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The New Volkswagen Jetta (Bora) Is Here!  
User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2066 times:



Volkswagen today released the first official photos of its all-new Jetta, Volkswagen’s most popular model in the U.S., accounting for about 40 percent of the brand’s overall volume. It goes on sale this coming March, and will make its worldwide public debut at the Los Angeles auto show on January 5, 2005, at which time pricing will be announced.

The new Jetta has grown in size from the previous model, and features a four-wheel independent suspension, a new 2.5-liter 150-horsepower five-cylinder engine (versus a 2.0-liter 115-hp four-cylinder in the previous model), and an optional six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic. Later in 2005, Volkswagen will offer its DSG automated-manual transmission (TDI only).

The Jetta’s new technology includes standard electro-mechanical steering, electronic stability program (ESP), and four-wheel disc brakes with next-generation ABS.




It looks nice, but if VW's prices keep verging on the ridiculous, I will definitely be switching over to Audi  Big thumbs up

UTA


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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

It reminds me a little about the new Toyota Avanesis. Not much difference from there IMO.
The only difference is probably the price.

How much does this Jetta cost?


User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

OYRJA, it really looks like we are bored as dead rats Big grin
If the pricing of the latest Golf is an indication, then the new Bora will be ridiculously overpriced.
Wait and see...

UTA



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User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Any official pics of the new Passat yet ??


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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

UTA,

I think so to. Especially since they start making threads about us Big grin

I wouldn't be surprised that the Bora will be damn expensive. To be honest I don't think it's worth the money they cost now.


User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Face of a golf, arse of a 5 series yet still manages to retain an overall look of the Avensis. It's not too bad I guess although those alloys suck as does the gold paint.

Justin what do you think?  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

I have to say that I like more of these cars that doesn't really look anything, very neutral.


I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Somehow, "Maserati Bora" has a much nicer ring to it than "Volkswagen Bora"  Smile

The photos seem to indicate a slighly more interesting proportion than the current Jetta (another inapropos name, IMHO) but one will have to wait to see if it turns invisible in traffic. Regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
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I am impressed! The styling reminds me of the Phaeton, which is one mighty- classy looking car. Now I am waiting to see the new Passat!

-AA777


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 961 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

I think it looks alright... the picture looks good but I'll wait to see it in person before giving my final verdict. The front has great styling but the back looks a lot like a Toyota Corolla.

Kind of a bumer that the 1.8T and the VR6 engines are gone. I understand the ignition coils with the 1.8T engine were a pain in the ass, but it was very quick. Wonder how this new 5 cylinder will do.....


User currently offline777heavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Muhahaha!

Who will spend money for that shitty looking car?

VW will never come out of their financial problems with cars like that!

Just disgusting!

777heavy

[Edited 2004-11-25 18:17:01]

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

I have a hard time believing the 5-cylinder engine is going to be standard equipment. I'd think it would be optional, unless VW plans to market the Jetta significantly up-market.



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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Volkswagen again run true to form, pumping out another bland, faceless and overpriced car.

I would pack their entire team off to Renault for a lesson in how to at least make the cars look interesting, and then put them all on notice unless they can come up with something which doesn't look like the worst bits of other manufacturers' vehicles cobbled together.

Even their sub-brands like Skoda and Seat are producing better looking cars using the same platform. The entire Volkswagen range is as inspiring as a two day old dump and has similar visual lines.


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1903 times:

"I would pack their entire team off to Renault for a lesson in how to at least make the cars look interesting,"

Renaults look SO great that they are too afraid to even enter the US market, by far the most important market for the Jetta.


User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1891 times:

Renault are in the US market.

Ever heard of Nissan?


User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1879 times:

I like it, what is the HP of the V6 they are going to drop in it? Hummmmmm maybe I will trade in mine and get one Big grin 6 speed Manual only.

Is this one made in Mexico for N America or is it coming from Germany.

First letter/Number on VIN Numbers ='s
9-Brazil
3-Mexico
W-Germany


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1864 times:

Whitehatter, and your point is?
About 45% of the Nissan shares are owned by the Renault brand, yes, but what has this to do with the brand Renault and the styling of its cars?

Boeing747-400, the Jetta is made in Mexico.


User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1861 times:

Hello all,

maybe it is me, but it reminds me of my Toyota Corolla. Looks nice, but Toyota already came up with this desing.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers,

Andrej


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

I was just about to say...did not know VW made Corolla's.....

eugh.



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

I hate it. It looks like a Corolla or a Civic.

N


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Looks like a Civic in the front, Corolla in the back.


Word
User currently offlineCaptainGomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

I am not impressed with the first photos. However, much like the new Golf, it did not impress me much either, and now it's grown on me substantially. VW's are still interesting cars, and it's nice to have something different in the North American market. The key to this car will be in the details, and in this way, VW has always offered something different, and somewhat upmarket, thus commanding the price premium.

I think it will do relatively well, although it wont see the same increase in sales that the current generation was able to produce, as that was a distinct improvement over the previous car when it came out in 1999, at least from a stylistic and perceived quality perspective. This new one is markedly better from the standpoint of the chassis. Problem is, a test drive is required to find that out, and the somewhat iffy styling wont convince as many people as it should. Also, they better improve their reliability, or they'll continue losing a lot of faithful owners.




"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1777 times:


I hate it. It looks like a Corolla or a Civic.

Don't insult the Civic like that dude.




User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

When I saw the pictures, the first thing that came across mind is that it looks like a Corolla. They've given both the Jetta and Passat a look thats a cross between the Phaeton/Corolla and Phateon/Camry respectively. I absolutely hate it, they've lost their sense of European styling. Well at least I got my '04 Passat....it looks somewhat classy and respectable compared to the new one. Kudos to VW for Asian-ing out their cars, they'll look like anything else before long. If you haven't guessed, I'm not too big on Asian cars--sorry folks.

Edit: Sorry I'm anal retentive and there was a typo.

[Edited 2004-11-26 04:45:32]


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

I don't like it at all...looks like a KIA or a Hyundai or some of those other weird-sounding South Korean cars. No offence, but I absolutely HATE those crappy Hyundais and Daewoos and KIAs...and now I'll add VW to that list.


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25 UTA_flyingHIGH : Whitehatter, and your point is? About 45% of the Nissan shares are owned by the Renault brand, yes, but what has this to do with the brand Renault and
26 CaptainGomes : Still, Renaults are not sold in North America, just like Skodas are not sold in North America, despite sharing platforms with VW vehicles sold here. T
27 Racko : UTA_flyingHIGH, and what exactly has the platform to do with the design of a car?
28 Post contains images RayChuang : The Acura TSX (neé European market Honda Accord) as interpreted by Volkswagen. I'll take the real thing, thank you very much! Speaking of the Renault
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