2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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    25

    Outstanding , Excellent In Driving — Remarkable car drives as good when it was only 32, 700 miles. Hugh upgrade done to motor on the mechanical area of jetta. Braking has been upgraded with OEM parts that are slotted rotors front and back plus new brake pads. The VW Jetta drives very smooth especially a notice with the transmission filter and fluid kit change. Overall with the New VW Turbo charger recently replaced on 29 March 2012 what a difference. The motor has new lift injection pump and O2 Oxygen sensor and metering sensor. Plus new battery and new electronic Fuel pump and sensor for the gasoline tank. Drives and handles like new car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: High mileage, Low maintenance, Cargo/Towing 1000 lbs, ABS (ESP) braking system,

    Cons: Showing minimal wear on interior and exterior.

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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    Whew I Love My Baby! — Love my baby! Drives like a dream, great XM radio, lots of fun to drive, mechanically sound. Car has great acceleration, and is very roomy inside. It is bigger inside than my father's Lexus IS 350, a car that I disdain to the ends of the earth.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Lots of fun to drive; corners on a dime!

    Cons: a bit pricey...

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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    Well Rounded Car — Performance-it has average get up and go and tight handling Build Quality-everything was put together well, tight interior Appearance-the styling was average Cost of Ownership-excellent gas mieage, 20-26 mpg average Fun Factor-fun to drive on the twisties, but didn't accellerate as fast as I would like

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: interior

    Cons: no get up and go

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta Gli Rocks — I am so biased! I love this car. It is now 5 years old. It still looks great! I have had a bit of mechanical troubles...the car was preowned and in an accident, so I don't know how much of my troubles have to do with that! It sounds awesome when you start it up. It drives smooth and handles well. I often drive 130 km/hr and more. It corners well. It is a 6 speed manual transmission. Interior has many brushed stainless accents. Recaro seats are comfortable. Interior dash lights are red and blue. Trunk space is amazing for such a small car. I have room for 2 sets of golf clubs and more. A couple of years ago, I got a bike and all the luggage needed for 3 days away for 2 adults and 2 young kids in the trunk. I cannot say enough great things about this car. Oh, one thing that doesn't look so great right now is the ground effects in the front. Because it is low to the ground, it is easy to hit speed bumps, steep rises or declines in driveways, etc. It looks great before you hit something, then it needs to get fixed. Wheels and tires look awesome (18"), but tires expensive to replace.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: So fun to drive, very responsive and looks awesome!

    Cons: a little bit small for my family of 4

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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    I Have Mixed Feelings. If The Air Conditioning Had Never Broke, I'd Probably Still Own This Car. — Well, I absolutely loved this car. It has paddle shifters on the steering wheel, tip tronic shifting and all the get up and go a girl needs. The leather seats were wonderful in the summer and winter. The car handled perfect and was tight to the road. I felt I could race the Indy 500 and be racing in luxery. Now for the downside. The air conditioning to a DUMP!!! The car was never fixed after 3 attempts I gave up. The car was never the same again. So sad. It had great potential.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast get and go. Super handling with a luxery interior.

    Cons: The car was a lemon and the problem has never been recalled.

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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    Nice Car... Don't Let Your Factory Warrenty Run Out. — Its been 3 years since I bought my pre-owned Jetta...now 34,000 mi. No major problems so far. Had A/C compressor replaced once, also motor on gas tank latch. Its beginning to rattle more than usual, but still a fun car to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun and peppy midsize car.

    Cons: Start-up sounds like a diesel.

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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    It's Awesome. Def The Best I've Owned. — in performance I will say stock it was sporty and fun. with the add-ons it was very fun. with just exhaust intake and APR software it bumped up the power from 180hp to 240hp and almost 300ft/lbs of torque. not to mention stock bilstein shocks and sport springs for excellent handling. in appearance it was almost perfect. stock 18in. BBS wheels, stock Votex lip kit. Recaro seats and aluminum interior trim. it was damn near perfect. Cost was a factor. being a german car everything for it was expensive. the cheapest real mod done to the car was the $220 diverter valve. but on the bright side with the tuning done and with reasonable driving I scored almost 35mpg and when running full force on 20psi of boost it got a reasonable 17mpg. and finally the fun factor...you could be in the worst mood possible and get in this car and as soon as you've started going your troubles are gone. whether you like cruising. drag racing, track racing, or even top end runs. this car is ready to impress.

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

    Pros: it's damn near perfect.

    Cons: upgrading performance and styling doesn't come cheap.

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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    Vw 4 Life. — Performance; Acceleration - Great! (6.5 sec 0-60 (turbo)) Braking - Nice big rotors and calipers are great! Handling - amazing! Build Quality - 4 outa 5 (tiny problems once in a while) Appearance - All the girls say ohhh :) ( head turner) Costs - Average 28-30 mpg Fun Factor - 11 out of 10!

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

    Pros: Sexy and a turbo!

    Cons: No reason to avoid this baby!

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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    My Jetta — Performance- 1st Gear: 1-20mph exellent acceleration 2nd Gear: 20-35mph Pretty Good After 2nd gear it's nothing special. I don't really like the style of the car but alot of other people do so I dont complain. Front wheel drive car with above average handling.

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

    Pros: Great beginner car to drive. Good handling and fun.

    Cons: My CD player broke. Very weak body, easily damaged.

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    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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    Nice Vw Jetta — The care is very nice. It handles well and is a smooth ride. The sun/moon roof is nice. The truck is really big. The down side of the car is that it doesnt have much acceleration but the up side to that is that it gets around 30 miles a gallon.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It rides nice, nice stereo system, awesome MPG

    Cons: Not much get up and go

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    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

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