I work for a company with 24 vehicles of this Jetta model. We drive about 100 miles a day and most of the cars are now close to 100k miles. Two cars so far has been taken out of service due to costly repairs. I drove most of the cars and they all had the diesel injector problem before 35k miles which was covered by warranty ($9k estimate repair and a week at the shop) BUT a lot more problems will occur afterward including turbo replacement. I had to change the whole A/C kit twice (at 50k and 90k) the cost to repair is over $2k. The dealership was a great help but I would suggest to stay away. Oh, and you will change the front tires many times due to the vain spinning at take off
Drives great and awesome turning radius. The leather interior still look like new. comfortable seats. nice sound system. Great gas mileage.
I am having the sam problem with the fuel injectors. My car went in to shop in february for, what they said to be, a fuel injector, 2 weeks later, they replaced another, a month later, they replaced yet a third, and then they said the first one that was replaced was "faulty" and they had to replace it again. Now here i am inside of 90 days for probably the same problem. Every time, the check engine light goes on. Even when i am highway driving, the car seems to "sputter." When i pull to a stop, it shakes. The car also needed to have a radio speaker replaced on the passenger side door as well as something in the ignition. Every time the car pulled to a stop, the locks on the door with lock/unlock, lock/unlock. They said that the key ignition was being recognized as if the car was turned off. All of this started to happen at 58k. I drive about 100 per day, all highway driving.