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2008 Volkswagen JettaReview
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The Jetta Is A Good All Around Car Just Needs Proper Maintenance — I bought my Jetta new off the lot and love it. The car has had its hiccups here and there. But I love volkswagens and wouldn't trade it for the world. Only suggestions is to have the engine reviewed if buying used because there tend to be some known problems that with preventable maintenance can be resolved

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The Jetta has a huge trunk with lots of cargo room.  The gas mileage isn't too bad but with the a/c does tend to hurt fuel economy.  

Cons: The electrical system does have its gremlins and switches easily short out.  The gear shaft knob is already peeling off and looks tacky now.

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SReview
josephisilva writes:
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Good Solid Car To Drive, Medium Capacity In Terms Of Interior Space, And A Ton Of Trunk Space. — Car is drives very nicely with solid acceleration, handling and braking......typical of most German cars. Interior space in good for a medium sized car and comfortable. There is a ton of trunk space provided. Fuel economy is pretty good considering the power of the engine and comparable cars in its class.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Drives and handles very nicely with good road feel.  Power is very good for the size of the car and fuel economy is good.

Cons: Engine is a bit louder than similar car in its class especially when warming up, but not a big deal.

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEReview
JeramyBa writes:
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Great Commuter Car. Would Buy One Again. — I love the car. The only part that I was not a fan of was the special oil filter wrench. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I attempted to change the oil twice without the wrench resulting in a big fail. I have since purchased the wrench and I feel much better that I can do it on my own. It is comfortable to sit in while in traffic, and had a descent stock sound system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great handling and sporty ride. Lots of room and has been very reliable. Always felt safe in this car.

Cons: Special Oil Filter wrench required.

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SELReview
Mike writes:
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Affordable And Stylish — This is my second vw and I am very satisfied with the brand. Very quiet dependable ride it's great on gas and very roomy for a large family I would def buy another vw and recommend others to also give them a try.

Pros: Great acceleration and styling awesome gas mileage

Cons: Little bit stiff suspension

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg EditionReview
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Great Performance With Good Fuel Economy — A good value for the money and after 4 years and almost 40k miles it has not needed out of warranty repairs. VW performed the DSG recall and all of the strange shifting has gone away. Easy on gas even though it requires premium fuel. Tried mid grade but it ran terrible so I had to go back to the expensive stuff.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great engine and nearly 30 mpg on the highway

Cons: The seats can be a bit hard

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEReview
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2008 Vw Jetta 2.5 5 Cylinder, 5 Speed Manual Trans. — The Jetta is a good all around car. The 5 cylinder version(170 hp, 177 lbs-ft torque) while not being the fastest car in the world still is peppy, has more than enough power to get out of its own way, and drinks gas like a 4 cylinder. The handling in terms of steering, cornering, braking, etc. is as any German car should be. Absolutely no complaints here. It is incredibly solid also and definitely out classes all of the rivals in this category in terms of overall build quality. I looked at many cars in this price range and the VW by far was most impressive for this and many other reasons. Overall, the Jetta is very good as a daily driver/commuter. It's fun to drive (especially with the manual transmission), excellent on gas, and so far very reliable. At this point I've owned it for over 2 and a half years and put 38,000 miles on it with no problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Bought it brand new for less than $22,000 and has leatherette interior, moonroof, power everything, heated mirrors/seats, 10 speaker stereo w/6 disc cd changer/sirius satellite, etc. In other words, extremely well equipped. You can't get anything with the options mine has for this price.

Cons: Could be faster. Anything could always be faster though. Not that big of a deal.

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEReview
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Great — Very good performance, just gives you what you need when you need it. V.Good acceleration, a bit slow in the beginning but very satisfied max speed; 190km/h good fuel consumtion 180-200 km/litr value for money high quality

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything

Cons: Recommended

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2008 Volkswagen JettaReview
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It's One Awesome Car. I Plan On Looking At Vw Cars First The Next Time I Go Car Shopping. — I thought I would never buy a four cylinder again until I came across my '08 2.0 turbo charged Wolfsburg Jetta. I love the acceleration response and handling. Sport mode really seems to haul. The only issue I've had so far is the mechatronic unit which controls the transmission and breaking. After about 20K miles my car would stutter at stops and starts. It was annoying. VW was awesome about it though. They gave me a long term rental (paid for by them) and then they extended the warranty on this part from 36,000 miles to 100,000 miles. Since it's been fixed it runs like a dream. It's very responsive and handles great. I had a little trouble with the stock Conti tires in the winter but I bought some bridgestone blizzaks with 16" wheels and now I fly around everyone even when it's snowing here in Michigan. The interior and exterior are sweet too. And the sound system is better then any aftermarket system I've put in in the past (including my jeep with infinities and subs). It is one fine ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, Acceleration, Sound System, Exterior & Interior Styling, Warranty.

Cons: Special parts have to come from overseas so some things take a long time to fix.

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEReview
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It Is A Car That People Should Buy And Be Proud To Drive. Highly Recommended — Performance: Good for a drivers car. It is faster than most cars out there, that is for sure. You can also trust its brakes and handling more than others. Appearance: It is a gorgeous car in my eyes. The shape is designed well, and the interior is wonderfully laid out. Cost of Ownership: Parts are premium compared to cheaper American cars, but I am willing to bet my driving habits would have killed another dealer's gearbox. Fun Factor: Absolutely wonderful. Tiptronic is a godsend for a daily driver car that has a driver looking to have fun. Build Quality: It's German.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is an affordable German car. Looks great and is fun.

Cons: If you cannot afford insurance.

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SELReview
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Would Definitely Buy Another. — 08 Wolfsburg - great car. Handles well, very good acceleration, brakes chatter on very hard deacceleration. Has a DSG 6 spped, love to manually shift. Very fun car to drive. Had a Pontiac GTP prior,, but love the handling and road feel of the Jetta. Hit a porcupine and busted front grill, changed it over to a Thunder bunny front end - changed the whole appearance of the car - looks leaner and meaner. No mechanical issues other that trim on moon roof. Great little sleeper and really fun to drive. My hobby is working on "true" race cars, Lola T8900, Gurney Eagle and Porsche 935 are a few in the stable. My profession is a Director Of Maintenance for a private fleet.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfortable, sporty, fun

Cons: Brakes - needs better balance

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru982R5V

Checks all my boxes off. Larger space than my Corolla. Heated seats, sun roof, leather type seats, electric drivers seat, digital dash. Read More

Review By leahsmith805

This gets such good gas. It’s an amazing car with really cool features. It’s so sleek and clean. Read More

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Jack

its comfortable and great on gas with plenty on power. Read More

Review By Guru9K742G

Roomy, priced right, good value for the price. Android auto connectivity is via a USB cable rather than wireless which is disappointing. Read More

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By gdsnhanson

Good features for the base S model. Engine could use some more hp but that’s how it gets 40 mpg. Read More

Review By Lrgalan51

Excessive oil consumption. No oil showing on the stick before 10,000. Miles, again I liked 1700 more miles before oil change & no oil showing on stick. So VW changed oil & filter & said they added mor... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru98GBZP

Well maintained vehicle. The previous owner took very good care of the vehicle Read More

Review By sarad03

Great cat only downside is not having a back AC Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

Price is right, gas mileage is unbelievable. Good deal. Read More

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