2009 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 43 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" 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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 43 2009 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Tristan writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE Review
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1

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none

Cons

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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Patrick writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

Pros

TDI, high mpgs

Cons

Nothing

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2009 Tdi 6spd — 47 mpg from the all new 50 State Clean Diesel. It was named Green Car of the year over all the hybrids and the "Smart" Car. The car handles great, performance is great for a Diesel. The interior is much more refined than previous models.

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whults8581 writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

Pros

great mileage and power

Cons

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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Nick writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV Review
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5

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Its quick and looks good and the sound system is wonderful

Cons

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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Bill123_ writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

Pros

Performance, handling, gas mileage quality.

Cons

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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Nathan writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S Review
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5

Pros

Very fast and fuel efficient

Cons

4 doors

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Very Fast — 5 cyl 2.5 L can do 0-60 in a very low time.. hasn't broken down yet, but it is a new car with less than 3k miles on it. very fast. Everything is automatic including blutooth. Transmission goes in all the regular auto selections plus a semi-auto mode plus a sport gear. very nice car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jacob writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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4

Pros

Nice & safe drive

Cons

Looks on the front,Cost of maintenane

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It Rocks! — The drive is awesome but the looks on the front is quite depressing...&the tail lights they rock!Messing with this car can leave you bankrupt!But it is a very car to drive& to sit in and enjoy the ride!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

Pros

44 MPG...

Cons

not the most powerful thing in the world

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My Tdi — I have had my Jetta for almost a year now, this being my first car that had a/c it's a real upgrade. Its nice because I can fill it up and drive for hundreds of miles and still have plenty of fuel.

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Javier writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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4

Pros

good handling and weight

Cons

needs a bigger engine for me

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Volkswagen Jetta — this car has a lot of space... so it is perfect when you have more than 2 friends and want to hang out or something... the acceleration and speed i think is average, but i prefer fastest cars. The handling is impressive, is very difficult to lose control in a car like this one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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GOTA writes:
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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5

Pros

The most fun to drive for the money

Cons

Exterior styling is a litte too flashy with overdone chrome

GOTA
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Tdi Is The Future Of Fun — VW need to do a better job in marketing the Jetta TDI. It's not all about great gas mileage, even though 36 MPG in mixed driving is nice for commuters. It's about 236 pounds of torque in a 140 horsepower engine. It just doesn't get more fun than that

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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