What is wrong with the Germans?
By IJB on
Vehicle2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan
ReviewI bought this car hoping for a step up in performance from the Hondas I was used to driving, I'm now trading it in for a Honda. The engine is powerful but that comes with the cost of a miserable 19-20 mpg, costing me almost $50 a week thanks to it requiring premium. The headlights are fine until you turn on the high beams and notice that they are dimmer than the low beams, the DBW gas pedal makes the car difficult to drive smoothly for anyone driving for the first time, it leaks coolant, the timing chain makes noise and needs to be replaced, the transmission slips and makes noise, the list goes on. On top of it all it's next to impossible to find info on how to maintain the car yourself.
Best FeaturesGreat looks, fairly quick.
Worst FeaturesSmoother engine, better handling, easier maintenance, Make maintenance information available, better high beams, better fuel mileage, needs an interior that doesn't fall apart, no more recalls that cost $100s before they're fixed. These cars just need to be taken up in the area of quality quite a bit
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