For over 40 years, the Jetta has been one of the most popular options in the Volkswagen lineup. If you are looking for a VW Jetta for sale, then we are ready to help you find it when you shop with us here at Bud Clary Auburn Volkswagen. We have a fantastic selection of new and used vehicles, including the Jetta, which makes it easy for us to help you find a model with the features and options you have been looking for.
With such a fantastic legacy going back decades, it is easy to find a Jetta with sporty performance, reliable engineering, and sophisticated features inside. From the latest Jetta with a wide range of innovative technology and advanced safety features offered to pre-owned models that will save you money while also delivering a fantastic driving experience, we are ready to help you find the vehicle you have been looking for. Our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople will listen to you, answer all of your questions, and provide you with a fantastic shopping experience.
In the 1970s, the Volkswagen Golf found great success throughout North America but felt that its hatchback design failed to draw in potential customers looking for more of a traditional sedan. They did not want to change the Golf and alienate those customers who liked its design, so they set about creating a new option that would create greater opportunities to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. The simplest solution to this problem was the one they chose: putting a large trunk onto the rear of the Golf to create a new sedan designed to appeal to those interested in Volkswagen but not a hatchback.
Although some claim that the name “Jetta” was based on the Atlantic “jet stream” air current, this is somewhat debated. Some VW models do have names related to the wind in one way or another; the word “Passat” in German can refer to a trade wind but is also a type of sailing ship. “Bora” and “Scirocco” are both models with names based on winds, but it's possible that the name “Jetta” was inspired by the jet stream or jetliner airplanes, or perhaps both. In fact, a former Volkswagen advertising copywriter looked into it and could find no sign that there was ever a specific theme intended for the names of their vehicles. Regardless of origin, the Volkswagen Jetta has been a familiar option here in the US ever since it was first introduced.
The first generation of the Jetta ran from 1980 through 1984, then a second generation (based on the second-generation Golf model) launched for the 1985 model year. The first and second-generation models were quite popular in Europe and North America and were available as two-door or four-door sedans. The second generation ran through the 1991 model year, but due to production delays, the third generation did not launch until the 1993 model year. This model was renamed the “Vento” in Europe but remained the Jetta here in North America because it had proven to be a very popular option.
A fourth generation for the Jetta launched with the 2000 model year, featuring a redesign that included styling inspired by the larger VW Passat and with numerous updates throughout. This was followed by a fifth generation starting with the 2005 model year. By this point, the Jetta had proven so popular here that Volkswagen invested $800 million in upgrading their production facilities in Mexico to make even more of them. For its sixth generation and the 2010 model year, it truly became its own vehicle; while it still shared a platform with the Golf, it now featured dedicated bodywork rather than simply being an altered version of the Golf.
The seventh generation of the Jetta kicked off with the 2019 model year and a fully redesigned sedan that remains an incredibly popular option. Based on a new platform shared by other VW models, such as the Golf and Atlas, the redesigned model became larger than the previous generation and received numerous upgrades inside and out. While it has been discontinued in Europe, it remains incredibly popular in North America and has found new fans in other markets like Korea and China.
As you can see, the Jetta has been around for a long time and has remained a popular and sophisticated option year after year. When shopping for your next vehicle, it is important that you choose a dealership you know you can trust and that will help you find the perfect vehicle. If you are looking for a brand-new model with the latest features and options, we can take you through everything available and ensure you get just what you are looking for. A new Jetta is the perfect way to get through your daily commute, have a vehicle you know you can rely on, and enjoy a great ride on the weekend.
With so many fantastic generations behind it, shopping for a pre-owned Jetta means having access to an amazing array of vehicles and features. It is essential that you shop at a dealership you know you can count on that will provide you with a selection of pre-owned models in excellent condition. Here at Bud Clary Auburn Volkswagen, we have a terrific inventory of pre-owned models, including great examples of everything the Jetta has offered. We can show you different options available and help you get the right used Jetta, in fantastic shape, with the features you have been looking for at an affordable price.
At Bud Clary Auburn Volkswagen, we are committed to providing each one of our customers with an exceptional shopping experience. That all starts with our sales team, who are dedicated to helping you find the perfect vehicle with the features you want. You will never feel pressured into a vehicle you don't need; we will listen to you, answer all of your questions, and work alongside you to find the VW Jetta you have been looking for. Shopping with us is like working with a friend who wants to see you drive away completely happy. Our goal is to listen to you and facilitate your shopping experience, not to push something onto you.
As a local VW dealership near Burien, we provide a way to shop that focuses on you, which is at the heart of our Auburn Express experience. This means we post a clear selling price on all vehicles, provide you with live sales representatives you can chat with any time, and give you simple online tools you can use to get pre-approved financing and figure out how to best customize your payments. We can even appraise any trade-in you have online quickly and easily and let you handle every aspect of buying your next car online before you visit us. Do as much or as little ahead of time as you want; everything is in your hands.