2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
The 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon owned by Kynon Johnson is a beautiful example of a “period correct” build that showcases the mid-2000s body kits. Johnson’s inspiration for the build came from his childhood spent around cars and his desire to make a unique and exciting build. The 1.9L TDI engine is the heart of the vehicle and has been upgraded with a tuned engine, Darkside Development intercooler and piping, and a PD150 intake manifold. The engine bay has been shaved and wire-tucked for a clean, minimalist look.
The chassis of the wagon has also undergone significant modifications, including a raised subframe from Halbasch Fabrication, VW R32 control arms, motor mount spacers, and rear drop plates. The suspension has been upgraded with Airlift Slam Series airbags and V2 digital management, making it easy to adjust the ride height on the fly. The Autoart VY wheels are the perfect complement to the exterior of the wagon, with a front size of 18×9.5 and rear size of 18×10.
The body of the wagon is where Johnson’s creativity and vision really come to life. The full Caractere body kit has been pieced together over time, including the front and rear valance, side skirts, grill, spoiler, exhaust tips, and floor mats. The hatch is a European hatch that Johnson shaved the emblem off of, giving it a sleek look. The paint is a beautiful Reflex Silver, and the exterior has been accented with custom painted OEM parts.
The interior of the wagon is just as impressive as the exterior, with Audi S3 blue Alcantara Recaro seats, a VW R32 steering wheel, and a Kenwood head unit. Johnson has wrapped all the pillars and headliner in black and switched all grey pieces to black as well.
Johnson’s 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon is a stunning build that showcases the best of the mid-2000s body kits while incorporating modern upgrades for a unique and exciting ride. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the build, and the result is a truly impressive and inspiring vehicle.
Owned by: Kynon Johnson
Photos by: Dan Davis