2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan  -  $17,640


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,640
Base Invoice: $16,840
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Man S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr Man S Sedan
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine

Pros

Low entry price; safety features including available rear thorax air bags; styling and performance (GLI).


Model Highlights

The Volkswagen Jetta sedan comes in three different models for 2008: S, SE, and SEL. The entire line is powered by a 170-horsepower, 2.5L five-cylinder engine, matched either with a five-speed manual gearbox or with a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and sport mode. Top-of-the-range SEL models only offer the automatic.

Then there's also the GLI, a performance-oriented sports-sedan model that's powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The GLI also includes a distinctive honeycomb grille, lower-body trim, red brake calipers, large round taillights, dual stainless exhaust tips, special sport seats, an F1-style, flat-bottom steering wheel, and aluminum interior trim.

The Jetta sedan can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds with the manual transmission, but the GLI can dash to 60 in only 6.9 seconds. Both engines attain 29 mpg in the EPA highway estimate.

On both models, front thorax-protecting side air bags are standard, along with full-length side-curtain bags. Side thorax bags for rear occupants are optional. All Jettas and GLIs also include anti-lock brakes with engine braking assist, and an electronic differential lock for improved traction. SE, SEL, and GTI models get standard electronic stability control.

All Jettas come with air conditioning, cruise control, a CD sound system, eight-way adjustable front seats, and tilt/telescopic steering standard. Top SEL models add big 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a sunroof, and a ten-speaker sound system with six-disc changer. Top options include a navigation system and a sport styling kit that gives the Jetta a high-performance look. The same package is available on the GLI, along with a special rear wing spoiler and front lip spoiler.


Model News

The 2.0T four-cylinder engine is no longer offered on the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta line, only on the performance-oriented GLI model, but the Jetta's 2.5L five-cylinder engine now gets a 20-horsepower boost in power, to 170 horsepower. The top-of-the-range SEL model is now offered only with an automatic transmission, and Climatronic climate control and leather upholstery are no longer standard on the SEL or the GLI. A power recline feature for the driver's seat is now standard through the Jetta line.

For both models Laser Blue is a new color, replaces Shadow Blue in the Jetta's color palette. Wheat Beige has been dropped.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta comes well-equipped and value-priced for those who want a small but roomy sedan or wagon, while the GLI model is a sophisticated sport sedan that also has strong value-for-money appeal. The Jetta and GLI line is also a safety standout, as one of only a few compact sedans and wagons at any price to offer available side-thorax air bags for rear-seat occupants.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
420.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ -TBD-

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ -TBD-

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
91 ft³

Front Head Room
38.5 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
35.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
179.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in

Height, Overall
57.4 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Trunk Volume
16.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3230 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.98 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 X 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V164000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 13, 2009

Component
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Potential Number of Units Affected
25594

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 25,594 MY 2006-2009 JETTA 5TH GENERATION EQUIPPED WITH 2.01 ENGINE. THE FASTENING SCREW CONTACT SURFACES ON THE DRIVESHAFT COVER PLATE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS. SOME SCREWS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED PROPERLY DURING ASSEMBLY AND COULD LOOSEN OVER TIME, CAUSING A KNOCKING SOUND WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. THE DRIVESHAFT SCREWS COULD LOOSEN TO THE POINT WHERE THE DRIVESHAFT DETACHES FROM THE GEARBOX.

Consequence
IF THE VEHICLE IS MOVING WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE DETACHED DRIVESHAFT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE THE GEARBOX HOUSING. A DAMAGE GEARBOX HOUSING COULD LEAK GEARBOX OIL ONTO THE STREET AND CREATE A RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH FOR BOTH THE DRIVER AND OTHER MOTORISTS.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVESHAFT SCREWS AND REPLACE THE SCREWS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 19, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. 40J2/S4. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V442000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2007

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
340000

Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.

