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2011 Volkswagen Jetta

bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
The all new 2011 Jetta to arrive this Fall. It will debut with a new look and a new price!

I think it looks very much like an Audi A4. It looks a bit older, but with a sporty twist. It has increased in size and for me is a good thing. But, it doesn't look bulky either. The interior is up to a new level, seemingly expensive look for the cheaper base price to be had . Though, I will wait to see what the actual base model looks like.

I am waiting until the end of the year to attempt to trade for the new model. This could be the car for me.
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  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    Did not see this thread under the Jetta Forum. That is why I created a new one. Shouldn't it be placed in the Jetta forums? Did I miss something? It will be arriving soon.

    Thanks again.
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    You might wanna read the reviews on the new Jetta.....they arent good......they ruined the Jetta name.

    I wish they would have left it alone, still offer the current Jetta, and give this "NCS" a completely different name.

    But, decontented (cheap all the way around) and bigger, and a lower price, they may sell a ton of em.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    See, exactly! I agree!! It has gotten too commercialized!! Lost a bit of the "Jetta" appeal!! I am just excited to get the chance to see it. But, if their approach is to sell as many as possible.....then you might as well be like GM.

    Cheaper price is not always better. I know that I am still willing to pay more for a VW product, given you get more too. But, I hope the 2011 doesn't ruin this approach.

    I truly hope they don't use GM's approach, obviously its not working well for them!! Their STILL using this method.

    I hope it doesn't lose that VW upper end feel.

    Kristie,...lol. I am curious to know why this forum has not been place under the VW Jetta Forum tab. Its not even there. I made a thread, but its not in the right place, it is no longer a future car here shortly. :) That way we can start discussing it.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,914
    It absolutely is there, and always has been. It just doesn't have the proper category assigned, but if you go to Sedans, then to VW Jetta, you'll see it right there on the list with all of the other Jetta discussions.

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  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    Awesome! Thanks Kirstie!!:)
    It was there all along.
  • ">link titleI got some hands-on experience with the new Jetta.
    You can see information, pricing and videos here:
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  • Just got an email message from my dealer. He announced that they're getting the 2011 Jettas this week, and scheduling test drives next week.

    I hope they did not mess around too much with it. From the accompanying photo, it definitely looks much different from the current version, and the term used is fully re-designed. I hope they have TDI's as well. The VW website has no indication of what it will look like, so far.
  • 2011 Jetta TDI is scheduled for January 2011.

    Mico
  • I have never owned a VW - been driving mostly Japanese cars. Was just wondering what makes the TDI model so special?

    Thanks..
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    edited September 2010
    The TDI is Diesel.

    However, I am wondering if they are still offering the 2.0T engine? I am only going to get the car with this engine. The 2.5 is just fine, but I want a bit more fun!!

    IF they don't offer the 2.0T then it will be a mistake for them. Even, the guy on the above link stated that it would be hard to leave his 09 Wolfsburg with the 2.0T.

    I wonder if they will still offer the Wolfsburg or GLI.
  • I think they will only offer the 2.0T in the GLI version initially. Hopefully, they will come to their senses later in the year and offer a Wolfsburg version with the 2.0T like they did in the past. If they offer a Wolfsburg version only with the standard 2.0 or 2.5, then I will be sorely disappointed...
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    Yes! Exactly! The VW Jetta symbolizes youth, a drivers car. That car that you can open the roof, play a favorite tune and hug the road!! Fun!!! If they drop it, then they will simply grow old and die. Might as well be like any other car.

    I would get one in Red, 2.0T
  • Thanks...I understand they prohibited diesel vehicle sales in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont at one point. Is it still the case? Can you at least buy diesel fuel in those states?
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    edited September 2010
    When VW reintroduced the TDI in late 08, the 09 it was 50 state legal.
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    edited September 2010
    The reviews arent good, the Jetta V gave you 180hp, sure it was a 5er, but they should have been bragging about most hp in a standard engine. Some other car company could've made a V6 standard, but they didnt.

    I drove a I-5 Jetta V and it seemed ok..........til I drove the turbo 4!!!

    Traction control, stability control, TPMS.....the list went on and on....and thats why the V was a success. Sure you paid more for it, but you get what you pay for.

    The Jetta VI?........cheap interior etc. They should have left the Jetta as is (until a real redesign, yes it is, or was a Golf with a trunk) Call this "NCS" the VW fridgidaire or, kenmore.......oh those names are taken, if you want a boring appliance to drive everyone knows you buy Toyota.

    And havent we seen this look before? I'm not saying the Jetta V was a styling leader, but somehow they made the VI....an appliance.

    I love my Jetta, and when the time comes to get a new VW I hope they will have learned the lesson from J VI and never, ever do that again!
  • The 09 Jetta Sportswagen was 50-state legal.

    What's so special with TDI? When you get between 50 - 60 mpg, it's hard to let go. I enjoy driving, and I'm not going back to gasoline. Once, I filled up and drove around for 575 miles before the empty tank sign came up. I've had my wagon for 18 months, and I'm already up to 30K+. Big smile at the gas station.

