Used Volkswagen Jetta (2006 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Oct 2009
4
Volkswagen has returned to the original Jetta name for its smaller family saloon, relegating the previous Vento and Bora names to history. While the Golf influence is obvious from the front and from behind the wheel, the rear has much in common with the upmarket Passat and it's a good alternative to the larger four-door.
Volkswagen Jetta (06-10)
Well built and reliable, cheaper and smaller alternative to a Passat, good choice of engines
Not as practical as a Golf, dull image, noisy TDI engines

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£14,815 - £22,990

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£679 - £4,059

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Volkswagen has returned to the original Jetta name for its smaller family saloon, relegating the previous Vento and Bora names to history. While the Golf influence is obvious from the front and from behind the wheel, the rear has much in common with the upmarket Passat and it's a good alternative to the larger four-door. The Jetta is good to drive in all its engine variations, and can squeeze three passengers into the rear quite comfortably.

It has a huge boot and is quite handsome, but still won't hold its value as well as an equivalent Golf. However, this makes it a good used buy.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Excellent space for class. Durable. No cam-belt to replace.  

3 out of 5

Paul Sanders ,   04 Oct 2014    ... read more

 The fold down seats give more space for lengthy loads.  

4 out of 5

Tom Kerr ,   21 Apr 2013    ... read more

 Boot size is great makes a good family car fuel economy is good for 140 BHP can get 50 -60mpg if you drive it right and 45 round town.  

3 out of 5

russell jones ,   10 Mar 2012    ... read more

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