Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had to have abs esp system repaired (done under vw warranty). built in mexico rather than germany. Despite performance (virtually as good as a golf gti) insurance reasonable (just gone up to ł321 including breakdown cover).

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Jetta was bought to replace a VW Golf, given that when we come to change the car the children will all have moved out we will probably revert to a Golf GT Diesel or if the wife gives in a Sirocco!

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let me down or failed to start. Seem reasonable apart from tyres seem heavy at the front.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never let me down, never had to do any repairs. Just the usual, fuel, insurance, etc.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

excellent family car with good performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very good

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5