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2012 Volkswagen JettaReview
mommadukes28 writes:
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headliner falling all over, sticky shifter, smelled really bad The dealership sold me a car that the engine blew that same night, never by here.

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GuruG56XP writes:
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Good first car for our teen driver. And it looks pretty good in the driveway too!

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Eric writes:
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good .......................good good good good good good good good

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Guru95ZL6X writes:
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knew what i was buying and got what i figured i would get.

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Germany equals five stars * * * * *

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2012 Volkswagen JettaReview
Triskaideka writes:
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The Jetta is a great car...I have owned 3 of them...all diesels ..but have driven many other non diesel Jettas. They are a fantastic car. 2012 Models..should run between $4500-$7000 depending on miles/condition/model . Be aware that if it is Standard...the clutch may go out after 60,000 miles..depending on use...so definitely check the clutch...the AC Unit could be better..so check that out also..it is pricey to fix..another thing...People love to hit you car...door dings and etc...I parked so far away from everyone...all the time...Still managed to get door dings and bumper bumps. Sound of the radio is great with windows up...window down all the way is ok....but with it open an inch to 3 inches...not good....If you are a neat nick...get the floor mats, and mud flaps...car kicks up a great deal of dirt in the back. I averaged 45+ mpg in my 2002 (80000 miles, clutch issues at 60K), 43 mpgs in my 2006(130000 miles, AC issues at 100K), and 42 mpgs in my 2015 (85,000 miles, AC issues (small ones) after 6 months...everytime I had it checked...it was fine... Overall.. very comfortable for front seat, and rear seat small people...I now have a PASSAT...very nice also.

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SEReview
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2012 Vw Jetta — 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 though and making memorable moments

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

Pros: Fun car to drive around

Cons: maintenance can be pricey

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta BaseReview
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Decent Day To Day Car — nice economy car and decent gas mileage. No extra stuff except leather and automatic transmission. handles ok. gets the job done, affordable payments, and very low maintenance expense. looking to keep the car for a few years, and other jetta owners have said that they last

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas mileage

Cons: power

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI with PremiumReview
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Better Than I Could Have Ever Imagined! — I would definitely recommend this car to everyone and anyone asking! We love it!! Not only does it have incredible fuel economy, but the reliability as well as drivability of this vehicle is incredible. We have had no issues to speak of and we drive the vehicle a ton!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This is a super fun car to drive, with great reliability and descent capacity!

Cons: We have just over 50k miles on it and haven't had any issues to speak of...

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDIReview
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I'm Trading To A Diesel Beetle Ragtop So I'm Sad To See It Go! — So your car takes premium and gets 35 mpg? Diesel costs the same or less than premium and this car gets twice the mileage, meaning you use 50-60% of the fuel costs. I'm a long distance commuter, and I cut my transportation cost in half. I love this car. I drove it from Delaware to NY thru the NJ turnpike in a blizzard, and I was the only car on the road. There was nobody to take my tolls on the north end of the turnpike, it was closed with a foot of compact snow on it, and this car kept on going past the truckers and the SUVs that were flipped over and on their sides. Plus, it looks AWESOME. It's my commuter car and I drive on flat highway 70 from Frederick MD to Baltimore MD every day. I babied it. Some days, I'd go 55 mph and get nearly 60mpg. That's not a typo. I'd get better than 55 miles per gallon. Most of the time, it gets 48 on the highway every day. It's pretty good around town too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's a turbo diesel,  with a ton of power.  It uses the horsepower efficiently, and when I'm going 75 on the highway, and need to pass,  I drop it into 5th and it will rocket past anything.  It looks great, and it's got a huge trunk.  Optional roof rack.

Cons: The center console is a little dirty and the left mirror has a small scratch on the exterior.  It does not affect vision or safety.  

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Michael

It is the perfect highway car, the smoothness of an American full size, the handling of a European sports sedan, and over 45 mpg on a trip. Read More

Review By Paulstheman81

Very easy to operate and the SE trim features many items as standard equipment. Great handling. Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru9YMHVH

I have come in to see this Jetta but drove off in an SUV instead. Great customer service, they were able to get me approved when everyone was giving me a hard time. Great inventory at great prices. W... Read More

Review By GuruL86XB

I have always liked the style of the Volkswagen Jetta. I had one for 14 years. I also had a 1972 super beetle convertible for eight years before that (the one I never should have sold!). However, I am... Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

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

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Jack

Its just below a Passat in size but similar features. Read More

Review By Josh

I believe that is car is an amazing value. The features the SE trim offers are amazing. I only wish mine had automatic lights. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru9YV627

After I made several searches on the internet, I found this vehicle that had everything I was looking for, good model, few miles, excellent conditions, good price. I just stopped by to see it and I co... Read More

Review By Beasley

I love the rear view camera feature the car has it is awesome! Read More

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