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2005 VW Jetta

lorryfanlorryfan Posts: 76
edited March 21 in Volkswagen
Anyone out there with info regarding the new 2005 VW Jetta Sedan? Here's what someone posted as the new look.

http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51314.jpg
http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51315.jpg

I think it's a very interesting look.
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  • Looks like an updated Toyota Corolla..
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    The front looks like a Toyota Corolla and the rear favors a Acura RSX....but, overall I like the look.
  • I agree with you....I called VW customer info helpline to enquire about when the 05 will start arriving at dealor lots and they told me mid oct.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,902
    Huh. We still have the 05 Jetta release date as January 2005!

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  • Ok now am confused....The 05 Jetta Wagon is already out - am I right?, I guess maybe that's what the VW rep was reffering to. Am just anxiously awaiting for the 05 model. Do you have any more filler on the 05 model other than the date it will hit the market in Jan of next year?
  • jimjpsjimjps Posts: 146
    The 05 Jetta will be made only in Mexico and actually imported to Germany as Bora's. I would be surprised if we see it before January. The logic is that sedans are popular in North America and not so popular in EU and of course MExico is cost-effective regardless. I doubt the 05 wagons are out unless they decided to make them in Germany which also could make some sense because wagons are more popular in EU than North America. ANybody have info on the new wagons??
  • jchjch Posts: 4
    We bought a 2005 Jetta GLS TDI wagon in Wisconsin on Monday (August 30). It was a "sold vehicle", but the buyer decided to wait, for some reason. It was the first 2005 that dealer had seen so far. It is exactly the same as the 2004, from what we've been told. I don't know if there are going to be any changes to the wagons corresponding to the "new" Jetta later on. The sticker claims the following:
    U.S./Canadian Parts Content: 1%
    Major Sources of Foreign Parts Content:
        Germany: 80%
        Poland: 15%
    Final Assembly Point: Wolfsburg, Germany
    Country of Origin:
          Engine: Poland
          Transmission: Germany

    By the way, I only have about 450 miles on it, but I LOVE this car! No rattles, no squeaks, not a single issue so far. Anyway, we have one, and it says 2005 on the sticker.
  • jimjpsjimjps Posts: 146
    To clarify, I was talking about the new Jetta, not the old model which is unchanged and hardly a "future vehicle". The new Jetta may also be a 2005 if it makes it by January or maybe it will be later and be a 2006.
  • venus537venus537 Posts: 1,443
    When ever the new jetta comes out it will be a 2006 model. This topic is obsolete! We should all go to the 2006 VW Jetta board to continue.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,674
    Perhaps the form name should be changed to Jetta 5.

    This way Europeans would be able to find information relating to the Jetta 5, or Golf 5, without trying to figure out if their model year corresponds to the North America release (guess it would be Jetta/Bora).

    Plus, the Golf will be available in 05 and it is just a hatch Jetta.

    or not...
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,902
    We have way more members based in the US than in Europe or elsewhere, so we keep the titles consistent with that market for now.

    We've still got the Jetta down as an '05 model with a March 05 release date, but we'll change the topic title if we get more concrete info.

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  • Has anyone seen the new 05 jetta? I was looking around carsdirect.com's website and to my surprise they've listed the 05 model as available, however not in all regions. I thought it wasn't due until March 05.

    Check this site out:
    http://www.carsdirect.com/research/volkswagen/jetta/2005/gl/color- - s
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,674
    That's not the "NEW" 05 jetta, it's just a new 05 jetta.

    :)
  • venus537venus537 Posts: 1,443
    i still think a lot of confusion could be saved by renaming this topic to "2006 jetta".

    well anyway. those interested in the next generation jetta should read edmund's review of the 06 audi A4 paying close attention to the comments about the new 2.0t engine. it looks like this engine rocks and is suppose to be available in the new jetta!
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    I would guess that the newly designed Jetta will come out as a 2005.5 model. So, the '05 will be the same body style as the '04's. As the Passat did in '01.5. Just my guess.
  • I think VW will officially unveil the next-generation Jetta based on the Golf Mk. V design probably at the Detroit International Auto Show in January 2005. It will look something like the Mk. V. Golf, and will likely be powered by a new 150 bhp 2.0-liter normally-aspirated and 200 bhp 2.0-liter turbocharged engines (sorry, you won't see the VR6 engine intially). It's also likely that VW may bring over the successor to the PD150 turbodiesel engine used on current Golf/Bora models in Europe starting in the 2007 model year for the Jetta as the entire USA switches to low-sulfur diesel fuel.
  • Great insight, am not doubting the accuracy of the details, but raychuang00 where did you get this technical information from? Is there a website you can share with the audience in this forum? Am anxiously waiting for the 05 (or if it turns out to be 06) model to hit dealer lots.
  • venus537venus537 Posts: 1,443
    since the 06 jetta is suppose to debut next spring it does make sense that it'll first show up at the detroit auto show.

    i'm so impressed with the new 2.0l turbo that i don't think i'll miss the VR6 too much.
  • The back looks a little japanese as in acura or toyota
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,674
    It does a little, but still looks good to me.

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  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    Toyota Corolla anyone?????
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,674
    heh...perhaps a little
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    To me, the back end looks more like an Acura TL with Corolla-ish styled tail lights. I think they were attempting to mimic the A8 lights with out stepping on the big brothers toes.

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  • ...and where do you think the Corolla got the roof mounted antenna idea from? It was pioneered by VW with the 1986 Scirocco 16V...
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    I would rather Toyota copy the roof mounted antenna than VW mimic the rear end of a Corolla....
  • Any new pictures of the Jetta to keep us entertained?
  • mam262mam262 Posts: 37
    In addition to any new pictures, any information on what options/features VW might offer with the new Jetta?
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,674
    Here you go...

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  • creakid1creakid1 Posts: 2,032
    isn't gonna cut it -- no cutting-edge style. Just like the melting-pot RX-7 from the late 80's -- a Supra/928/944, but no beauty.

    By the way, even the new GTI got a boring-enough steering -- lacking in road feel, per CAR & AUTOCAR British magazines.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,674
    I think it's quite nice compared to others in its market segment. It's gained an elegant yet aggressive profile.

    Not sure about handling, need to drive it myself.

    A 2.5L with 150 hp, 168 lb torque seems adequate for a base.

    A GLI with a 2.0T and DSG tranny seems impressive...if they keep the price in the low to mid 20's

    I can't think of many cars in that price range that I would rate as superior in design.

    Volvo S40 is nice, but think the high end version would elevate it out of a direct comparison. The TSX may be a competitor of the GLI, once real numbers come out.

    As a base car at 17K (assume similar to out going model) I can't think of any thing that approcahes it.

    Comparing old to new

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