Volkswagen Jetta Sedan News

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Driven
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Driven

If you want a new Jetta sedan, skip the thirsty, coarse five-cylinder base engine. Heck, we're even tempted to tell you to go ahead and skip what's long been our favorite, the turbo-diesel TDI. That's because for about the same price as the TDI you can have what feels like a much more sophisticated...Read More»

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2011-2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Jetta sedan models over concerns that tailpipe extensions that could burn people. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 30,294. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
U.S. To Have Greater Voice In VW Product Development, New SUV Planned

It’s no secret auto giant Volkswagen is still a small fish in the all-important U.S. market, but the automaker is determined to alleviate the issue, going so far as to develop distinct models aimed squarely at American customers. Volkswagen’s sales tally for the U.S. in 2010 topped just...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
Non-Hybrid Cars With Hybrid-Style Fuel Economy

Everyone who drives a gasoline-powered car knows the pain at the pump when gasoline prices soar. But not everyone wants to or is able to purchase a hybrid car or pure electric vehicle for their family transportation purposes. The good news is that there are an increasing number of fuel-efficient...Read More»

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2011 Jetta 2.0: Slowest Gas VW In A Decade

The new, redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Jetta caused a stir when a new budget model was introduced with a $16k base price. That price undercuts smaller cars that compete in a class under the Jetta, so it is certainly noteworthy. However, once you find out what you get for that price, it suddenly seems...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 VW Jetta Improved and Less Expensive

When Volkswagen decided to redesign its Jetta compact front-wheel-drive sedan for the model’s 30th anniversary season, it went away from Jetta’s tradition of being a sedan version of the Golf hatchback. Rather, the new 2011 car stands alone and is larger and certainly more upscale...Read More»

First Act guitar promotion
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI First To Get Fender Car Audio System

Mention the name Fender with respect to music and sound, and you'll likely think of electric guitars, loud amps, and the likes of Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn—or even John Lennon. Fender's Stratocaster has become one of the biggest names in guitars. Now, the Fender name is playing a part...Read More»

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Video: 2011 VW Jetta Says Love Not Cheap, Just Inexpensive

How far would you go for love? What outlandish, ego-smooshing, body-bruising, morale-decimating things would you a human take on in the name of love? I have done many sinful, shameful things in my youth for what I thought at the time was love. Turned out it was a much more physical than...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Mind Tricks, Reality Distortion, and Other Car Sales Tactics

My son's totally-optioned-out 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI was declared a total loss by State Farm. A "Total Loss Specialist" called me and said, if we'd sign this and that, we'd get a check for $27,240. That sounded about right. So we signed this and that, my wife took off work, and a nice, very...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Names Jonathan Browning New U.S. Chief

Volkswagen of America has been without a CEO since Stefan Jacoby resigned earlier this year, but confirmation has come that the American arm of the German automaker will soon have a new leader. The automaker has announced today that former GM executive Jonathan Browning has been named president and...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Feds Look Into Potential Stalling Issue

Experienced any unexpected stalling in a late-model Jetta TDI? You might have information that's useful to Volkswagen, or to the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which just opened a preliminary investigation into the issue. NHTSA said that its Office of...Read More»

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Today in Car News: Economics 101, Stalling Jettas, and Diesels

Auto sales may have helped consumer spending in July, but were a small bright spot in some pretty dim economic news. [Detroit Free Press] What car would you lose your job over? We'd choose an XKR Convertible, but--hey, wait--we drive cars for a living! No need to steal! Whew. [Jalopnik] The 2009 VW...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
Cars That Get Better And Cheaper for 2011

Every year, cars get better. Every year, cars get more expensive. It's been the rule since Henry Ford put doors on the Model T in 1911. But it doesn't always apply in a recession. The cost of the average car will almost certainly continue to climb for the foreseeable future, as the cost of...Read More»

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Video: Volkswagen Pulls 'Shoot The Gap' Ad After Complaints Go Viral

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen launched a new campaign to promote its "Autobahn for All" summer sales event. One of the ads for that campaign featured a conservative-looking couple out for a test drive, talking to the salesman about nice, normal things, when all of a sudden, the wife began...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Today at High Gear Media: VW Jetta and a New Supra?

It's Friday at High Gear Media, just like it is around most of the globe. And to celebrate the weekend (is there a better reason?), TheCarConnection's team of reviewers is bringing you our first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, the first VW to go down a new road driven by American tastes. Does...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive

  The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will be significantly updated when it shows up at dealers in October, and VW hopes it's more in tune with what American shoppers need in a compact sedan. We drove the Jetta last week in San Francisco, and we've just filed our full review--and like many other reviewers...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: First Drive Coverage

  We're done with today's first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. And while the copy elves are toiling away at a full review, you can still get the basics on the new front-drive sedan coming from VW in the fall. The new Jetta, in case you haven't heard, is a thorough reworking of the current...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta infotainment system
Video: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Joins the Infotainment Era

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is joining the infotainment era, bit by bit, with a newly available system that blends navigation and entertainment features into a single touchscreen-driven system. It's not as flexible as Ford's SYNC system, or the Kia UVO setup we tested this week in the 2011 Sportage...Read More»

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Live Photos

We're just back from our first drive of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. And before we get to the full review--how it handles, how it looks, how it feels and fulfills its mission--we have some eye candy for you. Shooting the Jetta wasn't so simple today. Leaving San Francisco in a grey shroud, I couldn't...Read More»

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