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I would very surprised that any VW would be unstable and any attainable road speed. VW designs all their vehicles to be suitable for the European driving environment, even if not sold there. All my VW over the last 40 years have tracked like an arrow with very little input from the driver other than to deviate from straight. The Mk7 Jetta is far from being small and does not have a soft suspension. Never had a VW other than my Vanagon that "gets pushed around by the wind"

You need to check your tires and that they have a proper pressure.
I have to disagree on one point. My Type 4 wagon acted like it had a sail. A heavy gust once blew me right out of my lane on I 95 north of Philly, Under less severe circumstances it tracked perfectly.
 

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Take it to a front end specialist if the dealer front end guy does not seem good enough?
Alignment can be both front and back actually, as well as being strongly effected by tire pressure, tread pattern, etc.
You could also throw a sack of gravel in the back to see if that changes anything?
 

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Emerging back to vortex like a cicada after, well, not quite 17 years... I come to comment cuse I'm bored at work and have some incite to your control issues at speed that everyone seems to be overlooking everytime I read about owners having this type of issue. I drive a 19 GTI now, leased a 16 jetta sport for 3 years before that. Only time I have issues is if I try to get to comfy, have the seat back too far back, seat too low, or sitting too far away in general. If your seating position isn't optimal your not gonna feel like your able to control the car at speed especially if there is a cross wind. Try adjusting your seat...
 

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I have a 2021 gli Autobahn when I am driving 80 on the hwy I have to say its not stable I don't know if its the tires or something else or the rear is to light I never had a car do I have 2011 Jetta that doesn't do so that's why I am baffled
I have a 2019 GLI Autobahn and I’ve always felt the crappy stock Hankooks let this car down. They have no grip. This was confirmed when the rental 2021 Buick Encore SUV that I drove for a week had the same damn tires and they had no grip on that car either. I had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s on my 2013 GLI got 50k miles out of them and they handle great. Will be putting a set of those on my 19 GLI when the Kooks wear out.
 

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Alignment is mentioned twice in this thread, but it does not seem to get the attention it should. Yes tires could be an issue, specially differences in tire pressure among the four. But after ruling that out, alignment is strongly suspect.
Had the same issue on a new VW, fidgety at highway speed, sensitive to cross winds, very sensitive to uneven road sirfaces . Took it to the dealer, they said they checked alignment and it was in spec. Unsatisfied with their claim, immediately took it to an alignment specialist (and fortunately i have the luck to have found a really talented, honest tech). He test drove it first and commented it was obviously out of alignment. He found front toe to be significantly out and rear toe to to be slightly out. After his alignment job the car was solid at speed. His Hunter alignment hardware could print out the before and after data which he provided to me. Took that and my receipt to the dealer and the dealer apologized and reimbursed me.
The hard part is finding an alignment tech who really knows what he is doing. Prior to my finding Bill i had numerous unsatisfactory experiences with alignment done at chain tire stores.
 
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