2011 Volkswagen JettaJeremy S - Acworth, GA05/08/2015
The 2.5L engine has a nice, snappy feel to it. Plenty of power. Rear seat has TONS of room for a sedan that's on the smaller side. Gas mileage is fantastic, regularly hit around 30 even when driving on my short commute to work on a regular basis. 33-35 on the open highway between 70-75MPH. Only detractor is the cabin is a bit noisy at higher speeds, even with quieter tires.
Even with an automatic transmission, in sport mode this thing is a blast to drive. Lots of customization options available for you aftermarket fans. No major issues, I've put about 30k miles on it since purchasing it and haven't had to do a thing other than regular service visits.
This car is the perfect blend of performance and fuel economy. I'm having a blast driving this car. With three different drive types of standard drive mode, sports mode, and manual shift, the car can meet whatever driving attitude you may have that day. I'm a big guy (6'1" and 300+) and I'm very comfortable in the car. This car has become my favorite car owned replacing my previous 6cyl Honda Accord. Love this car and my next car will be a VW.
Great car but...
2011 Volkswagen JettaMarc Held - Westminster, MD01/13/2016
I learned part of the exhaust system has a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that is very expensive to replace. Many are go approximately 120,000 miles. I estimate Ill have another 30,000 miles before mine needs replacing. Hoping that with the imminent emissions recalls, it will get handled by VW.
Do not buy a diesel if you only do short trips. You will kill the DPF fast.
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