Singapore - Ever since Volkswagen introduced the Jetta back in 1980, it has been a hit among families and even young car owners. A four door sedan offering spacious backseats and a massive boot - what’s not to like? Plus its probably one of the most affordable German machines on the market. Car enthusiasts have been slowly enhancing their Jettas, pushing its performance to even greater heights.
The current Volkswagen Jetta in Singapore is only available as a 1.4-litre turbocharged variant. However older generations of the car featured the very same 2.0-litre turbocharged unit you got in the GTI (Mk5 GLI) or the twin-charged (turbo and supercharged) 1.4-litre. But enough of the car, 9tro spoke to the admins at Jetta Club Singapore to find out a little more about their club.
9tro: How did the group come about?
JCSG: Our Club was formed by a group of enthusiasts who envisioned having a car club for their own cars. The founding members got to know each other through mixed Volkswagen groups and they decided to form Jetta Club Singapore (JCSG). The new club seeks to encourage members to keep an open mind, share their experiences on car maintenance, modifications and group purchases and seek clarifications on their cars. Instead of being just another regular club, JCSG aims to form a close and tight-knitted family, building lasting friendships.
9tro: Could you tell us more about the previous meet-ups?
JCSG: Our weekly meet ups are usually held in different parts of Singapore to facilitate the involvement of our members. We also hold impromptu DIY sessions, which are very welcomed by our members. During such sessions, we share information about our cars and help one another to diagnose car issues or install simple car parts. This is usually followed by supper to end off the meet.
We also engage in Cross Meets with other Car Clubs in Singapore regularly. JCSG has even been to Malaysia to attend a PVOCM(Polo Vento Owner's Club Malaysia) organised Mega Meet. Volkswagen Singapore has also been supportive in arranging for JCSG to visit and meet at special events.
9tro: How was this meet-up for you guys?
JCSG: The planning of the photo shoot started way ahead of time. A committee was formed and the necessary details were handled with great advises coming from 9tro's liaison to JCSG. We would like to take this opportunity to thank 9tro and its' team for this wonderful meet-up session. This meet up session marked a historical date in JCSG. It is our best ever event with a great turn out. It was also a fruitful occasion for both newcomers and existing members to bond and discover new friendship.
9tro: What are your future plans for the club?
JCSG: We aim to continue in our vision of bringing like-minded car owners together. To progress from being an informal Car Club to a recognised Club within the region. We hope that by organising more club activities, we can deepen the sense of belonging within the Club. As our member size grows, we will continue to be a "free-to-join" Club, that provides members with a friendly and peaceful platform to learn and discuss about our cars.
9tro: Any last words for our readers, who might want to join you guys?
JCSG: Our members maintain an open mind and share experiences with one another. We welcome new-comers, as long as you are a Jetta owner. Don't be shy, join us and learn more about the marvels of your German machine. We can be reached at our Facebook page: jettaclubsg