Posted By RichC on October 5, 2011
Not so promising long term update comments … but worth reading if you are looking at new VW TDIs.
My first impressions of the new Jetta’s cabin aren’t very positive. While I had mentally prepared for a cheapened interior, I continue to find additional minor cost-cutting annoyances. First on the list is the frequently used start/stop button. It appears to be a round push-button with a chrome trim ring. In truth, it is a cheap, one-piece square switch which moves its whole surround when pressed. Interior lighting is also frustrating, as the driver cannot activate the rear overhead lights (to help kids with their seatbelts) without opening a door. The no-frills navigation unit is nearly useless, too, with a lack of information on the small screen and an inability to zoom out while retaining detail … read more: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: September 2011.