Recorded April 24, 2018, in Ontario, CA
Bert Chancellor: We’ve owned several Jettas, I love the experience that it’s truly centered towards the driver. And it’s obvious when you set down in the car that it’s about the experience of the driver. I love the customized, having it to the fob, and you move in and out from the seats, etc, you can set there and use that. I love the fact that they went a little bigger with the car.
Tom Smith: Welcome to iDriveSoCal, the podcast all about mobility from the automotive capital of the United States, Southern California. I’m Tom Smith and we are at the Jetta launch party, the 2019 Jetta launch party at Ontario Volkswagen in the Los Angeles suburb of Ontario, California. I am joined by Bert from Loma Linda who just got back from a test drive of the 2019 Jetta. Bert, what’d you think?
Bert Chancellor: Well, first of all, I’m really jealous. I liked the test drive.
Tom Smith: Okay,
Bert Chancellor: No, it’s a wonderful car. We’ve owned several Jettas, I also own an eGolf, and just really enjoyed the drive. More than anything, I loved how the experience of driving the car was centered towards the driver.
Tom Smith: Yeah.
Bert Chancellor: From the dash, from the controls, from the way even the center console sort of leaned in, that was my favorite thing about it.
Tom Smith: Feels like the cockpit kinda feeling to it.
Bert Chancellor: It did, it did.
Bert Chancellor: We had a 2014 Jetta, we have a 2016 Jetta, and I have a 2017 eGolf.
Tom Smith: Okay.
Bert Chancellor: And the controls, the, in the eGolf, they haven’t really brought, until this Jetta model, that technology and that look and feel back down to the Jetta line. Wonderful. I love the interaction, the UI’s great, and I love the customized way you can tie everything back to a key fob. It’s very helpful.
Tom Smith: Yeah.
Tom Smith: So the key fob, I agree with you 100%, the fact, and I was just chatting with your wife, and mentioned that I have a six-month-old son, you have a nine-month-old daughter, but the getting in and out of the vehicle, that me and my wife experience, I’m sure it’s the same with you, it’s like, “okay, I’ve gotta readjust this, readjust that, whatever.” So the key fob thing, where we have customization for both, is fantastic. I love that.
Tom Smith: It’s a lot of car for the money.
Bert Chancellor: It is a lot of car.
Tom Smith: So one of the things that we do on iDriveSoCal when we review vehicles is top three things. And it sounds like you’re a big enough car guy that you might be able to pull off the top three things just off the top of your head here. What are your top three things for the 2019 Jetta?
Bert Chancellor: Yeah, top three things, I love the experience that it’s truly centered towards the driver. And it’s obvious when you set down in the car that it’s about the experience of the driver. That’s the first thing. Second thing I love, again, the customized, having it to the fob, and you move in and out from the seats, etc, you can set there and use that. And third, I love the fact that they went a little bigger with the car.
Tom Smith: Alright, top three things on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta from Bert, from Bert Chancellor from Loma Linda.
Bert Chancellor: Loma Linda.
Tom Smith: Loma Linda. And thank you for joining me.
Bert Chancellor: Yeah, pleasure.
Tom Smith: And the 2019 Jetta launch party here at Ontario Volkswagen. That’s Bert’s little daughter.
Bert Chancellor: Yeah, that’s my daughter saying hi. Hi sweetheart!
Tom Smith: Hi sweetheart!
Bert Chancellor: She’s got my wife’s check card, I don’t think this is a good idea.
Tom Smith: Uh oh. Alright, for iDriveSoCal I’m Tom Smith. Thanks for listening.