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Volkswagen Jetta A3

A performance car for a changing world

the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta more than adequately the standard 2.5 liter 4-cylinder the optional 2.0 liter turbocharged turns this family car a genuine performance car. My came with a slick Direct Shift Gearbox Tiptronic self-shifter. Added to the classy interior it proves in Germany you can have your Forest Cake and eat it, too. for starters, $25,595 as tested, EPA estimates 25 city/32 highway.

Glance: When a sports car practical enough#133;

Unlucky in lucky in test drives. A time ago I had the good fortune to be an Accord on California’s fabled 1, an auto enthusiast’s dream Back in Beautiful British my next test placed me on the which twists and turns up and a mountain of the same name. Not as nor as long as California’s gem, the nevertheless offers a splendid of curves, straight sections, and time-to-time, brief glimpses of the thousands of feet below. As on 1, they soon provide an close-up if you’re not careful.

Now I was testing a Jetta Turbo 6-speed DSG automatic (Article: what it is and how it works ). Next to a sports car, an ideal set of for this road. Triple I also had the good fortune to hit the during one of the rare moments it wasn’t clogged with traffic. Forgetting for a moment the Jetta’s primary duty is to as family transport, I took of the near-empty highway to explore particular model’s secondary to perform for those drivers when not chauffeuring the kids to practice, like to waltz a car as dancing partner.

Continued below#133;

In The Driver’s Great#133; if you can get in

2007 Volkswagen 2.0T dashboard

Photo © Powell

The Jetta’s interior is if you can get through the open door. Now admit that as About token old guy I’m not as supple as I was but I can still walk upright and at should be able to slip a 4-door sedan with Every attempt with the involved neck-twisting and the inevitable hair (yes, I’m I still have hair). The seat was no better, suggesting the car’s tall stance has sacrificed to style. Once in, I was enchanted by a handsome and typically cockpit which immediately a message: you’re here to buddy, so pay attention.

Volkswagen Jetta A3

All black and gray, the only relief is supplied by a band of aluminum and a touch of chrome on the Primary instruments, speedo and are clear but the engine temperature and gauges are too small for a quick The console has the same fault. and simple, it includes one set of switches require a change of glasses if not wearing bifocals. Drinkers of revival juice will be to note the two cupholders do not interfere the handbrake and armrest. But be ready for a if the sunroof’s open.

On the Road: Amazing transmission and super handling

I’m not whether it was the 200 wild horses delivers from a 2-liter or the amazing 6-speed transmission impressed me most but I suspect it was the Other than a CVT (continuously transmission) I’ve never one that upshifted and downshifted so that I didn’t know it was gears. Like the Audi A3. the transmission utilises direct-shift similar to F1 race cars and Tiptronic, which allowed me to changes manually. Unlike similarly-equipped vehicles I actually it on winding roads.

Of course power’s of no value if a lacks poise in corners. happy to report that the with its precise steering and sharp responses, reacted to my turning the Malahat and other into a personal playground. handling characteristics, as well as fun for the driver, make for a safer As I’ve said ever I began road testing ago, the car that handles has a better chance of avoiding an In normal cruising mode the is smooth and quiet. Back passengers will find the forward somewhat limited and no center armrest. Two’s three’s a crowd.

Journey’s Extra power is nice, but take the 2.5

Photo © Philip Powell

Volkswagen Jetta A3


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