The Truth About Cars » volkswagen jetta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ask Bark: Buyback is a Bitch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/barks-bites-buyback-bitch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/barks-bites-buyback-bitch/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:30:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331466 Andre writes: Bark, I’ve lurked on TTAC for around eight months and just registered to ask for a recommendation. (Thanks! —Bark) My daily driver is a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, and it’s likely I’ll be taking the buyback option on the vehicle based on the agreement-in-principle between VW and the government on the “defeat device.” It’s been a […]

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Andre writes: Bark, I’ve lurked on TTAC for around eight months and just registered to ask for a recommendation. (Thanks! —Bark) My daily driver is a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, and it’s likely I’ll be taking the buyback option on the vehicle based on the agreement-in-principle between VW and the government on the “defeat device.” It’s been a […]

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Reader Review: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/reader-review-2013-volkswagen-jetta-gli/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/reader-review-2013-volkswagen-jetta-gli/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 20:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1288433 (Please give a warm welcome to Ian, who has 40,000 miles on his Jetta GLI! — JB) About three years ago, I was the owner of a 2004 Ford Focus SVT two door and simultaneously the dad of a one-year-old child. Our family car was a 2008 Saturn Vue. One day I got a call from […]

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(Please give a warm welcome to Ian, who has 40,000 miles on his Jetta GLI! — JB) About three years ago, I was the owner of a 2004 Ford Focus SVT two door and simultaneously the dad of a one-year-old child. Our family car was a 2008 Saturn Vue. One day I got a call from […]

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My $2.2 Million Fleet In 2015 – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2-2-million-fleet-2015-good-bad-ugly/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2-2-million-fleet-2015-good-bad-ugly/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242681 Forty-nine cars worth more than $2.2 million dollars arrived for one-week stays in my driveway during the 2015 calendar year. Seventeen of them were traditional four-door sedans, including an XSE V6 version of America’s most popular car — the Toyota Camry. Another 15 were utility vehicles of one kind or another: the tiny Jeep Renegade and Mazda […]

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Forty-nine cars worth more than $2.2 million dollars arrived for one-week stays in my driveway during the 2015 calendar year. Seventeen of them were traditional four-door sedans, including an XSE V6 version of America’s most popular car — the Toyota Camry. Another 15 were utility vehicles of one kind or another: the tiny Jeep Renegade and Mazda […]

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New or Used?: German Car Lover Wants Germanic German From Germany http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/new-used-german-car-lover-wants-germanic-german-germany/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/new-used-german-car-lover-wants-germanic-german-germany/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223785 TTAC commentator tedward writes: Hey Steejeev, I thought I’d finally throw my hat into the ring as my wife and I are on the hunt for a second family car. We currently own a ’91 BMW 318is and a ’13 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen 2.5 — both manual, of course. In our previous lives as NYC residents, […]

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TTAC commentator tedward writes: Hey Steejeev, I thought I’d finally throw my hat into the ring as my wife and I are on the hunt for a second family car. We currently own a ’91 BMW 318is and a ’13 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen 2.5 — both manual, of course. In our previous lives as NYC residents, […]

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Contrast: Volkswagen’s U.S. Outpost Struggles As Volkswagen Canada Booms http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/contrast-volkswagens-u-s-outpost-struggles-volkswagen-canada-booms/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/contrast-volkswagens-u-s-outpost-struggles-volkswagen-canada-booms/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1111905 Following 18 consecutive months of year-over-year decline, U.S. sales at the Volkswagen brand have improved in six of the last nine months. Yet those U.S. sales improvements send up deceiving smoke signals. While Volkswagen’s volume increased 6 percent in June, for example, the brand’s 30,436-unit total represented an 18-percent drop compared with June 2013 and […]

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Following 18 consecutive months of year-over-year decline, U.S. sales at the Volkswagen brand have improved in six of the last nine months. Yet those U.S. sales improvements send up deceiving smoke signals. While Volkswagen’s volume increased 6 percent in June, for example, the brand’s 30,436-unit total represented an 18-percent drop compared with June 2013 and […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 “Quebec Special” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/capsule-review-2015-volkswagen-jetta-2-0-quebec-special/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/capsule-review-2015-volkswagen-jetta-2-0-quebec-special/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1041193 Reader iMatt shares his experiences with the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 “Quebec Special” Is the old 2.0L engine really as bad as the internet believes? I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d need to buy a second vehicle to compliment the Honda Fit shared by my girlfriend and I. That time finally […]

