2009 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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Gary92021 writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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Fun car and great fuel mileage

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Wind noise will drive you nuts

Gary92021
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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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Lovethecar6 writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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Precise handling and brakes, power and features

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Lovethecar6
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I Am Very Impressed With The Design And Soundness Of Construction. — I like the precise handling and braking. The suspension is a good balance of comfort and sportiness. The manual transmission and clutch operate with precision. I got the cheapest model available and it still has all the power features, terrific 8-speaker stereo, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, stability control, traction control, electronic differential lock and heated seats. Plus, it has front seat and side curtain air-bags. I don't understand some reviewers complaining about expensive service, the maintenance is pre-paid for the first 36,000 miles! Yes, it takes more than 6-quarts of expensive synthetic oil; but for anyone wanting to take care of their car, that's a good thing. The standard 2.5L engine has 170-hp, way more than anything in its size/price category. Because of the standard safety features and anti-theft device, insurance is cheaper than my Honda!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rocketman_1 writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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great gas mileage. Very comfortable ride. Really good sound system. Fabulous DSG transmission.

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DSG trans needed a $300 oil and filter change @ 50K.  I figure I have have saved over $3400 in fuel costs vs. my old Acura , which averaged 21mpg.

rocketman_1
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Great Gas Saver! — handles well, is well made, absolutely no problems so far. Considered a Prius, but this is much more fun to drive. We have driven this Jetta from FL. to NM twice, and found it to be very comfortable. Really good sound system. Fabulous DSG transmission. I have recently taken this car on a two lane road with a lot of fast sweepers. This car handles amazing well. Brakes are excellent too. (I used have a Boxster S, and was a Porsche Club track driving instructor for over ten years). Local dealer suggested I replace timing belt @ 82K. Manual says 120K. Another customer with the identical car said VW would "stand behind" a timing belt failure that occurred before the recommended mileage. Service manager seemed to confirm this. I have mostly cleared up my scratched headlights with a Mother's powerball kit. It took about 2 hours. You could probably get it done professionally with less effort.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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csmtaylor writes:
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It is a great car. It handles very nicely, the fuel mileage is out of this world! It is styalish and comfortable as well.

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It is a little expensive to repair, but what foreign car isn't. The fuel savings more that makes up for the repair expense.

csmtaylor
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Fantastic Car! — 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 the one I want! I travel a lot for my work so I tend to put miles on my cars. Another nice thing about this car is that as long as it's maintained properly, high miles aren't a problem.

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RoanMissKitty writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Review
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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

RoanMissKitty
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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.

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VFernandes writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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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.

VFernandes
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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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Contour_107 writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Review
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brakes and stability

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acceleration new civic is wonderfull

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Je3etta Golf Be Shanta — look all ppl i know its slow a bit but really amazing on road excellent stability perfect brakes perfect quality appearance exterior nice i like it and interior i really love it cost a little bit high gas per mileage sexy on highway i hate it at town anyway i love that car i feel comfort driving these car i love my car :D:D

Primary Use: Family transportation

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celestyal writes:
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MPGs are amazing! Averages about 50 MPG on the highway! Seats are incredibly comfortable (heated and adjustable).

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Maintenance can be expensive.

celestyal
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Great Car With Great Mpgs — The car is super comfortable, gets great MPGs, has heated seats, a great sound system, tight control, great visual area (blind spots are limited), heated mirrors, has 4!! cup holders in the front, and has audio auxillary input for an iPod in the arm rest.

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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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