|01-29-2013 02:15 PM|
Last week I had my car in the body shop and had a 2012 VW Jetta S as my rental car and it had no interior style, it was hella plain and boring, i mean yeah the tiptronic was cool. Other then that, the automatic was less then fun to drive. it WAS boring to drive for sure and I missed my Focus S right away.
|01-29-2013 11:58 AM|
|flyboyike||It seems that with the current Jetta VW was trying to make a Camry and, what's worse, they succeeded.|
|01-29-2013 08:25 AM|
There are many better small cars.
|01-29-2013 08:08 AM|
|01-29-2013 07:13 AM|
|HillbillyInBC||I feel your pain. I've been driving a Passat rental the past couple of weeks, and it's pretty darned bland and uninspiring.|
|01-29-2013 03:50 AM|
|01-29-2013 03:24 AM|
|BlueIce||The American Jetta is terrible. It's basically VW's ploy to bust into the American market of cheap ass cars.|
|01-29-2013 12:53 AM|
hows this for focus appreciation? 50 mile highway trip traveling 55-65 mph, including stopping on the shoulder then shooting back on the freeway equaled this:
Truth be told I was driving behind a Dodge Ram diesel towing a 20 ton trailer (the entire time). FYI, the Ram averaged 7 mpg during that trip while I averaged 47 in it's draft. Also, I did average 36 mpg on a (1000 mile) highway trip under normal higher speed driving conditions, with the AC on (non-drafting), which is still pretty good though.
|01-29-2013 12:03 AM|
Should have gone with the Denali!
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|01-28-2013 11:30 PM|
New appreciation for my Focus
I had a business trip to Boston recently. Hertz Gold had a GMC Denali reseved for me. Not being a fan of SUVs, I asked if they had something else. "How does a 2013 Jetta sound?" Sounded good to me.
Honestly? It was the most boring car I've driven in years. Boring to look at. Boring to sit in. Boring to drive. No style, inside or out. Just plain and bland. A transportation appliance.
Yes, I know rental cars don't have the goodies like my Focus Titanium does. But the rental Cruze and Focus I had last year would run circles around this Jetta. In fact, that generic Focus SE rental in San Francisco last year was a leading reason why I ended up buying my Focus.