The 2007 City Golf starts at $14,900 CAD ($13,203 USD), while the City Jetta opens at $16,700 CAD ($14,797 USD). At this point, you're wondering why anyone would buy the old cars when the Rabbit starts at $14,990 USD. Simple: In Canada, the Rabbit is a lot more expensive, with a starting price of $19,990 CAD for the 3-door. That's $17,720 USD.
VW Canada execs decided that 20 grand was too high an asking price to simply get into a VW, and so the City Golf and City Jetta were born. As for the cars themselves, everything should be familiar. They get the 115-horsepower 2.0L underhood, and the interiors and exteriors are unchanged from the cars we remember. Actually, check that: they do get "City" badging in back. The City Golf is built in Brazil and the City Jetta comes from Mexico. Both cars come with a nice set of standard equipment and offer decent fuel economy to boot. They still look good, too.
[Source: VW Canada via CanadianDriver.com]