2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S Review and Price

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
Transmission  Automatic w/OD
Drive Train  Front Wheel Drive
Seating  5
Horsepower  150
Overall Crash Safety Rating  5 / 5 Stars
IIHS Top Safety Pick  Top Safety Pick+
Dealer Suggested Retail 
$16,125.00 Used
Private Party Value 
$15,150.00 Used

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