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2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn

The Jetta We've Been Waiting For The motoring press hasn't had the greatest of relationships with the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. When the sedan debuted, critics slammed the newest generation as a Walmart interpretation of a model many of us had grown up loving. The nicer-than-expected materials, playful handling and quiet cabin had all been scrapped in favor of a bargain basement price tag wrapped in styling as risky as sunblock in summer. The machine simply felt like the latest casualty of the Volkswagen campaign to become the world's largest automaker. To make matters worse, buyers didn't... Read More

Vital Stats

Turbo 2.0L I4
200 HP / 207 LB-FT
6-Speed DSG
$26,484 as tested
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    LA 2008: Green Car of the Year is the Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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    New York Auto Show: Manufacturers flaunt their safety features

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