This was a very good car for the price. I bought a 2017 1.4 turbo jetta for $14,600 (no trade in), which came out to $16,600 walkout price after TTL and dealer fees (with lifetime power-train warranty). This was in October 2016. I wish I had waited 2 months, because the price ended up dropping another $1,600. It even got lower than the nissan versa. The jetta doesn’t feel like the roller skate you would expect for the price. It drives and feels more like a decent mid-range sedan. It’s actually really quiet… almost too quiet. I normally use the sound of the engine to let me know when to shift but it’s so quiet that I have to glance at the tac. Actually it’s quieter than the auto version. I have a drive that is about 2/3 stop & go and 1/3 on the highway. I normally get anywhere between 32 and 36 mpg on this drive.
Even with mostly stop & go traffic, a/c on all time, and a heavy foot, I can’t drive the mileage under 32 mpg. I haven’t done a road trip long enough to measure the all-highway mileage. Then Harvey happened and the price jumped $5k overnight… and now I don’t see any for sale at all. And how did Amazon even know I had one of these?
|EPA Classification||Compact Cars|
|MPG/MPGe||38 Highway / 28 City|
|Engine||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.4L/85 cu in|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Overall Crash Safety Rating||5 / 5 Stars|
|IIHS Top Safety Pick||Top Safety Pick+|
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