VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published: 11 July 2019
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    The Jetta is VW’s most popular sedan, but it’s not just a Golf with a trunk! Join James as he dives deep into the Jetta’s past, and tells you all of it’s secrets!

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Comments • 4 169

  • Connor Good
    Connor Good  5 hours back

    My 1999 Jetta vr6 is probably the only one ever that didn't smell like crayons.

    • Aidie
      Aidie  2 days back

      Rip abby

      • Hoonigan wannabe
        Hoonigan wannabe  3 days back

        I had to watch this considering i own a 98 tdi

        • nathan stotts
          nathan stotts  5 days back

          03 gli vr6 woot woot stage 2 .. :) fast as f

          • Robert Trisca
            Robert Trisca  5 days back

            up to slow to dacia , james may would love it.

            • Darrian Weathington
              Darrian Weathington  5 days back

              this episode, we see James demonstrate what happens when your tired and working in the morning, but youre a energetic person

              • Diego Silva
                Diego Silva  6 days back

                Why’d I get an ad for a kissing boot camp?

                • Ralph Conti
                  Ralph Conti  6 days back

                  Just don't race it against a Honda S2000

                  • Athul Anilkumar
                    Athul Anilkumar  6 days back

                    So James’ dad is... Frank Sinatra?!

                    • LackyLuis
                      LackyLuis  7 days back

                      vr6 its not a v6 its w6 engine. Same in passat b5 w8 engine not v8

                      • Juho Jalonen
                        Juho Jalonen  1 weeks back

                        You mean the Jetta no Vento no Bora no Jetta again?

                        • Anthony Keegan
                          Anthony Keegan  1 weeks back

                          Even the Jetta in The Fast and the Furious lost... I always thought they looked cool though.

                          • Anthony Keegan
                            Anthony Keegan  1 weeks back

                            "Send your mom in her Jetta straight up to the store tell that bi*** to bring home some faygo!"

                            • Shaded scar
                              Shaded scar  1 weeks back

                              Offer a mk7 or mk8 tdi and boom, problem solved

                              • Dakoda Rousselle
                                Dakoda Rousselle  1 weeks back

                                Do an up to speed on the Chevy sonic

                                • Joseph Denio
                                  Joseph Denio  1 weeks back

                                  Whoop whoop wicked clowns

                                  • Zacchaeus Wimberly
                                    Zacchaeus Wimberly  1 weeks back

                                    8:31 NICE

                                    • Sam J
                                      Sam J  1 weeks back

                                      Camry.. Toyota Camry dude

                                      • Dark Marine
                                        Dark Marine  2 weeks back

                                        WTF!!! I just got a mark 4 jetta and when I picked it up it smelled like crayons 😂

                                        • Josie Casas
                                          Josie Casas  2 weeks back

                                          Trunk full of Faygo, Car full of fat chicks😂 MMFCL!!! Juggalo love🤡💯

                                          • Pain5k
                                            Pain5k  2 weeks back

                                            in Europe with the 4th generation the VR6 came with the 4motion system as standard cuz we always get the cooler stuff !!

                                            • English90210 YT
                                              English90210 YT  2 weeks back

                                              Why haven’t you guys done the CORRADO??

                                              • Ivan-senpai UwU
                                                Ivan-senpai UwU  2 weeks back

                                                9:42 aaaah el famoso boriqua,con su famoso 1.8 T ROJAAAA!!!! ndeaaaaa

                                                • D Grooves
                                                  D Grooves  2 weeks back

                                                  We need an episode on the Corrado

                                                  • CR Smyth
                                                    CR Smyth  2 weeks back

                                                    lol in northern ireland atleast the mk5 was the 18 year old guys dream, cut the springs right out, straight pipe it and if you had the money some nice rims and that was the OP car

                                                    • Kyle Tennant
                                                      Kyle Tennant  2 weeks back

                                                      I use to drive an 02 Jetta. It definitely smelled like crayons. I was told it was because of the glue/adhesive used with the fabric of the interior.

                                                      • Kinkeyy
                                                        Kinkeyy  2 weeks back

                                                        Crayon smell is from the type of adhesive they used for the headliner and other bits of the car. Now ya know!

                                                        • PetrolHead's Garage
                                                          PetrolHead's Garage  2 weeks back

                                                          What about an episode about all the versions of the Mk3's?? there's a lot to explore haha.

