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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Diesel

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Great vehicle but rusting in less than three years
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By wundermand
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Diesel TDI 4dr Wagon w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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We were very happy with this vehicle until we noticed it rusting on the passenger door on the drivers side. The rust is on the metal support forward of the window. It seems to start where the column enters the door and is creeping up the column. We took it to VW. They took pictures and sent them to their engineers. Their engineers say it is the result of a scratch. The engineer never looked at the vehicle. They looked at pictures. There is no evidence of a scratch. The estimated cost of repair is 250 dollars on a car that cost us 29,000 dollars... rusting in less than three years... this is no way to treat a customer. VW corporate is not client friendly.


Favorite Features

diesel engine, panoramic sunroof, fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

produce a vehicle that doesn't rust within three years of purchase. Stand behind your product.


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Great wagon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By aitkenhead
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Diesel TDI 4dr Wagon w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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It is as other reviewers say, the car is a pleasure to drive. Road handling and braking feel very good. The interior details have good fitment and visual appeal. Controls are simple and uncluttered. Another reviewer says he chose the top end with Nav (which is actually a step down on radio/entertainment features, be aware of that) somewhat because it is combined with keyless entry/start, and I was motivated that way as well. Diesel MPG exceeds expectations. Note: stowing rear seat cushions to get a flat cargo space has a feeling of flimsiness about it, and required removal of rear headrests for this operation is a very inconvenient procedure.


Favorite Features

Interior and exterior appearance, excellent TDI mileage, superior fitment and materials in most respects.


Suggested Improvements

Stowing rear seats is a cringeworthy affair and should be improved. Offer keyless entry/start outside the top model.


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Simplify
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By mtnmike4
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Diesel TDI 4dr Wagon w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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Drove from Orlando to Philadelphia on just 2 fuel stops. average 41.8 MPG. Passed many a hybrid "conserving" fuel. TDI gives plenty of pep for passing and having the "manual mode" helps when pulling hills or overtaking. Fits our 3 person family just fine with even a large 2 seat Burly bike stroller in the back. We chose this over an Outback due to fuel savings. It also beat the Focus hatchback due to cargo capacity. The Focus did not pass the stroller fit test. Dash is simple to use ..controls on the steering wheel are easy to adjust to. Blue tooth is exceptional... Have over 11 k in just 6 mo. Couldn't be happier


Favorite Features

Simplicity, with modern features. TDI buyers are not looking for all the frills and power everything we just want to get from a to b in a reliable, economical car.


Suggested Improvements

I wish the cross bars were integrated like the Subaru.


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WOW! Very Impressive Vehicle.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By thamid
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Diesel TDI 4dr Wagon w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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I purchased my JSW TDI last October (2013 model) and now have 16,000 miles on it. First diesel and first VW owned. Build quality and reliability thus far has been impeccable. Not a single rattle. There is also a distinct solidness to everything...the sound of the doors when shut, the firmness of all switches/ buttons and so on. Everything has the feel/ quality of a much higher priced European vehicle. Room? I cross-shopped against small to medium sized SUV's and other wagons (Subaru, Acura, Prius V) and the JSW offers more useable cargo space than any of the rivals, all while offering drive-ability and road feel not too far off from a sports car.


Favorite Features

Undoubtedly, the combination of room, sports car like handling and fuel economy. On a recent 1500+ mile family vacation with the car loaded down with my wife, two small children and luggage, averaging 40+MPG on the interstate was the norm...and unlike a weak Hybrid, the torque provided by the Diesel was always available for a quick pass or an effortless climb up the Mountains.


Suggested Improvements

The only improvement I would like to see is more legroom for the rear seat passengers.


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Warning: TDI fuel pump
29 of 100 people found this review helpful
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By badtux
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Diesel TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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Volkswagen specifically states that putting biodiesel in your tank will void your warranty and many people have had their vehicles fail. Unfortunately B10 or B20 (10% or 20% biodiesel) is all that's available in several midwestern states. Be forewarned -- filling your VW up with diesel can kill it.


Favorite Features

Fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

Put a fuel pump in the thing that can deal with biodiesel. With biodiesel being mandated in several states now, the fact that VW continues selling the TDI into states where driving it off the dealer lot and putting diesel fuel into it voids the warranty is a consumer nightmare that VW needs to address rather than using the Sgt. Schultz defense ("I see no-think! I hear no-think!").


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