According to US News, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta is a small car that gets good reviews for its sporty and fun performance, roomy interior and top-of-the-line safety features. Last redesigned in 2005, the Jetta has been largely unchanged since then. Still reviewers say it effectively competes with even the new models in the class. Others especially highlight the Jetta's good number of safety features.
The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta is available in a variety of trims, and also comes as a wagon. The Volkswagen GLI is a more performance-oriented variant of the Jetta. If you're in the market for an affordable small car, consider the Honda Civic, or one of the newest small cars, the fuel-efficient Honda Fit.
2008 VW Volkswagen Jetta Owners Manual