rico firstname.lastname@example.org (Rico) wrote in
I was pretty disappointed at first, reading up on it and being critical
of it's weight and relatively poor gas mileage.
THEN, I drove one.
I was very impressed. Great interior, awesome auto tranny. rode great,
quiet. Based on price, I have trouble catagorizing it, but it definitely
doesnt compete with other 'small cars' like the civic, corolla, cobalt,
etc. It's much more luxurious.
I haven't bought one yet, but am planning on it by the end of the year.
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I saw a few complaints about the gas mileage at Edmunds.com, although
they were impressed with the performance. I don't know the reason for
the mileage. Maybe the car is a little heavy, it is about 3,000
pounds. Maybe the 5 cylinder isn't terribly fuel efficient either.
I have a 12 year old Jetta with about 130K miles and 2.0L/manual
that gets 25-26 mixed and 32 the last time I check it on the highway.
I'd be willing to give up a couple of MPG if the car was more spirited
in daily driving.
That has always been the trade off with VW's. They are geared for more fun
than MPG. It just puts VW in an odd spot right now...without TDI's in many
states (like mine...damn it) they have little to offer if someone is
shopping primarily for a fuel efficient car.
02 Jetta Wagon
01 Eurovan MV
91 Jetta 1.6 Diesel
79 Rabbit 1.5 Diesel (semi-retired for now)
Schwinn Continental 10 Speed
Radio Flyer Pedal Car (my daughter made me add this) <-- keep this when
she out grows it, may increase in value faster then most cars. Ones from
when I was a child that are in decent shape fetch some shocking prices.
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