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2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

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Well, school is out! Kids will be doing what teachers have dreamed about since last fall—getting outdoors, moving, and enjoying sunny days.

What more special gift for that special graduate than a car, and what better car than a VW Jetta? The Jetta is a four-door sedan that is comfortable for adults and kids and fun to drive.


The Jetta GLI is motivated by a 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder TSI engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. Either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic dual-clutch (DSG) transmission partners with the turbo engine.

My test vehicle came with the DSG auto. The Jetta delivers 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway for a 27 mpg average. Four-wheel independent suspension keeps the car firmly planted on the road. 

Outside, Jetta has a sleek and athletic profile. Its heated power side mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires help to make your drive safer.

Speaking of safety, a rear-view camera, Park Distance Control, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert, tire pressure monitor, and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System add to that safe feeling. These are all standard features on the GLI.

Leatherette seating surfaces and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with shift paddles make for a nice, soft feeling of luxury. Don’t worry if the “little ones” spill a drink or drop some buttery crackers; it cleans up nicely without a trace.

The Jetta GLI is equipped with a 6.3-inch touchscreen navigation system. Audio sources include AM/FM/HD Radio, CD player, plus SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The Fender Premium Audio System fills the air with high-fidelity sound, and at the same time complements the colored multi-function display with trip computer.

I liked the Car-Net App-Connect feature. The system allows you to link select smartphone apps and have them shown and controlled on the dash touchscreen. These include essential apps like maps, messaging, and music, making them accessible right before the driver at all times.

The GLI is the premium model of the Jetta line and is priced at $28,995. At the opposite end of the price scale, the base Jetta S is priced as low as $17,895.

A step forward is the SE trim, featuring items like push-button start and a sunroof, and priced at $21,995. The SEL just under the GLI has lots of features, like the Discovery Media touchscreen navigation system with proximity sensor, starting at $24,995.

The Jetta has a nice, quiet ride and superb fuel efficiency. The split-folding rear seat with armrest pass-through allows easy access to the 15.7 cubic feet of trunk capacity.

The Jetta GLI sits low and tight, having all the features of the other trims plus some extras as previously mentioned. So every turn, every open expressway, and every curvy country road makes driving all the more pleasurable and fun.

However, the legroom in the rear can be a little tight although the headroom is adequate.

A new car for the summer sounds great. With Jetta, don’t worry about the heat. Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control will keep you cool. Even the glovebox is air-conditioned.

Do something cool and fun this summer. Drive a Jetta!

Warranty
3-year/36,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty
5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
3-year/36,000-mile 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
12-year/120,000-mile Corrosion Perforation Warranty
 
Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this newspaper or at [email protected]

2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

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Well, school is out! Kids will be doing what teachers have dreamed about since last fall—getting outdoors, moving, and enjoying sunny days.

What more special gift for that special graduate than a car, and what better car than a VW Jetta? The Jetta is a four-door sedan that is comfortable for adults and kids and fun to drive.


The Jetta GLI is motivated by a 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder TSI engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. Either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic dual-clutch (DSG) transmission partners with the turbo engine.

My test vehicle came with the DSG auto. The Jetta delivers 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway for a 27 mpg average. Four-wheel independent suspension keeps the car firmly planted on the road. 

Outside, Jetta has a sleek and athletic profile. Its heated power side mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires help to make your drive safer.

Speaking of safety, a rear-view camera, Park Distance Control, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert, tire pressure monitor, and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System add to that safe feeling. These are all standard features on the GLI.

Leatherette seating surfaces and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with shift paddles make for a nice, soft feeling of luxury. Don’t worry if the “little ones” spill a drink or drop some buttery crackers; it cleans up nicely without a trace.

The Jetta GLI is equipped with a 6.3-inch touchscreen navigation system. Audio sources include AM/FM/HD Radio, CD player, plus SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The Fender Premium Audio System fills the air with high-fidelity sound, and at the same time complements the colored multi-function display with trip computer.

I liked the Car-Net App-Connect feature. The system allows you to link select smartphone apps and have them shown and controlled on the dash touchscreen. These include essential apps like maps, messaging, and music, making them accessible right before the driver at all times.

The GLI is the premium model of the Jetta line and is priced at $28,995. At the opposite end of the price scale, the base Jetta S is priced as low as $17,895.

A step forward is the SE trim, featuring items like push-button start and a sunroof, and priced at $21,995. The SEL just under the GLI has lots of features, like the Discovery Media touchscreen navigation system with proximity sensor, starting at $24,995.

