Santa Ana, CA June 29, 2012 – Volkswagen has once again made the popular list.  The expert editors from Kelley Blue Book’s, the leading provider of new car and used car information, have named the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. In this annual list published by Kelley Blue Book’s, the editors ranked the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta #10 out of the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.

The economy is at a near-standstill and gas prices are through the roof, but regardless of financial constraints or economic hardships, the simple fact remains that car shoppers want their new ride to be cool. That is why now, more than ever,’s annual list of the 10 Coolest Cars under $18,000 is in tune with the times, providing a great selection of cars that are not only affordable, but also fun.

“While there are many affordable new cars available today for less than $18,000, the list gets much more narrow and exclusive when you view it through the difficult-to-describe lens of what is cool,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s

Kelley Blue Book had lots to say about the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta including how much they enjoyed the European driving feel, the full spectrum of technical and connectivity features, and clean tasteful design that won’t go out of style any time soon.

Two criteria — fun-to-drive and fun-to-own — are critical among the deciding factors of what the editors freely admit is a very subjective “cool factor,” the over-arching number-one criterion for a vehicle to place on this list. Each vehicle is available for purchase at $18,000 or less, using Kelley Blue Book’s exclusive Fair Purchase Price as the yardstick.

“We are excited to share the news with local Volkswagen drivers,” says Commonwealth Volkswagen General Manager, Mike Westbrook.  “Jetta drivers have always appreciated the ride, comforts, and design of the Jetta, and it is great to have the model officially recognized by such an important industry partner.”


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