2009 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 42 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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" 9 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 4 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 42 2009 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

bartrandall writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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5

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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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Colnagoboy writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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3

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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!

Cons

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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Phillip writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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4

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

Cons

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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Peter writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Loyal Edition Review
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5

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shitij writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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pick up

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nothing

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The Gr8 Jetta — its a gr9 car in terms of performance. solid built. awesome luking taillights. the interiors are spacious. the mileage is actually i dont know never calculated. the car is fun to drive. the car picks up speed fast and has awesome brakes.

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

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Sam writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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Nice to drive, well built

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Top speed not up to scratch

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I Love This Car... — This car is an elegant well built German car, it handles like it is on rails. However, the 1.9 tdi engine does not do it justice. It has good torque through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears but lacks that exrta bit of power when you need it. The ride quality is impeccable and it is extremely roomy. This car's party piece is the huge boot which could easily carry up to 7 dead bodies... Overall, it is the best car I have ever driven and would highly recommend it...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adrian writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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the sound

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nothing

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Hghgfh — its a cool car, you can drive a lot and very rapidly. very elegant and the sound system is so good that you just love it when you see. the cost of the car is very cheap I have the full.

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

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David writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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Fuel economy and fun to drive

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Price

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Would Buy Another — I have about 30,000kms on it already it had been great so far, not as good fuel economy as my 2001 Jetta 1.9l, it's quicker acceleration wise but top end is fairly close around 195km/h. It has alot more back seat room and a larger trunk which come in handy for the kids and groceries

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christopher writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Loyal Edition Review
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5

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Braking, (now) handling, transmission, acceleration.

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Here-and-there electrical problems, acceleration (it IS great for a diesel, but could be faster).

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Connie - My '09 Tdi — Overall, the car is real fun to drive--performance is definitely improved with at least a dropped suspension. For the first three years or 36,000mi, you pay nothing for the car except for the modifications and car care products. So far I've had only one major problem (having had the car for 31,000 miles, it doesn't surprise me). The door locks refuse to stay locked while driving, and I'm also having a problem with my rear right door (same thing happened on my 2005.5 Jetta). Not too many people like the appearance of the car, but honestly, it really grows on you and despite its simplicity, in my opinion, it really is a real good looking car, stock or not.

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

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Tristan writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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none

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nothing but problems spends more days at shop then garage

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Hate It — i bought it for ughh yeah wife....x wife....never liked it i hate jettas' now im stuck paying for a car that i cant even go near. water leaked through the windshield,tires are crap,cant open windeos in the winter they freeze shut

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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