The Jetta has a nice, quiet ride and superb fuel efficiency. The split-folding rear seat with armrest pass-through allows easy access to the 15.7 cubic feet of trunk capacity.

The Jetta GLI sits low and tight, having all the features of the other trims plus some extras as previously mentioned. So every turn, every open expressway, and every curvy country road makes driving all the more pleasurable and fun.

However, the legroom in the rear can be a little tight although the headroom is adequate.

A new car for the summer sounds great. With Jetta, don’t worry about the heat. Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control will keep you cool. Even the glovebox is air-conditioned.

Do something cool and fun this summer. Drive a Jetta!

Warranty
3-year/36,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty
5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
3-year/36,000-mile 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
12-year/120,000-mile Corrosion Perforation Warranty
 
Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this newspaper or at [email protected]

Father Buries the Wrong Man After Coroner’s Error

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A father in California buried the wrong man and paid for a $20,000 funeral after a coroner error.

Frank Kerrigan, 82, got a call from the Orange County coroner, who said his 57-year-old son who is also named Frank had died. He told the OC Register that they told him his son died of an enlarged heart and had fluid in his lungs. He even looked at his so-called son’s body just days before a funeral ceremony. According to The Associated Press, the younger Frank is mentally ill and homeless.

“I took a little look and touched his hair. I didn’t know what my dead son was going to look like,” he told the paper. “When somebody tells me my son is dead, when they have fingerprints, I believe them.”

The coroner’s office told him that he didn’t need to go down there to identify him, saying that fingerprints confirmed who he was.

“If he wasn’t identified by fingerprints I would been there [to identify him] in a heartbeat,” he added.

After the funeral, a family friend, Bill Shinker, called him Kerrigan to reveal that his son was actually alive.

“Bill put my son on the phone,” Kerrigan recalls saying. “He said, ‘Hi Dad.’”

Now, the family is demanding answers as to how this could happen.

“The people that we put in place to handle things, when they make these kind of mistakes, they have to be held accountable,” family attorney W. Douglas Easton said.

Frank the younger’s sister, Carol Meikle, believes he was treated differently because he’s homeless.

“He was not given the dignity and the due-diligence in the process that a normal citizen of Orange County would get,” she said. “We lived through our worst fear. He was dead on the sidewalk. We buried him. Those feelings don’t go away.”

Father Buries the Wrong Man After Coroner’s Error

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A father in California buried the wrong man and paid for a $20,000 funeral after a coroner error.

Frank Kerrigan, 82, got a call from the Orange County coroner, who said his 57-year-old son who is also named Frank had died. He told the OC Register that they told him his son died of an enlarged heart and had fluid in his lungs. He even looked at his so-called son’s body just days before a funeral ceremony. According to The Associated Press, the younger Frank is mentally ill and homeless.

“I took a little look and touched his hair. I didn’t know what my dead son was going to look like,” he told the paper. “When somebody tells me my son is dead, when they have fingerprints, I believe them.”

The coroner’s office told him that he didn’t need to go down there to identify him, saying that fingerprints confirmed who he was.

“If he wasn’t identified by fingerprints I would been there [to identify him] in a heartbeat,” he added.

After the funeral, a family friend, Bill Shinker, called him Kerrigan to reveal that his son was actually alive.

“Bill put my son on the phone,” Kerrigan recalls saying. “He said, ‘Hi Dad.’”

Now, the family is demanding answers as to how this could happen.

“The people that we put in place to handle things, when they make these kind of mistakes, they have to be held accountable,” family attorney W. Douglas Easton said.

Frank the younger’s sister, Carol Meikle, believes he was treated differently because he’s homeless.

“He was not given the dignity and the due-diligence in the process that a normal citizen of Orange County would get,” she said. “We lived through our worst fear. He was dead on the sidewalk. We buried him. Those feelings don’t go away.”

Two Toddlers Die After Mom Left Them in Hot Car as Punishment

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Two toddlers died after their mom got angry with them for playing in the car and left them inside as punishment, police told CNN.

Cynthia Marie Randolph, the toddlers’ mother, was arrested on Friday in Parker County, Texas. She was charged with two felonies for causing serious injury to a child.

Randolph’s two-year-old girl Juliet Ramirez and 16-month-old boy Cavanaugh Ramirez were found dead inside a hot car on May 26. Randolph left them in the hot car parked on the 200 block of Rambling Loop, near Lake Weatherford, while she went home to smoke cannabis and sleep for at least two hours.

Meanwhile, the temperature outside was 96 degrees while the children suffered inside the car. According to the police, the mother also made up lies to make the her children’s deaths look like an accident.