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Reader iMatt shares his experiences with the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 “Quebec Special” Is the old 2.0L engine really as bad as the internet believes? I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d need to buy a second vehicle to compliment the Honda Fit shared by my girlfriend and I. That time finally […]

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A Modest Proposal: Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 2.0T http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/modest-proposal-volkswagen-golf-sportwagen-2-0t/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/modest-proposal-volkswagen-golf-sportwagen-2-0t/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1024161 A Modest Proposal is a new feature where we advocate for more exciting variants of existing cars. Unlike other columns that do the same, we’ll take a look at products that actually stand a chance of making the business case, and how that can be met. I know, I know, not as fun as asking […]

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A Modest Proposal is a new feature where we advocate for more exciting variants of existing cars. Unlike other columns that do the same, we’ll take a look at products that actually stand a chance of making the business case, and how that can be met. I know, I know, not as fun as asking […]

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Jetta Volume Plunges In January, Volkswagen’s Modest Improvement Continues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/jetta-volume-plunges-january-volkswagens-modest-improvement-continues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/jetta-volume-plunges-january-volkswagens-modest-improvement-continues/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:36:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=994346 Volkswagen USA reported a 59-month low in Jetta sales in January 2015, just the second four-digit Jetta sales month in the last four and a half years, and a narrow ten-unit year-over-year overall brand improvement. The Volkswagen brand sold 23,494 vehicles in January 2014, down 19% compared with January 2013’s output. January 2015 sales were […]

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Volkswagen USA reported a 59-month low in Jetta sales in January 2015, just the second four-digit Jetta sales month in the last four and a half years, and a narrow ten-unit year-over-year overall brand improvement. The Volkswagen brand sold 23,494 vehicles in January 2014, down 19% compared with January 2013’s output. January 2015 sales were […]

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Los Angeles 2014: A Modest Proposal For Volkswagen Of America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/los-angeles-2014-modest-proposal-volkswagen-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/los-angeles-2014-modest-proposal-volkswagen-america/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:37:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=948545 Despite teasing us with the Volkswagen Golf R station wagon, it’s pretty clear that we aren’t going to get it in North America. A standard Golf R costs a hair under $37,000, and nobody is going to pay that much for the wagon version (and before you protest, remember that 3 people on the internet […]

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Despite teasing us with the Volkswagen Golf R station wagon, it’s pretty clear that we aren’t going to get it in North America. A standard Golf R costs a hair under $37,000, and nobody is going to pay that much for the wagon version (and before you protest, remember that 3 people on the internet […]

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Volkswagen USA Ends 18-Month Streak, Sort Of Increases October Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/volkswagen-usa-ends-18-month-streak-sort-increases-october-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/volkswagen-usa-ends-18-month-streak-sort-increases-october-sales/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:08:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=942153 As Isaac Newton didn’t say, to go up, Volkswagen had to go down. U.S. sales of Volkswagen brand vehicles declined 18% in October 2013, year-over-year, a 6182-unit decline in a market which expanded by 114,000 units, or 10%. Looking back, October 2013 was Volkswagen’s seventh consecutive month of decline, a streak which would continue all […]

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As Isaac Newton didn’t say, to go up, Volkswagen had to go down. U.S. sales of Volkswagen brand vehicles declined 18% in October 2013, year-over-year, a 6182-unit decline in a market which expanded by 114,000 units, or 10%. Looking back, October 2013 was Volkswagen’s seventh consecutive month of decline, a streak which would continue all […]

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Reader Review: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/reader-review-2010-volkswagen-jetta-sportwagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/reader-review-2010-volkswagen-jetta-sportwagen/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:51:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=874393 Reader Phil Brown shares his experiences with his Jetta Wagon Volkswagen still has the temerity to sell a compact station wagon in an American market scarfing up CUVs, and bless them for it. I should have been in the heart of the CUV market when looking for a new vehicle in 2010, but I ended […]

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Reader Phil Brown shares his experiences with his Jetta Wagon Volkswagen still has the temerity to sell a compact station wagon in an American market scarfing up CUVs, and bless them for it. I should have been in the heart of the CUV market when looking for a new vehicle in 2010, but I ended […]

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Volkswagen Builds The Enthusiast’s Dream Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/volkswagen-builds-the-enthusiasts-dream-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/volkswagen-builds-the-enthusiasts-dream-wagon/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:01:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=781161   The wagon you’re looking at is actually not an enthusiast’s dream. It’s not a diesel, nor rear-drive. It may not have a manual, either. But it’s still a tasty bit of forbidden fruit. Spotted by AutoGuide and their team of crack photographers, the Golf R Wagon is a bit like a baby Audi RS6. Using […]

