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You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Fit, Mazda MAZDA3, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#322 of 1205 Re: New 2007 JETTA pricing! [dc_driver]
Jun 21, 2006 (10:37 am)
my friend had a 2004 jetta that spent most of it's time at the service department- new motor, electrical rewiring and the last thing before he traded it for a 2005 toyota corolla was while he was driving parts of the transmission fell off. he loved the dealership, got free loaner cars. they sell both v.w. and toyota. he loves his toyota-no problems.My first car was a 1971 V.W. Super beetle, learned to drive stick on that car-alot of fun.it cost me $l,550 new.
#323 of 1205 Re: New 2007 JETTA pricing! [nj2pa2nc]
Jun 21, 2006 (11:10 am)
I got my first car in 1968 when I was 18. My mother bought me a new Karman Ghia. I LOVED it. It was easy to work on, I used to watch my dad work on his Bettle before he died in June of 1965, and by the time that I got my Ghia, I would adjust the valve lash on the thing as per the owners manual. Come to think of it, his Beetle was what I learned to drive in.
Some day, I will find another 68 Ghia that is rust free, and totally restore it. THAT will be my "Cruise to the Dairy Queen on Sunday night" car. Brie
#324 of 1205 Re: New 2007 JETTA pricing! [germancarfan1]
Jun 21, 2006 (11:37 am)
Compared to what? For example, compared to a full-size Sonata GLS, the Jetta VE costs more MSRP and a lot more out the door, but has less power, worse fuel economy, much less interior room, shorter warranty (except on rust-through), smaller tires and wheels (larger ones are optional), and lacks convenience features such as rear armrest and cupholders and a power driver's seat. But the VE does have some plusses such as the 10-speaker stereo, EDL, and optional 6-speed automatic.
#325 of 1205 Versa
Jun 21, 2006 (12:39 pm)
This piece has been up for a week or two, but I was wondering what you folks think of it? I know it's classified as a hatch, but it does have four doors and anyway, since it's a competitor to these vehicles, we can certainly throw it into the mix.
Full Test: 2007 Nissan Versa
#326 of 1205 Re: Versa [pat]
Jun 21, 2006 (1:23 pm)
We have discussed the Versa quite a bit in the Low-End Sedans discussion.
But now you are really confusing me. What is the difference between a Low-End car < $16 and an Economy Sedan between $16k-20k? I always figured the Versa to be a low-end car. The lowest-priced model in Nissan's NA lineup, and definitely starting well under $16k. In fact, it has to be pretty loaded to be over $16k. I figured the new Sentra to be in the Economy Sedans category, along with cars like the Civic, Corolla, Mazda3, Elantra, Focus, Cobalt, and Spectra. Can you straighten me out? Thanks.
#327 of 1205 Re: Versa [backy]
Jun 21, 2006 (1:36 pm)
Yeah, it looks like it's on the line of either discussion - I went with the price of the one quoted in the review in picking this discussion because I didn't remember right off where it had been batted around a bit. Guess I coulda used the search ...
#328 of 1205 Re: New 2007 JETTA pricing! [backy]
Jun 23, 2006 (6:07 am)
"For example, compared to a full-size Sonata GLS, the Jetta VE costs more MSRP"
hmm...Wrong. Jetta VE 6-speed tiptronic: $18,975
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS: $19,395
And the power driver's seat is NOT standard on the GLS.
But let's look at what is standard on the Jetta VE AUTO that's not Standard on the Sonata:
Driver Seat Height Adjustable
Passenger Seat Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat Height Adjustable
One touch power windows (only 1 on Sonata, 4 on Jetta VW)
Telescopic Steering Adjustment
Rear Headrests (3 on Jetta, only 2 on Sonata)
Daytime Running Lights
Signal Mirrors (huge safety issue)
6-speed tiptronic (4-speed autos are so 1999)
The Sonata may have a bit more HP, but the Jetta has more torque at lower revs.
What else comes "standard" on the Jetta?
Decent resale value
A tight, secure, german feel
Classy looks (my opinion ONLY)
#329 of 1205 what also comes standard on the Jetta
Jun 23, 2006 (8:18 am)
lousy reliability and high maintenance costs...
#330 of 1205 Re: what also comes standard on the Jetta [wonderwall]
Jun 23, 2006 (8:51 am)
#331 of 1205 Re: New 2007 JETTA pricing! [germancarfan1]
Jun 23, 2006 (9:09 am)
So, germancardude... are you on VW's payroll or what? I'm just curious.