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Old 28th July 2011, 17:52   #166
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While there is so much debate about the new Jetta's pricing. What we are all forgetting is that the new car has been cheapened by VW to compete with the Japos and a lot of the quality materials and suspension etc have been done away with. I understand that we will get the Euro spec one which is slightly better than the US one, but still !
Also, why would VW price it closer to a Passat even on the higher spec one? Wouldn't people just buy a Passat or even cheaper a Superb?

I have a feeling this car will compete with the Cruze and that would be a smart move.
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Jeremy Clarkson is a well respected intelligent man.
(Sorry to go a bit OT)

Intelligent no doubt, as he gets paid a heck of a lot of money to do sensationalist reviews which tend to go from one extreme to another. He's like the BBC Top Gear version of the hindi Star News reporters. (sorry, but Star News used to be my fav news English channel once upon a time before it fell apart after NDTV news channels started).

I know for a fact that auto company managers in the UK trembled in their boots when they knew a JC review was on its way to the airwaves (I used to work at a certain GM subsidiary in the UK for a while).

So rather than respected, I'd say feared is a better world!

But certainly his reviews are always entertaining and meant to be taken with a large sack of salt.
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I support nik_kapur. If VW, with its long nosed attitude, pitches the Jetta with premium pricing expecting naive Indian customers to take the "German-engineering" goli, that would not at all be a smart move.

Remember folks, this manufacturer is not at all considered as a premium brand back in its home town (Germany/ EU). It could be compared to whats MSIL here. Its only in countries like us, do they play the brand game tricks.

I like the understated and refined look of the new Jetta (honestly more than the japo looking old gen car), but as mentioned before, VW would certainly loose me, and a lot more like me am sure, if they try to be over smart!

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Here is what Jeremy Clarkson says about the Jetta. Do not take it too seriously



Full Article here: Jeremy Clarkson Volkswagen Jetta review | Driving - Times Online

Some more reviews:
New Volkswagen Jetta saloon review | evo
Volkswagen Jetta | New Reviews | Car Reviews | Auto Express
Wasn't this review like from several years back?

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I support nik_kapur. If VW, with its long nosed attitude, pitches the Jetta with premium pricing expecting naive Indian customers to take the "German-engineering" goli, that would not at all be a smart move.

Remember folks, this manufacturer is not at all considered as a premium brand back in its home town (Germany/ EU). It could be compared to whats MSIL here. Its only in countries like us, do they play the brand game tricks.

I like the understated and refined look of the new Jetta (honestly more than the japo looking old gen car), but as mentioned before, VW would certainly loose me, and a lot more like me am sure, if they try to be over smart!

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I agree that VW has a tendency to be over-smart. It always tries to put a premium to its car (whenever there is even slightest opportunity) in any market of the world.

As nik_kapur said, it should compete with Cruze. Another thing, the 'cheapening' thing that is much talked about is only for the American version. It has not bearing whatsoever with the Euro version. The Euro version is better than the outgoing car in every which way possible.


Guys, forget Clarkson, as entertaining as he is, he is his reviews are most irrelevant for India.

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Wasn't this review like from several years back?
Yes! The article is 5.5 years old (Feb 2006). In any case he seems to be trying very hard to squeeze some sense of humor. Just left me amused about him. He could have got a better outcome if he had said, "I am writing a review on Jetta. Please laugh"

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He could have got a better outcome if he had said, "I am writing a review on Jetta. Please laugh"

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Well said....
There are just too many people in the world who think that only they know about automobiles and everybody else (manufacturers, buyers) is an idiot!
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I am desperately counting off days to when TBHP review comes out for the Jetta. I presume one is on the way right?

Also any idea when do the bookings start?
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I am desperately counting off days to when TBHP review comes out for the Jetta. I presume one is on the way right?

Also any idea when do the bookings start?
Quite sure that itís coming in mid August (IIRC, on the 17th).

Since VW normally does not do a revealing ceremony kind of thing (like Ford), the bookings should be immediately after that. Do take a test drive before putting in the booking amount
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Quite sure that it’s coming in mid August (IIRC, on the 17th).

Since VW normally does not do a revealing ceremony kind of thing (like Ford), the bookings should be immediately after that. Do take a test drive before putting in the booking amount
Oh I will book only after the TBHP review comes out. The forum is like God to me when it comes to cars. Waiting for the review desperately to come and ofcourse hopefully VW will price it sanely.

I went to the VW showroom today to check out the Vento. The SA told me that the Jetta is coming on 17th and they will be getting it on the 7th but it will be kept under wraps. On a little pushing cum begging plus a perfect puppy face ,he promised to give me a sneak preview of the car once it arrives on the 7th. Lets see if he keeps his word now.

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Pics of the New Jetta may have been posted before.
but when my wife whips out the BB and clicks a few snaps of the New Jetta for me, sure they are going to be worth posting right.
So here goes.
Spotted testing, near Lonavala.
New VW Jetta-img2011080100181.jpg

New VW Jetta-img2011080100182.jpg

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The second picture looks like an Audi. The rear looks like an Audi specially the way the rear curves in and the antenna.

But the tail lights look very old. I like the 2010 Jetta rear lights. A major drool factor for me.
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Pics of the New Jetta may have been posted before.
but when my wife whips out the BB and clicks a few snaps of the New Jetta for me, sure they are going to be worth posting right.
So here goes.
Spotted testing, near Lonavala.
Thanks Mrs. Mdsaab! You have an eye for picking up a scoop

The rear of the New Jetta has some heavy influence of A4, but its no longer a booted Golf. Quite a classy looking sedan.
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Thanks for the pics Mdsaab!

The new Jetta looks gorgeous. To me it is ages ahead of the older Jetta. Just could not stand the rounded ring tail lights on older model. This one is perfect and classy.

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The second picture looks like an Audi. The rear looks like an Audi specially the way the rear curves in and the antenna.

But the tail lights look very old. I like the 2010 Jetta rear lights. A major drool factor for me.
It really looks like an Audi A4, especially from afar.
I feel the tail lights will be LED ones, similar to the ones on the Passat.
Which look cool enough.
would be interesting to know if the Jetta will have DRL's too.
I too loved the old Jetta tail lights, very unique indeed.
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