                                                          • PetrolHead's Garage
                                                            PetrolHead's Garage  2 weeks back

                                                            MK3 powaaaaaa!!!!!!!

                                                            • Zach Mills
                                                              Zach Mills  2 weeks back

                                                              Actually really like the look of the MK VII. Problem I've always had with the new VW's is that they are high maintenance, not worth it at its price point imo.

                                                              • TRAP LORD
                                                                TRAP LORD  2 weeks back

                                                                Omg lol my 2006 c230 benz smelled like crayon too lol I miss that car rip

                                                                • Sohaib El ouardy
                                                                  Sohaib El ouardy  2 weeks back

                                                                  I love you dude sooo fucking much 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣♥️♥️

                                                                  • H6 H6
                                                                    H6 H6  2 weeks back

                                                                    Where you said there 7 cup holders I remembered the Toyota Sienna has 17 (at least the older ones)

                                                                    • RickySpanish
                                                                      RickySpanish  2 weeks back

                                                                      Pics of Abby driving Pumphrey to prom or it didn't happen...

                                                                      • Dawson Hicks
                                                                        Dawson Hicks  2 weeks back

                                                                        You guys should do a wheel house episode about diesel gate.

                                                                        • Cody Ownby
                                                                          Cody Ownby  2 weeks back

                                                                          could you guys do an up to speed on things like F1 and nascar

                                                                          • Jeff Leonard
                                                                            Jeff Leonard  2 weeks back

                                                                            The GTI episode deserves a remake! 😃

                                                                            • Omar Taveras
                                                                              Omar Taveras  2 weeks back

                                                                              Funnier version of Jack Black? Is that you?

                                                                              • RobotTickleFight
                                                                                RobotTickleFight  2 weeks back

                                                                                Mark One! MkTwo! THREEEEE! FOOOUUUUURRR!!!!! ............fivesixseven

                                                                                • PistonShack
                                                                                  PistonShack  2 weeks back

                                                                                  One of the my favourite series, because I like VW Golf and Jetta a lot!

                                                                                  • Casey Richesin
                                                                                    Casey Richesin  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I would like to see and up to speed on the geo metro

                                                                                    • Green_Pirate
                                                                                      Green_Pirate  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Don’t forget that you cannot get any TDI in America anymore because of the dieselgate

                                                                                      • Uriane Taneo
                                                                                        Uriane Taneo  3 weeks back

                                                                                        My mom have jetta

                                                                                        • Justin Anger
                                                                                          Justin Anger  3 weeks back

                                                                                          The 2000 2.0 4 cylinder is the worst engine i've ever owned

                                                                                          • Alexi Torres
                                                                                            Alexi Torres  2 weeks back

                                                                                            @Justin Anger that really sucks. Situations like that make you hate a brand. Mine us over 130k, is running ok for all the bad things that i heard. I had a coworker who had a 2004 jetta 2.0 sedan(mi e is a wagon) and it had over 180k on it. Original engine and everything. He sold it for 2k. I love it but i know is not a great car. Time will tell how long it lasts

                                                                                          • Justin Anger
                                                                                            Justin Anger  2 weeks back

                                                                                            @Alexi Torres I blew 2 head gaskets and replaced 3 plastoc water pumps. Oh yeah and the water pump is on the timing belt. You have to lift up the engine on the passenger side with chains or a jack to replace with an aftermarket metal one. I had all these problems within 3000 miles of owning it car died at only 80 thousand

                                                                                          • Alexi Torres
                                                                                            Alexi Torres  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Mine is a 2004 2.0. I love the looks of the car, is a wagon, i only pay $1800 for it and it had 116k, oh and ut is standard. But engine doesnt seen to reliable.

                                                                                        • aspookyfox
                                                                                          aspookyfox  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Why did vw mark 4 smell like crayons?

                                                                                          • Jose Gutierrez
                                                                                            Jose Gutierrez  3 weeks back

                                                                                            No "oh snap" VW comercial??

                                                                                            • shikar babulall
                                                                                              shikar babulall  3 weeks back

                                                                                              BMW E30 325is has the best sounding 6 cylinder tone ever!!!

                                                                                              • jose saldana
                                                                                                jose saldana  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Anyone having trouble with thr fuse box on the battery melting on their mk4 jetta