Only vehicle in its class (6 speed Diesel Wagon)
(Note :This review is for the 2014 Jetta Sportwagen TDI) This car is the only Eurowagon for sale in the US with an available manual transmission and diesel engine. It has amazing torque and quasi-euro handling. Lots of cargo space. Great vehicle if you are putting things on the voluminous roof. Interior is worlds above Asian interiors in this price bracket. V-tex Leatherette is wonderful. Gagetry is definitely spartan. If whistles and bells are what float your boat, you got the wrong car. This is a DRIVER'S CAR. It likes curvy roads and spirited drives. If you bought one post dieselgate "fix" you get an amazing warranty. 4 1/2 years or 48K miles from the date of the "fix". Unfortunately, you may spend more time at the dealer diagnosing check engine lights and diesel particulate filter lights than you want. It appears that you really need to be a devotee to drive one of these. Don't make a habit of shutting it down in the middle of a regen (which happens twice as often as did in my pre-fix 2011 Jetta Diesel) The DPF is the Achilles Heel of this vehicle. But Honestly most TDI devotees don't care. Two types of people drive diesels: those who like the economy, and those who like having 236 ft lb of torque. The ones who love the torque rarely have DPF (diesel particulate filter) woes because when you drive this car like you stole it, it seems to love you back!
Comfortable, economical, and sporty.
This car has a huge hatch space, which was my priority. It has very comfortable seats. I am thoroughly enjoying the full sun roof and the mesh sunscreen that blocks the sun but lets in the air. The mpg is impressive. I am pleased with this car.
Most Fun car yet!
I purchased this car after our minivan had been totaled. So it was quite the downsize, however the Sportwagon did not disappoint in the slightest. It has power, fuel economy, fairly easy to maintain, and just feels perfect.