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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#349 of 12749 I was going to say that, but....
Nov 05, 2000 (7:57 am)
I didn't want to make fun of anyone's funky Cavalier.
The great point you make there lexzoom, is that if someone does get a lemon then of course they will bad mouth that manufacturer. I would!
I had a 1981 VW Rabbit that I hated!! I swore off VW's for life! But, it really wasn't the car I hated, it was the service people in the town I was living in. The car was a great car, but I never liked it because the dealer was bad.
Heck, now that we haven't had our 1991 Accord for two months since trading it, there are several things I can list that I didn't like about that car, but there's no point in it really.
I have better things to do than run around trying to pi$$ off a bunch of Honda owners. )
I do have to say though that of all the cars I have owned, this Jetta is definitely the most fun car of them all. And the quality is outstanding! So far I have not found one single flaw. Nada. Nyet. Nothing!
#350 of 12749 What an AWESOME car
Nov 05, 2000 (9:39 am)
I picked up my new Jetta last Thursday. A Galactic Blue VR6 GLS with the 5-speed. I need to get my Honda back because I'm having more fun than a human being is allowed to have driving a car. My high expectations for the car have been met and then some. It's as solid as a tank and drives like a dream. Thanks WV for offering such a great car that I can afford. I been converted. I'm driving a wise man's BMW 3 series.
Nov 05, 2000 (4:00 pm)
Congrats!!!!!!! Nobody's gonna be able to slap that smile off your face for quite some time to come. That Galactic Blue is a nice color and really looks good on the Jetta. In fact, there are really none of the Jetta colors I don't like.
One bad side-effect of a new Jetta is that your fuel bill increases by about 50%!!
Nov 05, 2000 (4:04 pm)
A good point, I guess I don't follow the other forums like I do this one and the Vortex. I wasn't trying to rag on the guy, but we've already made the point that all makes and models can have lemons, and then I continually see this stuff. Sheesh, I guess it was a bad nite!
#353 of 12749 Thanks bluejetta
Nov 05, 2000 (5:54 pm)
I did look on that site before, but I didn't see the wheels option on the bottom. The Montreal ones looks pretty good to me, although it's not listed if they come in 17''. I've seen mostly the Bravo and Toccata around.
I still haven't decided on the color. It's gonna be either black or blue!
Nov 05, 2000 (7:53 pm)
I test drove a Jetta VR6 last weekend, as well as a Nissan Altima and Subaru Impreza RS, all with a 5-speed. The VR6 felt disappointingly weak when compared to the 4-bangers in the Altima and Impreza. Also, the short shift lever in the Jetta forces me to have to reach for 3rd and 5th gears, although I am kinda big and have the seat back pretty far.
#355 of 12749 Let the guy vent...
Nov 06, 2000 (5:55 am)
When people get a lemon for a car I can understand their frustration. For most people, their car is the 2nd most expensive piece of property that they own/lease. I would be pretty mad if I paid 20G for a lemon no matter what the make or model was. Put yourself in this guy's shoes...then be glad it's not you!
#356 of 12749 VENUS!!!
Nov 06, 2000 (1:58 pm)
You did it!! Woo Hoo! Congrats....be careful and have fun!
#357 of 12749 2001 TDI JETTA
Nov 06, 2000 (6:43 pm)
Has anyone taken delivery of a 2001 Jetta with the curtain airbags for driver/passenger? This was to be an October midyear upgrade along with the multi-function steering wheel. I have seen the new wheel...very nice for safety reasons..although many prefer the old 3 spoke wheel.
Also I am considering either the Baltic green..which is a dark metallic blue-green, or the black. Any opinions on one or the other? Thanks................
#358 of 12749 Baltic green
Nov 07, 2000 (3:34 am)
I just bought a 2001 Baltic Green GLX and the color has played to rave reviews. (It's really nice with the beige interior.) Oddly enough, I'd seen similar colors on other cars and hadn't been that impressed. Too something ... blue? ... green? ... loud? The Jetta seems to have gotten it right, and I think its a good color for a small car. Just make sure you check out this color under different lighting conditions. Depending on the way the light hits it, it will look either more blue or more green. Whichever color you select, I've got to say that the Jetta is a neat little car.