2009 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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  • 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" 19 reviews
"power" 18 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 4 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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Car is very nice, and handles well, It is bit under-powered, but other than that it is a wonderful car.

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nothing, but just lacks power

KevinHolder
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Car Is Very Nice, Great Styling, Handling — This car is a replacement for a family car. This car handles well, and has great interior and exterior. The car is truly a wonderful car and I have only had it a few weeks, but it is everything that I wanted it to be so far!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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Great fuel economy and awesome performance driving through the mountains.

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Response time from stop to go is sometimes slow.

xdreamoz
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Overall Great Value — Acceleration is terrible at lower spends but once in second or 3rd gear it really takes off. Great for passing cars because of all the torque and the seats are really comfortable on long trips. Not a ton of leg room in the back seats but I usually only have one passenger so that hasn't been a problem for me. It is a great summer car but in the winters it would take forever for the car to warm up. Thank goodness for the heated seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great car

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nothing

bartrandall
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Great Vw — I love my jetta. VWs are such great cars. It is peppy yet it sips gas. I will continue to buy VWs! If you are in the market, Jettas are great cars. The Germans know autos. What else can I say?

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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.

Hotes
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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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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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Great fuel economy!  Has a great ride and feel for a small car had back issues from driving a civic and corrola.  Very spunky and has a lot of get up and go!

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Very high on maintenance cost!  Disappointed in the reliability compared to 8 previous hondas and 2 toyota's.  The VW premium extended warranty absolutely stinks compared to American Honda!

Colnagoboy
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Disapointed — The vehicle is fun to drive and is excellent on the fuel economy. But the reliability and the cost to maintain make it difficult for me to totally recommend. As a loyal Honda owner I would seriously have to consider returning back to a Honda product based on those two factors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great mileage and power

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don't always start it temperature ups and down

whults8581
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I Love The Quality And Mileage — don't like it when it goes from cold to warm outside and the car has trouble starting but is really nice to drive handles very well I love to drive the car day to day great fuel mileage overal great buy green car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's a VDUB, so you know it's amazing!

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Cost if it ever needs repair

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Work In Progress — I bought the 09 Jetta because my 97 Jetta broke down, it was a sad yet happy day. The performance is decent but can always use more horsepower and torque. Build quality is good as expected from VW. Interior and exterior are nice but in need of upgrades like leather and suede in the interior and atleast blackout of the chrome piece in front if not a full body kit. Cost of ownership is low at the moment with great gas mileage and only needing oil changes every 10,000 miles which come in handy because i drove almost 5,000 miles in the first month of owning it. The car is lots of fun and the 5 cylinder engine is a great conversation starter

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Performance, handling, gas mileage quality.

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wide console, narrow seats, poor driver door control placement

Bill123_
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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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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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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Loyal Edition Review
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Mileage and fun to drive.

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Nothing

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Mileage 8) — Great gas mileage at 40 plus miles to the gallon, but yet really fun to drive. It is built like a sports sedan and the turbo gives it plenty of passing power on the two laners we drive everyday. The ability to switch to a manual transmission through the use of the DSG is a blast and a great safety feature on icey roads.

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