Jetta Review – Real Test-Driver from Riverside, California
Ian Duarte came from Riverside, CA to test drive the all-new 2019 VW Jetta at Ontario Volkswagen.
And he was so impressed, that after doing so, he sat down to share his thoughts on the iDriveSoCal Podcast.
Technically, Ian rode along with his friend Michelle Bentley. And, the two diehard Volkswagen fans had nothing but high marks for the latest innovation from their favorite automaker.
Continue reading or click play below to hear Ian’s Jetta review – from a Riverside commuter.
Recorded @ Ontario Volkswagen
2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review From Riverside, California
Ian: I think the MQB platform has actually given the interior of the car more space, basically, without making the car bigger.
Virtual cockpit, really cool. A lot of nice little things to mess with.
I definitely love the taillights and the headlights on these cars.
Riverside VW Enthusiast Ian Duarte at Ontario Volkswagen
Tom: Welcome to iDriveSoCal, a podcast all about mobility from the automotive capital of the United States, southern California.
I’m Tom Smith and we’re at the Ontario Volkswagen 2019 Jetta launch party, and joining me is Ian Duarte from-
Ian: Riverside, California.
Tom: Okay, Ian’s Jetta Review from Riverside, California.
Ian just got back with Michelle from a 2019 Jetta test drive. So, tell me what you thought.
Ian: Well I can give you a different point of view over here, ’cause I was sitting in the back seat as she was driving, yeah.
Tom: So Michelle, did she let you drive?
Ian: I let her drive, yeah.
Ian: You’ll see you get a different perspective here.
Tom: Absolutely. We need that perspective. I’m just putting the relationship together. Like, all right, Michelle’s the driver, Ian’s in the backseat.
Ian: Back seat driver.
Tom: So, how was the trunk, Ian?
Ian: The trunk is actually pretty roomy.
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Tom: It is. I was just kidding. How was the back seat? Tell me about the ride.
Ian: It was actually pretty roomy, honestly, because like I’ve said, I’ve sat in the back of her GLI.
And, I think the MQB platform has actually given the interior of the car more space, basically, without making the car bigger.
Tom: I love all the technology, innovation, including how they’re innovating with engineering the interior of the car. What else do you think?
Ian: I really like the virtual cockpit.
Tom: So, did you get to drive, or you just got to see the virtual cockpit?
Ian: I just got to see it.
Tom: All right, yeah. It is pretty cool. What else?
Ian: Well, I like the way the leather felt.
Ian: Because hers, SEL, being leather seats as well, I feel like they did a little nice update on their leather, as well.
Tom: Very high quality.
“…I think the MQB platform has actually given the interior of the car more space, basically, without making the car bigger.”
Tom: With the pinhole and everything.
Ian: Oh, yeah.
Tom: It was like, all right, I’m getting into a quality car. To me, it felt like a lot more car than the price point.
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Ian: Oh, yeah, of course. If you’re gonna look at the competitors, obviously, you have a way nice interior, exterior, and performance, versus the competitors.
Tom: Okay. All right, so, it sounds like you’re a bit of a car guy, as well as Michelle’s car girl.
“…you have a way nice interior, exterior, and performance, versus the competitors.”
Ian: Oh, yeah, of course, oh yeah.
Tom: All right, so then, I’m gonna throw this at you as well. What are your top three things with the 2019 Jetta?
Ian Duarte’s Jetta Review Top-3 From Riverside
Ian: Top three is…
- MQB Platform: definitely I like how it’s on the MQB platform.
- Digital Cockpit: Virtual cockpit, really cool. A lot of nice little things to mess with.
- LED Headlights And Taillights: And I definitely love the taillights and the headlights on these cars.
Tom: Man, you guys are both there with those lights, huh?
Ian: The lighting-
Tom: It does look good. It looks really good.
I’m looking forward to seeing one down the road when it’s like dusk, and at night.
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Ian: At night, oh yeah.
Tom: Yeah, yeah, definitely. Well, all right. Ian Duarte from Riverside, thank you so much for your Jetta Review. I really appreciate it.
Thanks for coming out to the 2019 launch party here at Ontario Volkswagen.
Ian: Yeah, thanks for having us.
Tom: Yeah, absolutely. For I Drive So Cal, I’m Tom Smith. Thank you for listening.