Volkswagen Jetta saloon (2006-2010): owner reviews

"The VW Jetta is a Golf-based four-door saloon that is packed with standard kit, but you pay a premium for it."

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.7 out of 5

80%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 36reviews
  • 19reviews

Common Problems

  • Engine (3 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Electrics (5 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Other (2 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
-

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
the only problems I have had with it are the rear nearside antlock brake sensor faied. About 3 months later the offside rear ABS sensor failed. Other than this have hod little trouble
Running Cost

3 out of 5

they costs are acceptable, re mpg. The problem is more the price of petrol

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Faultless
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
So far so good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Its a good solid and reliable family car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sports, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A small engined vehicle with the performance capability of a very much large engine (1.4-litre 170ps engine, tsi) You get basic 1.4-litre fuel consumption with the performance capability of a much larger engine as and when required.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Everything i expected. A comfortable, economical and quality car backed up by a professional dealer network.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Jetta cannot be faulted on build quality and reliability. This is a model often over looked in the uk due to what i feel is an unfounded belief that saloons aren't as practical as hatchbacks. Jetta boot is far bigger and more useable than ford focus hatch it replaced 99% of time. This however brings about the jetta's trump card as it offers huge value for money compared to it's golf stablemate.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Was everthing i thought it would be,very easy to live with has been Great no problems. can,t wait to see the new model.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very 'torquey', comfortable & a good sound system (with dab option)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent, well made, reliable and economical.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
most comfortable,reliant,perfect handling,quiet,n,active..
Running Cost

4 out of 5

18 monhs,n,only hd it serviced recently,one tyre,n,a rear offside bulb..

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

57
Review
Good engine
Running Cost

5 out of 5

20 tax - 60 mpg without being careful

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Very satisfied with reliability in all aspects, particularly fuel consumption and ride including comfort
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel costs very good and so far servicing costs o.k.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good reliable car with enough power to tow my caravan. Good gearbox and steering,and comfortable on long runs. Some squeaks and rattles starting to appear now it is approaching 3 years old, but still enjoyable to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Not too exhilarating but a good reliable car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A lemon which the dealer refused to replace at 13,000miles

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent car, comfortable, reliable, echonomical, spacious. Only problem was a blown fuse.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
-

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SPORT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sports, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
My jetta sports has the 1.4 tsi 170ps engine - it provides a combination of economy and remarkable performance that is outstanding. Fuel economy is basically midway between a standard petrol engine and a diesel alternative, yet without a heavy diesel engine upfront dulling the steering and handling.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Overall very pleased only problems were with the car when i bought it and fixed as part of the deal ,reverse parking is difficult and sensors should be standard

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent small saloon

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
-

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
Very few failures,
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Spare parts are quite expensive, but fuel consumption is good despite high fuel costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
No problem for the past 6 six years
Running Cost

5 out of 5

So far so good nothing change on the motor parts

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
No problems so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

50 mpg overall good,cambelt change every 4 years expensive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
With over 50k miles and only minor problems and normal servicing there are no other problems to report.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

MPG excellent but parts on the expensive side. Cost of long life engine oil just a rip off!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Other than problems caused by driver error, no reliability issues at all.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

overall except fuel is good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
Always starts first time
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very cheap car to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
exellent starter even in hard frosts
Running Cost

4 out of 5

just servicing and mot so far

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
Does exactly as you would expect form a well designed and built car. First class for my needs
Running Cost

5 out of 5

55 MPG which is brilliant. I have only had to pay for new wipers, a mid-service, and two new tyres.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Not put a foot wrong since I bought it. Starts first turn and sounds as smooth as the day it was new
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not had to spend much on it so far other than a service and a new radio, but these were problems inherited from the previous owner

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very reliable goes very well since remap also much easier on the fuel. Comfortable, great boot and great on tyre wear.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I was originally on the look-out for a mkv golf, but found that for the money i was willing to spend i was able to get a better specced jetta for less. I have not regretted choosing the jetta over the golf one bit. It definitely seems to be a hidden gem within the vw line-up, and gets overshadowed by it's golf and passat siblings. I am more than happy with the performance of the 2.0tdi 140ps engine. Mine is one of the last pd engines before the cr engines replaced them. It pulls well from quite a large rev range. I average about 40 to the gallon but i didn't but the diesel for the economy. I bought it because the 2.0tfsi is very rare and i wasn't willing to travel the country for one. Build quality has been spot on. Minor niggles have been the rear off-side window catching a wire harness on the way down causing it to stick. The only thing putting me off buying another mkv when i come to replace my current one will be the mkvi possibly making it look dated and driving prices of the mkv down when i come to sell. Maybe the mkvi will be at the top of my list of replacements!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Super

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is one of the best car in its range among the rest but not in the mercs nor bmw nor audi level. I am very satisfied with this car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel,

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
No it is very reliable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
UNTIL NOW i DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM
Running Cost

3 out of 5

MIGHT BE USING LOT OF DIESEL

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
all good apart from 1 limp mode trip
Running Cost

3 out of 5

parts are expensive and the timing belt requires changed more often than a lot of other marques

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TDI Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very satisfied with the car and vw service both when purchased and franchise servicng garage. Slight niggle with auto transmission (dsg), slight problem with design of brake pedal height (not show stoppers by any means. Comfortable and over 50 mpg is great for me (improves by nearly 40% on old car consumption).!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The jetta is a great car - understated and does everything a more expensive car such as an audi a4 would do. This is vw's best kept secret.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A very good and reliable car with good economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

td1 s, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very happy electrics problem fixed with the help of volkswagen it was a knowen fault they supplied part free and payed half the laber

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
In 13 months of ownership I have had no issues with the car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Other

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Perfect.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economy could be better, but not bad for a 200bhp auto.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
-
Running Cost
road tax,fuel all the normal things service etc

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
OVERALL ITS THE BEST CAR iV'E EVER HAD''..COMFORT/HANDLING/RUNNING COSTS,N,RELIABILITY,,
Running Cost

4 out of 5

45 PLUS MOST WEEKS,N,PERFORMANCE IS VERY GOOD,

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Needed a pressure sensor but otherwise ok

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
like all VWs, never let me down but build quality not as good as I would expect
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good MPG but Ł144 last month to replace bonnet cable & Ł135 to replace cruise control part which had already been replace under warranty

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SPORT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Does everything perfectly except be exciting

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