2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Volkswagen Jetta against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2005 Volkswagen Jetta vs:

    Have you driven a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta?  
    Rank This Car

    User Reviews

    View reviews where users commented on categories.

    Clear selections

    Displaying 1 - 10 of 48 2005 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

    2005 Volkswagen Jetta Review
    says:
    5
    My parents have this Jetta and love it. I would purchase a jetta but it would not rank above the Mazda because of space, style, and comfort. The gas mileage is better here, and the durability is never a question but maintenance is expensive and the transmission issues seem to be a common theme with the VW.
    Looks/Style Ranked 2005 Mazda MAZDA6 better.
    "Its a sportier, stylish look"
    Value Ranked 2005 Mazda MAZDA6 better.
    "Vehicle Maintenance."
    Jetta

    Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

    CarGurus has 33,225 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $999.

    ZIP:
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    45

    Great! — Love my new car! Great gas mileage. I found this to be the best buy for the money, I have been very please with the mileage I have gotten. 28 in town and 33 on the road and I drive fast. Great style. Love the performance. Acceleration, braking and handling are great. it's quite, I got premium leather-heated seats, touch screen OEM Stereo. No rust after 9 years

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Style, Quality

    Cons: none

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    55

    Handles Like A Audi A4 — My favorite car to date that I have owned. It is a economy sports car priced, but much faster then she appears. Recaro Bucket Race front seats, handles like a sports car. Very easy to maintain and well priced overall.

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

    Pros: 0 to 60 in 6.9 seconds

    Cons: The Trunk malfunctions

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
    Accessories:
    Battery Life:
    Brakes:
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Daily Commute:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Interior Noise:
    Interior Space:
    Long Trips:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Off-Road:
    Parking:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Ride Comfort:
    Safety:
    Snow/Ice:
    Looks/Style:
    Visibility:
    Weight:
    Overall:
    235

    Vw Diesel Gets 40-45 Mpg's — I have very mixed feelings about this car...I love what it was capable of, and what it was supposed to do. But the fact of the matter is, it kept failing! The engine and transmission were the only thing I didn't have problems with. So I sold it, went Japanese, and couldn't be happier!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Diesel, 40-45 mpgs!

    Cons: European reliabilty

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    20

    Awesome Sauce — I overall enjoyed this car, like I said it's really fun to drive. Its a great car for someone who needs space and power. It also looks great, interior has the bucket racing seats. But this car does need to be cared for properly or it can get costly.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The turbo is awesome. Has really good pick up, looks and feels great.

    Cons: Needs to be maintained very well or can get costly at times.

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    25

    Wickedly Awesome Family Car — I love so much about this car. I love the power, I love how solid it feel, I love how comfortable the seats are even the back. I love how big the trunk is. I love how cool this car looks.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: VW is an awesome car company! They only use the best parts! And because it is a manual diesel we get excellent gas mileage

    Cons: No cons, except it would be awesome if it was all electric

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    135

    Fun Car — really enjoyed owning and driving this car, until it snowed. the stock BBS wheels and tires are not winter friendly. Car is reliable, interior was fantastic, handled and sounded great. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Hard to get a good deal on them!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun sporty car

    Cons: terrible in snow

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:

    We Are Driven — Cant say one bad thing about this triptronic engine the car is a keeper.I will buy a new engine when this one goes out. This is one great car and I am glad I purchased it the payments were 599.00 a month but I was upside down on the Mits. Galant that tore up in the first 20,000 miles. If you want a great car that wont break down go with a VW. I am a Proud Owner .

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: This 2005 jetta  all leather heated seats I have 277,000 miles on it no timing belts etc..I will always buy volkswagens after getting this car new and getting away from all those otherstay in the shop cars. I used this car for runing a route for health departments 400 miles a night never let me down or got me stranded in the back county's snow ice no problem for this car. Happy Owner

    Cons: I really cant say anything negitive about this carheated leather seats in winter..

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Wagon Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    55

    Overall A Great Vehicle — Love how it handles and how inexpensive it is to drive. The seats are comfortable but the rear leg room is limited. It has a large cargo space for a vehicle of this size. I looked for long time to find this TDI wagon, but the wait was worth it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: MPG and it is fun to drive.

    Cons: A little boxy looking

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    45

    A Masterpiece By Volkswagen — I love my GLI its the best car I've owned to date, its really fast and fun to drive it handles really Good, i got it for under $10000. I love Volkswagen i haven't had any issues with it. The stock rims 18" BBS are awesome as well as the recardo racing seats give it a real racing car feel. The 1.8 turbo engine with the 6 speed manual transmission make It really smooth and run effortlessly even in high speeds. Still have stock don't find a need to tune it. Love this car and will also buy the Golf R32 soon. I love Volkswagen!

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

    Pros: I love my GLI   its the best car I've owned to date, its really fast and fun to drive it handles really Good, i got it for under $10000. I love Volkswagen i haven't had any issues with it. The stock rims 18" BBS are awesome as well as the recardo racing seats give it a real racing car feel. The 1.8 turbo engine with the 6 speed manual transmission make It really smooth and run effortlessly even in high speeds. Still have stock don't find a need to tune it. Love this car and will also buy the Golf R32 soon. I love Volkswagen!

    Cons: The fuel economy isn't that Good, but everything else makes up for it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No

    Displaying 1 - 10 of 48 2005 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Excellent By Mannyhutch

    Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

    Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

    Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

    This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

    Very Happy With Car By Jcar

    Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2012 Vw Jetta By Will

    Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

    Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

    I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Great Student Car By Ginese1

    This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

    Great Value By Jonesb930

    Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

    Cars compared to 2005 Volkswagen JettaPeople researching a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta contacted a dealer about

    Jetta

    Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

    CarGurus has 33,225 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $999.

    ZIP:
    Have you driven a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta?  
    Rank Your Car →