The new Volkswagen Jetta have been a hit with buyers, but was accused of losing its soul Germanic amateur. Is a new rear suspension and 200 horsepower turbo clear his name?It 'hard to argue with success, and for his redesign of the Jetta is a showroom with a superstar. Sales increased about 75 percent of the new model and there is no evidence of this trend stopping anytime soon. The reform of the interior, style, structure, and a recession, prices have provided much-needed alternative to players Japanese / Korean mid-sized customers in the traditional

Just one problem: people do not like the Hardcore VW car. Frankly, it's a small problem, because the fans of VW buyers do not offer the kind of volume of the car is looking at this segment. Just to avoid resentment, however, the GLI badge was revived in 2012, bringing a few goodies.Zip JettaWe drove six-speed DSG dual-clutch manual and automatic versions of THE along the South Virginia, at speeds ranging from "excited" and "ridiculous", and we have good news: If you liked THE old, you will love this. Carefully selected a number of improvements have been shown to complaints buff, and has created a new Jetta, which is simply a joy to drive.Let's start with the outside. The improvements are subtle but effective, your Corolla-driving neighbors might not recognize the GLI for what it is, but all the Euro-car fans who sees the deep fascia mouth nice new smile in recognition. Manageable size and sporty looking 18-inch wheels with 225/40R18 Dunlop SP Sport. From behind, a double exhaust pipe and a light diffuser-style bumper differentiate GLI Jetta $ 23.495 $ 16.496 from S.Interior is not as low profile, available with red stitching-black leather seats and thick, flat-bottomed steering wheel as seen Aud R8, RS4, and various other sports VW / Audi products. While many of the Dash and plastic does not seem to have any type of car base update, metal paneling, and a healthy dose of red stitching combine to lift your mood. And 'apparently the German sports sedan, although it is not actually made in Germany.Once started, direct injection, turbocharged 200-horsepower two-liter four is loose and responsive. This engine appears through the richness of VW / Audi, the old GTI Mk5 for the Audi A6 and A7 present abroad. No, it is not fast in the modern sense, but the GLI was never stack first. At a time when Hyundai and Kia offers 274 horsepower turbocharged sedans in regular packaging, but it is reasonable to ask why VW is content to continue to serve up a lot less.Scanning a set of fast, blind steep, the GLI inspire confidence at all costs. Multi-link rear suspension replaces the rear axle, which reduces costs torsion beam in the basic car. It was impossible to alter the rear wheels, the GLI, and even a strong kick left foot on the brake in a curve downhill 60 miles per hour caused no more than one light path and controlled about six inches. The tow pilot of supporters on the left and right at full load and low load curve, just enough to remind you that you're behind the wheel of a car's front wheel. Please do not? Buying a Subaru WRX.The GLI steering is light and controlled everything we want to rewind road work. The theme of the power assistance in the FWD sports cars are still controversial, but ask anyone who has to drive a Civic or golf tours in the classes of cars without it and you will get a clear answer. Easier is better, as they feel is preserved. There are a lot of sense to have here.Would you like rate of six or DSG? Of course, DSG is faster in almost all situations, and offers full-time left foot braking. Remember to bring a CG-Lock in the glove such as whether you are really serious about doing this, of course. The six-speed transmission is so charming and nice, however, preferring to finish despite the time lost in moving and swapping feet.One complaint: The accelerator drive-by-wire is mapped so that the heel of the stick and very difficult. While the clutch is activated, the electronic throttle response cushion. Manual transmission cars increasing, especially European countries have this "feature", presumably to reduce the emission of noise when moving. This is something that most drivers will eventually adapt, but it should not be that way. It would also be nice to see a speed lower (numerically higher) first and second in the manual with the car up to speed.When the TO is to add up and the speedometer on the right always to doubt the authenticity of the call or the legacy of the platform will disappear like a thin mist in the sunlight. Performance numbers will never show, but this is simply a joy filled the car and a strong response to criticism of the Jetta in 2011. And 'a pleasure to be around the edges of the bag handle. The stability control system in the minds of their own affairs. Bounce is confident and strong. This is a car that wants to take advantage of its power and speed to keep the last moment, in every corner. Remember, though, that if you drive, the brakes will be lost. They are painted red, but they are pretty standard dishes.

The rest of the GLI Jetta is a standard price as well. There is plenty of room for four, a spacious trunk, and a number of well-site supervision. The ride is good for most of the roads, up to 18-inch wheels, and the cabin noise is quite well controlled. The emphasis is on simplicity and value.Leftlane is the bottom lineIn truth, he is convincing as a six-speed manual, the basic devices for cars. It is never compete head-on with the development and sexually transmitted diseases in the world, in order to consider alternatives to light and enjoy the car for what it is: a fixed value, a pleasure to drive, and THE that deserves the right to use capital letters.Do not expect a BMW M5, BMW M5 or even a poor man, and will not be disappointed.2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI base price, $ 23.495


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