I do not think that means what you think that means.
The styling is...polarizing.
The interior feels cheap.
You have to get the top of the range in order to get the good head unit, and the lower end unit looks cheap and out of place.
The seats, while not terrible, are massively disappointing compared to the GTI.
Beats Audio is garbage.
According to VWs own web site they come standard with H-rated touring tires. The three I have seen in my local dealer all have H-Rated Hankook A/S Touring garbage.
GLI Perfect? No, but compared to most things out there in its price range its actually pretty good. I spent several months looking for a fun DD, new that gets decent MPGs, was a sedan and manual transmission (or at the very least, not a junk CVT trans) and there isn't much out there, the car market isn't what it was 5 years ago. If you want a fun DD for less than 30k (again, New) that is a sedan and has a decent transmission...there isn't much out there.
16 Jetta Sport 1.8T 5spd
19 GLI 35th 6spd
88 Corvette 13.8 @ 101mph
18 Ducati Monster 821
My unpopular opinion: light clutches are actually kind of nice at times, e.g., traffic. In my Mk7 my leg never got tired, but I can't say that about my Mk5.
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The dealer (where I bought 2 GTIs and a R32) tried hard to sell me, esp on the warranty and discounts...but I just couldn't do it.
Former MK6 owner chiming in -
New Jetta design is a step forward, with the MQB platform and all, so that's good. Some interior materials may be cheap, but there was some of that in the MK6 too.
Not digging the styling though, and they fundamentally reworked the ergonomics so as to eliminate me from the potential buyer pool. No more slidey armrest, fale.
Not a fan of this Primer Grey everyone loves. It looks like a plastic toy car with no color depth. I also wish they didn’t redesign the hood....not liking those hood lines at all. The front grill design is better looking but way too big imo. And no fogs....no freakin fog lights!
My dad, someone who has driven quite a few over the top cars and has daily driven a BMW 330i and now DDs a tuned mk5 TDI Jetta drove the base Jetta 2019 on a business trip and hated it. He said it drove like a boring American fleet car. Curious as to how the GLI package changes that up. Might go test drive one next week on my way home from work. (VW dealer right on the way) I would still never buy one - just not at all my visual style. Though, I do prefer "cuter" cars. That's part of the reason my Mk6 Golf TDI daily was chosen over a Mk7. The front end is cuter rather than the "angry headlights" look of the Mk7.
2011 Golf TDI 2 Door 6MT - 165k - Things wrong 0 -
1997 Golf 5MT 4 Door - Things wrong - A lot - (project)
Fiancee's 2008 Rabbit 4 door Tiptronic - 184k - Things wrong 0