"The car is terrific, the CNET reviewer is a moron."5.0 starson by anchorsaweigh
Pros: Too numerous to mention
Cons: Non that I know of
Summary: I purchased my Jetta used, just a few months ago. I find it to be an exilherating car to drive. It just so happened that I test drove some Japanese crap before making my purchase. They were tinny, noisy, and had atrocious handling. They had no power to speak of and the rides were bumpy. The whole driving experience was totally unremarkable.
Then I drove the 2008 Jetta 2.5 SE. Like night and day! Quick off the line, the automatic shifted briskly and smoothly. This car went like a scalded cat. I love the control offered by the Tiptronic feature. It offered far more options than the Japanese models and felt solid when you threw it into the curves where the *** cars wandered and swayed.
This guy needs to stick to reviewing the geek stuff he's used to. He obviously is NOT and driver.