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  The wagon you’re looking at is actually not an enthusiast’s dream. It’s not a diesel, nor rear-drive. It may not have a manual, either. But it’s still a tasty bit of forbidden fruit. Spotted by AutoGuide and their team of crack photographers, the Golf R Wagon is a bit like a baby Audi RS6. Using […]

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Volkswagen Cuts Sales Targets For US Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/volkswagen-cuts-sales-targets-for-us-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/volkswagen-cuts-sales-targets-for-us-dealers/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:30:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496971 Despite planning to sell 486,000 units in America this year, Volkswagen has trimmed its sales targets to 440,000 units, after shedding market share in the first half of 2013. The slowdown is sales has caused Volkswagen to offer aggressive incentives on vehicles, such as 0 percent financing across the board, while workers at its Chattanooga […]

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Despite planning to sell 486,000 units in America this year, Volkswagen has trimmed its sales targets to 440,000 units, after shedding market share in the first half of 2013. The slowdown is sales has caused Volkswagen to offer aggressive incentives on vehicles, such as 0 percent financing across the board, while workers at its Chattanooga […]

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Volkswagen Kills Its Five-Banger, Revives The 1.8T http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/volkswagen-kills-its-five-banger-revives-the-1-8t/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/volkswagen-kills-its-five-banger-revives-the-1-8t/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:44:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494802 Volkswagen is reviving a historic (or infamous, depending on your perspective) nameplate for the 2014 model year, as it drops the 2.5L 5-cylinder engine. In its place is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The new 1.8T engine luckily has no relation to the prior 1.8T, which ate coilpacks […]

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Volkswagen is reviving a historic (or infamous, depending on your perspective) nameplate for the 2014 model year, as it drops the 2.5L 5-cylinder engine. In its place is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The new 1.8T engine luckily has no relation to the prior 1.8T, which ate coilpacks […]

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Review: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vs 2013 Jetta Hybrid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/2013-volkswagen-jetta-tdi-vs-jetta-hybrid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/2013-volkswagen-jetta-tdi-vs-jetta-hybrid/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 18:14:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490234 “Have you driven the new Jetta Hybrid?” popped up in my Faceache message box. It came from Captain Leslie, an E-3 Sentry driver, consummate professional, a current Jetta TDI pilot (with a manual), and friend from a tour in the Middle East and Oklahoma City. Unable to resist her profile smile, I went in search […]

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“Have you driven the new Jetta Hybrid?” popped up in my Faceache message box. It came from Captain Leslie, an E-3 Sentry driver, consummate professional, a current Jetta TDI pilot (with a manual), and friend from a tour in the Middle East and Oklahoma City. Unable to resist her profile smile, I went in search […]

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Slow Growth In 2013 Will Put The Brakes On Volkswagen’s Ambitious Stateside Growth http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/slow-growth-in-2013-will-put-the-brakes-on-volkswagens-ambitious-stateside-growth/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/slow-growth-in-2013-will-put-the-brakes-on-volkswagens-ambitious-stateside-growth/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:37:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472314 Remember when Volkswagen’s goal of 800,000 units in America seemed utterly implausible? TTAC does. But Volkswagen, which was in the dumps not too long ago, is now more than half-way to their goal, selling 438,000 units in the United States, a 35 percent jump over last year. But that kind of growth isn’t likely to […]

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Remember when Volkswagen’s goal of 800,000 units in America seemed utterly implausible? TTAC does. But Volkswagen, which was in the dumps not too long ago, is now more than half-way to their goal, selling 438,000 units in the United States, a 35 percent jump over last year. But that kind of growth isn’t likely to […]

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QOTD: The Year’s Most Important Stories http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/qotd-the-years-most-important-stories/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/qotd-the-years-most-important-stories/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:35:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470027 As the year comes to a close and we choose our most reviled cars of the year, it’s also worth reflecting on the most compelling narratives of the year. At TTAC, we pride ourselves on covering stories that other outlets overlook. Whether it’s territorial disputes in China, overcapacity in Europe, a manufacturing boom in Africa […]

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As the year comes to a close and we choose our most reviled cars of the year, it’s also worth reflecting on the most compelling narratives of the year. At TTAC, we pride ourselves on covering stories that other outlets overlook. Whether it’s territorial disputes in China, overcapacity in Europe, a manufacturing boom in Africa […]

