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Posted by Larry West [Email] (#1140) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Larry West) on Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:10:59 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Post SAAB what to drive?, ursaw, Sat, 7 Sep 2019 18:24:00
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Driving 80 miles a day for work, and being unable to do a lot of work on my own, led me to the realization I needed something new and reliable.

I settled on leasing a 2019 VW Jetta SEL. This is the latest iteration (Mk VII) of the Jetta, and it's quite a car for the money.

Size-wise it's a close call between it, my 9-5s, and probably the 9-3SS. Good legroom up front, adequate in the rear. folding rear seats.

Don't let the 147 HP 1.4 liter fool you. With the 8-speed autobox, there's PLENTY of get up and go, though if you really need the power, the GLI offers the 228hp 2.0 liter, and the possibility of a 6-speed manual (also available on the stripper "S" Jetta) or 7-speed DSG.

My SEL has basically everything except leather, power driver seat, and satnav. It has the basic VW Digital Cockpit, large infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, Adaptive cruise control (Two thumbs way up for that one!), remote start (which I use far more than I ever expected to, since it also sets the climate control and seat/steering wheel heaters...), LED headlights and taillights...

MSRP keeps thq Jettas and GLIs under $32,000 all in. That's for basically everything you can throw at one, starting with the highest trim. My SEL MSRP was in the $26k range.

Best of all, 40 MPG on my commute... on regular...

_______________________________________ Current: 2002 9-5 Aero Kombi Cosmic Blue 2000 9-5 SE sedan, Imola Red 1990 900S Rose Quartz, Auto Past: 1999 9-5 LPT Combi 1999 9-5 LPT sedan 2002 9-5 Arc 1990 900 5-speed 1986 900 turbo Convertible 1991 9000 turbo 1980 99 GLi 1986 900 turbo 1986 900 S 1991 900 turbo 1984 900 turbo 1976 99 GL


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