The Jetta has moved into its new generation, and the Golf has become the Rabbit, but if you’re not happy with those, don’t despair. There’s still a last chance to get in on the outgoing versions with the new City models.
Exclusive to the Canadian market, the City Golf and City Jetta are based on the last-generation models, attractively priced.
Both models use a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder, mated to a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic. Each comes in a single trim line.
Features on the City Golf include 15-inch steel wheels, variable intermittent wipers, rear wiper/washer, CD player with eight speakers, fully-reclining front seats, tilt and telescopic wheel, and anti-lock brakes. Available options include a $740 Convenience Package including power locks, windows, heated power mirrors and cruise control; $1,350 air conditioning; a $1,600 Luxury Package of alloy wheels and sunroof; and stand-alone electronic stability program ($450), side airbags ($160) and curtain airbags ($410).
The City Jetta adds power locks, anti-theft alarm system and front floor mats; it can also be optioned with a $540 Convenience Package of power windows, power heated mirrors and cruise control, or a $205 Cold Weather Package of heated seats and washer nozzles, as well as the Golf’s Luxury and safety options.
The City models are very basic models, but even with a few extras piled on, they’re still well-built, fun-to-drive models at a reasonable price.