2011 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Rating

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Base Sedan

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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros

  • Smooth Ride
  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Unrefined Interior
  • Lacks Features
Comments:

I own the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, and I have been extremely pleased with this car. I own the S model which is reasonably priced at around $16,000. I've enjoyed driving around town- the car handles extremely well, solid steering and acceleration, though the engine could use a bit more horsepower. The wheels are also a bit small, and I think larger ones would be a smart upgrade. For the money, there isn't much to complain about. The interior is elegant and sophisticated; the german engineering is very apparent. Compared to similarly priced American cars, I think this is a substantial improvement. There is some plastic in the interoir, but the console has a screen and bluetooth which are very nice features. There is also an iPod calble in the glove box, which is handy for listening to music. The back seat is quite roomy for a car of this size as well. I fit two car seats in the back, with room to spare. The trunk is massive- I believe that for this year, Volkswagen focused on adding more space, and it shows. I'm looking forward to going on a road trip- plenty of room for passengers and cargo. The model I have is grey, and is nice looking, if a bit understated. Volkswagen has removed the original larger grill, which makes for a more pedestrian look. I have been very satisfied with my purchase. It's clear VW had to cut a few corners to offer a European ride at such a low price, but by and large they succeeded.

 

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Smooth Ride
  • Great Gas Mileage
  • Adequate Power
  • Lots of Features
  • Attractive Design
  • Handles Well

Cons

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Not sure what Patrick was saying because I love my Jetta. In a day and age where gas prices are spiking I knew I needed a more fuel efficient car. After looking around for a few weeks I decided to stop by a Volkswagen dealership on a whim. Within a few minutes of walking in the door I fell in love with the Jetta. Its sleek design and feature packed interior drew me in, and once I got to test drive it I knew I had to have it. With the Jetta you get the high end feel of an Audi or BMW with the price and gas mileage of a Honda or Toyota. I commute to work daily and the Jetta has been perfect for this; it stands out a bit among the host of other commuters and drives like a champ. Unlike its high end counterparts, the gas mileage doesn't make me broke and I didn't have to break my checking account to buy it. While at its heart the Jetta is just a commuter car for me, I find myself still going on road trips in it with my family. In its first year I put over 50,000 miles into it and I haven't had a single problem. The warranty is great and after 30,000 miles I brought it in for a free checkup. Customer support was fantastic and I walked out confident that if a problem ever does arise I'll be in good hands.

 

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this

Pros

  • Great Gas Mileage
  • Comfortable
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

  • Handles Poorly
  • Lacks Power
Comments:

After driving this car I can safely say it is just dangerous. Brakes dont work until your foot is on the ground with full force, throttle doesnt respond until your foot is on the floor too. Steering is numb at best, the rest of the time you are just hoping to go in a specific direction. The worst part was the transmission, within 10 minutes of driving it I had to switch to semi-manual mode to escape the gear-guessing game the transmission was playing.

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