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Canada gets old Jetta for 2007

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regfootball    234

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As I reported in my First Drive of the 2007 VW City Golf and City Jetta, the previous generation Volkswagen Jetta (1999-2005) has been resurrected for the 2007 model year as an entry-level sedan in Volkswagen's Canadian line-up, as has the previous generation Golf hatchback.

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Bimmer325    18

I'll always like the previous-generation Jetta more than the current.

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Intrepidation    846

Why doesn't VW and other companies for that matter take that approach? Sell previous gen vehicles at cheaper prices to attract buyers.

Edited by Dodgefan

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Variance    0

Why doesn't VW and other companies for that matter take that approach? Sell previous gen vehicles at cheaper prices to attack buyers.

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I trust you meant "attract". Attacking buyers doesn't sound like a good business move, IMO. :P

Anyway, some companies just don't have the capacity or capabilities in their facilities to produce new and old versions of the same vehicle.

Personally, I don't holding on to old generation past 5 years a la Ford Ranger and Crown Vic makes a good impression.

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This kind of recycling should be done

more often for the poor folk and cost

savings. I thik the next gen. Maxima

should be a rebadged current gen.

Infiniti M35/M45.

Who the hell buys an automatic Jetta?

it always amazes me how people buy

cars with small 4-bangers with small

four bangers and go for the auto. The

complete lack of hp & torque combined

with an auto means you get a car that

is less fun to drive than anything else

I can imagine.

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Perhaps I misunderstand your post---yes Canada gets these...we also have the new Rabbit and Golf (Rabbit for sure, pretty sure Golf)

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This just goes to show you... VW Canada has confused the heck out of people with this naming scheme. I've had numerous other people also swear to me that the Golf, City Golf, and Rabbit were three different cars.

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This kind of recycling should be done

more often for the poor folk and cost

savings. I thik the next gen. Maxima

should be a rebadged current gen.

Infiniti M35/M45.

Who the hell buys an automatic Jetta?

it always amazes me how people buy

cars with small 4-bangers with small

four bangers and go for the auto. The

complete lack of hp & torque combined

with an auto means you get a car that

is less fun to drive than anything else

I can imagine.

229830[/snapback]

A lot of people these days don't know how to drive a stick (shamefully I'm one of them), and need a basic transport.

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If you're buying a small 4 cylinder car that

lacks the grunt of even a medium size V6

then you're doing yourself a disservice by

buying an auto. don;t most people buy

small economy cars to save $? Well then

a manual transmission is a sure way to

avoid any of the typical automatic trans.

FUBARs that you hear of with SO many

cars, and you're also having MORE fun

while driving your car while getting even

BETTER fuel economy and MORE power.

- More power.

- Better fuel economy

- Durrability

- Longevity

- Better control of the car... (easier to deal with low traction etc.)

Where's the downside? :)

Granted GM's automatics are the best in the world.

Edited by Sixty8panther

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Intrepidation    846

I trust you meant "attract". Attacking buyers doesn't sound like a good business move, IMO. :P

Anyway, some companies just don't have the capacity or capabilities in their facilities to produce new and old versions of the same vehicle.

Personally, I don't holding on to old generation past 5 years a la Ford Ranger and Crown Vic makes a good impression.

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Oops. fixed... :lol:

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Intrepidation    846

If you're buying a small 4 cylinder car that

lacks the grunt of even a medium size V6

then you're doing yourself a disservice by

buying an auto. don;t most people buy

small economy cars to save $? Well then

a manual transmission is a sure way to 

avoid any of the typical automatic trans.

FUBARs that you hear of with SO many

cars, and you're also having MORE fun

while driving your car while getting even

BETTER fuel economy and MORE power.

- More power.

- Better fuel economy

- Durrability

- Longevity

- Better control of the car... (easier to deal with low traction etc.)

Where's the downside? :)

Granted GM's automatics are the best in the world.

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I gotta agree with you. It's more fun too :P

The only advantage about automatic is that in traffic jams...it's much less of a pain in the ass.

Day after day after day after day....

Edited by Dodgefan

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pow    106

Why doesn't VW and other companies for that matter take that approach? Sell previous gen vehicles at cheaper prices to attract buyers.

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IIHS would kill them. I can't imagine a new 1999 Jetta doing well in the IIHS side test.

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sciguy_0504    0

I'll always like the previous-generation Jetta more than the current.

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It doesn't have the "I'm melting...!!!" look that the current-gen has.

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Flybrian    0

GM's automatics are the best in the world. With a transmission that performs so perfectly, so smoothly, so responsively, the numerical advantages of a standard gearbox evaporate.

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