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- below average 2,930 sedan 118,225 gasoline grey manual
2010 volkswagen jetta review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Small car with upscale feel and appeal. introductionthe volkswagen jetta is a premium small car that drives much like high-dollar german cars costing twice its price. Officially it's a compact car, but it compares well to smaller mid-size sedans. It's offered in sedan and wagon body styles with a choice of three engines. for 2010, the jetta line is basically unchanged. A sportwagen joined the sedan in late summer 2008 as a 2009 model, adding flexibility without a larger footprint or any compromise in efficiency. The performance-oriented gli model has been dropped, and replaced by the tdi cup street edition, a street-legal version of vw's jetta tdi cup race series cars. the 2010 jetta lineup includes tdi versions of the sedan or wagon, featuring a turbocharged clean-diesel engine and superior mileage. (the diesel was absent from vw's lineup in 2007 and 2008, due to stricter emissions controls, but a redesigned edition reappeared in 2009, with more power and certification for all 50 states.) electronic stability control and a cold weather package with heated front seats and steering wheel are standard on all 2010 models. The standard stability control system comes two years ahead of a federal mandate requiring all vehicles sold in the u. Epa figures run from 21 mpg city on the gas engines to 41 mpg highway for the thrifty tdi. we found the jetta responsive around town and comfortable on long trips. It carves through curves precisely, but rides comfortably. inside, the jetta is roomy and nicely finished, benefitting from volkswagen's attention to detail. The driver enjoys excellent visibility and ease of operation, with logical controls and instruments. Finish quality is good, inside and out. The trunk is larger than in many sedans costing much more. The basic warranty has been shortened by a year but now includes all scheduled maintenance; the longer roadside assistance and powertrain warranty periods remain. the jetta was redesigned and re-engineered from the ground up midway through 2005. It still seems fresh to us, and the wagon model adds an element of flexibility. We find its styling more pleasant than exciting. S and se models use the basic 2. 5-liter inline five-cylinder engine. Sportwagen models add an intermittent rear wipe/wash and cargo compartment details. Options include metallic paint, sunroof 1,000), panoramic dual-glass sunroof on wagons 1,300), alloy wheels 450), rear side airbags 350), and ipod interface 199). the jetta se sedan 20,395) and wagon 23,240) add alloy wheels, more chrome, a sunroof on sedans, 6cd/mp3/sirius satellite radio sound system, v-tex (imitation leather) upholstery and door panel inserts, a rear seat/trunk pass-through and a fold-flat front passenger seat for long items. Options mirror the s model plus 225/45r17 tires on alloy wheels 450) and a navigation system 1990). the wolfsburg edition sedan 22,280) comes with the 200-hp 2. 0t engine and six-speed manual or six-speed dsg automatic, essentially with se content plus 17-inch alloy wheels and dark exterior trim. Options are limited to rear side airbags 350) and ipod adapter 199). the jetta sel sedan 23,280) features the 2. 5-liter engine and six-speed automatic. Jetta sel gets 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color front and rear trim, dual-zone climate control, multifunction steering wheel and trip computer, premium sound, homelink, a 115-volt rear outlet, and leather trim for the steering wheel and handbrake. Sel options include a sunroof 1,000), panoramic sunroof for the wagon 1,300), rear side airbags 350), and navigation 1,990). jetta tdi sedans 22,830) and wagons 24,615) use six-speed manual or dsg transmissions and are equipped much like se sedans, minus a sunroof. Tdi options include rear side airbags 350), 17-inch ally wheels 450), sunroof 1,300), ipod adapter 199), and navigation 1,990). Government is offering a $1300 u. Federal income tax credit to those for the diesel jetta. safety features that come standard include front airbags, front passenger side-impact airbags for torso protection, and curtain-style airbags for head protection front and rear. Rear side airbags, which are not recommended with child seats and small occupants, are optional. All jettas have anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution (ebd), brake assist, traction control (asr) and electronic stability control. Roadside assistance is included in the jetta warranty package. walkaroundthe volkswagen jetta is a small mid-size sedan. It was completely redesigned for the 2005 model year, and has had a number of minor detail changes since. The sportwagen joined the lineup for 2009. technically, jetta belongs among compacts like the toyota corolla and honda civic, but in the real world it slots between compact and mid-size offerings from other brands. It tips the scales at 3200 pounds and more, but that mass is reflective of excellent structural rigidity, as well comprehensive safety equipment, and the dimensions include a large trunk, plus a usable rear seat. looking at the jetta, the eye is immediately drawn to its big, chrome-framed front grille. Chrome is also used in the eyebrows atop the air inlets in the front bumper and, on the se and sel, for the side-window surrounds. Sportwagen models have been freshened for 2010 with a new front end treatment that includes a double-bar grille just above the bumper and wider lower fascia. the next most striking design element is the aggressive thrust and slope of the hood and snout. Compared to other recent nose-forward designs, the jetta's composite halogen headlights and various inlets and grilles are well integrated into the raked rearward flow of its form. A striking vee, created by the slant of the headlamps and sloping hood lines, is carried strongly toward the rear by the steeply raked windshield and character lines running along the flanks. big tail light clusters, divided between the trunk and rear fender, help widen the proportion of the car's hindquarters in relation to its height, giving it a more substantial, less boxy-looking stern. The round tail lights and brake lights have been singled out as the new jetta's most derivative design statement. Tail lamps wrap well into the rear side panels but no lights are in the hatch so rear visibility is not compromised loading in the dark. interiorvolkswagen interiors are noted for their quality and value, combining expensive-looking materials with simple, attractive styling and excellent ergonomics. The seats are easy to adjust with manual controls, and the steering column, adjustable for both rake and reach, and height-adjustable safety belt help drivers of all sizes get comfortable. The sporty thick-rimmed, three-spoke steering wheel frames a gauge cluster dominated by separate, large dials for the tachometer and speedometer, well shaded from ambient light by a curved cowl. In daylight the graphics read white on black, at night changing to white on soothing swimming-pool blue, with lighted red pointers. In either case, the data are easy to comprehend at a glance. Within the tachometer and speedometer are warning lights and advisories about secondary functions, including one thoughtful warning that the fuel filler door was left open after refueling. a large electronic message pad sits dead center, just over the coolant temperature and fuel gauges. In addition to more warning and diagnostic symbols, on upper-trim models this display includes trip computer readouts. trip computer data are accessed by one of three levers mounted on the steering column (or with the available multi-function steering wheel buttons). Jutting to the right, this lever also operates the wiper/washer system. To the left are the levers for the turn signals/headlamp flashers and cruise control. Though easy to use, the levers feel flimsy and are one of the few interior elements that have a cheap, plasticky look. The headlight switch is mounted on the dash to the left of the steering wheel. stereo control buttons surround the audio di.
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