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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by elfin



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Reviewed: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Why the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta?

Fuel economy

Averaging around 41mpg in the first week - my daily commute is 96 miles round trip. That mpg paired with the fun-to-drive factor made a VW diesel an easy choice for me over the hybrids I test drove.

Powertrain performance

The car feels solid, handles well, and is just plain fun (thanks to the torque!). I find the DSG transmission to be smooth and agile and Sport mode is great for passing maneuvers or quick starts in city driving.

Why Not the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta?

Brand reputation & image

It's been interesting to see the mixed reactions I get when people learn that I bought a VW. I'm known for my research-minded ways when it comes to big decisions, so I think the reliability (or lack thereof) reputation that Volkswagen has caused people to be surprised by my purchase. But for as many horror stories that I've read or heard, I've also heard from many owners who swear by and love their VWs and have had minor to no issues. Given how in love with my car I am after just one week...I get why VW owners love their cars (but, I'll admit, I still have my fingers crossed that I won't be plagued with too many quirks or issues).

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