Consequence
INAPPROPRIATE, NON-STANDARD LIGHTING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY OF VEHICLES AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. Q8. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V621000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 14, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
377,286

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 JETTA, NEW BEETLE, NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE, MODEL YEAR 2009 JETTA SPORTWAGEN AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 RABBIT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. THE JETTA, JETTA SPORTWAGEN, AND RABBIT VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE NEW BEETLE AND THE NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FASTENING CLAMP ON A HYDRAULIC HOSE OF THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE LOCATED IN AN IMPROPER POSITION WHICH COULD CAUSE CHAFING AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.

Consequence
IF CHAFING OCCURS, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK TO DEVELOP. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL LINE. ADDITIONALLY, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE MODEL, DEALERS WILL EITHER REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR, OR INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE FASTENING CLAMP AND ADJUST THE RELATED FASTENING CLAMP INTO THE CORRECT POSITION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 20I4/U1. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Clutch starter interlock

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Electronic differential lock

Engine braking assist

Front wheel drive

Multi-link independent rear suspension

P205/55HR16 all-season tires

Temporary use spare tire

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/covers

Electro-mechanical speed sensitive pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution

Hydraulic brake assistant

Dual exhaust tips

Body-color bumpers

Chrome grille

Halogen headlamps

Daytime running lights

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

8-way manual front bucket seats w/driver pwr recline, adjustable lockable head restraints, manual lumbar

60/40 split folding rear seats

Cloth seat trim

Front center armrest w/storage

Front map & seatback storage pockets

Dual front/rear cupholders

Auxiliary pwr outlet

3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, coolant temp gauge, outside temp, digital clock

Tire pressure monitoring system

Cruise control

Remote transmitter for central locking -inc: remote trunk release

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Automatic pwr windows w/1-touch driver down

Automatic pwr door locks

AM/FM Stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (8) speakers, auxiliary input jack

Air conditioning w/rear vents, pollen filter

Rear window defroster

Sunvisors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

Metallic interior trim

Lighting-inc: front center dome light, (2) reading lights, luggage compartment light

Auxiliary pwr outlet in trunk

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/electronic brake-force distribution

Engine braking assist

Dual front airbag supplemental restraint system w/buckle switch

Dual front passenger side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Front height-adjustable safety belts w/pretensioners & load limiters

3-point safety belts in all positions

Center rear safety belt w/interlock

LATCH child restraint system

Child safety door locks

Clutch starter interlock

Collapsible steering column

Daytime running lights

Trunk escape handle

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SALSA RED, SOLID PAINT
$0

 
CAMPANELLA WHITE, SOLID PAINT
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC, SOLID PAINT
$0

 
BLUE GRAPHITE METALLIC, SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC, SOLID PAINT
$0

 
LASER BLUE METALLIC, SOLID PAINT
$0

 
ANTHRACITE
$0

 
ART GREY
$0

 
PURE BEIGE
$0

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$350

 
IPOD ADAPTER
$199

 
PWR TILT/SLIDING SUNROOF
$1,000

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$225

 
ELECTRONIC STABILIZATION PROGRAM
$450

 
16" "MUGELLO" ALLOY WHEELS
$450

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
PROTECTION KIT
$279

 
(4) RUBBER MATS & TRUNK LINER
$185

 
(4) CARPETED MATS & TRUNK LINER
$185

 
(4) JETTA CARPETED MATS
$89

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$160

 
CARGO NETS & (2) TIE-DOWN HOOKS
$125

 
EURO WING SPOILER
$479

 
EURO LIP SPOILER
$329

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$1,650

 
TITANIUM PKG
$1,750

 
SPORT PKG
$644

 
SPORT STYLING KIT
$2,099

 
17" SILVER "GOAL" ALLOY WHEELS
$1,350

 
17" ANTHRACITE "GOAL" ALLOY WHEELS
$1,350

 
17" TITANIUM "KARTHOUM" ALLOY WHEELS
$1,350

 
STOPS TAKE-OFF WHEEL DELIVERY TO DEALER
$0

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