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#4803295 - 07/02/18 03:40 PM Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta
Nick R Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 11193
Loc: Albany, NY
It's the end of an era, I finally decided to pull the trigger and get rid of the Focus. Over 100k miles, out of the extended transmission warranty and I don't want to have to deal with the clutch pack replacement again out of my own pocket, and it's never going be worth as much as it is now. Did a lot of research, was originally considering a new Civic hatch. I test drove one and while it was nice, decided that I didn't care for the CVT, even if it's good for a CVT, it's still a CVT. Ford was out, after the Focus I'm kind of burn out on Ford, the Cruze is expensive and you can't turn off the auto stop, and it's just meh in my book. Originally VW wasn't on my radar at all, but I saw the new 2019 Jetta and decided to take a look. It has all of the things I want, apple carplay which will soon work with google maps, so no more needing to stick a plastic mount on the dash, has a nice 8 speed automatic and torquey 1.4T. Big backseat is nice for going on roadtrips with friends, comfortable and quiet.

I got what I wanted on my trade and then some, got a nice incentive as I went on the last day of the quarter and they were desperate to sell me a car. I also convinced them to transfer the (nearly brand new) Pirelli P7s from my Focus for free. They are 215/55/16 and the stock Jetta tires are 205/60/16, close enough for government work anyway, the speedometer will only be about 1mph hour off at 60, well within acceptable limits for me.

I've been doing some reading about VW maintenance, and the schedule is definitely a bit more aggressive, (spark plugs every 40k for example vs 100k) the oil changes every 10k will likely be with the VW dealer supplies Castrol Professional 0W-20 which meets the new VW 508, and is available for around $9.50/qt which is pretty decent. I was iffy about buying a VW but the car comes with VWs new 6y/72k bumper to bumper warranty, trying to win back trust.

I'll post more impressions after I've gotten more than a few miles on it.

PS: With the temperature this weekend outside hitting almost 100 the A/C certainly works well.















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#4803300 - 07/02/18 03:48 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4301
Loc: North Carolina
Congrats! Very nice!
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#4803310 - 07/02/18 04:09 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 168
Loc: Central Florida
Nice indeed! hope you enjoy many years of trouble-free driving.
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#4803315 - 07/02/18 04:23 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2727
Loc: PV Az
Nice car and good job getting the Pirellis moved to the VW. Like that VW is mostly staying away from the robo-car face.
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#4803320 - 07/02/18 04:35 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4480
Loc: The Midwest
That color looks good on the Jetta.
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#4803325 - 07/02/18 04:46 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 466
Loc: Tri State Conservative
Enjoy it and congratulations.
In the fall I'm going to rent one from Hertz for a massive road trip.
Always wanted one and renting one is a good opportunity.
Nice ride!
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#4803326 - 07/02/18 04:49 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 466
Loc: Tri State Conservative
Nick,

If you don't mind, how tall are you and what's your weight?
Are the front seats comfortable?
Thxs
Zee
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#4803341 - 07/02/18 05:16 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19284
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Congrats, very nice! I really like that car! thumbsup
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#4803345 - 07/02/18 05:23 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4253
Loc: Atlanta
Nice, I like it...
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#4803352 - 07/02/18 05:28 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36599
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Nice! Sharp car.
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#4803372 - 07/02/18 05:40 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 948
Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
Clean& Stately car! Love the pinch line.


Respectfully,

Pajero!
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#4803382 - 07/02/18 05:50 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2898
Loc: North TX
Good looking ride. I hope it serves you well.

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#4803401 - 07/02/18 06:17 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3598
Loc: New England
Congrats and enjoy. I like the clean inside of VW in the new Jetta and also my wife’s recent 2018 Tiguan.

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#4803407 - 07/02/18 06:27 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: Nick R]
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Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 1688
Loc: PA
Congrats!

That's a beautiful car, great styling.
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#4803409 - 07/02/18 06:28 PM Re: Out with the old in with the new. 2019 VW Jetta [Re: AZjeff]
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Registered: 10/27/10
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Nice car and good job getting the Pirellis moved to the VW. Like that VW is mostly staying away from the robo-car face.


Amen.
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