Volkswagen Jetta (2007)
Last updated on: May 18 2013
The Jetta was launched in 1979 by the German car giant Volkswagen with the sole purpose of capturing the North American market which was more inclined towards sedans. But over the years the Jetta has become one of the most popular types of Volkswagen not only in America but throughout the world. The name Jetta is derived from the German word for Jet winds.
The Jetta is available as two variants. One being the four door sedan and other being the four door stationwagon. The petrol variant is a 2.5 litre 150 HP (110 kW) engine and the diesel one is a 2.0 litre TDI 170 HP (125 kW) engine. The Jetta is one of the few cars that use the both a turbocharger as well as the supercharger in the same engine. Although this really boosts the power delivered by the engine it seriously compromises the fuel efficiency. The gear box is a standard five speed manual one but a six speed automatic and manual gear transmission systems are also available as options.
Some of the key features of this fifth generation 2007 model of Jetta are the use of high strength carbon and laser welding. Both of these really increase the strength of the body thus making it a very secure car during collisions. The car comes with impact absorbing bumpers, side curtain protection and rear side air bags. It also has electronic stability control, climate control and anti slip regulation mechanism.
The car has controlled Area Network (CAN) buses instead of wires thus reducing the incidences of faults. The car has halogen lamps with a VW logo in the reflector and it has LED’s for tail lamps. The internal styling of the car is very classy and there is ample leg room for both front and rear passengers.
The car is not very expensive but cheaper deals are available through auctions.