    Give it a test drive, it's not going to hurt. If you're looking for a lot of power, diesel cars may not be for you. The engine is adequate for normal driving mostly. Lots of pulling power. You get a lot of torque, but not much speed beyond 100mph. Then again, why do you have to go too fast? Don't need speeding tickets or higher insurance premiums, or worse.

    I like Japanese cars, too, but no one makes a diesel. I'll grab a diesel Subaru if they sold one, if only for the AWD feature which is not offered by Audi, Benz or BMW in a manual.

    Oh, BTW. Didn't Audi TDI cars sweep the Le Mans race this year? I may be mistaken.

    Enjoy the ride.
  • That makes a lot of sense. Are diesel engines more durable than gas ones? what's the overall reliability of the Jetta TDI;s?

    Thanks
  • I drove a Japanese SUV on RUG for 12 years and only gave it up because the body started falling apart. I have heard of diesel engines going well over 25 years. I have a neighbor who had been driving a diesel Benz for at least 35 years. He got it in the 70's and it still runs fine, although he doesn't drive it very far from home.

    The next time you see a truck driver, ask him how many miles he's got on his rig. You'll be surprised how many thousand miles those things cover before they are retired. You all see this 16-wheelers going off in the highways forever - guess what their engines are? Yep, diesel. They are usually fast and carry a lot of load.

    One other thing I like about diesels is the longer you drive it, the better the engine gets in terms of performance. If you know a good mechanic, ask him about diesel engines.

    For reliability, I'm not an expert but my experience had been positive for the 18 months I have owned my Jetta. Positively problem-free and worry-free, which is good for me because I'm the type who just drives and hardly looks under the hood. There should be guys or gals out there who can give us their feedback in that regard.

    Enjoy the ride.
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    I've heard or some big rig diesels with a million miles or more, original, not rebuilt engine.

    Back to our topic.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    New Jetta available on Ebay!!! They have an SEL and the S. The S model looks really base!!! In fact a bit dingy. Not too impressed. The SEL looks great! However, here and there are spots where they skipped out. I am not sure how I feel about it. I certainly do NOT like their whole approach of selling more! I feel like you have to get the SE or SEL to get the most appeal. Anyway, I would still get one, I will need to drive it. A 2.0T is a must!!
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    Oh, BTW. Didn't Audi TDI cars sweep the Le Mans race this year? I may be mistaken.

    I'm not certain either, but I know that Audi did extremely well. I recall reading an article that said the drivers and cars were excellent and that the diesel's fuel economy gave them an edge -- Audi's were eating up the miles while the other contestants were pitting for fuel. ;)
  • bpeeblesbpeebles Posts: 4,085
    The Audi TDI engines have been winning at LeMans since they were introduced several years ago. With the rules limiting how much fuel each team gets for the race, the TDIs are able to produce HUGE amount of torque and win the race while consuming much less fuel than the gasoline-powered vehicles.

    The bottom line is that diesel fuel has MORE ENERGY PER GALLON than gasoline. Hence, a diesel engine can produce more power and MPG than gasoline.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    That is why they must offer a TDI and a 2.0T model! It is a must! People will want that. Otherwise the Jetta might as well be like any other car on the road. If anything, they need it more now, because it has lost some sport appeal.

    This will be the only way I would get a new Jetta. ;)
  • TDI is coming in January, and GLI with 2.0T is coming in May.
    But even as is - just drive it against any Japanese competition, and you will see that Jetta is a clear winner.

    Mico
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    Jetta V is a winner Jetta VI is an appliance.
  • Hi..I am curious as to your reply..Have you driven the new Jetta and felt that it fell short of your expectations? - the reason I am curious is because I am Japanese cars transplant and looking at a new Jetta.for the very reasons of the performance and features that a typical VW offers in the 20-25K price range cars.

    Thanks..
  • Jetta V is a winner Jetta VI is an appliance.

    That is your opinion, and I don't even know if it is based on real experience or just your feelings.

    To remind you, when Jetta V came out - everyvody was badmouthing it too, saying that it was too generic, looked like a Corolla, etc. Now suddently it is a winner.

    Mico
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    Really, the 2.0T is not out until May? I am sure that my current lease situation will force my out before then. I would be okay with the 2.5, but I am not going to settle as much for my next car. I really want the 2.0T. I could wait, but my current lease mileage will be getting high. The 2.5 is a strong engine! Anything will be much nicer than my 08 GM 4cyl.

    I am not impressed with the base S model. Blah.

    My dealer has yet to get a new Jetta! Their slowly coming in.
  • I have heard cars with diesel engines do not produce adequate heating because of the great efficiency of these engines..I do not know what part of the country you are from and if you have cold weather in your neck of the wood, but have you experienced inadequate heating with your diesel car?

    Thanks..
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    Jetta VI is decontented.....ie el cheapo.....and bigger, they may sell alot with a bargain basement starting price,who knows.

    They took all of the good things out of this new Jetta, went with cheap materials for the interior, heck rear drum brakes!! No thank you, I do not need to drive this Jetta VI, just look at the reviews, they arent good. Get a real Jetta, the V while you can, or at least compare both side by side if possible and you will see the difference.
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