Her first version of the events was that the children were playing and when she couldn’t find them, she searched the property and found them in the car, according to NBC. Her story changed in subsequent accounts and she implicated herself on Friday.

According to the version of events she described on Friday, Randolph saw her children playing in the car around 12:15 p.m. and used a profanity to order them out of the vehicle. When her daughter refused, she shut the door, but believed the children would figure out how to get out when they’ve learned their lesson.

Later that day, after Randolph smoked cannabis and slept for two or three hours, she called the police after she discovered her children in the car. The toddlers were pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m.

 

Two Toddlers Die After Mom Left Them in Hot Car as Punishment

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Two toddlers died after their mom got angry with them for playing in the car and left them inside as punishment, police told CNN.

Cynthia Marie Randolph, the toddlers’ mother, was arrested on Friday in Parker County, Texas. She was charged with two felonies for causing serious injury to a child.

Randolph’s two-year-old girl Juliet Ramirez and 16-month-old boy Cavanaugh Ramirez were found dead inside a hot car on May 26. Randolph left them in the hot car parked on the 200 block of Rambling Loop, near Lake Weatherford, while she went home to smoke cannabis and sleep for at least two hours.

Meanwhile, the temperature outside was 96 degrees while the children suffered inside the car. According to the police, the mother also made up lies to make the her children’s deaths look like an accident.

Her first version of the events was that the children were playing and when she couldn’t find them, she searched the property and found them in the car, according to NBC. Her story changed in subsequent accounts and she implicated herself on Friday.

According to the version of events she described on Friday, Randolph saw her children playing in the car around 12:15 p.m. and used a profanity to order them out of the vehicle. When her daughter refused, she shut the door, but believed the children would figure out how to get out when they’ve learned their lesson.

Later that day, after Randolph smoked cannabis and slept for two or three hours, she called the police after she discovered her children in the car. The toddlers were pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m.

 

‘But we still LOST’ Moment Andrew Neil LAUGHS during Labour MP’s exaggerate of choosing success

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The maestro horde regularly told Jon Trickett, a shade apportion for a Cabinet Office, his celebration had mislaid during a waggish slap down.

After 3 attempts from Neil to make Mr Trickett wakeful of Labour’s choosing defeat, he eventually altered a theme of his interview.

Speaking on BBC’s , Mr Trickett said: “The General Election shows a policies has are successful, we’ve some-more than doubled a distance to 600,000 members, 100-odd assimilated my celebration in a final few days…”

Neil interjects: “You mislaid your third choosing in a row, Mr Trickett.”

‘But we still LOST’ Moment Andrew Neil LAUGHS during Labour MP’s exaggerate of choosing success

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The maestro horde regularly told Jon Trickett, a shade apportion for a Cabinet Office, his celebration had mislaid during a waggish slap down.

After 3 attempts from Neil to make Mr Trickett wakeful of Labour’s choosing defeat, he eventually altered a theme of his interview.

Speaking on BBC’s , Mr Trickett said: “The General Election shows a policies has are successful, we’ve some-more than doubled a distance to 600,000 members, 100-odd assimilated my celebration in a final few days…”

Neil interjects: “You mislaid your third choosing in a row, Mr Trickett.”

‘Thanks to Gina Miller there’s no going back!’ Brexit now enshrined in law, says Rees-Mogg

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Speaking to Robert Peston on ITV, he said: “Because a Article 50 Bill has passed, we are carrying Brexit no matter what.

“We indeed have a lot to appreciate Gina Miller for, since it is now in law that we leave a EU by a finish of Mar 2019.

“There is no infancy in Parliament to dissolution that law.”

Mrs Miller brought brazen a authorised plea to a Government to safeguard that a check on Article 50 went by Parliament.

The Remainer won a verdict, that went all a approach to a Supreme Court.

However, a Parliament reacted by fast flitting a bill, branch Article 50 into law.

‘Thanks to Gina Miller there’s no going back!’ Brexit now enshrined in law, says Rees-Mogg

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Speaking to Robert Peston on ITV, he said: “Because a Article 50 Bill has passed, we are carrying Brexit no matter what.

“We indeed have a lot to appreciate Gina Miller for, since it is now in law that we leave a EU by a finish of Mar 2019.

“There is no infancy in Parliament to dissolution that law.”

Mrs Miller brought brazen a authorised plea to a Government to safeguard that a check on Article 50 went by Parliament.

The Remainer won a verdict, that went all a approach to a Supreme Court.

However, a Parliament reacted by fast flitting a bill, branch Article 50 into law.