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September 2012 Sales Breakdown: Chrysler, Volkswagen Win Big http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/september-2012-sales-breakdown-chrysler-volkswagen-win-big/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/september-2012-sales-breakdown-chrysler-volkswagen-win-big/#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:03:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462544 September saw big gains for Volkswagen and Honda, two brands that have been pilloried by the motoring press for apparently sub-par products, while Chrysler led the Big Three in gains, if not volume. Honda and Acura combined sales were up 31 percent overall, with the CR-V posting a 14 percent gain in a very competitive crossover market. […]

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September saw big gains for Volkswagen and Honda, two brands that have been pilloried by the motoring press for apparently sub-par products, while Chrysler led the Big Three in gains, if not volume. Honda and Acura combined sales were up 31 percent overall, with the CR-V posting a 14 percent gain in a very competitive crossover market. […]

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Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Returns In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/volkswagen-jetta-1-8t-returns-in-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/volkswagen-jetta-1-8t-returns-in-2014/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:11:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453259 Members of Generation Why will fondly remember the Volkswagen 1.8T powered Golfs and Jettas of the early 2000’s – or if they don’t, they probably knew someone who swore that the turbocharged Volkswagen mill was a gift from Our Lord and Savior Herr Schmaus himself. Yes, it was plagued with ignition issues and a rather […]

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Members of Generation Why will fondly remember the Volkswagen 1.8T powered Golfs and Jettas of the early 2000’s – or if they don’t, they probably knew someone who swore that the turbocharged Volkswagen mill was a gift from Our Lord and Savior Herr Schmaus himself. Yes, it was plagued with ignition issues and a rather […]

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Volkswagen Passat Sales Up 25,000 Percent During VW’s Best Year Since 1973 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/volkswagen-passat-sales-up-25000-percent-during-vws-best-year-since-1973/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/volkswagen-passat-sales-up-25000-percent-during-vws-best-year-since-1973/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:08:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451435 Volkswagen is on track to have their best year in America since 1973 – and all it took was a revamped product lineup that got largely negative reviews from the automotive press. Sales for the first half of 2012 are up 35 percent versus the same time-frame in 2011. June sales were up 34 percent […]

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Volkswagen is on track to have their best year in America since 1973 – and all it took was a revamped product lineup that got largely negative reviews from the automotive press. Sales for the first half of 2012 are up 35 percent versus the same time-frame in 2011. June sales were up 34 percent […]

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Junkyard Find: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta Trek Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1996-volkswagen-jetta-trek-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1996-volkswagen-jetta-trek-edition/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450398 Back in the 1990s, Volkswagen and Trek Bicycles got together for a co-branding deal that shook the world (if you define “the world” as “a couple of zip codes in Marin County“): Golfs and Jettas with sporty-looking upholstery, roof racks, and matching Trek bikes! 15 years later, all but the most fanatical VW and/or bicycle […]

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Back in the 1990s, Volkswagen and Trek Bicycles got together for a co-branding deal that shook the world (if you define “the world” as “a couple of zip codes in Marin County“): Golfs and Jettas with sporty-looking upholstery, roof racks, and matching Trek bikes! 15 years later, all but the most fanatical VW and/or bicycle […]

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Volkswagen Jetta Getting 1.8T Engine – It’s 2002 All Over Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/volkswagen-jetta-getting-1-8t-engine-its-2002-all-over-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/volkswagen-jetta-getting-1-8t-engine-its-2002-all-over-again/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:41:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441488 Ahh, 2002, those were the days. I was 14 years old, had my first girlfriend and an avid reader of Sport Compact Car. I was thoroughly convinced that the Nissan 240SX was the best car in the world but also had a thing for the Volkswagen Jetta with the 1.8T engine. The MKIV Jetta 1.8T engine […]

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Ahh, 2002, those were the days. I was 14 years old, had my first girlfriend and an avid reader of Sport Compact Car. I was thoroughly convinced that the Nissan 240SX was the best car in the world but also had a thing for the Volkswagen Jetta with the 1.8T engine. The MKIV Jetta 1.8T engine […]

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NAIAS: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/naias-volkswagen-jetta-hybrid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/naias-volkswagen-jetta-hybrid/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:29:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424952   The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid combines two entities hated most by car fans – the new Volkswagen Jetta, and hybrids – on to which auto enthusiasts can project their deep-seated anger issues. Volkswagen says that fuel economy should be at 45 mpg combined while 0-60 will come up in 9 seconds. This may not be […]

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  The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid combines two entities hated most by car fans – the new Volkswagen Jetta, and hybrids – on to which auto enthusiasts can project their deep-seated anger issues. Volkswagen says that fuel economy should be at 45 mpg combined while 0-60 will come up in 9 seconds. This may not be […]

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