and road noise and he is as enthusiatic as I am about the car.

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Hotes writes:
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Great car for the price.  I should have kept it but decided to upgrade to the new 2011 version of the same make and model.  This actually turned out to be  a downgrade with many features I liked in the older 2009 model that the newer one did not have.  

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None that I can think of at the moment.  I traded up because it was involved in an accident and I let my superstitions get to me thinking it would never be right again.

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Should Have Kept It! — It was a great car and even though it was involved in an accident, in retrospect I should have kept it. I think it handled better than the newer model of 2011 and it had many features that the newer model does not for some reason.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bill123_ writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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Performance, handling, gas mileage quality.

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wide console, narrow seats, poor driver door control placement

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Solid Performing Car, Built Well, But Needs More Driver Interior Space. — Owned for about 1.5 yrs. Avg. 27 miles per gallon. Has 18,000 miles. Ride is pretty good and solid, but firm, almoast to the point where its too firm. I guess a trade off for the great handling. My biggest gripes are the interior design- The size of the console- too wide- intrudes on leg room, seats are narrow, and drivers door controls could be better placed. The seat adjustment is not so good either, to get the bottom seat cushion level I need to pump up the seat to the point my head is hitting the roof. Wish it was electric hieght adjustment like other cars. The 2.0 turbo engine is sweet, the DSG is good once your moving. from a start it lags, and feels weird when coming to a stop. The sport mode holds shifts too long, requiring backing off of the gas to let it shift. Paddle shifters would have been a nice addition. I had 4 VWs before this all sticks. I wish I would have gotten the Jetta in a stick as well. I did take it for a run down the 1/4 mile a few times. My best time so far is 14.8 @ 94 MPH. That's on a full tank of gas, and just punching the gas, not using the launch control. No mods- car is bone stock. Had a noise in the front end, dealer replaced strut bearings and springs. Appaerently there were factory quality issues w/ the front springs. Other than that the car has performed flawlessy. I see on the 11 model golf/GTI the console is smaller, and the door controls are situated better. I guess this was a common gripe w/ other owners too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV Review
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Its quick and looks good and the sound system is wonderful

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not much at all..gas mileage could be better but its not really that bad at 29 MPG

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Jetta 2.0t — Absolutely love this car to death..its not the fastest car on the road I know that much but the 2.0T engine can hold its own easily against most cars. I traded in my 2007 Accord for this car and I have not one regret. If youre going to get a Jetta get the 2.0T engine because the 2.5 is not even close.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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RoanMissKitty writes:
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Four Door, so easy for my 5 year old daughter to get in and out

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Any parts....very pricy

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Cool Mom Car — 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 problems with it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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VFernandes writes:
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I love my 2009 Jetta. I plan to upgrate to a 2014 Jetta otherwise i would not sell. The front heated seats are awesome! It drives AMAZING, the blue tooth is easy to use and super convenient. The sunroof is cool to have on nice days. Great MPG. very roomie trunk and back seat. This is a very conformtable and reliable vehicle.

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Tail lights go out about once per year.

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Simply Amazing! — 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 have on nice days. Great MPG. very roomie trunk and back seat. This is a very conformtable and reliable vehicle.

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team48 writes:
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38 miles to the gallon in town, 40s on the hiway.  I do mostly city 90% and always do 38 or better. ben a good car with 95000 miles now, no repairs to date. I did brakes pads, but they still had 40%. they were cheep so I did them. easy job. 09 had 4 wheel disc. car has great torque, harley never downshifts, even on hills. pulls strong. you would have to drive one to be a believer. pulls better than most 6 cyl without having to rev the motor.

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door locks switch click sometimes,but not a problem. solid car

team48
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No Complaints, Could Ride Alille Better But Its A Small Car, Rides Better Than All The Rest I Dr — 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 running it hard. will pull 100mph with out a problem (uphill) Its an amazing power house. time will tell on how reliable they will be. i trade in a 100,000 i consider a 100000 miles trouble free pretty damb good. hope the next car will be so kind. i am gonna try a toyota hybrid next time. (avalon) They still get good miles per gallon and alittle better ride for theses old bones.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

This was not the first option when I was searching for a car. I was looking for the ideal size, performance, options, comfort, economy and engineering. Guess what, I found it. The warranty was also g... Read More

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Little Car By M_Acars

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 th... Read More

The Jetta Is A Good All Around Car Just Needs Proper Maintenance By Kristen

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 reviewe... Read More

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