2005 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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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.

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLIReview
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This Is A Solid Car!! — I love this car!! It is the best car I have ever owned. The bucket seats inside are so sassy. This is what my car looks like except I have a spoiler, moon roof and my tint is darker. I don't have one on this computer so I choose one online. Same color and everything though. This is the last year where the body stayed this way and now the Jetta looks like crap. So I am so happy that I have VW's best!!

Pros: Everything, the power and pick up is nice!!

Cons: Nothing now. There was a time when the brakes while reversing made a horrible sound, but changing the pads out to ceramic fixed that problem real quick!

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLIReview
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Amazing Thrills And Sleek Sexy Style — I recently bought this car in a 5 speed semi-auto. The car came with a GIAC racing ECU and a diverter valve. After I put a short RAM on the beast, the car was nearly untouchable. Not only is this car FAST, cops do not expect it to be fast either. The Recaro seats are fantastic. The BBS wheels are so sexy, but can be a pain to clean. I wash my car everyday and treat it as if it were one of my children.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Pros: Sport suspension, 18"BBS rims- lightest BBS ever made, ESP control, ABS, Body Kit, Recaro Seats, Fast Turbo, All black interior, amazing gas milage at high speeds

Cons: BBS rims hard to clean, hondas try racing you at stop lights

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5LReview
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Fun To Drive — power when needed fun to drive darts in and oiut of traffic like no other plaenty of room

Pros: Great Power power everything the triptronic adn the sport gear makes it even more fun when on the highway

Cons: none yet

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5LReview
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Low And Slow — i love this car, it can hold with alot of cars. get power and torque, has alot of potential and a very classy car.

Pros: heated seats, climatic control, spacious, comfortable, huge trunk space.

Cons: no turbo, electrical is hard to work with

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLIReview
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Gli Is A Special Package... — I love the GLI package because it incorporates good looks with more performance.

Pros: BBS wheels, Recaro seats, aluminum trim, better suspension, 6 speed manual

Cons: Summer tires only (had to purchase a winter set)

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDiReview
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Amazing Fuel Economy, Solid Feel, Strong Engine, Quality Materials. —

This car is a series of compromises. It's just a bit too small for my family, but is solid and safe. The diesel engine puts out a ton of torque, which is great on the highway, and returns between 37 and 44 mpg for us. (With 100 petro-diesel we get 44, and with 100 biodiesel we get 37-38. Various blends of "dino" diesel and biodiesel yield fuel economy in between those two extremes.) The interior materials are high quality, as is the switchgear, but as with all my Audis in the past, the Bosch components are rubbish. In the first 30,000 miles, I had to replace three of the four glow plugs (a diesel engine component), and two brake light switches. The Panasonic-sourced stereo is crap, to put it bluntly. And this is the Monsoon, the "premium", optional stereo. Oh, I'm on the second one. The first one died. The rear brakes make a groaning noise when you apply them when backing up, and the rear wheel bearings make noise going backward too. All this started just before or right around 30,000 miles. There's a silver-dollar sized spot on the hood where the clearcoat failed. VW won't give me an answer about fixing it.

Pros: Amazing fuel economy, 650 miles on a single tank of fuel, solid feel, nice materials, full size spare tire.  Diesel engines last a long, long time.

Cons: Lousy headlights, those rotten Bosch components, pathetic "premium" stereo, poor reliability, so-so paint, the VW service experience, automatic transmisson.  (That's not to say it's unreliable.  It's a made-in-Japan Tiptronic unit that will probably outlive most of the rest of the car. . . I just don't like automatics.)

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5LReview
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Mom's Car That I Drive All The Time When I'm Home!! — Great car, safe yet lots of power under the hood. Compact yet great leg and trunk room!! Just an overall great car for the money!!

Pros: Lots of power under the hood, great gas mileage!!

Cons: Annoying beeping noise when you don't put your seatbelt on!!!

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5LReview
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Awesome — This car is fun and safe to drive the family around with over 8 airbags it gives me comfort to know that i can put my kids in. Also i cant be more happy on gas millage's it gives me in city and hwy.

Pros: great on gas

Cons: small

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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vs2005 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible RWD
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2005 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible RWD better.
"Its suspension will always be of better quality build, its a bow,Duh? "
Front Seats Ranked 2005 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible RWD worse.
"The Recaro racing seats,Nuff said..."
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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Tight little peppy car for around town errands and small for those smaller parking spots, also great on gas.
vs2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD
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Value Ranked 2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD better.
"larger , more power, better on open road, awd in bad weather."
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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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